Electric blue eyes, where did you come from
Electric blue eyes, who sent you
Electric blue eyes, always be near me
Electric blue eyes, I need you

Domine, Domine, Deus
Domine, Adiuva Me
Domine, Domine, Deus
Domine, Adiuva Me
Hey, eh, hey, eh

If you should go, You should know I love you
If you should go, You should know I'm here
Always be near me, guardian angel
Always be near me, there's no fear

Domine, Domine, Deus
Domine, Adiuva Me
Domine, Domine, Deus
Domine, Adiuva Me
Hey, eh, hey, eh


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Electric Blue Lyrics as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan Noel Anthony Hogan

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI feel this song is about her being stuck in a helpless place somewhere she is feeling so alone and so depressed maybe feeling like no one cares for her. Basically she seeks for peace and deliverance from this problem. She calls upon the name of the Lord for that deliverance and she finds the comfort and peace only he can bring. In the first verse he appears to her and she is wondering where he came from. Maybe she was reading the bible and some scripture came to her that really was needed at this time for her or maybe he manifested in a vision/dream or real life or even sent an angel to do his work for angels are messages from god and hence always be near me guardian angel. Also this could be meaning Christ as some theologians believe the Angel of the Lord in the Old Testament was the pre-incarnate Christ although im not certain. Yet in the second he seems to console with these words
    If you should go, you should know...I love you
    If you should go, you should know..I'm here
    If she should go out into the painful world and deal with the problem he tells her i love you
    If she should go he says remember im here right with you
    Christ is always with those who believe in him and he will never leave nor will he forsake us and will guide us through the most darkest and painful of situations.
    I love the latin it really make the song and i see that as her plea to the Lord and she knows he will hear it and deliver her from this. She knows there is no fear now that the Lord is with her. Such a beautiful song and driven by faith really helps me in times of Darkness.
    nateseekstruthon May 19, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyes this song is...haunting. It just stay's with you. its such a good song though.
    dmbfan14on May 12, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is an absolutely beautiful song...The first time I sat through that entire album "To The Faithful Departed", I was at my cousins' house in '96...My cousin Angie let me listen to the whole thing, and my mom came in after the album was over to get me for lunch, and she said that I was in a trance or something...I don't know about that...All I know is that I love that album, and I love "Electric Blue". It's an amazing, mezmorizing song...To the last person that asked what the Hell she was saying...Lol! I believe those are Latin words, although, what they mean, I could not tell you...And, they are the chorus.Hope that was of some help...Maybe if you typed them into a search engine, Google, etc, you could find the meaning...
    MaggieMichelle
    MaggieMichelleon November 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyou know what, every single Cranberries song i've ever herd i have loved. they are one of the best bands. they have songs that pick you up when your down, and make you feel good. they totally kick ass! i love them!! OH YES!!
    Jessica_52on September 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcorrected lyrics
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    Electric blue eyes, where did you come from?
    Electric blue eyes, who sent you?
    Electric blue eyes, always be near me,
    Electric blue eyes, I need you
    (Na, na, noh, Na, na, noh, Na, na, noh, Na, na, noh)

    Domine, Domine, Deus
    Domine, Adiuva Me
    Domine, Domine, Deus
    Domine, Adiu, Adiuma Me
    Hey,eh, hey, eh

    If you should go, you should know...I love you
    If you should go, you should know..I'm here
    Always be near me, guardian angel
    Always be near me, there's no fear
    (Na, na, noh, Na, na, noh, Na, na, noh, Na, na, noh)
    deviationeron May 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhenever I hear this song, I close my eyes and makes me remember a girl I loved with all my heart.

    I don't think I need to write down the meaning, do I?
    Madvilon February 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgah. beautiful.
    depressing. like she is just falling and cannot grab anything to help her
    pamplemousse916on September 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSorry to say, Arthur Davies stated that he thought of the lyrics of this song when he was at a topless beach in NSW Aus. When he went on the beach he actually thought of an 'adult' film that he saw in NYC. At that moment a lady was coming towards him, he lost his train of thought and didn't know what to look at. Either her breasts or her bright blue eyes. Luckily he looked at her eyes and thought of the song.

    While people interpret it in different ways, this is just how Davies made and interpreted his own song.
    Bigb22on May 24, 2019   Link
  • +1
    General CommentShe was married to Don Burton at the time. Since Delores's tragic life was made open in 2013 when she divulged that she had been sexually abused by a "friend" of her family for many years when she was young, she'd written many songs about her husband Don Burton who infact, had blue eyes. In this song, she is expressing really how she'd be lost without him. She really loved him so very much. It is no secret that when she was happy with him, she credited him frequently as being her rock. She was also very in love with her God. Asking for his help to keep Donny always near her, to never lose him because she'd be utterly lost without him. Beautiful song that shows just how much she needs him. A main ingredient in the songs she's written about him. Given the horror she lived during her years of abuse and the damage done to her the years following the abuse, his presence in her life was essential and absolutely foundational to her healing and EVEN her complete happiness depended on it. He held her together. Relationship goals my friends!

    Very sad that he was such a positive and driving force in her life and her prayers to hold their love together ultimately failed. It had to be hard on her. The bad man who hurt her won. And I think she knew it but for all her trying nd praying, she lost control and the hurt in her ruined the most beautiful thing in her life.

    The love of the one who's always been her best friend and confidant. She found Ole, but I don't think she could ever feel the way about him that she did for Donny. At this point, she had to move on from Donny and try to make do without him. We all have experienced this loss. If not, then we surely will at some point.

    RIP Delores. No more pain of this life. We'll light a candle for you Daughter of the Island, Queen of Limmerick, and of our hearts. You have all the love now that will never fail you as the love on this earth did.
    TsalagiRoseon February 08, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn one word: mesmerizing.
    Al Bundyon March 09, 2002   Link

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