To all those people doing lines
Don't do it, don't do it
Inject your soul with liberty
It's free, it's free

To all the kids with heroin eyes
Don't do it, don't do it
Because it's not, not what it seems
No, no it's not, not what it seems

Salvation, salvation, salvation is free
Salvation, salvation, salvation is free

(Uh huh huh uh huh huh uh huh huh uh huh huh uh huh huh uh huh huh uh huh huh)

Do do do do do do do do
Do do do doooo
Do do do do do do do do
Do do do doooo

To all the parents with sleepless nights
Sleepless nights
Tie your kids home to their beds
Clean their heads

To all the kids with heroin eyes
Don't do it, don't do it
Because it's not, not what it seems
No, no it's not, not what it seems

Salvation, salvation, salvation is free
Salvation, salvation, salvation is free

Salvation, salvation, salvation is free
Salvation, salvation, salvation is free

(Uh huh huh uh huh huh uh huh huh uh huh huh uh huh huh uh huh huh uh huh huh)


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Salvation Lyrics as written by Noel Hogan Dolores Mary O'riordan

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  • +2
    General Comment

    (sigh) one of the things i like about the cranberries is that they're out there making messages about society, life, government, etc. plus, she has an awesome voice.

    juliashopeon July 05, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    this song speaks not only of the negative repercussions of drug use, but of the free gift of salvation given to us by Christ.

    itisfreeon November 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This song is about not tying yourself to drugs. It costs nothing to be clean, in all senses of the word.

    Mainstreeton July 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    um, no. this song has an obvious meaning. STAY CLEAN. It's free, it's easy to not start as a teen and parents should help keep their kids off of drugs. This sense of inner peace (salvation) is free. You don't need the drugs (or any other un natural disturbance) to free you

    sixedhearton June 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Not heard this version only heard the Senses Fail, but clear from the lyrics a strong anti-drug song, but it does it withot being cheesy.

    Will have to look his one up

    The.Curse.Of.Beautyon July 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Awesome, finally a song about NOT DOING drugs. :) luv this song by the way. :)

    dark_eyez_666on August 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    nah, this song is about not doing drugs becuse they will fuck up your life, adn you can have just as much fun sober as u can high!

    COLDHEARTEDon June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    this song means that drug is not necessary to be happy

    pure_insanityon May 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love this song!! Another great song, from another great album! Definitely about steering clear of drugs, and she's telling parents to do whatever they have to do to get their kids off them...Or, to prevent them from getting into the drugs in the first place... MaggieMichelle

    MaggieMichelleon November 15, 2004   Link
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    I absolutely LOVE the video for this.

    PURE_MASSACREon February 24, 2005   Link

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