Here is a story
Of hope and of glory
He's 18 years old and well
I fell in love
Where have you gone from me
The one that I loved endlessly
We used to have a life
Now it's all gone
Mystified mystified mystified
Does it have to be so cold in Ireland
Does it have to be so cold in Ireland

For me are thee waitin' for me'
Where have you gone from me
The one that I loved endlessly
We were to have a child
Yesterday's gone
Well I knew the time would come
When I'd have to leave they've won
Look what they've done to me
They've taken my head
It's killing me
Killing me

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So Cold in Ireland Lyrics as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan

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    General CommentThis is a beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL song. Why it's not on any album, I can't imagine. When I heard it, I got the feeling I'd heard it before...wonder why. Anyway, this is my favorite of all the songs added in the "Complete Sessions" albums. It's just that good.
    didiercollardon March 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgood idea: bring weather in a song
    wagon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song appeared as a bonus track on at least some versions of No Need To Argue in Australia.

    I have two theories as to what it might be about.

    The first is that it is a lament for the Troubles in Northern Ireland. A story of a woman whose young lover is killed in some sort of sectarian strife.

    The other is that it is about a woman who has to leave Ireland to obtain and abortion. I'm not sure what the current state of the law is, but I recall several years ago there was a lot of discussion about abortion being illegal in Ireland, and Irish girls travelling to England or further afield for abortions. I think there was talk of Dutch medics setting up a ship off the Irish coast to provide the procedure.

    It's quite possible that neither of these is correct, but either one could be.
    karma suturedon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was 'Are they waiting for me?'.
    PureSophiston May 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite Cran song of all time!! It's so beautiful.
    EPRadon June 28, 2008   Link

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