Do you remember
The things we used to say?
I feel so nervous
When I think of yesterday

How could I let things
Get to me so bad?
How did I let things get to me?

Like dying in the sun
Like dying in the sun
Like dying in the sun
Like dying x2

Will you hold on to me
I am feeling frail
Will you hold on to me
We will never fail

I wanted to be so perfect you see
I wanted to be so perfect

Lyrics submitted by yogesh

Dying in the Sun Lyrics as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI actually love this song. I find it sweet and peaceful, but full of regret. I love the line, "I wanted to be so perfect." I imagine the feeling in this song being felt by someone actually dying - and wondering why he/she wasted time during life focusing on things that weren't important.
    didiercollardon March 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about realizing that someone you had and lost was actually the one for you, and knowing that you have no future together.
    silverplateon January 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pretty boring. It's my least favorite on the album.
    CRYN_OUTon May 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song may not be best of cranberries, but it is very good. It is so pleasing...
    anupamsron August 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! It's a bit depressing in a way, but still makes you feel so relaxed after listening to it..
    matejpon March 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like its simple but fascinating background music and the pure vocal sound...and i don't think it's about someone really dying,in my point of view it's just expressing an outlook on life that sometimes things don't have to be so perfect but we can still feel extremely good.
    sailintoon July 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIt's about her eating disorder.
    G3RMFR33on July 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this song is about Dolores...when she was really stressed out...seen a interview awhile back about her talking about it
    Cgobelion August 06, 2019   Link

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