Here Are the Lyrics to 'Linger' by The Cranberries

Last week, the music industry lost one of its most distinct voices: The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O'Riordan died of unknown causes in London on Jan.15 at age 46.

The Irish singer-songwriter captivated the era of alt-rock in the '90s with an inimitable voice that was both tonally brisk and eerily sweet. In one of the group's flagship songs, the late singer channels the purest feelings of problematic dependency in a loving relationship.

Read the song's full lyrics below:

If you, if you could return

Don't let it burn, don't let it fade
I'm sure I'm not being rude
But it's just your attitude
It's tearing me apart
It's ruining everything
And I swore, I swore I would be true
And honey so did you
So why were you holding her hand
Is that the way we stand
Were you lying all the time
Was it just a game to you

But I'm in so deep
You know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger
Do you have to, do you have to
Do you have to let it linger

Oh, I thought the world of you
I thought nothing could go wrong
But I was wrong
I was wrong
If you, if you could get by
Trying not to lie
Things wouldn't be so confused
And I wouldn't feel so used
But you always really knew
I just want to be with you

And I'm in so deep
You know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger
Do you have to. do you have to
Do you have to let it linger

And I'm in so deep
You know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger
Do you have to, do you have to
Do you have to let it linger

You know I'm such a fool for you
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger
Do you have to, do you have to
Do you have to let it linger
 

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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

Written by: Noel Anthony Hogan, Dolores Mary O'Riordan