There are some songs that get tied to moments in life and they refuse to let go. When you take something as emotional as music and combine it with memories from your past you are bound to come up with something that stirs deep and long inside you.
When I was 9 years old I was first introduced to the Cranberries “Everyone else is doing it so why can’t we”. During my first week of listening to the album my parents left on a trip to Mexico. This was the longest they had ever left at one time. I remember looking out my mama’s window and thinking I would never make it through the week. I was overcome with sadness. But songs like “Dream” kept me going. Upon their return though I found I could no longer listen to the album without crying. I was instantly shot back to a time I did not want to relive. A time where my parents were gone and my hope was lost. It sounds dramatic, but thats how I felt.
Now, as I drive down Bardstown Road and I sing along loudly with Dolores I dream about my young self. I hope he would be proud of me. And I wish I could tell him how there is so much hope in the world and at the very least that there will come a day when you will be able to listen to the Cranberries and not cry. But instead be inspired.