"I wrote that about my first love when I was living in Ireland. It's about feeling really in love for the first time." - Dolores O' Riordan
It's only really since Dolores passed away that I've grown a proper appreciation for songs like 'Linger' and 'Dreams'. They were just songs in the set list for us; everybody else was losing their mind about them. And when I listen to them now I realise how great they are for someone so young, which I never, ever appreciated until a year ago. We’re so lucky to have left that behind, to have that legacy'' - Noel Hogan
''I remember when we were writing it, Noel brought in the chords and as soon as it started I said, ‘This is different’. The demo isn’t really that different from what ended up on the album, the album version is a bit more poppy, a bit more uptempo. Around that time we were listening to a lot to Peter Gabriel’s 'Passion' album and a lot of world music. That was definitely an influence on that song.'' - Fergal Lawler
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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