"Ode to My Family' was written when I first came to America with The Cranberries. I was away from my family and friends and I was lonely, so I wrote that." - Dolores O' Riordan
''It’s about childhood, family and how important they are. It will appeal probably to people who have left home and realized that the teen-age life is gone and you can never get it back. Suddenly you appreciate everything your parents did for you, even though at the time, when you were a teen-ager, you just couldn’t stand them. Then you’re older and you realize how cool your parents were and how nice your childhood was.'' - Dolores O' Riordan
''When I was seven, my house burnt down. But the one thing I can always remember is that we were always incredibly happy because the most important thing was a good dinner. When I was a kid there was a good dinner on the table every day, that we had clean clothes every morning for school. And we were warm in bed at night.'' - Dolores O' Riordan
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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