''The song 'Salvation' is a glance at drug addiction. If you look around you see so much of it going on day-to-day, even in Limerick, which is quite a small town. You walk around the place and go to pubs at night and you see people drinking water because they’re on ecstacy or whatever. It’s quite scary to see that. I mean no matter how much you travel, and how much you see, nothing can prepare you for that kind of thing. You see your brother’s friends who are 16-year-old and they’re totally out of it. It’s scary to see how it’s taken over the whole world. People learn the hard way I suppose. It’s just unfortunate that some people don’t survive it.'' - Fergal Lawler
''It’s not so much like an anti-drug song. It’s kind of anti- the idea of becoming totally controlled by anything, any substance at all, because I know what’s it’s like. And it wasn’t a nice experience and it didn’t get me anywhere. It just confused me more.'' - Dolores O'Riordan
“It was an anti-drug song when Ecstasy was talking over the world. Some people picked it up wrong as a preachy thing: ‘Don’t do it, don’t do it’, like ‘Who’s she to tell me don’t do it’, and it wasn’t like that, she was kinda talking to herself really. ‘Cos we’d been on tour with lots of different bands and you see different things and hear the stories of people fucking themselves up. It’s something we’ve always been wary of and kept an eye on, and we just kind of steer away from that, ‘cos it’s the old cliché of you and up in Betty Ford at the end of it – What’s the point?” - Fergal Lawler
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