The Cranberries – Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Artist : The Cranberries
song : Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Album : Wake Up and Smell the Coffee – 2001
Style – Tempo – Signature – Length : Rock – 73 – 4/4 – 5:15
Musician : Fergal Lawler
pages : 2
Version : Album
Level : Advanced

“Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” is a song by the Irish rock band The Cranberries. It was the title track and lead single from their fifth studio album, which was released in 2001. The album marked a departure from the band’s previous work, incorporating more pop-oriented elements into their sound.

The song itself carries a somewhat introspective and reflective tone, as its lyrics touch upon themes of disillusionment and awakening to the realities of life. It encourages the listener to take a closer look at the world around them, to “wake up and smell the coffee” as a metaphor for gaining a clearer understanding of one’s circumstances and surroundings.

The Cranberries, led by the distinctive vocals of Dolores O’Riordan, were known for their emotive and melodic songs, often addressing various social and personal issues. “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” is no exception in this regard, and it continues to be a notable track in the band’s discography. The Cranberries’ music, including this song, has left a lasting impact on the alternative rock and pop music scenes.


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