Early risers THE CRANBERRIES urge us to Wake Up And Smell The Coffee in our video interview. Are you going to stop in that bed all day? Lazy.
"I was up in Grizzly Adams territory, up at Ontario Lake, in the middle of nowhere," muses Dolores O'Riordan, superstar and famous outdoorsy type. Or perhaps not. "And I was waking up looking at raccoons, and wolves, and trees, and bears.. and going, 'Oooh. I wonder what's going on in the city?'"
Find out about the French and Spanish fans, the song on fifth album Wake Up And Smell The Coffee that most captures where their heads are at, and the irresistible pull of their Limerick hometown...
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