"Cordell" is an acoustic song by the Irish band The Cranberries taken from their 3rd studio album "To The Faithful Departed" (European release).
In an interview given in April 1996, O'Riordan said: “The song is a tribute to Denny Cordell, the guy who introduced us to Island Records and was our father figure within the music industry.”
Once you ruled my mind I thought you'd always be there
And I'll always hold on to your face
But everything changes in time and the answers are not always fair
And I hope you've gone to a better place