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Performer: The Goo Goo Dolls
Lead vocals: John Rzeznik
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When Iris was released, it was not permitted to chart until it became a commercial single. It only reached number 9 in the charts when it was released as a single. If it had been released earlier, it would have been one of the biggest number one hits of the decade.

On September 26, 2011 Iris stormed to number one on the UK iTunes chart after it was performed by a singer on the television show The X Factor.

Later that week Iris reached to number 3 on the UK charts, the highest position since it release.

According to a news article "Iris has been a steady seller in Great Britain since its original release in 1998, enjoying more than 433,000 in sales, and racking up more than 30 million views on YouTube."

In that same article John said: "I love the fact that young artists are inspired to sing this song. It opened a lot of doors for us. To see it hit No. 1 in the U.K. and connect with a growing new audience is cool."

On November 21, 2011 Iris was performed by John Rzeznik in a duet with Taylor Swift. John Rzezik was special guest at the first of two Taylor Swift concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

And I'd give up forever to touch you
Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
And I don't want to go home right now

And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
And sooner or later it's over
I just don't want to miss you tonight

And I don't want the world to see me
Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming
Or the moment of truth in your lies
When everything feels like the movies
Yhea you bleed just to know you're alive

And I don't want the world to see me
Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am


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John Rzeznik @johnrzeznikGGD
.@iamdaytripper "just heard iris... and wondered if you recall where you where when you wrote the lyrics?" In a hotel room in Los Angeles.
John Rzeznik @Johnrzeznik1
I'll never write another iris I live in that shadow always but I'm grateful I have that shadow
John Rzeznik @Johnrzeznik1
I love iris I sing it every night it was the song that gave me a career I am so grateful to have been given a gift that big

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