Thursday, November 03, 2005

Zombie?

These are the lyrics to the song Zombie by The Cranberries:
Another head hangs lowly;
Child is slowly taken;
And the violence caused such silence;
Who are we mistaken?
But you see, it's not me;
It's not my family;
In your head, in your head;
They're fightin'!
With their tanks, and their bombs;
And their bombs, and their guns;
In your head, in your head;
They're cryin'!

In your head! In your head!
Zombie! Zombie! Zombie-ie-ie!
What's in your head, in your head?
Zombie! Zombie! Zombie-ie-ie-ie-oh!

Another mother?s breaking;
Heart is taken over.
When the violence causes silence;
We must be mistaken.
It?s the same old theme;
Since 1916!
In your head, in your head;
They're still fightin'!
With their tanks, and their bombs;
And their bombs, and their guns;
In your head, in your head!
They're dyin'!

In your head! In your head!
Zombie! Zombie! Zombie-ie-ie!
What's in your head, in your head?
Zombie! Zombie! Zombie-ie-ie-ie-oh!
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, hey-oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
What is this song about?

13 comments:

gearhead said...

Who the fuck are the Cranberries?

Red A said...

1916 reference probably is to the Easter Uprising, so I'd say Irish violence and war in general.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Uprising

Though they have a lot of songs about Bosnia too I think.

Wow, wikipedia has an entry about the song itself:

"Zombie" is a protest song by the Irish band The Cranberries. It received the 1995 MTV Award for Best Song from MTV Europe. It was also performed on The Late Show with David Letterman that year. It is about the conflicts in Northern Ireland known as The Troubles.

"Zombie" was recorded at the Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin in 1994. It was written during the Cranberries English Tour in 1993, after a bombing in London where a child died. The song was the first single from their No Need to Argue multiplatinium album, and was released in September 1994.

Karl said...

Who the fuck is Gearhead?

Bread said...

who the fuck has time to look up the history of the song zombie?

Bread said...

aaron, i have decided with your copious amounts of time you can research land exchanges for me. i have a presentation due next week (powerpoint and all) where i am supposed to look at federal land exchanges as a tool for conservation. got that? great, now look at nyc and portland, or water supplies, that should give you a nice place to start...email me your results (especially pertinent or interesting facts, remember, i have a general clue)

Karl said...

Quit cursing on my fucking blog.

Red A said...

Well, bread, you could try GOOGLE or WIKIPEDIA, and it will take about 15 seconds to type in "Cranberries Zombie" in the search area.

I already knew about the Easter Rising and have heard the song several times.

BTW, you still haven't told me why the guy in the Johnny Cash is in Folsom prison when he killed a man in Reno.

I'll get right on the federal land exchange thingy for you.

malv, the music critic said...

That song sucks. The Cranberries Suck.

Why the fuck do you
know or care about
the fucking moany-assed lyrics to this
retarded jive-assed extended groan / cacophony
from this "we're oh-so-politically-aware"
crackling-voiced band of banshee-hags ?

Taichung Libs planning a "die-in" or something? Looking for lyrics to protest by?

Just curious.

Karl said...

Looks like somebody didn't sink the English navy when he had the chance, and then didn't bring the German sub up to the Scottish coast to slow down the ferrying of 4 armor and 4 infantry units into Karelia every turn.

And now he's grumpy about it.

Anyway, I asked the question because I saw this:
http://www.zonaeuropa.com/200511brief.htm#006

Red A said...

Malv, the lead singer was a pro-life Catholic chick who sings about abstinence..."to all the Malvs with the horny eyes, don't do it, don't do it, Salvation...etc."

LOL.

gearhead said...

gearhead is a guy with a wrench in his hand, a nice ratcheting one thanks...
*honestly and truly sick of the whole celtic genre and fourteenth day anarchists in general*

Karl said...

Gearhead, you are seriously losing me here. What the fuck is a fourteenth day anarchist? And how is the 'celtic genre' relevant to anything we are talking about here.

xrbazt said...

I didn't know there some kind of rule around here that all posts have to make sense, or that we have to converse at a level which you can keep up with. My bad ;-)

14th day anarchist? Was in the revolutionary communist cell in uni and loudly claimed to be out there, free, noble, subversive, plotting the demise of The System. After uni started queueing up quietly and politely once every two weeks to get his/her social security check. Fondness for black combat pants, DMs, Exploited t-shirts and raggy Oxfam sweaters. The Cranberries remind me of those losers.