The Cranberries — Zombie
Album: No Need To Argue
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Total ratings: 2093
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Released: 1994
Length: 5:05
Plays (last 30 days): 2
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 are fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are crying...

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, dou, dou, dou, dou, dou...

Another mother's breakin',
Heart is taking over.
When the vi'lence causes silence,
We must be mistaken.

It's the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen.
In your head, in your head they're still fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are dying...

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, oh, ya, ya-a...
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Rest in peace Dolores
 coloradojohn wrote:
I like the fact that they can use their talents to make such powerful music to express deep longing for moving past recurring patterns of ancient rage and revolutionary zeal. Myself being of mostly Celtic ancestry, I can attest to feeling my blood boil at the mention of Oliver Cromwell, or Orange Parades, etc. It's real...the heart, the blood itself pulses with the very quantum flux of magnetism and current that keep it so! But I also disavow the notion that we are doomed to endless cycles of violence, so I laud and appreciate this amazing song.

 
Well said. The negative comments here are legit: it's not easy to listen to. But that's the point, isn't it? Tanks and bombs and guns shouldn't be easy to listen to. It's angry and sad and frustrating, a cry of rage.

Ms. O'Riordan speaks for the victims: it's not supposed to sound nice.
I miss you Dolores. The Cranberries, and in particular your voice, were the soundtrack to much of my life.
Such a beautiful, immortal voice... 
One of the most annoying songs ever. However it was sad to hear of Ms. O'Riordan's death.  Much too soon. RIP.
 Oldfastbowler wrote:
I have been waiting all day for this to be played. Very sad news. RIP.

 
me too, thanks RP
 BillG wrote:

We pay the same fees for all songs (Google "music copyright compulsory license" for details on how that works) & choose what we play based on our own opinions and the response that songs receive from RP listeners — most of whom seem to disagree with you.

Glad I could clear that up :-).

 
Ouch!  Bill!  Go get 'em slugger!
R.I.P.{#Innocent}
RIP Dolores, will miss you, too young to die.
I have been waiting all day for this to be played. Very sad news. RIP.
 calypsus_1 wrote:


Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan (6 September 1971 – 15 January 2018), On 15 January 2018, at the age of 46, while in London, England, for a recording session, O'Riordan died unexpectedly.

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So sad, RIP Dolores. 


Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan (6 September 1971 – 15 January 2018), On 15 January 2018, at the age of 46, while in London, England, for a recording session, O'Riordan died unexpectedly.

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uau! the 80's power!
This could be my least favorite song of all time. Perhaps tied with Cher's "Believe".
 GTT wrote:

Perfect to follow Listening Wind with Zombie; American Empire, British Empire.  Two books that helped me understand:  Henry C. Carey, The Slave Trade (on British Empire) and Appleman Williams, Tragedy of American Diplomacy (on American).  If people only knew.

 
I read the Williams book in a history course in college and can only note that most of our fellow citizens (now there's a charged word, whose meaning seems less clear by the day) have never read this work, nor would they have the patience to confront the realities described. If only people knew? If only people were prepared to think critically about the world that we all inherit! If you can figure out how to get those who live in modern societies that have such singed pasts, the effects of which are still with us, to try and understand how we got here, you will have accomplished a great deal. Oh, I like this song, despite its jarring properties.
This one just gets to me. Strong guitar, strong bass, strong voice, strong lyrics.
O'Rirodan's voice is great and while off key at times is intentional.
 Dana_Montroy wrote:
I'd rather listen to fingernails on a blackboard than this song.  It's way too over-played on RP and radio. I guess the fees to play it are pretty low, which is why this crap is played so much.

 
We pay the same fees for all songs (Google "music copyright compulsory license" for details on how that works) & choose what we play based on our own opinions and the response that songs receive from RP listeners — most of whom seem to disagree with you.

Glad I could clear that up :-).
Please make it stop, my ears are bleeding. An automatic PSD setting required for this.
 Dana_Montroy wrote:
I'd rather listen to fingernails on a blackboard than this song.  It's way too over-played on RP and radio. I guess the fees to play it are pretty low, which is why this crap is played so much.
 
Really, that's your guess?
 Dana_Montroy wrote:
I'd rather listen to fingernails on a blackboard than this song.  It's way too over-played on RP and radio. I guess the fees to play it are pretty low, which is why this crap is played so much.

 
I don't get your reference to low fees or what you are trying to imply. As far as I know, the programming here is not based on fee levels, but if you have proof to the contrary, please share. Btw, I don't care for this song either, but some of what other people like here I don't. That's the way it goes.
 Dana_Montroy wrote:
I'd rather listen to fingernails on a blackboard than this song.
 
cannot stand her voice.
I'd rather listen to fingernails on a blackboard than this song.  It's way too over-played on RP and radio. I guess the fees to play it are pretty low, which is why this crap is played so much.
 coloradojohn wrote:
I like the fact that they can use their talents to make such powerful music to express deep longing for moving past recurring patterns of ancient rage and revolutionary zeal. Myself being of mostly Celtic ancestry, I can attest to feeling my blood boil at the mention of Oliver Cromwell, or Orange Parades, etc. It's real...the heart, the blood itself pulses with the very quantum flux of magnetism and current that keep it so! But I also disavow the notion that we are doomed to endless cycles of violence, so I laud and appreciate this amazing song.

 
Just precisely the way I feel when I see the Orange Headed One on tv.
Powerful song.  Not always easy to listen to, though.
 mdnlsn wrote:
Idea - how about an automatic engagement of the PSD button when a listener rates a song 1-3? It would save me from her voice, and you from reading my pontifications. Think win-win!

 
That's a marvelous idea!  I 2nd it wholeheartedly.  Any "red" rated song get's the gong immediately. 
The same old theme since 1916

TMYK
 jtherieau wrote:
Whenever I hear this song, I think of a donkey.

 
Best description of that sound!!  It's a bit grating to me, and ruins the song for me.
Just outstanding.
Idea - how about an automatic engagement of the PSD button when a listener rates a song 1-3? It would save me from her voice, and you from reading my pontifications. Think win-win!

Perfect to follow Listening Wind with Zombie; American Empire, British Empire.  Two books that helped me understand:  Henry C. Carey, The Slave Trade (on British Empire) and Appleman Williams, Tragedy of American Diplomacy (on American).  If people only knew.
 Oldfastbowler wrote:
upgraded to 10 - just for the drums alone

 
Nice guitar and bass sound too.
I had a big crush on her
Oldfastbowler wrote:
upgraded to 10 - just for the drums alone

 
 Me too! 
upgraded to 10 - just for the drums alone
I like the fact that they can use their talents to make such powerful music to express deep longing for moving past recurring patterns of ancient rage and revolutionary zeal. Myself being of mostly Celtic ancestry, I can attest to feeling my blood boil at the mention of Oliver Cromwell, or Orange Parades, etc. It's real...the heart, the blood itself pulses with the very quantum flux of magnetism and current that keep it so! But I also disavow the notion that we are doomed to endless cycles of violence, so I laud and appreciate this amazing song.
{#Dancingbanana_2}
Gotta be in a certain mood for this song, though it is good and strong. Zombies
(Flashed back to a job I had in a large graphic house, a new hire was this LARGE Vietnam vet to do simple paste-ups. John was only there about a month when his quiet seering-gaze really had us all wondering what's his problem; one afternoon nervous little Richie comes back from the men's room telling us Big John is in there punching holes in the wall! Well the only one of us who's ever had lunch with John was Butch, who told us John would remember times in Nam, great friends "yeah, cool guys. Their dead"  
Butch went in to speak to him, said later John was sure there was a plot against him. Butch helped him take a walk and some time to chill, time to realize we weren't a threat, Butch helped him through a long night and got John to see some Vet help

never saw John again, hope he made it through 
Horrible. Unbearable. Cranberries sucks. A solid 1, because there is no zero.
 dwlangham wrote:
Shoot me in my heh-yed.

 
LOL {#Roflol}

But I still like this song and the drumming is really cool.
The live performance of this song on SNL is one of the best band performances in the history of that show.  Truly worth checking out.
And this one was already on my Halloween playlist. :)
Whenever I hear this song, I think of a donkey.
{#Cheesygrin}   Is that John Oliver sitting on the arm of the couch on the album cover? 
Perfect following Listening Wind; the theme being the evil of imperialism!!!
Yes - this song is great - BUT still too much melancholic, depressing music on RP.
RP really was my favorite station - until it turned into an sad, melancholic, depressing endless loop.
Every time I play RP in my office, my co-workers get annoyed! 
I could play that bass {#Bananajam}{#Nyah}
{#Music}
Great song, and excellent video.  I use it in class to illustrate how bad it is to lose your political independence.
This is a damn good song—I don't care what y'all think
 djblitz wrote:

Overplayed?  Yes.

Still rocking after 20 years?  Yes.

Can you listen and not sing along or have it get stuck in your head the next few hours?  Nope.



 
Yep!