The Cranberries — Zombie
Album: No Need To Argue
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Released: 1994
Length: 5:05
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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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Time to put this one in the rack. It is over played and I'm getting tired of the constant
voice inflection.
I Love it
Great music but the most annoying singer in pop history, After hearing this MY throat hurts. Sinead is good second. 
{#Guitarist}{#Dance} LOVE IT
I never understood if it was in the production or in the performance, but I love how her voice is more of an instrument on this than just a vocal. It's percussive and lyrical - in the way Michael Jackson could be. Odd comparison, I know, but this is a bloody great choon.
If anyone in London has a chance to see the play "The Ferryman", it will be worth your while.  Set in Thatcher's time, but the hurt of the conflict still feels like it's resonating. 
I confess I did not know much of this group until the death of O'Riordan. What a powerful song.
How could she leave us so soon??
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.