Saturday, May 14, 2016

Singalong! Zombie by The Cranberries

My main memory of this song is that youthful feeling that there was something really deep and meaningful going on here, but that I had no idea what it was.  I was totally drawn to this song and everything that sense of lurking darkness and meaning, but did not yet have any of the tools to understand what it was about.  In the meantime, I also learned that, while it might seem like a fun idea to do this song at karaoke so that you can yelp and yodel the refrain, you will also be stuck on stage for a really really long musical outro that you were not prepared for.  You have been warned.


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 are fighting
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head,
In your head they are cryin'

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

Another mother's breakin'
Heart is taking over
When the violence causes silence
We must be mistaken

It's the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen
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 are dyin'

In your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey
What's in your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie
Hey, hey, hey
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Hey, oh, ya, ya-a

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