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Song of the Day (A-Z): The Cranberries – Zombie

As we reach the end of the alphabet I’m glad to finally come to a political song. Zombie by The Cranberries is a brutally real & honest art. It’s an ode to The Troubles in Northern Ireland, the armed conflict between Catholic & Protestant militias which was aggravated, & worsened at every step interference from the British government, military & Police.

Zombie paints a vivid picture of the bombed out streets, killed children & selfish indifference which characterised the bloody conflict.

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-ie-ie
What’s in your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie-ie-ie, oh

Du, du, du, du
Du, du, du, du
Du, du, du, du
Du, du, du, du

Another mother’s breaking
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 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-ie-ie
What’s in your head, in your head
Zombie, zombie, zombie-ie-ie, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ie-ie oh

Stuck for something to listen to? Why not wrap your ears around this playlist of my Song of the Day (A-Z) series.

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