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Cranberries – Zombie lyrics

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 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,
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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    UnregisteredSep 4, 2012 at 1:54 am
    This was inspired by the ira bombing in warrington, cheshire in 1993. Two children, jonathan ball and tim parry, were killed. The ira (the irish republican army) is a militant group determined to remove british troops from northern ireland.
    Lead singer dolores o'riordan claimed that "zombie" speaks about "the irish fight for independence that seems to last forever. " the lyrics even say, "it's the same old theme since 1916. " like the responsive works of yeats, heaney and u2, the cranberries claim they wrote "zombie" to be a "song for peace, peace among england and ireland. " (thanks, andrew - seattle, wa, for above 2).
    On august 31, 1994, just a few weeks after this song was released, the ira declared a ceasefire after 25 years of conflict, leading some critics of the cranberries to wonder if the ira was willing to call a truce to make sure the group didn't release any more songs about them.
    The cranberries performed this on saturday night live on february 25, 1995. (thanks, john - colorado springs, co).

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