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The Cranberries

I'm a huge fan of the Cranberries, I can loop their songs for hours and never get enough of it. One such song is Zombie. The vid is below from their concert in Paris. I bet it would have been a different world if anyone's been there at that time, just watch the atmosphere. Zombie is a revolution song as much as it is a technical masterpiece. A modern rock tune that justified the lyrics and send the message across.



Here's the lyrics:

Title: Cranberries - Zombie lyrics

Artist: 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 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...

- 1994
And here's something that bugs me. Recently you would have heard and watched the song Umbrella from Rihanna. The thing is like freaking number 1 in the TRL now. I know music is Universal and all, but Rihanna plainly took the style and ingenuity of Zombie into her song. Please judge yourselves. Basically she sings something like 'it's raining and come under my umbrella' in various state of dance sfx laden music video. And the chorus part, now that's were she apes Zombie. Come on, one listen and you would know it's basically the same, even if she sings 'Ella, ella, ella umbrella'. I dont like this rap pop songs much, even more when they 'innocently copy' other works and then the whole world thinks it's the hottest new video clip. Say whatever you want...Screw You Rihanna and Jayz! Maybe the 'young one's' nowadays dont know history much and they dont have much history either.

Comments

Pauline said…
powerful message!
Keshi said…
I like em too...so relaxing to listen to em. I rem watching em when they first came on EuroVision Song contest..I knew they were gonna make it.

Keshi.
Nachi said…
dude! how much more do we have in common??? :)

...next you shall tell me that you love U2 and Guns n Roses as well!! let's hear a hurrah for em'. :D
homo escapeons said…
Daughter numba two made me listen to Um BA reLLA. Come On!

Dolores Mary Eileen freakin' O'Riordan is sooo hot with her lilt GRRRR!
Pop music has been about plagirism for three decades! When is the last time that somebody actually came up with a NEW sound....
((theme from jeopardy))









exactly!
Ghost Particle said…
[pauline] true, very true songs change people more than anything else.

[keshi] cool, from eurovision eh...man they are huge! or were huge...hehe. Good songs never die.

[nachi] bro~! blood brothers! Definitely U2 and GnR! YAY!

[H-E] Heh! true...its not that music is running out...the buggers are lazy to create good music. blame the records companies for being greedy.

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