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Zombie
Song

Zombie

The Cranberries
Album:
No Need To Argue

Song Meaning and Background of Zombie by The Cranberries


Composed by Dolores O'Riordan, the lead vocalist of the group, in remembrance of two young people who were killed in a blast that happened in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.


"Zombie" peaked at number one on the charts in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, and Iceland. It also peaked at number one on the US Billboard Alternative Airplay chart, despite not making the US Billboard Hot 100 list.


Lyrics of 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

Release Date

1994

Songwriter/s

Dolores O'Riordan

Producer/s

Stephen Street

Label/s

Island

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