Monday, 2 January 2017

The Cranberries - Zombie terrorism as projection of internal conflict

The Cranberries - singer Dolores O'RiordanIt's a long while since Planet Earth's most depraved species invented terrorism. The history of terrorism is a controversial subject, since those accused of it inevitably think either they are maiming 'guilty' targets, or the opposition are the terrorists, or, of course, both.


Following the post of Soprano Joyce DiDonato raising the emotional horrors of orchestrated violence with her music videos in the War and Peace project, this song by the Cranberries was written during the terrorism in Northern Ireland.

The Cranberries - Zombie I wish the projections of evil onto innocent targets had come home to roost, in the minds of the violent, but sadly things haven't improved globally, though they have in Ireland.

This is the best example of a Rock Anthem that I can find (I'm always keen to hear of more!) hammering home the obvious truth of where the problems lie.


music video - The Cranberries - Zombie



lyrics - The Cranberries - Zombie



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
singer Dolores O'Riordan

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
Please join in, especially with the chorus, and maybe someday it will be heard.

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