Zombie is a protest song by the Irish band The Cranberries from the 1994 album No Need to Argue. The song, which laments The Troubles in Northern Ireland and in particular the killing of two children in an IRA bombing in Warrington, England, was written by Dolores O'Riordan, singer of the band. The song features a heavy guitar riff, which, uncharacteristic of the band's usual sound, is more akin to the grunge/alternative metal sound that was popular in the early to mid-1990s. This song met great success in many countries, including France, Belgium, Austria, Australia, Germany and Canada where it topped the charts.
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 Zombie What's in your head, in your head Zombie Another mother's breakin' Heart is taking over When the violence causes silence We must be mistaken It's the same old theme since 1916 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 What's in your head, in your head Zombie