The Song

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.

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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
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