Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The Cranberries - Zombie

Perceptions are funny.... well, truer to say that perceptions are subjective. I like to know that, and I think it's a good thing to understand that what is said is not necessarily what is understood, but sometimes I forget. And then there are songs that remind me. Here's one. Music is intensely subjective. When I first heard Zombie I had no idea about it's context and so subconsciously applied my own. Even now, long later and knowing the intended context, it still evokes the same response.

Zombie






Another head hangs lowly Child is slowly taken
And if violence causes the silence 
Who are we mistaking 
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
 

[Chorus]In your head 
In your head Zombie zombie zombie ei ei
What's in your head In your head
 Zombie, zombie, zombie ei, ei, ei, oh do,do,do,do,do,do,do,do
 

Another mother's breaking heart is taking over the violence causes silence 
We must be mistaken 
It's the same old thing since 1916 
In your head in your head
 Their still fighting 
With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns In your head in your head they are dying


[Chorus]In your head 
In your head Zombie zombie zombie ei ei
What's in your head In your head
 Zombie, zombie, zombie ei, ei, ei, oh do,do,do,do,do,do,do,do 
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And life is, as they say, unique and strange and .... subjective. Consider this my random thought of the day.

 

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