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The Cranberries — Zombie (Live Acoustic)
Album: The Very Best of MTV Unplugged Vol 2
Avg rating:
6.1

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Total ratings: 503









Released: 2003
Length: 4:15
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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
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R.I.P. Dolores
Dolores O'Riordan
cannot stand this song. worst thing ever.
I love this song. I love their first album.
Studio version is much better
Utter Crap !
 Sadfish wrote:
I was in Warrington an hour before the bomb went off that this song is about, an hour later and I could have been history.

Sad for those that did lose their lives.  terrible day.
 
I had no idea about the bombs...thanks for bringing it to light for me.
 vandal wrote:

You, shallow?  Hardly.

I'm sure that no one needs to explain anything, but tastes are as individual as the individuals who possess them.  Go ahead and like the Cranberries.  Who here has the right to question you or your tastes?  I happen to like your posts and very much enjoy reading them.  

On the other hand, we differ about the Cranberries, but who really cares?!?!  

{#Mrgreen}
Well, I have the right, I think. And anybody else.
But if I do so, who can tell, if I AM right?
Yes, anybody as well, nobody as well!

and about shallow - I dont believe that as well.
I´d more suspect too much deepness - and some anxiety of that?
(so now I took my right and may be wrong)
The song is rough.
Well done.
Like it!

I was in Warrington an hour before the bomb went off that this song is about, an hour later and I could have been history.

Sad for those that did lose their lives.  terrible day.
Well

This song to me defines the Cranberries. The song itself is a powerful message, and though I am not prone to emotional outbursts it does 'affect' me. Secondly, the music fits the power of the message. To say I like this is understatement. 
Ouch make it stop
Just finished the non-acoustic.  This (that?) song ROCKS.  Ears are ringing.

Man what was she like 22 when she did this... Jesus what was I doing at 22?

This is a music station?  This is music?  Awful  .{#Stop}
All this made me want to do is listen to the non-acoustic version... which I'm now doing on YouTube.

Wikipedia sez they are releasing a new CD
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cranberries 

I love this ...
 vandal wrote:

You, shallow?  Hardly.

I'm sure that no one needs to explain anything, but tastes are as individual as the individuals who possess them.  Go ahead and like the Cranberries.  Who here has the right to question you or your tastes?  I happen to like your posts and very much enjoy reading them.  

On the other hand, we differ about the Cranberries, but who really cares?!?!  

{#Mrgreen}
 
Thank you, vandal... I"m still trying to understand and/or like this particular song, but it's just not happening yet. I can appreciate the passion in the vocals, and the mastery of the instrumentals, so I guess that's as far as I can progress for now. I'd hug you, but how would THAT be interpreted, however innocent it might be?  Meanwhile, it's time to light incense, watch the sunset, and prepare for another day. You are a little bit amazing.  I hope you'll carry it with you, because it's all I can offer.

 

 Cynaera wrote:
I never liked this song, although I do really like Cranberries.  I know the reason it sounds harsh to my ears is because it's a heavy-message song.  I guess I just prefer their lightweight, pretty music. I must be a very shallow person...{#Rolleyes}
 
You, shallow?  Hardly.

I'm sure that no one needs to explain anything, but tastes are as individual as the individuals who possess them.  Go ahead and like the Cranberries.  Who here has the right to question you or your tastes?  I happen to like your posts and very much enjoy reading them.  

On the other hand, we differ about the Cranberries, but who really cares?!?!  

{#Mrgreen}


I never liked this song, although I do really like Cranberries.  I know the reason it sounds harsh to my ears is because it's a heavy-message song.  I guess I just prefer their lightweight, pretty music. I must be a very shallow person...{#Rolleyes}
Hpw does the expression go again? "You can put lipstick on a pig..."

That's what adding strings does to this song.
. . . worst version ever of an already over achieving suckfest-song. . .
 Spank_the_plank wrote:
Has the same effect on my brain and nerves as when a train going by squeals at about 110 decibels and stabs at the nucleus of every cell in my body like the tip of a red-hot wire.
 
Soooooo articulately expressed!
{#Frustrated}
Has the same effect on my brain and nerves as when a train going by squeals at about 110 decibels and stabs at the nucleus of every cell in my body like the tip of a red-hot wire.
Why do I dislike this so much...
god made this song for a reason... we wouldn't have all these hysterical comments if it didn't exist {#Whistle}
"flipping-over" of the voice, in English, is known as "yodeling"

I pulled this up because I actually like it.
I like any Cranberries song EXCEPT Lingerrrrrrrr because I was living in their hometown of Limerick the month that came out, and the local stations played it every...third...song.  I missed a dinner with my host brother they came to, so i *almost* got to meet them. wow.

Anyway, awesome city, awesome group and album (-1). but i get it. she yodels.
{#Crashcomp}
Love the original version.  Might actually prefer this live acoustic version...  thanks!

To me it's especially the "flipping-over" of her voice (damn, don't know the English word for it) that makes it even worse... If you do that, you better be sure to do it in tune, but every time she "flips-over" her voice she goes a couple of notes too high.....

That's so bad it's not even funny.... Poor woman, if she'd only understand... {#Lol}

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This song should be banned from any playlist that hits the airwaves before noon - in ANY time zone. Really horrible and grating.


we get it ,your oirish, well done   awful awful voice
 tprimeau wrote:
Great for some, poopy for me.
 
a definite mute for me.

Great for some, poopy for me.
Love it!  Thanks Bill!  {#Yes}
MUTE
Wow,,somehow I had this at 7,{#Doh}went down to 3,,and,,the avg.rating went down from 7 to 5.9 !!  {#Yes}
A female Adam Sandler?
 crockydile wrote:

Actually, Mr. Bond, good singers don't sing with an accent. Examples are too numerous to list. Ms. Dingleberry forces her accent (or poorly sings) just as most "country" singers do. Now, if she were singing in Gaelic, the accent would be part of the language, but she's singing in English, so she simply sucks.

 
{#High-five}

 peter_james_bond wrote:

Yes, being born and raised in Ireland she really had to 'force' that accent. {#Rolleyes}

 
Actually, Mr. Bond, good singers don't sing with an accent. Examples are too numerous to list. Ms. Dingleberry forces her accent (or poorly sings) just as most "country" singers do. Now, if she were singing in Gaelic, the accent would be part of the language, but she's singing in English, so she simply sucks.

gives new voice to the act of "having a cow"
never dug this earnest, Celtic, whiney crap. thank goodness Bono's boys abandoned it and became a rock band
OUCHIE! 


 stescott100 wrote:
a taste for nasal grating forced irish accents
 
Yes, being born and raised in Ireland she really had to 'force' that accent. {#Rolleyes}

Shoot!  Still no rating on the scale worse than the "1 sucko-barfo" I already gave it.  I was hoping for "-10 really, REALLY sucks" or something to that effect.

 stescott100 wrote:
a taste for nasal grating forced irish accents
 
Hmm...forced irish accents. {#Lol}
 stescott100 wrote:
her accent is quite subtle, but I think she might be Irish,
can anyone confirm this?
 
I admire your ability for discovering a subtle accent in this horrible outburst of unabashed howling.

I never understood why this is played so often. It should have been banned before it was released. Awful, hideous Celtic whining!
Who would have guessed that zombies would so popular now?
Wow,

One of the more rockin' Cranberries songs and they watered it down in the live version.  Oh well.
 gekkosan wrote:
Aw, come on! 
It's not THAT bad!! {#Shifty}

 
wanna bet?

 stescott100 wrote:
truly horrible voice
 
Yes, as in evoking horror. Zombie is right. "Live" is not. {#Skull}
"In your head, zombies."

Great.  How do I get them — and this song — out?


 cubaninlondon wrote:

I hope you acquire taste some day.

Greetings from London.

www.cubaninlondon.blogspot.com
 
a taste for nasal grating forced irish accents

 pyxxel wrote:

Yup, Cranberries are an Irish band. May I publicly state that even though I live in Ireland I'm NOT Irish, and as such would like to reject any assumed or projected responsibility for this trash {#Cry}
 
I hope you acquire taste some day.

Greetings from London.

www.cubaninlondon.blogspot.com


if the ratings ran into minus figures this would be -10
truly horrible voice

 stescott100 wrote:
her accent is quite subtle, but I think she might be Irish,
can anyone confirm this?
 
Yup, Cranberries are an Irish band. May I publicly state that even though I live in Ireland I'm NOT Irish, and as such would like to reject any assumed or projected responsibility for this trash {#Cry}
 Pyro wrote:

it does  "the very best of unplugged 2"

it's the follow up compliation from MTV's "Unplugged" TV series

 
sometimes emoticons help convey one's postings 

like this      {#Rolleyes}    {#Nyah}
her accent is quite subtle, but I think she might be Irish,
can anyone confirm this?
Yikes!
Please play the studio version instead. (but not too often)
 Mandible wrote:

This song, specifically this unplugged version, always makes me laugh.


 
You're lucky - it makes me cry. Uncontrollably.

Annoying song by a ridiculous band.... {#Stop}

This song, specifically this unplugged version, always makes me laugh.


 Pyro wrote:

it does  "the very best of unplugged 2"

it's the follow up compliation from MTV's "Unplugged" TV series

 
That was sarcasm, Chuck  {#Dancingbanana_2}

 coccyx wrote:
album cover's a little fuzzy - It almost seems like it says "the very best of unplugged"...
 
it does  "the very best of unplugged 2"

it's the follow up compliation from MTV's "Unplugged" TV series

Kaisersosay wrote:
OMG She is in my Head Head Head arggggggg 
 
No, it's HeYuh HeYuh HeYuh!    {#Lol}

album cover's a little fuzzy - It almost seems like it says "the very best of unplugged"...
OMG She is in my Head Head Head arggggggg 
 lovemydog wrote:
I like this song, but the guitar in the original has a lot to do with that. Lower rating for the acoustic version.
 
Yeah, I seem to remember some fuzzed out guitar part in the original.  Liked it better than these strings.

 deadmessengers wrote:
I love this song, but then I feel dirty afterward. 
  Thank you for your comment.  This is why I bother reading the comments. Cracking me up deadmessengers!


 clair wrote:
OMG, listening to her with headphones...she's TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!
 
Like fingernails on a chalk-board...

 lovemydog wrote:
I like this song, but the guitar in the original has a lot to do with that. Lower rating for the acoustic version.
 
I've gotta say I'm a fan of the strings in this version.

OMG, listening to her with headphones...she's TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!
Here's the fully plugged live version



I like it even more seeing how much it upsets so many other people.  Also like the solo stuff by Delores i heard on RP the other day.  I also have to say i reckon this accoustic version is better than the album version and could be further improved by making those strings sharper and more violent.
Oh, sweet Jesus, the pain! She sounds like a f*#king monkey!
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are dying...
I ordinarily like the Cranberries, but NOT this!
Cranberries - Zombie (Live Acoustic)
VAST - Dead Angels

Nice pair!


I like this song, but the guitar in the original has a lot to do with that. Lower rating for the acoustic version.
I love this song, but then I feel dirty afterward. 
Love It!!! More Cranberries. 9
Aw, come on! 
It's not THAT bad!! {#Shifty}

Fantastic!
Possibly the first RP tune that I have actively pondered using that vile little green barfing emoticon for. But it seems like there's already plenty of them in this thread already!

that is what it happens when joins 3 factors, inspiration, work, and an excellent register of voice -   7.


Shite is Shite. Unless you are in the US of A and then it's shit.
...a poor live performance, methinks, but the full studio master is inspired...
:lol: This is so bad it had me laughing out loud. O h m y g a w d ! ! ! :lol:
cptbuz wrote:
I wish the guy would stop slapping her in the back while she singing.
LOL. yeah, listening to an album of cranberries makes you think what is going on. Someone needs to tell Dolores that she just could sing and have the same success without being annoying....
I wish the guy would stop slapping her in the back while she singing.
It is obbvious on the album that she is singing "Tommy!" Tommy!" :) Not so much on the live album. Damnable Cromwell.
Dunno how I enjoyed this in the early 90s, but it sure grates these days. This live version is even worse.
Pazzat wrote:
The 1916 reference in the song is to the Easter rising, which was centred on Dublin.
Aaarghh...my fault. :whistle: Thx and sorry to all for being arrogant!!
prickelpit96 wrote:
1) Get yourself a map and try to find IRELAND, then NORTHERN IRELAND.
The 1916 reference in the song is to the Easter rising, which was centred on Dublin.
Great music,vocals NOT,never could stand all the sqelling girls,will not even remember the names.
FAY wrote:
Mmmm. Probably not as much as you think, and certainly a lot less than in most of North America. You may want to find out about the Northern Irish peace agreement.
Yes, but this was written in the early 1990s when the peace process was still developing, and it refers back to the 1916 Easter Rising. The violence being discussed here might be different to gun crime in contemporary US cities, but it was pretty damn real: bombings of civilian and military targets, shootings, and beatings that left 1,123 security personnel and 1,855 civilians dead between 1969 and 2001. For what it's worth, I don't much like this version of the song.
Marina1 wrote:
Luv this song. Gave it a 10. (gives me the chills when I hear the lyrics and think of all the violence in Ireland)
1) Get yourself a map and try to find IRELAND, then NORTHERN IRELAND. 2) Google the IRA and Sinn Féin, continue with BLOODY SUNDAY, and the current PEACE TREATY.
Blech! :puke:
mfassett wrote:
Didn't think they could.. unimprove.. the studio version. They succeeded! :)
I agree. From the heart.
iTuner wrote:
Really terrible
Terribly wonderful!
Didn't think they could.. unimprove.. the studio version. They succeeded! :)
horstman wrote:
This is terrible.
Really terrible
This is terrible.
Misterfixit wrote:
Lead singer needs to clear some of that Phlegm out of the old vocal machine. Also, a bit too much trying to emulate Alanis Morrisette's yodels. Not good. Finally, the growls which are trying to be like The Delicious Icelandic Daughter of Mister Guðmunds ... well it doesn't quite do it for me.
Actually Dolores O'Riordan came first. This song came out in 1994 when Alanis broke out big in 1995.
FAY wrote:
Mmmm. Probably not as much as you think, and certainly a lot less than in most of North America. You may want to find out about the Northern Irish peace agreement.
Violence in Ireland ? Have you been to Philadelphia or Washington, DC, Lately? And other US cities where hand gun ownership by legitimate citizens is restricted? Yikes!
Marina1 wrote:
Luv this song. Gave it a 10. (gives me the chills when I hear the lyrics and think of all the violence in Ireland)
Mmmm. Probably not as much as you think, and certainly a lot less than in most of North America. You may want to find out about the Northern Irish peace agreement.
Lead singer needs to clear some of that Phlegm out of the old vocal machine. Also, a bit too much trying to emulate Alanis Morrisette's yodels. Not good. Finally, the growls which are trying to be like The Delicious Icelandic Daughter of Mister Guðmunds ... well it doesn't quite do it for me.
ranwulf wrote:
Wretched. :hand:
Agreed. They're not my favorite group, but generally I can listen and enjoy. This song, in particular, is just awful. By the time we get to the "ZO-AHM-BEE"x2000 finale, you almost want to eat a gun. Muting this, and voting 2.
Whoa - acoustic sucked out all the power of this song. Not good!
Wretched. :hand:
meydele wrote:
Could not hate this woman's voice more... which is strange, since I usually like odd-sounding singers. :puke:
yeah I have to mute this
Luv this song. Gave it a 10. (gives me the chills when I hear the lyrics and think of all the violence in Ireland)
Could not hate this woman's voice more... which is odd, since I usually like odd-sounding singers. :puke:
Thanks for playing this. What a great version!
Almost sounds like they're backed by Apocalyptica...I mean, it's not as good as Apocalyptica, but there's enough of a flavor there to suggest a good pairing. Just a thought.... :boohoo:
I miss the guitars.
oh man and i was 18! Oscar
I really can't stand a voice that can't follow on the notes of the song. It's a gimmick, not art.
I hated this song at the time, but now find myself enjoying it. Nostalgia? I hate getting old.