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ZOMBIE - THE CRANBERRIES

"Zombie" is a protest song by the Irish rock band The Cranberries (1).It was released in September 1994 as the lead single from the album No Need to Argue. The song was written by Dolores O’Riordan, the singer of the band, and reached No. 1 on the charts in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, and Germany.

It was written during the Cranberries’ English Tour in 1993, in memory of two boys, who were killed in an IRA bombing in Warrington.

(1) The Irish rock band The Cranberries was very successful in the 1990’s. “Zombie”, their best-known song, was released in 1994 on the album “No Need To Argue”, and won “Best Song” at the 1995 MTV Awards. About the political-religious conflict in Northern Ireland, it was written in memory of Jonathan Ball, aged 3, and Tim Parry, aged 12, killed in an IRA bombing in Warrington in 1993. It refers to the 1916 Easter Rising when Irish nationalists occupied Dublin’s G.P.O. (post office) as a protest against British occupation, proclaiming an Independent Irish Republic. The Rising was crushed by the British who executed its leaders. “The Troubles” were a feature of 20th Century Ireland, but in May 2007 there was hope for a peaceful future, when a new Assembly with representatives from both sides of the divide began governing Northern Ireland.

EXERCISE

Songfacts

IRELAND HISTORY TIMELINE

The 1916 Easter Rising

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CREEP - RADIOHEAD

Listen to the song Creep (1) by Radiohead (2) and do THESE EXERCISES.

(1) "Creep" is a song by the English alternative rock band Radiohead. Radiohead released "Creep" as their debut single in 1992, and it later appeared on their first album, Pablo Honey (1993). During its initial release, "Creep" was not a chart success. However, upon re-release in 1993, it became a worldwide hit. Attendees of Radiohead's early gigs often exhibited little interest in the band's other songs, causing the band to react against "Creep" and play it less often during the mid-to-late 1990s. "Creep" tells the tale of an inebriated man who tries to get the attention of a woman to whom he is attracted by following her around. In the end, he lacks the self-confidence to face her.

(2) Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (bass), Phil Selway (drums, percussion) and Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals).

LYRICS

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