Monday, August 31, 2009

Zombie Tunage (part 2)

Hello, and welcome to Part 2 of our zombie music adventure!
Today we'll be exploring MZU ("Metaphoric Zombie Usage" to you civies). These artists employed the use of zombies as a metaphor for the emptiness, mediocrity, or injustice of life.

Our first song is brought to by The Cranberries. You may know this Irish band for its more popular song Linger, but this is Zombie Week, so I'll not assail your ears with break-up music. According to SongFacts.com, Zombie is, "-Inspired by the IRA bombing in Warrington, Cheshire in 1993. Two children, Jonathan Ball and Tim Parry, were killed. The IRA (The Irish Republican Army) is a militant group determined to remove British troops from Northern Ireland."
Sadly, the embed option has been disabled on YouTube, so here's a link to the video.

Second MZU song is Black Zombies by Nas. I think this song is far more self-explanatory than the other one; you just gotta listen to the chorus:
"Walkin talkin dead, though we think we're livin (black zombies)
We just copy-cat, followin the system (black zombies)"

Tune in tomorrow for (Un)Death Metal!
Zombie Girrrl

2 comments:

vvb32 reads said...

mzu - learned something new. and nas too? whoa! good stuff!

Zombie Girrrl said...

IKR! Zombies are EVERYWHERE. You just have to look. I really like this song, it's got a nice beat. And zombies. :D

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