A Song and a Story: “Zombie” #AtoZChallenge

We’ve reached the final day of A Song and a Story and we’ll be closing out with the Irish band cranberries’ hit


“Zombie” is a serious song about the ongoing cycles of violence of The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Nevertheless, the song makes me laugh.  The reason why is due to Sarah, a friend from college.  Sarah was (and probably still is) a cheerful, friendly, and perky individual.  Cheerful, friendly, and perky individuals can sometimes be irritating, but not Sarah, she was legitimately all of these things withouth artifice.  Anyhow, when “Zombie” was a hit, Sarah liked to sing the chorus, greatly exagerrating Dolores O’Riordan’s repetition of “ZooOOOmmmBIE!!!” with a deep, gutteral voice.  I still can’t hear the song without thinking of Sarah.

Ok, so that was more of a memory than a story.  Not the best way to finish off the Blogging A to Z series, but Z is gonna Z.

2019 Blogging A to Z Challenge – A Song and a Story

A: Always on My Mind
B: Baby Come Back and Baker Street
C: Cheek to Cheek
D: Don’t Worry, Be Happy and Doctor Jones
E: Everyday Sunshine
F: Fly Me to the Moon
G: Ghost Town
H: Hobo Humpin’ Slobo Babe
I: If I Were John Carpenter
J: Jungle Strut and Justified & Ancient
K: Kiss
L: Loaded
M: Marble Halls and My Moon, My Man
N: New York, New York
O: Oliver’s Army
P: The Parting Glass
Q: Qué Onda Guero
R: Rave On
S: The Servant Song
T: Thing of Beauty
U: Unworthy
V: The Voyage
W: Working My Way Back to You Babe and Walk of Life
X: 1999 and Ol’ 55
Y: You are Invited

If you want to read more, check out my previous Blogging A to Z Challenges:

And dig deep into Panorama of the Mountains, by checking out my:

And, if you like Doctor Who, I have a whole ‘nother blog where I review Doctor Who stories across media: Epic Mandates.

One thought on “A Song and a Story: “Zombie” #AtoZChallenge”

  1. Zombie is one of those songs that once you hear it, and understand its basis, it stays with you. I love this song. the video makes me hurt.

    Congrats, again, on getting to the end.

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