Friday, May 17, 2013

Song of the Day: Sara Lou - Zombie (Cranberries cover)

One of the songs Sara played (at my request) during her show last Saturday was Zombie, by the Cranberries.

Sara Lou - Zombie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN8Nz63F6P4

And the original:
The Cranberries - Zombie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIRK0nMD1Lw

The song was particularly interesting to me because earlier in the day a co-worker and I had toured Kilmainham Gaol, an old jail where political prisoners had been imprisoned and executed in the past.  So I finally know what the Cranberries mean by "it's the same old theme since 1916."  Sure puts a new emphasis, a new level of emotion, on the song, for me at least.
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