“Zombie” is the first single from the second studio album, “No Need To Argue”, by Irish rock band The Cranberries, released in September 1994 and was written by lead singer/guitarist Dolores O’Riordan.
The lyrics are anti-war and, in a tone of protest, talk about the conflict in Northern Ireland and the senselessness of the spiral of violence that is getting worse and worse on both sides.
It has become the best-known song of the quartet and a must at all concerts, even winning the award for Best Song at the MTV Europe Awards in 1995.
– Dolores O´Riordan: Vocals and guitar.
– Noel Hogan: Guitar.
– Mike Hogan: Bass.
– Fergal Lawler: Drums.