Which is WORSE: What Would You Say vs. Zombie

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i was gonna suggest the John Lennon one as their peak

red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

i would rather hear cranberries than dmb

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'll prob take dolores's po-faced inarticulate nonsense over dave's breezy faux-wise nonsense

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

they each deserve separate singles polls imo

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

lyrics are not just bad, they are offensively stupid

I've heard that DMB song a handful of times, just relistened five minutes ago to make sure I knew which song it was, and I still don't remember what the lyrics are. Maybe I just block DMB out like bad TV commercials.

On the sidelines in a trash can grumping (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

as far as cranberries hits go, i'd rather hear "zombie" than "free to decide" or "ode to my family"

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE DOING LINES: DON'T DO IT

Tim F, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'd rather be kicked in the shin than in the balls but

red is hungry green is jawless (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxpost "Free to Decide" was objectively awful so not sure that's a meaningful statement.

Does anyone prefer "Zombie" to the first album? Anyone?

Tim F, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

MOM IT'S MY BIRTHDAY

only lyrics i know, apart from the title

goole, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Don't Drink The Water" is one of the most hilarious songs I know, though.

Euler, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know the lyrics on "Salvation" are hamfisted, but musically it fits happily in the "Crazy Horses"/Rocket From The Crypt continuum and I have no beef with hearing it anytime.

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

When played live, "Don't Drink the Water" is often preceded by a spacey intro that features Matthews' famous screams and comes to a loud climax before slowing back down into the beginning of the song. The song itself is played at a much more upbeat tempo that differs greatly from the much slower paced one featured on the album.

DONT DRINK THE WATER
THERE'S BLOOD IN THE WATER

Euler, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

TV On The Radio should cover "Don't Drink The Water"

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol "free to decide"

horseshoe, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

based on the news story above, "blood" is not the main problem with "the water"

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, heard "Free to Decide" at the grocery store the other night, would take it above "Zombie" or "Salvation" easily. "Linger" and "Dreams" are quite lovely though.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did you think "I'm not so suicidal anymore"?

Tim F, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was the fearful night of December 8th.
He was returning home from the studio late.
He had perseptively known that it wouldn't be nice.
Because in 1980, he paid the price

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

With a Smith & Wesson 38,
John Lennon's life was no longer a debate.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

did not know Weird Al had written a Lennon song

Euler, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

You must have nothing more with your time to do
There's a war in Russia...and Sarejevo, too

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

With a Smith & Wesson 38,
John Lennon's life was no longer a debate.

All time.

Tim F, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

(high quality)

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

you would not think "i'm not so suicidal anymore" would be such a laugh riot of a line and yet

horseshoe, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

He had perseptively known that it wouldn't be nice.

Haha, love that lyric

Valéry Giscard d'Staind (NickB), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

You must have nothing more with your time to do
There's a war in Russia...and Sarejevo, too
I hope the Russians love their children too

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

. . . lysol douche

mookieproof, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

MOM IT'S MY BIRTHDAY

only lyrics i know, apart from the title

And "monkey on a string." Okay, I just read the lyrics to What Would You Say. They just seem like a bunch of non sequiturs strung together. Yeah, they're stupid, but they're delivered in a marble-mouth style where I don't immediately discern their stupidity (and I'm never going to hear the song enough times for them to sink in.)

On the sidelines in a trash can grumping (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was an unholy day in Spring,
Nobody had suspected a thing,
Although, the pope had been sick for many days,
He appeared at windows, his eyes were glazed

He prayed alot, mostly to god
But he was old, like Paul Weller, a mod
He played soccer, in his youth, in goals,
But he could not save himself, the bell tolled

Pope John Paul, why did you die
You were head of the catholic church
and now a guy
who is a nazi is
what a sad and sorry and sickening occurrence
what a sad and sorry and sickening occurrence

― Ronan (Ronan), Wednesday, May 18, 2005 8:43 AM (6 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

goole, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

You wanted to station agents on his bumpers and sideboards. He refused. Do you know why I think he refused? I think he refused because he had a death wish. He talked all the time about being assassinated. His favorite poem was 'I Have a Rendezvous with Death'... which is not a good poem. I think he wanted to die. He had perceptively known that it wouldn't be nice. Because in 1963, he paid the price. But what do you think?

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

hoo lord i had never heard 'bosnia'

goole, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

who is a nazi is

Laura Lucy Lynn (La Lechera), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

TO ALL THOSE PEOPLE DOING LINES: DON'T DO IT

More effective than NA, imo.

Soggy Cheeseburgers (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

AHAHAHA that Cranberries lyrics thread was one of the earliest threads I found as an ilm lurker. I'm losing my shit all over again!

On the sidelines in a trash can grumping (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

You must have nothing more with your time to do
There's a war in Russia...and Sarejevo, too
I hope the Russians love their children too

Video gaaaaaaames

butvi wouls (Phil D.), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Shit, I only knew the Cranberries' radio singles. I guess that's just as well - compared to the above, "Zombie" now seems like a paragon of restraint.

wolf cola, everyone (thewufs), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

i kind of love "zombie", the guitars, the blissed-out drift, dolores' vocals, the soaring chorus. the words are absolutely hideous, should be unforgivable, but i don't care much about them for some reason. i find it easy enough to tune the verses out and enjoy singing along w the wonderfully ridiculous chorus.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

"what would you say", otoh, is completely boring and awful. no riveting chorus, no ocean guitars, just bad unfunky funk.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Zombie is inexcusable but my god "What Would You Say" is so atrocious and such a relic of an awful time for commercial rock/radio music it's mesmerizing. A masterpiece of horribleness.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I LOVE Zombie now because it is fun to shout "With their TANKS and their BOMBS and their BOMBS and their GOOONS".

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I agree but sing it as "with their guns & their bombs & their bombs & their bombs & their bombs & their bombs" until I get tired, which is usually a long time

Euler, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

The list of '90s hits that I hated then and still hate now is disturbingly short.

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd probably bop along happily to an instrumental version of that DMB song, which I hadn't heard til today

everything about "Zombie" makes me angry

tempestuous alaskan nites! (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's supposed to -- it's about war!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

A girl in my high school did a cover that was all like:

He's a head in a box
In a box where he talks
Jambi, Jambi, Jambi-i-i

lag∞na beach: the real ∞range c∞unty (beachville), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

like every other DMB song, if this song just happened to start playing i'd ignore it and go about my business. if i'm the wrong mood or having a bad day, though, overhearing "zombie" will definitely make my mood even worse. so "zombie."

kurwa mać (Polish for "long life") (Eisbaer), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I actually like Zombie alright, catchy chorus. Reminds me of Siouxsie.

deaths and oil painting graphics (blank), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:24 (2 years ago) Permalink


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