Which is WORSE: What Would You Say vs. Zombie

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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 (six 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 (six years ago) Permalink

(high quality)

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

. . . lysol douche

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

hoo lord i had never heard 'bosnia'

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

who is a nazi is

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

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

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

I don't know what the lyrics are, or what the verse sounds like though.

deaths and oil painting graphics (blank), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:25 (six years ago) Permalink

It's good to know people are still thinking about how DMB is awful. Never surrender.

deaths and oil painting graphics (blank), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:26 (six years ago) Permalink

Anything > DMB

I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:27 (six years ago) Permalink

there are DMB songs i'm okay with. this isn't one of them.

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:35 (six years ago) Permalink

DMB sounds best with the bass turned all the way down and the treble up a bit; really brings out those snare pops and twanngggg guitar

deaths and oil painting graphics (blank), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 22:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 23 March 2012 00:01 (six years ago) Permalink

You know what, both of these songs are fun to sang.

Marilyn Hagerty: the terroir of tiny town (Abbbottt), Friday, 23 March 2012 03:35 (six years ago) Permalink

Both of these songs are unquestionably terrible...but I still love them? I kinda listen to Alternative Nation anthems a lot. They overrun my critical faculties with their tanks & their bombs & their bombs & their guns. '90s teenagerdom was a blessing and a curse.

Henry David Thorough (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 23 March 2012 04:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:01 (six years ago) Permalink

35 americans ?

Algerian Goalkeeper, Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:22 (six years ago) Permalink

35 americans can't be wrong

mookieproof, Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Do you guys hate Zombie so much because you wanted fighting to continue in Northern Ireland? Because the way I remember it was this:

Dolores and them are like "it's been the same old thing since 1918!"
The world's like "oh my god, there's Troubles?"
And NRA's like "naw, it's cool. we'll shut it down."

beachville, Saturday, 24 March 2012 10:33 (six years ago) Permalink

i am an american, and i voted dave matthews

Fozzy Osbourne (contenderizer), Saturday, 24 March 2012 17:25 (six years ago) Permalink

I would have voted for dave matthews just because zombie is at least in the larger sense part of uk post punk

konybrony (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 24 March 2012 17:40 (six years ago) Permalink

it must have been terrible for dolores living somewhere where its all guns and bombs... oh wait

Algerian Goalkeeper, Saturday, 24 March 2012 17:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Dumbed down early U2 anthem with Sinead replacing Bono >>>> prog Hootie

dies irate (loves laboured breathing), Saturday, 24 March 2012 18:50 (six years ago) Permalink

On 18 July 1994, O'Riordan married Don Burton, the former tour manager of Duran Duran. Their first child, Taylor Baxter, was born on 23 November. Molly Leigh was born on 27 January 2001, and Dakota Rain on 10 April 2005.[citation needed]

In 1998, she bought a 61 hectare (150 acre) stud farm, called Riversfield Stud, located in Kilmallock, County Limerick. She lived there for six years before selling it in 2004.[10]

In 2006, O'Riordan was listed among the ten richest women in Ireland.[11]

O'Riordan lived in Howth, County Dublin with her husband and their three children. The family once divided their time between homes in Dublin and a log cabin located in Buckhorn, Ontario, Canada that was bought in 1994.[12][13] In 2009, her family moved full time to their home in Buckhorn.[14]

Although raised as a Roman Catholic, O'Riordan no longer practices. She identifies as an unconventional (but still religious) Christian. She is also an admirer of the late Pope John Paul II. After meeting him inside Vatican City, O'Riordan remarked: "[He] was lovely, very saintly. I was mad about him. I thought he really cared for the poor and he loved to meet the people. I saw him when he came to Limerick, when I was a kid. So it was pretty mindblowing to take my mum out to meet him."[15]

O'Riordan has also stated that she is pro-life, saying:"I am in no position to judge other women, you know. But I mean, why did she get pregnant? It's not good for women to go through the procedure [abortion] and have something living sucked out of their bodies. It belittles women. Even though some women say, 'Oh, I don't mind to have one,' every time a woman has an abortion, it just crushes her self-esteem smaller and smaller and smaller."[16]

beachville, Saturday, 24 March 2012 19:00 (six years ago) Permalink

I loved both of these songs when I was a kid. I grew way way WAY out of DMB, and now I only 'like' Zombie.

So....write-in vote for "Tiptoe through the Tulips".

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Saturday, 24 March 2012 19:02 (six years ago) Permalink

Admittedly the Sinead comparison is p outlandish; I probably shouldve qualified that comparison with another 'dumbed down' xxp

dies irate (loves laboured breathing), Saturday, 24 March 2012 19:22 (six years ago) Permalink

is don burton american? otherwise i have no idea how two anglophone non-yanks have given a child the name "dakota rain"

goole, Saturday, 24 March 2012 20:47 (six years ago) Permalink


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