Z is for...Zombie and Zip-Lock

We've done it!  Today is the final post for the A-Z Blogging Challenge and I consider this year's edition a resounding success.  It was a blast!  But on to today's letter...Z.

Z is for "Zombie" and "Zip-Lock"

"Zombie" - The Cranberries

If you're posting about music, how can you not choose this track as representative of Z?  It's so freakin' good!  A protest rock song written in memory of two boys, Jonathan Ball and Tim Parry, killed during the IRA bombings in Warrington, "Zombie" was released in late 1994 by Irish band The Cranberries.  It is beautifully angry and historically significant.  Such a great song.

*Lyrics:  "It's the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen / In your head / In your head they're still fightin' / With their tanks and their bombs / And their bombs and their guns / In your head, in your head they are dyin'"

"Zip-Lock" - Lit

A fun little pop-punk song, "Zip-Lock" was released as a follow-up to Lit's first single "My Own Worst Enemy".  Though not as successful as their first release, it still did relatively well in the charts.  The official video is the real star though...paying homage to Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" and including various cameos of fellow rockers Blink-182 and Dee Snider. 

*Lyrics:  "I've been stealing / Time where I can get it from / I've been losing / Grip on what I used to hold / If I could get another chance / I'd put it in a zip-lock bag / And keep it in my pocket"

What are some of you favorite Z songs?

Yay!!!  What a great month-long challenge.  Do you feel accomplished, fellow A-Zers?  I do!  Until next year...


  1. I remember the Cranberries very well, I was quite a fan of the first two albums. I had My Own Worst Enemy on 7" (still do... all my vinyl is in a box because I haven't had a record player for years), but I didn't know this song at all. Fun!

    1. Lit on vinyl!? Awesome! I think it's time for a little investment into a record player ;)

  2. I was a fan of the Cranberries. Enjoyed watching both videos, just now.. I don't remembrer having heard the Zip lock song .
    Congratulations for making it to the end of the challenge. I'm trying to make my way through the list and visit all the participants.
    Melissa Sugar


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