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All You Zombies
The Hooters Lyrics


Holy Moses met the Pharaoh
Yeah, he tried to set him straight
Looked him in the eye,
"Let my people go!"

Holy Moses on the mountain
High above the golden calf
Went to get the Ten Commandments
Yeah, he's just gonna break 'em in half!

All you zombies hide your faces,
All you people in the street,
All you sittin' in high places,
The pieces gonna fall on you

No one ever spoke to Noah,
They all laughed at him instead
Workin' on his ark,
Workin' all by himself

Only Noah saw it comin',
Forty days and forty nights,
Took his sons and daughters with him,
Yeah, they were the Israelites!

All you zombies hide your faces,
All you people in the street,
All you sittin' in high places,
The rain's gonna fall on you

Holy Father, what's the matter?
Where have all your children gone?
Sittin' in the dark,
Livin' all by themselves,
You don't have to hide anymore!

All you zombies show your faces,
All you people in the street,
All you sittin' in high places,
The pieces gonna fall on you!

All you zombies show your faces,
(I see you out there!)
All you people in the street,
(Let's see you!)
All you sittin in high places,
It's all gonna fall on you!

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ERIC BAZILIAN, ERIC M. BAZILIAN, ROB HYMAN, ROBERT ANDREW HYMAN

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Derek Baker

Hi Coy. Actually, this song was extremely relevant back in the 80s, which is why it has been a favourite of mine since it was released. Back then (a) the USA was seeing the beginning of far-right politics via Reagan & the Republican Party, paranoia & hate was infecting evangelical/fundamentalist churches, and there was a rise in overt racism/homophobia/xenophobia/misogyny, (b) England was under the thumb of Margaret Thatcher & the Conservatives, who arrogantly attacked the working class, caused massive levels of unemployment & destroyed the lives of so many ordinary Brits, (c) materialism & other excesses of the world's upper classes was being openly flaunted while so many were suffering, (d) the commercialization/corporatization of the arts began to eat away at its creativity & integrity, and (e) many other issues were causing great concern among musicians, futurists, those who cared about social justice, and even mainstream churches/philosophers/moralists.

(The Hooters were/are an Australian band, so I suspect that similar issues - along with matters regarding Indigenous rights that Midnight Oil sang about - were also affecting them.)

It's very easy to get caught up in nostalgia & look back at any era with rose-coloured glasses, but the truth is usually far less enjoyable to remember. In the case of the late 70s & 80s, everything needs to be seen in a much more accurate context, and a lot of the best music we hear today from that era was written in response to a lot of the socio-economic & the domestic & global political problems of the time. IMHO, understanding the context enhances my appreciation for a lot of great art that was created back then. (*) (**)

(*) As a starting point, read up about the massive levels of unemployment in the UK during the late 70s and especially during the Thatcher era, then listen to the beautiful song "Don't Give Up" sung by Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush. It's a powerful 'story' & message directed to millions of Brits.

(**) Also, listen carefully to the lyrics of the oft-misunderstood 80s hit, "Electric Avenue" by Eddy Grant. While it is generally remembered as a huge party anthem, it really is a protest song re: the massive levels of inequality that Eddy Grant saw at home, in the USA & UK, and elsewhere.

Ok...more than enough said....lol 😎✌



Stephen Detweiler

Holy Moses met the Pharaoh
Yeah, he tried to set him straight
Looked him in the eye, let my people go

Holy Moses on a mountain
High above the golden calf
Went to get the Ten Commandments
Yeah, he's just gonna break them in half

All you zombies hide your faces
All you people in the street
All you sittin' in high places
The pieces gonna fall on you

No one ever spoke to Noah
They all laughed at him instead
Working on his ark, working all by himself

Only Noah saw it coming
Forty days and forty nights
Took his sons and daughters with him
Yeah, they were the Israelites

All you zombies hide your faces
All you people in the street
All you sittin' in high places
The rain's gonna fall on you

Holy Father, what's the matter
Where have all your children gone
Sitting in the dark, living all by themselves
You don't have to hide anymore

All you zombies show your faces
All you people in the street
All you sittin' in high places
The pieces gonna fall on you

All you zombies show your faces
All you people in the street
All you sittin' in high places
It's all gonna fall on you

Zombies



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CLASSIC COMEDY CHANNEL

This band was sanctioned because of it's powerful but true message to the elite and high and mighty. Word for word it's all true and slowly falling into place

Ing C

Michael Ferd I read the OT like a book. From page one. Very interesting and shocking .To me the main message was try to do the right thing and stay away from evil. I think those days were not so good. Bad God? Maybe, but I think he was also dealing with very bad people. People were eating babies and sacrificing babies, sacrifice other people etc. and doing all kinds of bad stuff. Very bad stuff.

Knut Fremstad

@Jude James...and even truer today than four months ago.

Vince Scaglione

@C Davis Lol................as if....................Never hear it from them.......they are the zombies!

Janice Place

@David Garrison me neither, but i do now

Roz

@AD staton if you think our time is the same as theirs then you are a zombie. They had time to react but failed. We are out of time but have hope through faith in Jesus Christ. But even that won't stop what we're forced to experience in the flesh thanks to you zombies running blindly into the shot of death vaccine.

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Paul Grimm

Still Rocking In 2021 Let's All Hope This Year Is Better!!

Graham Pudek

Still listening in May 2021 here! 🎉🎉🎉

Darth Vader

Never

Michael Parylak

Many human lives will end over the next few years. Somebody's got to say it.

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