"Zombie, Inc." as written by Jesper Claes Haakan Stroemblad, Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte and Anders Par Friden....
Truth serves them embrace
And defend her case
Part flattery, part threats
"For those who cling to this
Dominion will partake in its fall"

With his silence, he passes the
Judgment over them
"With your feverish signs of force
You'll make them and yourself to
Believe that he still retains his full power"

As a platform for divine foundations,
You want to make them suck

Shallowness and beauty
Was all that concerned her body
But the soul, her divine guest
Were thrust to the bottom

Surrendered to the sect
That has risen from its womb
"For those who cling to this
dominion will partake in its fall"


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"Zombie Inc" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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    General CommentThis song is about the fall of religion in general. I cannot go through line by line to prove this because much of the song is unexplainable by me. It is safe to assume that the religion in question is Chrisitanity because of a number of reasons:
    1) Europe is mainly Christian oriented, and is most likely the religion the band has been exposed to the most.
    2) The nameless single god passes judgement, a strong case for either Christianity, Judaism or Muslim... although all three religions believe in the exact same god.
    3) "Womb," although not referring to Mary, is generally associated with Mary, (mother of Jesus).
    Dravon March 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am gonna say this is an AWSOME SONG! I LOVE IT I LOVE THE GUITAR SOLOS AND THE LYRICS AHHH ITS AWSOME
    the Anti heroon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont know what this song means id kinda like to find out but i love this song the guitar in it is just amazing
    ilikeoreoson August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song in the world..
    ArchEnemyon March 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe title is also reminiscent of Kevin Anderson's RESURRECTION, INC., a novel set in the far future where the dead are "resurrected" by advanced technology, their memories of their lifetime completely wiped out so they can be sold (for quite a sum of money) to be Servants. And then one day...a Servant is created, and he remembers...

    Even if there's nothing in common between this book and this song, they're both still quite cool.
    theothernesson December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about media and it's affect on the world. "Zombie Inc" refers to people trying to be as indiffrent as everyone else as possible, and blindly following trends set på fashion magazines and such.

    "shallowness and beauty
    was all that concerned her body
    but the soul, her divine guest
    were thrust to the bottom"
    Pretty obvious, yes? The "she" in question follows fashion blindly, doing what others want and ignoring what she wants.

    "with your feverish signs of force
    you´ll make them and yourself to
    believe that he still retains his full power"
    Simple again - "they" in question think they are in control, but no - the media controls them.
    Varulfon June 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthough i have no idea what this song is about, i have to ask:
    DID ANY ONE ELSE THINK THAT THIS SONG HAD THE BEST FREAKING GUITAR SOLO EVER??????
    xJotunxon August 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentxJotunx - this song has the best guitar solo ever, hands down.

    As for the meaning, I have to agree with Dray...it's probably religion. The "shallowness and beauty" verse is possibly another refernce to Mary. Maybe it's In Flames' way of saying Mary was boinked by a Roman soldier because she was a ditzy lil' flirt, and then, ~9 months later, the "divine soul" (Jesus) "were thrust to the bottom" of the manger by a series of uterine spasms. I think we can all agree that In Flames' way of saying it sounds a little better.

    Rather than being about the fall of religion in general, or even Christianity, I think it may be about the decline of Catholocism. I think the quote "'with your feverish signs of force you´ll make them and yourself to believe that he still retains his full power'" in the 2nd verse refers to the pope. "...and defend her case part flattery, part threats" in the first verse might refer to the Church's divinization of Mary, where they flatter her and threaten others who don't hold her in the same high regard.
    CHEGnotKEGon September 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto me this song has nothing to do with religion i believe it is more from the angle that men cling to women just for sex making themselves zombies that only hurt themselves being that basing everythign on sex will crumble overtime and the part where its stated

    "with your feverish signs of force
    you´ll make them and yourself to
    believe that he still retains his full power"

    i believe is refered to the fact everyone would like to believe they are in control of a situation.
    meh kickass song cant get enough of them
    d33ron September 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJudging from the title, it is obvious that this song is about somekind of powerful group/dominion/religion/
    government/whatever..

    "shallowness and beauty
    was all that concerned her body
    but the soul, her divine guest
    were thrust to the bottom"

    seems to be pretty straightforward about people in general loosing touch with their spirituality and caring more and more about the physical appearance of everything.


    "with his silence, he passes the
    judgement over them
    "with your feverish signs of force
    you´ll make them and yourself to
    believe that he still retains his full power""

    by having a "him" in this verse, it seems they are establishing a contrast or similtude to the "she" of the previous verse.
    This might be unimportant though.
    Anyway, this verse is about some kind of authority trying to retain it's power, which it seems to be loosing.
    I think In Flames didn't have any specific authority in mind when writing this.
    It's for YOU to decide.


    "surrendered to the sect
    that has risen from it´s womb
    "for those who cling to this
    dominion will partake in it´s fall" "

    The authory previously mentioned (Zombie Inc)
    is being toppled by a new "sect", which seems to suggest this song is about religion.

    "as a platform for divine foundations,
    you want to make them suck"

    This reinforces the religious idea, though it might just be metaphors.
    Zombie Inc might be a religious authority, which is "making people suck", i.e. weakening, blinding or hurting people.

    "thruth serves them embrace
    and defend her case
    part flattery, part threats
    "for those who cling to this
    dominion will partake in it´s fall" "

    Hard to decipher, but generally this is a description of Zombie Inc. and a warning to those who are a part of it.


    Overall, this song is about authorities being toppled, and a warning to those who are a part of the authority..
    "for those who cling to this
    dominion will partake in it´s fall"..
    This song is somewhat obscure at times IN ORDER for YOU to apply this song to something you see fit.
    Typical In Flames.
    Ddaduttaon October 09, 2005   Link

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