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!


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All You Zombies Lyrics as written by Eric M. Bazilian Eric Bazilian

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  • +5
    General Comment

    The reason churchy radio stations wont play this song-
    People in high places are the Churches leadership This is a cheeky shot at the lack of leadership that existence in the church, not willing to face actual persecution to make a change or take large action to generate it None are prophet like, and none stand taking a radical positive movement towards humanity (unlike noah and Moses) 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!

    This is a request for church leadership to see people are leaving and to achieve something make a change to the world with the power they have

    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!

    And this reference is the pieces of the tablet once fell on the non church now falls on church leadership- a reversal

    CAFAon July 15, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    Christians, quit being Zombies and take a stand for your faith and what is right.

    simfaithguitaron June 13, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    lol its old testiment refferances so it applies to christain and jew alike. I find it quite offencesive that im supposedly a zombie becuase i wont base my beleifs on a series of heavily manipluated acieant literature and the way in which my society has chosen to interpret it. beliving in somthing with blind "faith" and with out an open mind seems a whole lot closer to the mindless undead if you ask me =P weather it be religion, patriotism or anything else of the nature. :)

    motzoon December 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    how come no one has commented on this song? It's an absolute classic. Im not sure of the meaning, but I'm guessing it's about mindless people following others= Zombies...I think it's telling us to STAND UP for what we beleieve. Something along those lines...

    mcrsgerard_03on January 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    It's a great song, but the last verse always makes me laugh... Noah and his family were supposed to be around centuries before the Israelites even came into being. Splitting hairs perhaps, but the singer makes such a big point about it lol.

    david_lpfanon March 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Sorry to tell you guys who commented before, but the two guys who wrote this song are both Jewish so I don't think it was intended to have any "Christian- specific" meaning behind it. Of course you can take it to mean whatever you want personally but I don't believe that was what it meant to them.

    mikey9090on September 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Some times lyrics are put in just to sound good... Just look at the beastie boys songs..

    muletrainhoeon January 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    I don't think this has much of a true interpretation besides the obvious Bible references and the lines "All you people hide your faces. All you people in the street."

    However, this is my interpretation of the lyrics:

    Moses stood up to Pharaoh, even though there was going to be consequences. "Holy Moses met the Pharaoh Yeah, he tried to set him straight Looked him in the eye, 'Let my people go!'"

    He went to the mountain and got the Ten Commandments, but broke it in anger, after seeing the idol that the people had made while he was gone. "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!"

    A metaphor for the people being punished afterward. "The pieces gonna fall on you"

    They mocked Noah for building the ark, but it didn't dissuade him from continuing his work. "No one ever spoke to Noah, They all laughed at him instead Workin' on his ark, Workin' all by himself"

    He took his family with him on the ark to be safe from the flood. Some of his family's descendants eventually became the Israelites. "Only Noah saw it comin', Forty days and forty nights, Took his sons and daughters with him, Yeah, they were the Israelites!"

    The people who weren't on the ark were wiped out by the flood. "The rain's gonna fall on you"

    A lot of the people are embarrassed and afraid to let others know that they are followers of God(e.g. Peter denying Jesus), and a lot of the denominations keep to themselves and don't try to reach out to the others everywhere and be a community of Christians, undivided. "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!"

    Most 'followers' of God don't have the courage and vigor that those such as Moses and Noah had, thus the "zombies" part. Eventually, it's all going to fall on them for doing nothing. "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!"

    AkaiEdgeon September 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Personally, I agree with HighPalms' beautiful interpretation.

    BUT the artist probably didn't really mean anything when writing the lyrics.

    You get attached to things...feelings. Christian-Jew alike...just reaching out there for some peace.

    ops959on February 22, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I always thought the song was a warning of an upcoming financial crisis. "All you sittin' in high places" were the people at the top who lost out in the collapse of junk bonds and a sharp stock crash that happened at the end of the 80's decade and triggered a domino effect that fell on all of us "zombies"

    hiwaystaron May 17, 2016   Link

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