I was listening to the radio on my way into work one morning last week when I heard an old song by the Hooters from the 1980’s called ‘All You Zombies.’
And no, not those zombies. But it could be…
I’ll get to that later.
I don’t know the origin of the song and, it would appear, neither do The Hooters Eric Bazillian doesn’t know either. He said the lyrics just started coming to them without even thinking about it. As he said in an article in the Chicago Tribune:
”We just chased it down. We stopped what we were doing to go after this thing, and an hour later, the song was written, start to finish. We`re still trying to really understand the song. People ask us what it`s about, and while there`s a lot of heavy stuff in there, the weird thing is we didn’t consciously put it there. Who knows? Maybe in some bizarre way it came from somewhere else through us.”
The song lyrics tell of the stories of Noah and Moses and how no one listened to them when they each were telling the people about the coming judgement. They laughed at Noah when he was building his ark; they danced and partied and worshiped a bull while Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the Ten Commandments.
The refrain talks about the ‘zombies hiding their faces’ and ‘the pieces gonna fall on you.’
I believe this to be a direct reference to Revelation 6:15-16:
“And the Kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.“
In my opinion, I don’t think it’s an accident how this song came about. God has a way of using people in order to try to warn everyone.
I wrote about zombies in our society: those people who have been so tied into their technology that they no longer see the world around them. Some of them have given an hour or so a week in church and that’s it; others give more time but, in the end, they have become zombies to their technology. They’ve being programmed to ignore God and just look forward to seeing a Like in their Facebook feed.
In the end, as the Hooters wrote (or God through them) that the pieces are gonna fall on them.
I’ll post a link to the song, below, so that you can listen to it and have your own interpretation.