Maître Gims – Zombie (English lyrics)

Note : During an interview Maitre Gims described the meaning of the song Zombie.
“Zombie” is the hidden face of “J’me tire”. There’s 2 living beings inside of me that are at war for years.
There’s a side that wants to go back to a simple life and there’s Maitre Gims who likes this and wants to continue.
So in the end, I’m like a Zombie, unanimated. Kind of like a bipolar person.
I think a lot of artist are like that.
Once you reach a certain level of success, you lose yourself, you don’t know where you’re at. On one side things are working out but on the other, a little less. But I prefer to be this way rather than to be a guy that is totally fine with his success. It’s important to be inconsistent. If you only care about success it’s over for you, you become a detestable person. I know some people who no longer speak to their own brother, their parents because of that”.
In another interview he axplained the meaning behind the clip.
“That was Gandhi Djuna (his real name) that was burrying Maitre Gims. If you look closely, at the end of the clip, there’s a hand that comes out, so Maitre Gims isn’t really dead, he comes back at the end. But it’s my way of saying that I’m withdrawing for a little while. At that time I was saying to myself : It’s too much, I can’t keep going, it’s gonna explode. I decided to not go on tour despite the fact that it was already launched. Maitre Gims was announced at Bercy and I quickly shut down the news because I wasn’t ready”.

Intro (x2) :
my sanity was dozing off
my conscious was guiding me
my subconscious would advice me against
But my spirit wants to fly away

1rst verse :
Stop, think back about your kids
What are you talking to me about ?
Bite your tongue
you’re paranoid
Manipulated by someone else
That let’s you believe that the world is black
But too late
Lost in the fog
You’re paranoid
Manipulated by someone else
You’re not the one you used to be
Your sanity is being torn apart
You defy your desires
Just let yourself go
Take off those chains
That are slowing you down, That are slowing you down

Chorus :
Stop, I make bonds with people, I’ve lost count
Build my life, build in the void
People look at me : “Hope keeps us going”
How to make me feel alive, I’m a zombie

2nd verse :
Stop, calm things down a little
Here, you realize
That everything isn’t all glittery
You’re paranoid
Manipulated by someone else
You don’t differ much from the others
You’ve made a few mistakes
To each his flaws
You’re paranoid
Manipulated by someone else
You’re not the one you used to be
Your sanity is being torn apart
You defy your desires
Just let yourself go
Take off those chains
That are slowing you down, that are slowing you down

Chorus :
Stop, I make bonds with people, I’ve lost count
Build my life, build in the void
People look at me : “Hope keeps us going”
How to make me feel alive, I’m a zombie

Bridge (x2) :
my sanity was dozing off
my conscious was guiding me
my subconscious would advice me against
But my spirit wants to fly away

Chorus :
Stop, I make bonds with people, I’ve lost count
Build my life, build in the void
People look at me : “Hope keeps us going”
How to make me feel alive, I’m a zombie

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