"Israel's Song" as written by and Doug Martsch....
A boy becomes normal today
Finally breaks away
Into freshness and understanding
He pushed the world he knew
Will the world break him back
Will someone snap him in half
And build back the glass
Or is it just the boy now

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"Israel's Song" as written by Doug Martsch

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    General CommentYou're Probably all wrong. Doug is jewish. This song is about the State of Israel. It's so young it's like a boy. I was created with the best intentions but will the "world and it's actions" brake Israel down or "snap it in half"? To a lot of people, it's already broken. I think the lyrics are a little deeper than we inicially though.
    DanRosemon October 05, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe broke away. he kicks ass. built to spil kicks ass.
    nonnycrieson January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother BTS jem. This song actually makes me really happy for the boy who finally breaks away into freshness and understanding. Listening to this song I just can't stop thinking, Right on man. You did it. I'd like to give him a good pat on the back. I agree, he kicks ass. We're talking about Jesus right?
    loveloveloveron January 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song could be about Daniel Johns, frontman for the band Silverchair.
    When his band Silverchair came out in 1995, he was only 15 ("a boy"). Their biggest song was called "Tomorrow" but the first song of their debut album that was somewhat popular was called "Israel's Son."
    I don't think Daniel Johns "became normal" then, but since his band was very Nirvana-like and came out following the death of Kurt Cobain, he definitely could have "pushed the world he knew." Silverchair was Australian grunge.
    rchammer90on May 20, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commenthell yeah^!
    *Modest_ Mouse*on February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgahh this song sounds exactly like modest mouse.. particularly the song off "this is a long drive" called "exit does not exist"

    i swear if one didn't know any better they'd think this was modest mouse.. however mm's sound (on long drive atleast) was alot more skeletal if you catch my drift.. this song sounds so full..
    enjoisktboardingon July 12, 2007   Link

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