Broken Boy Soldier

Album: Broken Boy Soldier (2006)
Charted: 22
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Songfacts®:

  • Jack White (from Uncut magazine): "I guess it was about breaking out, like it's time for everybody to grow up, kind of thing. There's a feeling when all your friends are musicians and nobody has a real job, you wonder how long this is going to last and how long it's going to be before people start - not getting a real job necessarily, but treating people with respect and acting more responsibly. That was the second song we wrote, and that's when I knew things were going to get interesting."

Comments: 2

  • Mad Rex from MinnyThis song reminds me of the German film The Tin Drum. Oskar, the main character, is a boy who doesn't grow older.
  • Alex from Hometown, PaI felt like the song was making growing up seem negative, contrary to what Jack said in that magazine quote..
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