Mar 5, 2007 12:18 am


Israelis overwhelmingly chose this song to represent the country at the upcoming Eurovision. It appears that it is a bit too real for European officials so they threaten to ban it. Here are the offending lyrics. They were written by a man from Sderot whose town has been suffering from Kassam barrages. You can see the performance on youtoub. Moreover, a major part of Israel's population is made up by holocaust survivors. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Whatever their government may choose to do or not do, the choice of the song implies that Israelis are not fooled.

The world is full of terror

If someone makes an error

He's gonna blow us up to biddy biddy kingdom come

There are some crazy rulers they hide and try to fool us

With demonic, technologic willingness to harm

They're gonna push the button push the button push the bu, push the bu, push the button

Everybody's suffering

The streets are filled with violence

How lucky we are

To have got this far

Without even getting injured

As this regime, so fanatical

Gets even more tactical

It's so tragic my eyes fill with tears

And I don't want to die

I want to see the flowers bloom

Don't want a go capoot ka boom

And I don't want to cry

I wanna have a lot of fun

Just sitting in the sun

Messages are exploding on me

Rockets are flying and landing on me

Police and thieves are chasing me

Jumping on me and pestering me

Woe is me, woe is me, answer me oh living God

This nightmare is too long

When I am barely living and everyone is aiming at me it is too early, perhaps, to sing that I have given you my life

Wha, Wha the police

Weeoo, weeoo a rescue team

Here it is in the semi-finals without salaam

Red is not only a colour, it's more like blood.

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