Raconteurs, The - Broken Boy Soldier Lyrics




I'm pulling my questions from my shelf
I'm asking forgiveness
I'm asking about it by myself
And I want you to know this
And I want you to know this

You're rifling through a bunch of toys
That were handed down to me
Just take all the ones you want and then
Give the rest to my family

I'm going back to school today
But I'm dropping myself off
I'm throwing the childhood scenes away
I'm through ripping myself off
I'm done ripping myself off

Well I'm child and man and child again
The toy broken boy soldier

I'm child and man and child again
The boy never gets older
The boy never gets older
The boy never gets older
The boy never gets older
The boy never gets older
Never gets older

The boy broken toy soldier
The boy
The boy...





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Raconteurs, The Broken Boy Soldier Comments
  1. renzy

    Fuck I love this
    Heard it once and had to buy the whole album,jack white is brilliant

  2. NoLikesToYearsAndSources e

    Twin video with There There by Radiohead

  3. Brutos Brutalos

    Jack is one of the most underrated musicans of our generation .

  4. Yasi Soufi

    This song must be on the Patrick Melrose soundtrack. What a song!

  5. DJ Drack

    I'm still saying 10+ yrs later that the Zeppelin overtones, the music video, Jack White (bcuz Jack White), and just all of it....This is one of the most underrated songs of the last 10-20yrs.

  6. enjoy life

    good days! good memories 💕so young

  7. Diana Hernaez

    You´re a genius JW forever!

  8. Ugur Dinçer

    this song reminded me flower travellin band and i dont know why. it sound like them is it only me ??

  9. Chaimae El

    Im in love with this style of songs even if i just started listening to them

  10. James Schultz * Est.1982

    One of my favorite songs ever... yes, thank you Peaky Blinders for using it, you're a great show, but this has been a classic since the day it came out. Peaky uses all the best bands: Queens Of The Stone Age (the best ever), Radiohead, The Kills, The Dead Weather, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs... The Josh Homme, Jack White, and Yorke/Greenwood Trees of Music are responsible for, oh... maybe 80% of all the greatest music the last twenty plus years... in those those four names lie connections to Queens Of The Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, the Dead Weather, Jack White solo, Radiohead, Atoms Of Peace, the original score to classic films "There Will Be Blood, "The Master", "Inherent Vice", "Phantom Thread" and many more, Yorke solo work, the Desert Sessions, Eagles Of Death Metal, Mark Lanegan, Arctic Monkeys... even Iggy Pop and Loretta Lynn! And on and on and on...

  11. SKYSCRAPER TELEVISION

    The female doll at the end of the video looks like Meg...

  12. Nimus Works

    Deep Purple Likes this!!!

  13. HDM Reviews

    Help us Stranger is a great album, I love it and Consolers, but man, nothing beats Broken Boy Soldiers! So many great tracks, Yellow Sun, Level, Store Bought Bones, Blue Veins. Not a bad track on this one, or any!

  14. LEM N' EMS

    Wait this is jack white singing? This is the one song I've heard where he sounds like this, real good job

  15. Aman Khan

    Who the hell disliked this!

  16. Floww

    2019.. This only gets better with age. #salute

  17. WhiteStriped_ Satan

    Well done . Defiantly my favorite track on the album.,

  18. Adrienne Tucker

    Video so 90s. Song so classic.

  19. ruukaoz

    3:02 is that Meg? :D

  20. David Truong

    Jack White is disgustingly good.....he's a man among mere boys.

  21. Dyllan Tyrril

    I'm sure if's been mentioned already, but definitely feeling a Queens of the Stone Age vibe with this one.

  22. Devilman1977

    This is my fav song on this album but I've always felt like it didn't fit in with the other songs on the album, not that the album is bad. It's great but this song is on a whole other level!

  23. Goublon

    This song is under new management, BY ORDER OF THE PEAKY FOOKIN' BLINDERS

  24. Necrohunger

    From 1:56 to the end gives me the chills every time i listen to it since when it was released. Easily the best Jack White performance, not the mention drums, lead guitar and everyone else. Great track

  25. Brian Waldschmidt

    This video reminds me of the banned Beatles album: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/615272/Beatles-album-sale-babies-on-sale

  26. Bender Bending Rodriguez

    As a huge fan of both Led Zeppelin and The Raconteurs, I wanna weigh in here. This sounds NOTHING like Led Zeppelin to me, except perhaps a vague resemblance between Jack's voice and the Robert Plant of many moons ago. If anything, I always thought that, from a musical standpoint, it resembles something the Jeff Beck-era Yardbirds would have done. If Keith Relf had somehow modified his voice to sound as eerie as the hounds at the gates of Hell, that is.

    Incredible song, incredible vocal from Jack, and amazing drumming from Mr. Patrick Keeler! As always.....

  27. Jennifer wildflower

    Creepy Cool Sick freaking vid. Raconteurs! \m/

  28. Anthony d'andrea

    What the hell is this peaky blinders shit!? I been listening to these songs for like 9 years

    Regimeshifts

    only the most amazing show you will see

  29. jormagokast _

    Garrett Hill in Zero Promo 2006

    frank

    YES!!!!!

  30. Jimmy Rustled

    You could slot this song into any early Led Zeppelin album and it wouldn't be out of place.

  31. HaaaWaaaX

    By order of the Peaky fucking Blinders !!

  32. zoom team

    Ебать годнота

  33. renzy

    Jack white 😍😍

  34. Bora Çakmak

    I'm pulling my questions from my shelf
    I'm asking forgiveness
    I'm asking about it by myself
    And I want you to know this
    And I want you to know this
    You're rifling through a bunch of toys
    That were handed down to me
    Just take all the ones you want and then
    Give the rest to my family
    I'm going back to school today
    But I'm dropping myself off
    I'm throwing the childhood scenes away
    I'm through ripping myself off
    I'm done ripping myself off
    Well I'm child and man and child again
    The toy broken boy soldier
    I'm child and man and child again
    The boy never gets older
    The boy never gets older
    The boy never gets older
    The boy never gets older
    The boy never gets older
    Never gets older
    The boy broken toy soldier
    The boy
    The boy...

    John Smith

    White stripes Jolene

  35. eslem özkan

    Evet peğki blayndırstan geldim

  36. No Name

    2018 and I'm here

    Angry Tom Mashups

    Good music is timeless!

  37. Don Quixito

    Gang hit.....gang hit.......sleepy

  38. Don Quixito

    Soooooooo crazy first I have memorys pop up I'm sure didn't take place cause I was aware of my surroundings and time in space mildly induced paranoia complexe but now crazyness talk way to much of everything......

  39. Don Quixito

    There's nothing left to ripe off even my retarded ex Kelli belongs to the whores stalking me they killed my mom repeatedly asking mein a lower life form way to stop offering opportunity to stop them from saying sit here and watch......my cousin was called and the doctor once again and opportunity was presented I don't see the world like that I'm the child of two handicappeds and Jewish relaitves I'm supposed to make since of secret desires....of possible futures it wasn't that I wanted them to stop I can make my self watch even the rape of myself......but I had gone to her church to relatives on both sides and it's not like I haven't played god before....but for a medical insititution to emtional target a response so they can say take blame from them selves is monsteroius

  40. Warlock97

    The atmosphere in the instrumental is so eerie and unique. Almost gives off a psychedelic vibe.

  41. DancingWerewolf333

    How am I just now discovering this??? Where the hell have I been all these years???

  42. Fuzel Fanarouk

    His name is alive

  43. Mark Klimaszewski

    Is this the lost track off Zeppelin 3 ?

    Brian Waldschmidt

    That's the greatest album ever!

    Jules Cakanic

    No. It's Raconteurs, Broken Boy Soldier

  44. mopteh

    chilling track

  45. Lincoln Hawk

    donald trump loves the raconteurs

  46. AnuxeL

    I accidentally deleted 100 songs from my playlist a few years ago
    This used to be one of my favorite songs and I almost forgot about it

  47. Wild Card, Crystal Ball, Lovers, Lady Liberty

    Classic

  48. Wendi Scholfield

    Jack has a way with words! love all he is involved with.

  49. PanosUnknownX33

    PEAKY FOCKING BLINDERS

    Ismail Alshaker

    Hahahahahha 👌👌

    Rinyarat Naracha

    Me too XD

    FuriouStyx

    I AM ARTHUR FOKIN SHELBY AAAAAGGGG

    Skatefishofficial

    foucking

    Kamikaze Boy

    PanosUnknownX33 callate a ti no te sale

  50. Marki

    PEAKY FOOKIN BLINDERS

  51. existential. anarchist

    one of my faves

  52. M. 1

    Been a while since i heard this. Its still fucking brilliant. 😊

  53. Finley Holder

    is this an official music video????

    Candy Cane Gunner

    Yes, it is.

  54. Nick

    BROKEN FOOKIN' SOLDIER

  55. Shane Binot

    Very Led Zeppelin-esque.

  56. Peter Bainbridge

    Insane. The Jackster.

  57. Алексей Муханов

    Это уже слишком, даже для меня

    zoom team

    Алексей Муханов годнота же, не ? В 2018 подробная идея в клипе зашла, от покадрового движения до истории наоборот

  58. max paterni

    ottima l'intro....

  59. David Datura

    Reminds me of Pink Floyd's 'Bike'. This 'The Raconteurs' debut album was fabulous!

    Bender Bending Rodriguez

    Second album was even better! That first song - holy smokes!

  60. Linus Ravenwood

    lol so mutch shit in this shitty ass music n'clip

  61. Trabant

    I just heard this song while watching the first season of Peaky Blinders. I first thought it was Led Zeppelin, but its a band with Jack White in it! I'm pleasantly suprised.

  62. Nika Shikhlinskaya

    I always remember Zeppelin's Friends while listening to this.

  63. Lena Zogler

    Was DAVID FIRTH involved in the making of this video?

    memento mori

    +Gugu Pupu Not disturbed enough to be his. Good stuff anyway.

  64. Zobed

    I dont want to watch deadliest catch, I want to listen to my music.

  65. Sloth

    Lyrics are too close to home.

    Clang_the_Owl

    You fought in the war, lost friends and close ones in it or hot PTSD from it?

    Levi Draper

    Clang_the_Owl You’re taking the song way too literally, the lyrics are very vague and open to interpretation and many people are able to identify with it, there is literally nothing in this song alluding to getting ptsd and losing friends and loved ones in the war.

    LEM N' EMS

    @Levi Draper I interpret it as many young people who are treated like children but are expected to act like an adult, and it's a metaphor how the child can never get older because his family/parents/somebody in his life still treats him like a child (maybe he has a goal he wants to achieve that they don't believe in or whatever it is). They don't respect him so they don't see him as ever becoming an adult. I think that's all I get from this, but that's just my view of it

    Scranvan

    He lives near Birmingham

  66. ian macleod

    Brilliant it's a shame he didn't stick with this band 🎸🎼🔭👍

    Matt Gonzales

    theirrrr back

    Edit Man

    Annnnnd theyre back

  67. Rock Music Videos

    The video for this song features a toy soldier getting built by going through an adventure-like journey that leads to a boy receiving the toy on his birthday and then destroying it.

  68. Thomas Holdsworth

    this video creeps me out like the old Tool videos use too :/

    Anthony Stegner

    So True!

  69. Kim Syberg

    Is it really JackWhite singing this version of the song? If so he sounds very different.

    Mark Baijens

    @Bongolongo Little different maybe. But still very jack Whitish

    Dmz248

    @Bongolongo He quit smoking and cared for his voice back then. It`s not like he does it often.

  70. paloma magdalena carrasco plaza

    buenisimooo

  71. Jay Ingram

    122 people have no idea

    Visar Sherifi

    +Jay Ingram ignorance seems epidemic!!

    Jay Ingram

    @Visar Sherifi for sure bro, what you want actual creativity and meaning in music..?" er yea i thought that was the idea"

    LEM N' EMS

    now they are 183 strong.

  72. jad jad Weever

    i did nt even know that jack white played in this band to and im listining verry long to this band
    serieusly!!!!

  73. When Will You Learn?

    Woah. I got a Tool vibe from this.

  74. mulholland1985

    Jack sounds very similar to early Robert Plant here.

    Ross Carroll

    Was literally thinking the exact same!

    Cody Cromarty

    He actually reminds me a lot of 1970s Geddy Lee.

    Bender Bending Rodriguez

    Nah. Not to these ears, anyway. I never got the whole "Jack sounds like Plant" thing. I hardly hear any resemblance at all. But that's just me...

    Devilman1977

    Absolutely!

    HDM Reviews

    I always thought he sounded like an old lady here, when I was a little kid I thought that!

  75. OMG THIS NAME IS SO LONG IT DOESNT END WHERE DOES IT END WHERE DOES IT LEAD OMG

    I think this song is about bullying...

  76. laim kay

    anything jack white touches tends to turn into gold, but this, this is possibly my favorite track he's touched and that's saying something. 

  77. AkiCelestine

    Impresionante... no hay un tema que no me guste de estos tipos... Jack White la rompe donde sea y como sea!

  78. mancsakacarl

    waChed these live once upon time... Mind blown...

  79. Raul Thorndike

    nyafiaing myself off, whatever, whatever, I'm not asking fiafiaffiaff, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, bla, tdhe "!BoiiiY!",..., fiafiaffiaff, fiafiaffiaff, fiafiaffiaff, fiafiaffiaff, fiafiaffiaf, ffiafiaffiaaaffoff...

    Jim Burns

    Raul Thorndike idiot

  80. Lucas Xavier

    Essa você escuta na bicicleta, tabaquiando, e morrendo de frio.

  81. VEVOMerda

    In "It might get loud" there's Jimmy Page, not Robert Plant

  82. Metamorphesis

    LJ played drums one show

  83. Metamorphesis

    they are making a new record

  84. MaquiladoraIII

    This is one magnificent track.

  85. Wolfgang Kovac

    They did a documentary look up "It might get loud".

  86. SummersPep

    I have and love this album, but really want Consoler Of Lonely too! These guys should tour again. Lots of love for all the members of the band!! ;)

  87. SummersPep

    it's scary isn't it?? I never got to see these guys live, thats a huge bummer for me. I heard that Meg White was actually at a Raconteurs concert and she drummed the encore. I think thats super cool... Im gonna try to find that now. Good day to you :)

  88. Peyton Benton

    THIS VIDEO IS TWISTED AND TRIPPY, But I think I like it... xD

  89. Peyton Benton

    Same here... xD

  90. Troy Withers

    I used to listen to this one in high school! how time flies!

  91. ccschooley

    I think he sounds just like Jack White

    Brian Waldschmidt

    Uhhh, that's because it is Jack White...

  92. brilleaben

    Every rock singer since 1970 does basically

  93. Marcos Poletto

    muito bom!!!

  94. Simon Gechore

    I think he sounds likes older Rush, Its pretty awesome!

  95. Dazzed Lizzi

    love this song....

  96. pantalaemon

    Holy fuckin' shit, is that kid bran?!

    (Also, I disagree, this couldn't have been on any Zeppelin album, Zeppelin never managed to be THIS twisted)

  97. blica1

    this could've easily been a lost Zeppelin track from Zeppelin 1..