Eurovision may ban song due to lyrics on nuclear war

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Dafydd, Mar 3, 2007.

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  1. "There are some crazy rulers, they hide and try to fool us, with demonic, technological willingness to harm. They’re gonna push the button, push the button.”

    Maybe they can tell the committee it is about Bush, and it'll be allowed.


    I find it interesting that Eurovision is trying to ban this song on the basis that it's the wrong political message to protest a nuclear threat,. However, digging into their past competitors it seems in 1982 a Finnish band entered with a song against the neutron bomb and was allowed to compete. Here is the link directly from the Eurovision site:

    The 1982 Eurovision Song Contest took place in Harrogate's Conference centre and was hosted by Jan Leeming. 18 countries participated, Finland came last with a protest song against neutron bombs.
     
  2. Wasn't 'Boom, Bang a Bang' a song about bombs?
     
  3. and 99 red balloons by Nena
     
  4. Iran isn't mentioned in this song.


    The offending lyrics : Push The Button



    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 explode on me

    Missiles fly and fall on me

    Cops and robbers gang up on me

    Jump on me and beat up on me

    My god my god answer me

    This nightmare is just too long

    While i'm barely alive and everyone is aiming at me

    Perhaps its too early to sing

    That "I gave you my life" (reference to previous Israeli entry)

    Wai wai the police

    Wau wau paramedics

    Here is a song without "Salaam" (Peace in Arabic)

    Red isn't just a color its more like blood

    Again it freezes the breath in my heart

    That now my soul wont flower

    Here is war here is my soul

    Boom boom this is what's going on now

    Between rockets between observer and writer

    Between kidnapper and kidnapped between rain and drought

    Escalation rises and takes up position

    It's ok it's ok this is what everyone's doing

    Radicals radicalize and officers sober up

    The innocent become moderate waiting for the data
    and say:

    Everyone is helpless.

    The whole world is demons and we are just peons
    and champignons with jitons decide what’s going to be

    Managing the slothfull the ship is full of water

    And everyone is drinking l'haim and drowning side by side

    Perhaps this is too sharp

    Perhaps we should sing songs of palm trees, songs of desert without flags

    "I'm still alive alive alive" (reference to previous Israeli entry) and if he's going to keep scaring me

    Only then I'll say

    I’m gonna push the button
     
  5. I think that they are just surprised that someone has written a Eurovision song that means something......

    Wasn't Abba's Waterloo about a war???
     
  6. Yes. IIRC, legend has it that the French were the only nation who felt that the song merited 'nul points' when it came to the voting...
     
  7. Dafydd, if you didn't cut and paste that and actually wrote it all out, you seriously need to sell the PC and get out more! LOL!

    Justin Hawkins always looks like a dirty little Ba*&^%%d if you ask me.

    Who knows England may win?????
     
  8. Hi All,

    "Enola Gay", by OMD?

    Not a Eurovision song, but perhaps it should have been.

    Best Regards,

    b_flat
     
  9. Doubt it but the United Kingdom might.

    As a music lover, I think the whole fcuking thing should be banned.
     
  10. Excellent response.

    Rubbish song though, actually improved by being sung in German.
     
  11. Of course Nena's 99 Red Balloons was NEVER a European Drinking Contest entry but Nicole, also German, won it in 82 with this shite, sorry song.

    A little peace
    Just like a flower as winter begins
    And just like fire in an icy wind
    Just like a doll that nobody wants anymore
    That's how I feel every day

    Then I see the clouds above
    And I hear the cries of the birds in the wind
    I sing my song in fear of the dark
    And hope that nothing happens

    A little peace, a little sunshine
    For this earth on which we're living
    A little peace, a little joy
    A little warmth, that's what I wish for

    A little peace, a little dreaming
    And that people won't cry as often
    A little peace, a little love
    May I never lose hope anymore

    I know my songs won't help very much
    I'm just a girl who says what she feels
    Alone I'm helpless, a bird in the wind
    That feels the storm begin

    A little peace, a little sunshine
    For this earth on which we're living
    A little peace, a little joy
    A little warmth, that's what I wish for

    A little peace, a little dreaming
    And that people won't cry as often
    A little peace, a little love
    May I never lose hope anymore

    Sing with me a little song
    (A little peace, a little sunshine)
    (For this earth on which we're living)
    May the world live in peace
    (A little peace, a little joy)
    (A little warmth, that's what I wish for)

    Sing with me a little song
    (A little peace, a little dreaming)
    (And that people won't cry as often)
    May the world live in peace
    (A little peace, a little love)
    (May I never lose hope anymore)

    That's an awful load of peace.
     
  12. Sugababes never sang about Iran did they?
     
  13. Just caught up with the Eurovision entries on Youtube. The Israeli one is very definitly tongue planted in cheek.

    Interestingly a search of the forum doesn't seem to find a Eurovision thread beyond this one.

    Can you explain to me how on Earth you ended up with that entry to represent the UK?

    NTM
     
  14. Because anyone dense enough to watch this Euro Pap is certainly dense enough to vote for it!

    I quiet like Germanys 1939 entry into Europe though..
     
  15. CT, another Eurovision mystery is that Israel isn't even part of the continent of Europe.

    I think these days that there must be a special committee that only picks no-hopers for the "Royame Etat Uni" entry. However we have a TV presenter called Terry Wogan who always sends up the whole Eurovision thing something rotten. It makes for great viewing.

    BING A BING A BANG BOOM :D :D

    SLR (Not to be confused with SLR Boy).