Culture, Global, Israel

Push the Button

Just in time for Purim: Israel’s entry in this year’s Eurovision — that annual celebration of tact — is a song that many say is about a nuclear Holocaust brought by Iran. (Although it can probably be read in various ways, as “some crazy rulers” could apply to a large percentage of players in the region.)

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
More here.

11 thoughts on “Push the Button

  1. Wow, I think I like it too. Its very strange.
    Are all their songs this crazy? If so I should order their album

  2. man this song sucks.
    that said, no reason it shouldn’t be allowed to compete against all the other whack songs that are the Eurovision’s bread and butter.
    F*cking Fins.

  3. Hmm. Abanibi just cycled on my iTunes, I noticed for the first time what an ungepatchke song it is. Given how clever Tipiks is (cf. “hashir hazeh omed lihiyot pirsomet”), I suspect that the combination of languages and genres (rap? accordion ?!?) is probably a deliberate melange…. and that the political message was designed to provoke the ridiculous reaction.

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