The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
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How Jack lost his stripes and found a friend
What fool Jack White, man. Does he want any more, or do you think he’s good as he is? Supermodel wife, cute-as-a-button ex-wife (who he gets to see all the time), a baby on the way, more money than Saudi Arabia x God + The House Of Bush. And a simpering group of peers who clearly wish they had even the beginning of an idea how to carry off old-school kewl and bang-up-to-the-minute freshness...
- May 15, 2006
Tracklisting click track to read more
- Steady As She Goes
- Broken Boy Soldier
- Intimate Secretary
- Store Bought Bones
- Yellow Sun
- Call It a Day
- Blue Veins
Many Shades Of Black
- Jul 11, 2008
Jack's back with the Racon...who? The Cannery Ballroom, Nashville (April 14)
- May 2, 2008
Salute Your Solution
- Apr 11, 2008
Jack White and co will release a live film of their 2008 jazz festival appearance on June 18
Jack White and co are due to kick off US comeback dates tomorrow (September 14)
Jack White's band to headline MI Festival
The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers: Wikipedia Album Entry
Broken Boy Soldiers is the debut album of The Raconteurs, released on May 15, 2006 in the United Kingdom and May 16, 2006 in the United States. The album was generally favored among critics and spawned the hit single Steady As She Goes.
Critics were generally favorable towards Broken Boy Soldiers. Rolling Stone said of the album "Expectations were sky-high, but the Raconteurs exceed them all." People magazine gave the album three-and-a-half stars, making the album the Critic's Choice of the week; they commented "Broken Boy Soldiers incorporates just enough weirdness to show that he (White) hasn't completely changed his stripes." More conservatively, Billboard remarked "No one is breaking any ground here, and White fanatics looking for a new White Stripes record should temper their expectations. But as far as side projects go, this is as good as it gets."
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When I was surrounded by the world
You were the only one who came
And you were the only one astounded, which kept me grounded
As the other girls thrashed my very name
Yellow sun is shining in the afternoon
I'd really like to tell you, but I feel it's too soon
My actions are dictated by the phase of the moon
The phase of the moon
Down upon your hands and knees
Underneath the poplar trees
Digging through the sticks and stones
Looking for store bought bones
My baby's on the level
I try to read her mind
She's on the straight and narrow
I'm guessin' all the time
You and me forever, we belong together
And we'll always endeavor, through out any type of weather
You want everything to be just like
I've got a rabbit, it likes to hop
I've got a girl and she likes to shop
The other foot looks like it won't drop
I had an uncle and he got shot
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
Girl, you've got those hands that heal
Help me get in touch with what I feel
'Cause you understand and you sympathize
And you know me best, it's no surprise
Find yourself a girl and settle down
Live a simple life in a quiet town
Steady as she goes
Can we call it a day? Now would that be okay?
Can we just go our own separate ways?
'Cos I'm cold and I'm wet and I'm willing to bet
That you constructed this maze