Broken Boy Soldiers is the debut album by American rock band 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". The album earned a nomination for Best Rock Album at the 49th Grammy Awards. The songs were written by Brendan Benson and Jack White. Steady, As She Goes" was the first song the pair worked on, followed by "Broken Boy Soldier"
Broken Boy Soldier is the title track and the third single to be released from the album Broken Boy Soldiers by The Raconteurs, on October 23, 2006 in the UK. Jack White (from Uncut magazine): I guess it was about breaking out, like it’s time for everybody to grow up, kind of thing. There’s a feeling when all your friends are musicians and nobody has a real job, you wonder how long this is going to last and how long it’s going to be before people start – not getting a real job necessarily, but treating people with respect and acting more responsibly
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
Broken Boy Soldier" is the title track and the third single to be released from the album Broken Boy Soldiers by The Raconteurs, on October 23, 2006 in the UK. This track was used in an episode of the NBC television series "Life".