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Push The Button was the Israeli entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki performed by the group Teapacks.

Performed in three different languages, it deals with the fears of nuclear warfare. The subject matter caused controversy as it was assumed to be about Israel's fears with nuclear Iran, and its appearance on Eurovision was in jeopardy until the EBU decided it was okay.

It was performed 2nd in the semifinal, following Bulgaria and preceding Cyprus. At the close of voting, it finished in 24th place with 17 points, failing to make the final and, as of 2018, marking Israel's worst showing at Eurovision to date.

Lyrics

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
Push the button, push the button
Push the bu… push the bu… push the button

Il y a plein de souffrance, dans la rue y’a trop d’violence
Et on a beaucoup de chance d’être vivant, même pas blessés
Avancement tactique de régime fanatique
Situation tragique qui me met les larmes aux yeux

And I don’t wanna die
I wanna see the flowers bloom, don’t wanna go kaput kaboom
And I don’t wanna cry
I wanna have a lot of fun just sitting in the sun
But nevertheless

He’s gonna push the button, push the button
Push the bu… push the bu… push the button
Push the button, push the button
Push the bu… push the bu… push the button

Mesarim mitpotsetsim alai
Tilim mit’ofefim vegam noflim alai
Shotrim veganavim mitrotsetsim alai
Vehem koftsim alai, mitkartsetsim alai

Alelai, alelai, ta’ane li, Elohai, hai
Hasiut haze aroch midai
Kshe’ani bekoshi chai vekulam mekavnim elai
Ze mukdam lashir ulai shenatati la chaiai

Mishtara, tsevet hatsala
Hine ze baKdam, shir lelo salam
Adom ze lo rak tseva, ze yoter kmo dam

Shuv otser balev et hanshima
Shelo tifrach achshav haneshama
Hine milchama, hine hanshama

Bum bum, ze ma shekore achshav
Ben raketa lematsheta, ben tsofe lekatav
Ben mechtaf lenechtaf, ben gashum lesharav
Haslama bamadregot ola vetofeset kav

Klum, klum, ze ma shekulam osim
Kitsonim maktsinim vektsinim martsinim
Hatmimim mitmatnim, mamtinim lantunim
Ve’onim (Shekulam chasrei onim)

Olam kulo demonim she’anachnu stam pionim
Veshampionim im zhitonim machlitim ma sheihye
Nihul be’atsaltaim onia mele’a bemaim
Vekulam shotim lechaim vetov’im ze letsad ze

Ulai ze chad midai
Tsarich lashir shirei dkalim, shirei midbar lelo dgalim
Ani od chai, chai, chai
Ve’im yamshich lihyot mafchid, rak az ani agid

I’m gonna push the button, push the button
Push the bu… push the bu… push the button
Push the button, push the button
Push the bu… push the bu… push the button

There’s a lot of suffering, in the streets there’s too much violence
And we are very lucky to be alive, even unscathed
Tactical advancement of a fanatical regime
A tragic situation that brings tears to my eyes

Messages are exploding on me
Missiles are flying are also landing on me
Cops and robbers are running all over me
And they’re jumping me, getting on my case

Alas, alas, answer me, my God, hi
This nightmare is too long
When I’m barely alive and everyone is aiming at me
Maybe it’s too early to sing that I gave her my life

Police, rescue team
It made it to the Kdam, a song with no peace
Red is not just a colour, it’s more like blood

Again I’m stopping the breathing in my heart
So I won’t drop dead
First it’s a war, now it’s resuscitation

Boom boom, that’s what is happening now
In between a rocket and a machete, a viewer and a reporter
Underhanded opportunism and a kidnapee, rain and a heatwave
An escalation in the levels is setting up camp

Nothing, nothing, that’s what everyone is doing
Hard-liners become more extreme and officers more serious
The naive become more moderate, waiting for the data
And reply (That everyone is helpless)

A world full of demons where we are nothing but pawns
And champions with gambling chips decide the outcome
Sluggish management, a ship filled with water
And everyone is raising a toast and drowning side by side

Maybe it’s too sharp
We should sing songs of palm tree, desert songs with no flags
I’m still alive, alive, alive
And if it keeps on being scary, only then will I say

I’m gonna push the button, push the button
Push the bu… push the bu… push the button
Push the button, push the button
Push the bu… push the bu… 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
Push the button, push the button
Push the bu… push the bu… push the button

There’s a lot of suffering, in the streets there’s too much violence
And we are very lucky to be alive, even unscathed
Tactical advancement of a fanatical regime
A tragic situation that brings tears to my eyes

And I don’t wanna die
I wanna see the flowers bloom, don’t wanna go kaput kaboom
And I don’t wanna cry
I wanna have a lot of fun just sitting in the sun
But nevertheless

He’s gonna push the button, push the button
Push the bu… push the bu… push the button
Push the button, push the button
Push the bu… push the bu… push the button

Messages are exploding on me
Missiles are flying are also landing on me
Cops and robbers are running all over me
And they’re jumping me, getting on my case

Alas, alas, answer me, my God, hi
This nightmare is too long
When I’m barely alive and everyone is aiming at me
Maybe it’s too early to sing that I gave her my life

Police, rescue team
It made it to the Kdam, a song with no peace
Red is not just a colour, it’s more like blood

Again I’m stopping the breathing in my heart
So I won’t drop dead
First it’s a war, now it’s resuscitation

Boom boom, that’s what is happening now
In between a rocket and a machete, a viewer and a reporter
Underhanded opportunism and a kidnapee, rain and a heatwave
An escalation in the levels is setting up camp

Nothing, nothing, that’s what everyone is doing
Hard-liners become more extreme and officers more serious
The naive become more moderate, waiting for the data
And reply (That everyone is helpless)

A world full of demons where we are nothing but pawns
And champions with gambling chips decide the outcome
Sluggish management, a ship filled with water
And everyone is raising a toast and drowning side by side

Maybe it’s too sharp
We should sing songs of palm tree, desert songs with no flags
I’m still alive, alive, alive
And if it keeps on being scary, only then will I say

I’m gonna push the button, push the button
Push the bu… push the bu… push the button
Push the button, push the button
Push the bu… push the bu… push the button

Videos

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Teapacks - Push The Button (Israel) Live 2007 Eurovision Song Contest

Teapacks - Push The Button (Israel) Live 2007 Eurovision Song Contest

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