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The White Stripes: Seven Nation Army Meaning

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Song Released: 2003


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White Stripes, The
Seven Nation Army

I'm gonna fight 'em all
A seven nation army couldn't hold me back
They're gonna rip it off
Taking their time right behind my back

And I'm talking to myself at night
Because I can't forget
Back and...

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    anonymous
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    Feb 12th, 2011 2:44pm report


    Seven Nation Army: 7 Nation Army is mentioned in the Bible in the conquest of Canaan.

    Seven Nations — the name also refers to the seven original Celtic nations of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Galecia, Isle of Man, and Brittany. Since the Queen of England is mentioned in the song, this sort of makes sense.

    I think the song refers to a great scam perpetrated on the world. I think the last verse is a metaphor of the Wizard of Oz.

    i'm going to wichita- (Kansas is Dorthy's home)
    far from this opera forever more
    i'm gonna work the straw.....(scarecrow)(biblical reference of baking bricks without straw)(research strawman concept..a great scam)
    make the sweat drip out of every pore
    and i'm bleedin'
    and i'm bleedin'
    and i'm bleedin'
    right before the lord (symbolically the wizard)
    All the words are gonna bleed from me and I will THINK no more. (Scarecrow lack of brain)
    and the stains coming from my blood tell me go back home....(no place like home)

    In the video, during the part ,"bleeding before the lord", a green tongue of fire appears over his head. This would also support the wizard of oz theory in that the wizard's image was green and surrounded with fire. The video also used a constant moving triangle shape graphic effect. This is similar to the triangular shaped hallway that led up to the wizard's chamber.

    I think Mr. White is smarter than we give him credit. He obviously is not afraid to use symbolism or make biblical references as in "Get behind me Satan".



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    daku
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    Nov 28th, 2005 11:18pm report


    This song is about possibly Jack White and how the media is driving him mad. Near the end of the song where he says "I'm going to Witchita/I'm gonna work the straw/let the sweat drop from every pore" he's going to live the simpler life that doesn't include the media, even if it means hard labor, but eventually he doesn't like the labor and finds that he has to go back to the music biz.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 28th, 2011 1:53pm report


    When the UN recognized Israel as a nation in 1948, it was invaded within hours by a "seven nation army" of seven Arab countries -- Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon,Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Any connection with this song?



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    anonymous
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    Nov 21st, 11:38pm report


    Its Rock and Roll baby. ITs all about the craiziest life then needing a break . Moving to Wichita and working the farm for a easier life.



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    anonymous
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    May 5th, 2018 5:49am report


    HE wants to conquer and rule the world (globalists). But HE can't organize good life. He leaves it and doesn't care (...I'm gonna serve it to you) and goes for another try to "find a (new) home" which is US (Wichita the main air-force base). But the truth is not on his side (I'm bleeding right before the Lord). He knows he will fail and go HOME to Got (die or get wild-"I will think no more").



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    anonymous
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    May 5th, 2018 5:44am report


    HE wants to conquer and rule the world (globalists). But HE can't organize good life. He leaves it and doesn't care (...I'm gonna serve it to you) and goes for another try to "find a (new) home" which is US (Wichita the main air-force base). But the truth is not on his side. He knows he will fail and go HOME to Got (die).



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    anonymous
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    Aug 2nd, 2017 8:28pm report


    According to the man who wrote the song its actually a joke and has nothing to do with Israel.

    As a kid he misunderstood salvation army and thought people were saying 7 nation army and that is where the title comes from

    Funny to me so many people replying here are saying its about Israel



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    anonymous
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    Aug 2nd, 2017 8:27pm report


    According to the man who wrote the song its actually a joke and has nothing to do with Israel.

    As a kid he misunderstood salvation army and thought people were saying 7 nation army and that is where the title comes from



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    anonymous
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    Jan 24th, 2017 1:08pm report


    Hidden Teachings of Jesus Christ.
    Watch that then you will understand

    In Gnostic Christian teachings, You must perform Kundalini and master your 7 chakras so that you can therefore overcome them and not be reliant on them. Sending your energy up to your pituitary gland secreting DMT and the pineal gland secreting Melatonin and allows you to connect to the Divine. All through kechari mudra and EXTENDED pious living, fasting, and ultimately christos ascension meditation.
    Rejoining with the Father and leaving this cycle of rebirth into hell. Going home once again.

    Farewell.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 25th, 2016 6:43am report


    A seven nation army defeated Napoleon at Waterloo.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 1st, 2014 10:15pm report


    The 7 nation army refers to the 7 arab armies that invaded the state of Israeli after its creation. "im going to fight em off" Israel defeats the 7 armies. "the feeling in my bones says find a home" and "go back" home could mean the Jews going back to Israel to set up a state and escape the persecution in Europe."everyones got a story to tell" and everyone knows about it" could also mean about how every Jew who survived the holocaust has a story and everyone knows about the holocaust!!



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    anonymous
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    Jun 25th, 2014 6:36am report


    a story about the battles with the Lakota sioux indian nation. told through of US calavry soldier. first the battle, then guilt and finally returning to his home

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    anonymous
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    Nov 25th, 2012 11:07pm report


    The seven nation army is the Salvation Army it's how he said it as a kid til he grew up and found out it was Salvation Army and its about how you go to a town and everyone is talking about you and you can't stand it anymore to the point you have to leave and when he leaves he sees how much he misses it and has winds up going back



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    anonymous
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    Mar 11th, 2012 3:15pm report


    I believe it refers to a Hopi Prophecy relating to Armageddon

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    anonymous
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    Feb 21st, 2012 2:14pm report


    Look up the meaning of a seven nation army in the Bible.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 25th, 2012 1:41am report


    I think it's about the theft of black music in the 50s and 60s by white musicians and producers.

    "They're gonna rip it off
    Taking their time right behind my back"

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    anonymous
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    Oct 14th, 2011 10:24pm report


    The queen of England refers to the Monarch mind control and the hounds of help are the "ELITE". He is without being too blatant about it saying what maybe he and what most MK' d artist go through. Try to break free and live a simple life but most go crazy and are either killed I.e. Tupac, Michael Jackson, Elvis, Kurt Cobain, Marilyn Monroe, etc. Knowledge is POWER.

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    anonymous
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    Oct 14th, 2011 10:13pm report


    It's about being sick of the entertainment industry aka the shadows who control it. Messages, mind control, check it mk ultra in which artists are programed like machines. See also true meaning of Eminems I'm not afraid. Educate yourself to the truth though you may then see the world through a new light.



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