The meaning of "Dispatch The Troops"
Many of my imaginary friends (sure, I have a lot of imaginary friends, but only two good ones) have asked me to order the songs in Youth by quality, like to rank them. I said that some songs are better than others but it's very hard to rank them. So instead of listing them by order I will share with you my thoughts about the better songs in Youth.
One song I think has no chance of getting in the charts, but I really like is "Dispatch The Troops". Why? The main reason is the lyrics. You must read the lyrics while listening to the song. I think "Dispatch The Troops" will touch many people's hearts once they read the lyrics. Now you need to go and read "Dispatch The Troops" lyrics and go back to read the rest of this post once you are done.
"My gem is held captive in the dungeon
Don't come back till you end the mission
If it takes a long time
Don't lose the vision
If you're stuck
Check the blueprint
Now, you can read these lines and think of what ever you like, let me tell you what I think these lines are about.
My gem is held captive in the dungeon - my gem is my soul, my soul is locked and needs to break free. You need to break free and free your soul, no matter how hard it gets - Don't come back till you end the mission. Even If it takes a long time
Don't lose the vision.
If you're stuck, Check the blueprint - what is the blueprint? the blueprint of your soul. G-d that made you also gave you a user manual, a blueprint of your soul. the blueprint is the holy Torah.
If you're stuck (Check the blueprint)
Reflection... look within your soul, there you could find the answer.
Now, you can read the lyrics in that context and see if it makes sense. what do you think? Am I right? Or am I way off?
Can someone ask Matisyahu and let me know?
oh yeah, the rhythm is good too....