"Boum Badadoum" is part of the long Eurovision tradition of nonsensical titles and lyrics. However, instead of the usual Eurovision cannons of love and happiness associated with the genre, Barelli instead asks to be allowed to live a full life before she is killed in a bomb attack. In this regard, the song could actually regarded as critical of the normal nonsensical "boom-boom" lyrics of Eurovision entries. The phrases "boum-badaboum" and "boum boum" and a countdown are repeated throughout the lyrics. Barelli recorded the song in four languages; French, English, German, and Italian - all versions with the same title.