The White Stripes

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The White Stripes at the 2007 O2 Wireless festival in London

The White Stripes are a Grammy Award-winning American rock music duo from Detroit, composed of songwriter Jack White on guitar, piano, lead vocals, and Meg White on drums, percussion and vocals.

Song lyrics[edit]

  • The nurse should not be the one who puts salt in your wounds
    But it's always with trust that the poison is fed with a spoon
  • I blew it
    And if I knew what to do, then I'd do it
    But the point that I have, I'll get to it
    That forever for her is over for me
    Just the word that she said that means never
    To be with another together
    And with the weight of a feather it tore into me.
  • My friends are all dying, and death can't be lying
    It's the truth and it don't make a noise.
  • Well strip the bark right off a tree and just hand it this way
    Don't even need a drink of water to make the headache go away
    Give me a sugar pill and watch me just rattle down the street
    You see the medicine
    Oh girl, you have no faith in medicine.
  • Icky thump with the lump in my throat

Grabbed my coat and I was freaking, I was ready to go
Yeah, I swear, beside the hair she had one white eye
One blank stare, lookin' up, lyin' there

    • [From [icky thump]]

  • Listen master can I ask you a question
    Is it the fingers, or the brain
    that you're teaching this lesson?
  • Well I never said I wouldn't throw my jacket in the mud for you
    but my father gave it to me so maybe I should carry you
    Then you said "You almost dropped me" so then I did
    and I got mud on my shoes.
  • Come and tell me what you're thinking
    'Cause just when the boat is sinking
    A little light is blinking
    And I will come and rescue you.
  • Soft hair and a velvet tongue
    I wanna give you what you give to me
    And every breath that is in your lungs is a tiny little gift to me.
  • And I love my sister
    Lord knows how I've missed her
    She loves me
    And she knows I won't forget
    And sometimes I get jealous
    Of all her little pets
    And I get lonely, but I ain't that lonely yet


  • The White Stripes were part of a wave of retro-minded young bands who gave rock music a much-needed jolt in the first few years of the 21st century, but they're less nostalgic bashers than a brilliant conceptual creation: a divorced Detroit couple who masqueraded as brother and sister, named themselves after their band (or vice versa), wore alternating white-and-red outfits, and rewired the blues for the new generation.

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