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Monday, November 30, 2009

Musical Interlude - The White Stripes

Mondays are always rough, but it's even more difficult to crawl out of bed and face a dreary Monday at work, after enjoying a four-day holiday weekend full of rest, relaxation and lots and lots of food. So what song will work best, to get us started on a day like today? I was thinking we'd sample from the stripped down rock of The White Stripes. A guy with a guitar, a girl with a kick drum; it's simple, pure, fun rock and roll. But what song? My favorite is "Seven Nation Army", while "Hardest Button to Button" has a nice little kick, but I think "My Doorbell" is the right fit for this morning. This song is an usual choice for me, because I am in love with Jack White's guitar, but this song doesn't showcase his guitar playing skills and is mostly piano driven. However, it never fails to make me smile. Not only is it a fun song, but the video showcases a whole audience full of adorable Rascal-esque kids. On an interesting side note, this song garnered The White Stripes a 2006 Grammy nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Enjoy!




My Doorbell
by The White Stripes

I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
Yeah, I been thinkin' about my doorbell

Oh, well

Well women and children need kisses
Not the man in my life I know
And I been going to mystery misses
I respect the art of the show
Take back what you said little girl
And while you're at it take yourself back too
I'm tired of sittin' and waitin'
Woman, whatcha gonna do now, whatcha gonna do about it

I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
Yeah, I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it oh
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
Yeah, I been thinkin' about my doorbell

Oh, well

You don't seem to come around
Point your finger and make a sound
You don't seem to come around
Knock knock since you knocked it down

Oh, well

Make a sound and I'll make you feel right
Right at home
Right at home

You know you got me waiting in vain,
How come it's so easy to you?
You don't strike me as the type to be callous
But your words seem so obtuse
But then again I know you feel guilty
And you tell me you want me again
But I don't need any of your pity
I got plenty of my own friends
They're all above me

And I've been thinkin' about my doorbell
When they gonna ring it, when they gonna ring it
Yeah, I've been thinkin' about my doorbell
When they gonna ring it, when they gonna ring it, oh
I've been thinkin' about my doorbell
When they gonna ring it, when they gonna ring it
Yeah, I been thinkin' about my doorbell

Oh, well

They don't seem to come around
Point your finger and make a sound
They don't seem to come around
Maybe they they'll knock 'em down

Oh, well

Make a sound and I'll make you feel right
Right at home
Right at home

I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
Yeah, I been thinkin' about my doorbell
When you're gonna ring it, when you're gonna ring it

I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell, oh, oh well

2 comments:

Laura said...

Great song, I had never seen the video before... cute (if you can say that about The White Stripes.)

D.L. White said...

You can ask Shawn... I cannot NOT sing along with this song everytime I hear it and dance around a little bit, complete with poking him in the arm everytime I sing "When ya gonna ring it?" I'm pretty sure it drives him nuts...