Song of the Day #2,620: ‘The Nurse’ – The White Stripes

get_behind_me_satan_wtripesOf the three White Stripes albums I own, 2005’s Get Behind Me Satan is my favorite (the other two, for those keeping score, are 2003’s Elephant and 2007’s Icky Thump.

This record eases off of Jack White’s usual guitar-heavy sound and introduces new flavors such as the marimba that’s heavily featured on today’s SOTD.

[Verse 1]
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
When you’re helpless with no one to turn to alone in your room
You would swear that the one who would care for you never would leave
She promised and said, you will always be safe here with me
But promises open the door to be broken to me

[Chorus]
No I’m never, no I’m never, no I’m never gonna let you down now
No I’m never, no I’m never, no I’m never gonna let you down
No I’m never, no I’m never, no I’m never gonna let you down now
No I’m never, no I’m never, no I’m never gonna let you down

[Verse 2]
The maid that you’ve hired could never conspire to kill
She’s to mother, not quietly smother you when you’re most ill
The one that you’re trusting suspiciously dusting the sill

[Chorus]

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,620: ‘The Nurse’ – The White Stripes

  1. Dana says:

    I appreciate White’s creativity, though I can’t say this speaks to me on a more visceral level.

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