Song of the Day #4,104: ‘Instinct Blues’ – The White Stripes

About a month and a half ago, frequent commenter Dana noted that The White Stripes seem to show up on Random Weekends in numbers higher than blind chance would suggest.

Indeed, at that point seven of their 40 songs in my music library had made the Random Weekend cut, three times as many as you’d expect. I’m not sure how today’s selection — their eighth Random Weekend appearance — affects the math, but they are definitely up there as one of the most represented acts.

This aggressive blues track, from 2005’s Get Behind Me Satan, is a plea for a woman to surrender to her biological instincts.

[Verse 1]
Well, the crickets get it
And the ants get it
I bet you the pigs get it
Yeah, even the plants get it
Come on now, and get with it
Yeah, I want you to get with it
Oh!
Yeah, I just want you to get with it

[Chorus]
‘Cause every worm that’s under your shoe
And every bird and bug in the jungle, too
And everything in the ocean blue
They just happen to know exactly what to do
So why don’t you?
Yeah, why don’t you?

[Verse 2]
The flies get it
And the frogs get it
And all them big jungle cats get it
And I bet your little dog gets it
Yeah, I want you to get with it
Yeah, come on, and get with it
Whoo!
Yeah, I just want you to get with it

[Chorus]
‘Cause every worm that’s under your shoe
And every bird and bee in the jungle, too
And everything in the ocean blue
They just happen to know exactly what to do
So why don’t you?
Yeah, why don’t you?

[Verse 3]
And all the chickens get it
And them singing canaries get it
Whoo!
Even strawberries get it
I want you to get with it
Yeah, I want you to get with it
Yeah!
Yeah, I just want you to get with it

[Chorus]
‘Cause every worm that’s under your shoe
And every bird and bee in the jungle, too
And everything in the ocean blue
They just happen to know exactly what to do
So why don’t you?
Yeah, why don’t you?

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,104: ‘Instinct Blues’ – The White Stripes

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I’m not sure that this song would work to seduce a woman, particularly in the Me-too era.

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