White Stripes, The - I Want To Be The Boy... Lyrics



I wanna be the boy that warms your mother's heart
I'm so scared to take you away
I tried to win her over right from the start
But something always got in the way

We've been sitting in your backyard for hours
But she won't even come out and say "Hi"
While my mother baked a little cake for you
And even dreaded when you said "Goodbye"

What kind of cartwheels do I have to pull?
What kind of joke should I lay on her now?
I'm inclined to go finish high school
Just to make her notice that I'm around

Well, nothing I come up with seems to work
It feels like everything I say is a lie
And never have I felt like such a jerk
I'm afraid to even open my eyes

Because I really don't want her to judge me
I want her to really know who I am
And then, and only then will she love me
Well, at least that was the plan

If ever a boy needed a holiday
If ever a girl needed someone to hold
I just hope I don't act the same way
By the time that I get that old

What kind of cartwheels do I have to pull?
What kind of joke should I lay on her now?
I'm inclined to go finish high school
Just to make her notice that I'm around

I never said I was the heir to a fortune
I never claimed to have any looks
But these kind of things must be important
Because somebody ripped out my page
In your telephone book

I wanna warm her heart




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White Stripes, The I Want To Be The Boy... Comments
  1. moss.inc

    👏👏👏👏👏👏👍

  2. Susan Sterbenz

    I'm inclined to go finish High School just to make her notice that I'm around...beautiful and poignant...how many of us can relate to this...

  3. SpaghettiShaq

    that fucking slide man goddamn

  4. Oca

    The slide solo bit just speaks his style 1:52

  5. SPTA. INC.

    It's named, I want to be the boy to warm your mother's heart...... Not warn

    Steph Knarr

    Shit I didn't even notice that

  6. Lance Wagner

    *Warm.....ugh

  7. MC Schnitzer m8

    "Never have I felt like such a jerk. I'm afraid to even open my eyes." Been in multiple situations where I've related to that line. This song always makes me think of my best friend. Always play it when I feel like I've screwed up in front of her

  8. Alex

    They remind me of the singer 'Jack White'. The singer sounds just like him.

    Toxicity YT

    Jonny is this a joke, or what?

  9. gene decker

    The absolutely quintessential slide tone! Jack's guitar tones are legendary but this one is truly exceptional. Brilliant.

  10. David Lancaster

    Jack White's music makes me feel happy. Thanks Jack!

  11. Liliana Green Borcegos

    Sounds "Estranged" alike.. Adorable though. One of my Jack's favs!

  12. Mo Mo

    2018 and I still love their music

  13. Matt Shonsta

    Dear Jack white and Meg,
    This song spoke to me in such a tremendous amount.. cause my girl at the time... Parents didn't like the fact I was brown and she was white ... And because of this song giving a idea in my head.
    I tried everything to make them like me haha Wow good times

  14. Chris Melanson

    Then there's the guitar slide :)

  15. Paul Crabbe

    True masterpiece

  16. Frocio Perso

    i warmed yo mama's heart last night

    MC Schnitzer m8

    🤦 why

    Kenzie satchurol

    Lol god

    Steph Knarr

    Leave the mothers OUT OF THIS

  17. Nessie J

    I kind of think it's weird but whatever. lol. I like it don't get me wrong but it's an odd song.

    qwerty52676

    Nessie J Yeah, my mother in law didn't like me but fuck her, I couldn't have cared less

  18. Anix G

    Un poema (?). No, posta, lo amo.

  19. boltsdluna

    Mrs Johnson digs this Jam

  20. BrxIghtside

    god bless jack white and meg holy fuck,music world had a empty void without them

  21. Claude

    Theres no home for you here rod stewart go go away

  22. David Hanson

    It's "warm". Kind of the complete opposite of what they were trying to portray? disliked for laziness and carelessness.

    Phil Savage

    Bolly Boi pfffff

  23. Sarah Loiskandl

    "Nothing I come up with seems to work, it feels like everything I say is a lie. Never have I felt like such a jerk, I'm afraid to even open my eyes. Because I really don't want her to judge me, I want her to really know who I am. And then and only then will she love me, well at least that was the plan." This song is such a masterpiece~

    specie44

    ......bDarp!.....

  24. Paweł Majewski

    THE BEST SONG EVER.

  25. ThatAirForceGuy

    this song is a masterpiece

    Oca

    @Franz Farmer k

  26. Neha Bindal

    omg the lyrics <3 so true

  27. michelle copeland

    love love love ahhhhhhh i cant express it enough

  28. Ingenium

    best of Elephant

  29. Décadent Fractal

    This album is so brillant ...

  30. Soren Spitama

    Deserves more viewers

  31. Tonya Miller

    love this song.. it's so beautiful and ture.

    Alexander Supertramp

    Tasha Kamp "True"

    Alexander Supertramp

    Franz Farmer Shut the fuck up, toolbag

  32. George Avouris

    One Of My Favourite White Stripes Anthem

    55 X1

    You mean album

    So Jin Choi

    55 X1 Only talking about this song.

  33. lilppblunt

    First song I learned on slide... I love it!

  34. angie peck

    I went to both Detroit shows back in the .day. such a Brady bunch crowd....wow

    NobleSavage

    +angie peck Does that mean they were really white? Because if so that is hilarious..

    Paul Varizer

    +angie peck What, like one big family? I'm sure they're not the same crowd going to Watain shows. Do tell....

  35. Dainis Viskers

    Love this song man!

  36. Shawn W

    That slide on the guitar at 1:52. If I could only...

    Рэй Милици

    +lilppblunt Hes using a slider pick thing. Same thing used on In my time of dying by Led Zeppelin

    jack brown

    Рэй Милици Югослава it's a slide you wear over your finger not a pick

    Charles Simonet

    its a bottleneck

    Liliana Green Borcegos

    Keep on :)

    Gerald Gastélum

    it's open A tuning

  37. Scott Sparling

    Gotta be one of the best white stripe songs ever. This and 'true that we love one another', whatever exactly it's called.

    CatFish Trolling

    Agree there :)

  38. AnonymousComrade

    its funny how even though I have the album I listen to it mostly on youtube

    andrew markward

    AnonymousComrade still do bro

    Shane Ruddock - Pedalling the Globe

    Same. Its epic on vinyl but i dont want to ruin its sound. I play it sometimes but it truly rings out. Used to have it on cd. No comparison. I say but elephant on vinyl you won't regret the sound. All the quiet in the songs come through on vinyl 180 gram double disc i notice has better sound than all squeezed on one disc with some old re prints especially coldplay. Was disappointed with a rush of blood to the heads LP sound

  39. Nick Ellison

    the white stripes <3

  40. Pat D

    Solo is absolutely beautiful.