song of the day. #55 | song lyric sunday. #music

These week’s theme for Song Lyric Sunday is numbers.

This is a song filled with frustration. Trust being broken. Patience being tested. It’s a song about wanting to run away to a safer, more peaceful world… but realizing that it won’t work because it would crush your dreams… your aspirations… your creativity. It’s about fighting… about nothing holding you back… about facing anything because it’s worth it not to be silenced…

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Seven Nation Army | The White Stripes

I’m gonna fight ’em off
A seven nation army couldn’t hold me back
They’re gonna rip it off
Taking their time right behind my back

And I’m talking to myself at night
Because I can’t forget
Back and forth through my mind
Behind a cigarette

And the message coming from my eyes
Says “Leave it alone”

Don’t want to hear about it
Every single one’s got a story to tell
Everyone knows about it
From the Queen of England to the Hounds of Hell

And if I catch it coming back my way
I’m gonna serve it to you
And that ain’t what you want to hear
But that’s what I’ll do

And the feeling coming from my bones
Says “Find a home”

I’m going to Wichita
Far from this opera forevermore
I’m gonna work the straw
Make the sweat drip out of every pore

And I’m bleeding, and I’m bleeding, and I’m bleeding
Right before the Lord
All the words are gonna bleed from me
And I will think no more

And the stains coming from my blood
Tell me “Go back home”

[Written by Jack White]

song of the day

song of the day

Obviously I am not the owner of any rights to this song, video, or lyrics… just everything else… ©2018 what sandra thinks

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About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Hawaii where she could learn to surf. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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6 Responses to song of the day. #55 | song lyric sunday. #music

  1. One of my favorites of theirs!

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  2. Love this song. There’s a cover it by Nostalgia 77 that is terrific too. 😊

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  3. I haven’t heard this song in ages. Great pick for this week! 🙂

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