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Jack White — Missing Pieces
Album: Blunderbuss
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Released: 2012
Length: 3:25
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I was in the shower so I could not tell my nose was bleeding
Dripped down my body to the floor right below my feet
Looked in the mirror at my face, I thought I had a disease, yeah

And there's a woman with her fingers in my icebox
She peeked around the corner and asked me if I'm okay
She put the ice upon my tongue and then it melted away

Alright, oak floor, soft pine bedroom door, yeah
Speak easy, make her mine if she's bored, yeah
And there's a dry pine ceiling that is out of my reach

I woke up and my hands were gone, yeah
I looked down and my legs were long gone
I felt for her with my shoulder but there was nobody there

I thought she left a note, just a tag on the pillow there
And then I noticed there's a rag next to my ear
The clock was ringing but it wasn't nothing that I could hear, alright

Sometimes someone controls everything about you
And when they tell you that they just can't live without you
They ain't lying, they'll take pieces of you

And they'll stand above you
And walk away
Yeah, that's right, and take a part of you with them
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This song seems to be rather polarizing, but I like it better than other stuff I've heard from his solo album.  Sounds more Raconteurish.  {#Bananajam}
 pcicatar wrote:
Hey, remember that one time that Jack White's material wasn't self-aggrandizing and pretentious?  No?  Nah, I couldn't either.

 

What does this even mean?  A complete non-statement.  Like a politician saying "It's time to put America first again."

Huh?

pre·ten·tious
adjective
pri-ˈten(t)-shəs
: having or showing the unpleasant quality of people who want to be regarded as more impressive, successful, or important than they really are


How can music be pretentious, anyways?  Maybe it's just, um...  good.
Great CD!
freddyfender, the Howie Mandel of ... something

 
freddyfender wrote:
Merrickw and Segue, the Carrot Top and Gallagher of commentators!

I have to turn it up every time.

Segue wrote:
hahahahahahahahahahaha perfect. I have to turn it off every time.

merrickw wrote:
bobcat goldthwait of music
 

 

 


I love Led Zeppelin
Can't stand his voice, sorry
 johnjconn wrote:


Please!

Can he bake a cake from scratch?
Can he shoot 98% from the line?
Can he predict the price of cheese in Iowa?
Can he make good music?

I think not

 
The NYT had a great long piece on him. You got the feeling that he was very good at telling (inventing) stories about himself. Let's not make a checklist for him to work through.

But I do think he makes good music.  
 Proclivities wrote:

He has done all four of those things; I read about it in Reader's Digest.   Apparently, he wears a red and gold turban, emblazoned with the Iowa State Cyclones logo, when he goes to Iowa to do his cheese-price predictions.
  Wow, you could not have picked a worse time for me to read this.  My beloved 'clones lost at the buzzer today to Ohio State in the big dance.  Ugh.  Super depressed now.
Merrickw and Segue, the Carrot Top and Gallagher of commentators!

I have to turn it up every time.

Segue wrote:
hahahahahahahahahahaha perfect. I have to turn it off every time.

merrickw wrote:
bobcat goldthwait of music
 

 

{#Stop}       {#Bananapiano}  seem to be 2 schools of thought here ...either or ...
hahahahahahahahahahaha perfect. I have to turn it off every time.

merrickw wrote:
bobcat goldthwait of music
 

It's a little know fact that, 'Jack' loves to bake cakes after target practice where he regularly shoots 98.1% from the line. After that, he likes to check the stocks of cheese, as he can predict the price to within 0.1%. Then he retires to the studio to bang out some crackin' music.
bobcat goldthwait of music
{#Cowboy}
 The_Enemy wrote:
Saw him live two weeks ago.

&*^#^@% great show!
 
Was only 1 week ago for me but agreed though a friend who had seen him before was not as impressed as I was
 Proclivities wrote:

He has done all four of those things; I read about it in Reader's Digest.   Apparently, he wears a red and gold turban, emblazoned with the Iowa State Cyclones logo, when he goes to Iowa to do his cheese-price predictions.
 
 johnjconn wrote:


Please!

Can he bake a cake from scratch?
Can he shoot 98% from the line?
Can he predict the price of cheese in Iowa?
Can he make good music?

I think not
  
And he has put a great cd out in this one.
Saw him live two weeks ago.

&*^#^@% great show!
 Ears_of_Stone wrote:
I love Jack's music but I can fully see how someone else would not.
 
Interesting, most of the White Strips I do not enjoy, but this song of his I really did!
 pcicatar wrote:
Hey, remember that one time that Jack White's material wasn't self-aggrandizing and pretentious?  No?  Nah, I couldn't either.
 
A gratuitous low blow.  Time to lighten up.  
I love Jack's music but I can fully see how someone else would not.
Hey, remember that one time that Jack White's material wasn't self-aggrandizing and pretentious?  No?  Nah, I couldn't either.
 Easyrider wrote:
Who is singing Beavis or Butthead?
 
This post apparently contained an image that was dragged into the post editor. Sorry, but any text contained in the post after this point has been lost.
 Moak wrote:
A Genius.  Long live Jack  {#Cheers}
 
I'm goin' to Witchita! Say what you want about the voice . . . he actually thinks about his music and feels every note.
Who is singing Beavis or Butthead?
 johnjconn wrote:


Please!

Can he bake a cake from scratch?
Can he shoot 98% from the line?
Can he predict the price of cheese in Iowa?
Can he make good music?

I think not
 
He has done all four of those things; I read about it in Reader's Digest.   Apparently, he wears a red and gold turban, emblazoned with the Iowa State Cyclones logo, when he goes to Iowa to do his cheese-price predictions.
I like everything this fellow has ever done with the exception of a few abrasive solos within otherwise great tunes. Alas, that's just me gettin' old...
that was really good.{#Clap}
Musically terrific and I have to say that his vocals are just obnoxious enough work on this track. (Thankfully his vocal isn't overbearing to the point of destroying the music bed.) 
....8->9.....
{#Wall}this guy is AWFUL.  plain and simple.
 Moak wrote:
A Genius.  Long live Jack  {#Cheers}
 



👍👍👍🎞
A Genius.  Long live Jack  {#Cheers}
I rejoice everytime I hear this guy....in all his configurations.   MORE JACK WHITE !!!!  {#Jump}
Methinks he runs to genius.......
His voice sounds like Chris Rock on this piece.
 Hasan wrote:
Man, that squawking voice sure gets in the way of some good music.
 
yeah, the voice is nails on a blackboard.
 TerryS wrote:
So,
 But her real discovery is that Stein and Toklas—two elderly Jewish women—survived the German occupation of France because of their close friendship with the wealthy, anti-Semitic Frenchman Bernard Faÿ, a collaborator responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Freemasons.
is fair game?
 
Sorry, I don't get this. I know whence the quote, but I don't understand how it informs Byronape's TIC comment.
HEY!  Where's Meg???
As usu. for JW, the music is good. But in this case the lyrics are pretty lame.
This Kat iz my Hero!
Great to hear after Come Together!  Hey, Jack, glad you're back! and thanks RP for JAMMING THIS!
Watched him play at Roskilde Festival last week. For me it was the highlight of the whole festival. So many spot on improvisations of his songs from White Stripes, Raconteurs and his solo album. Great concert. 
mr white understands the music stuff
 Byronape wrote:

"Can he bake a cake from scratch?" - Likely, with a recipe and the right tools, it isn't that hard.
"Can he shoot 98% from the line?" - I don't know, you'll have to ask him.  
"Can he predict the price of cheese in Iowa?" - Can anyone in Iowa predict the price of cheese in Iowa?  
 "Can he make good music?" - I think that there are millions of White Stripes fans, as well as fans of his other projects, that would say yes.  I count myself part of that list.  

One last thing...  the expression "that guy can do anything" was not meant literally.  At least I'd say it's a fair assumption.   Since you appear to be proficient in English, I think you should have been aware that it was simply an expression stating that White is very good at any musical task he attempts.  While you have every right to disagree, nagging about semantics is petty shows a distinct lack of maturity.  

Or do you think that when people say something is "tighter than a gnat's ass over a rain barrel" or "slower than a snail on a salt block" they are actually referring to a real gnat  or snail?  If that's the case, then you are either an idiot or need to google the word "metaphor."

 
 
So,
 But her real discovery is that Stein and Toklas—two elderly Jewish women—survived the German occupation of France because of their close friendship with the wealthy, anti-Semitic Frenchman Bernard Faÿ, a collaborator responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Freemasons.
is fair game?
It's behind you!
 johnjconn wrote:


Please!

Can he bake a cake from scratch?
Can he shoot 98% from the line?
Can he predict the price of cheese in Iowa?
Can he make good music?

I think not
 
"Can he bake a cake from scratch?" - Likely, with a recipe and the right tools, it isn't that hard.
"Can he shoot 98% from the line?" - I don't know, you'll have to ask him.  
"Can he predict the price of cheese in Iowa?" - Can anyone in Iowa predict the price of cheese in Iowa?  
 "Can he make good music?" - I think that there are millions of White Stripes fans, as well as fans of his other projects, that would say yes.  I count myself part of that list.  

One last thing...  the expression "that guy can do anything" was not meant literally.  At least I'd say it's a fair assumption.   Since you appear to be proficient in English, I think you should have been aware that it was simply an expression stating that White is very good at any musical task he attempts.  While you have every right to disagree, nagging about semantics is petty shows a distinct lack of maturity.  

Or do you think that when people say something is "tighter than a gnat's ass over a rain barrel" or "slower than a snail on a salt block" they are actually referring to a real gnat  or snail?  If that's the case, then you are either an idiot or need to google the word "metaphor."

 

Man, that squawking voice sure gets in the way of some good music.
 Bozo wrote:

This guy can do it all.  Most excellent!!

 

Please!

Can he bake a cake from scratch?
Can he shoot 98% from the line?
Can he predict the price of cheese in Iowa?
Can he make good music?

I think not
Brilliant.
The whole album is awesome.  Just listen to the endings of all the songs on this album ... 
Great E-Piano part…
J. White knows what he's doing… always. 
I like how he sneaks in the chord sequence to "Steady as She Goes"—also the chord sequence to "All Along the Watchtower." OMG another brazen rock pretender ripoff!! Call the Thought Police!!
I just picked up this CD, Very Good!   I especially like this track.  
NOTHING LIKE coming home after a good run and having THIS bad boy banging hard on the super-boomer...
YES!

the Edge and Jimmy Page certainly think he's talented. Watch "It might get Loud"
This guy is incredibly prolific.  He seems to write a song a day, or collaborate with others on their songs.  I like them all.

This guy can do it all.  Most excellent!!


 ThePoose wrote:
Who does he think he is? Robert Pant?
 
Robert Plant?  No, I think Jack's his own man.  He knows who he is.
This is another great Jack White tune.   I think it is better than anything I have heard off the Black Keys latest.  His creativity is amazing.   Don't forget what he did with Lorreta Lynn and who was that other older female singer he produced?
Everything about this, and everything about his playing, SCREAMS ROCK AND ROLL IN MIGHTY, AMPLIFIED WAYS and I dig it immensely!  HE IS IN HIS GROOVE HERE AND I LOVE TO BE SWEPT ALONG BY IT...and his lyrics are as soul-cracking as ever; YEAH!
 ThePoose wrote:
Who does he think he is? Robert Pant?
 
Robert Pant ? LOL.

And no, I think he probably thinks he is Jack White.  Great tune.


 scraig wrote:

The Black Keys' album El Camino has the award rocked up...but yes, it is good.
 
I'd agree but El Camino came out in December making it the best album of last year
 scrubbrush wrote:
From what I've heard from this album, I'd say it's a strong contender for "album of the year". this absolutely rocks
 
The Black Keys' album El Camino has the award rocked up...but yes, it is good.
 scrubbrush wrote:
From what I've heard from this album, I'd say it's a strong contender for "album of the year". this absolutely rocks
 
I have been enjoying it too.
From what I've heard from this album, I'd say it's a strong contender for "album of the year".

this absolutely rocks
Yeeahhhhh  boyyyyyyyy ..... *groovin' right da faq on* 
 
The Delta Blues influence is there. Right On Jack!
 pinnyrat wrote:
Yeah.....yeah.
 
Let's buy it! 
I'm in.
Sure envy talent like this.

Good & funky! 
Who does he think he is? Robert Pant?
Yeah.....yeah.
ALL RIGHT, JACK WHITE!  Mighty, rocking stuff!  Guitar jam like everybody wish they can, and rock it on the keys, too, damn!  Hear, hear!