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Jack White — On And On And On
Album: Blunderbuss
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6.8

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Total ratings: 965









Released: 2012
Length: 3:50
Plays (last 30 days): 2
The sun and the moon never change
They just rearrange
The night and the new day
Gold exchanges for silver
And the light on a river
Gets carried away

On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on

I lift up my head and I wonder
Just who it is calling
Calling my name now
I trip on my way and I blunder
My head falling under
A blanket of shame

On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on

High and low may I go
But God only knows
Just where I am going
High and low may I go
But God only knows
Just where I am going

The people around me won't let me
Become what I need to
They want me the same
I look at myself and I want to
Just cover my eyes and
Give myself a new name

The stones in the sky never worry
They don't have to hurry
They move in their own way
But I have to choose what to do
How to act, what to think
How to talk, what to say

On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on

On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on
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Seems like he is about to cry 
Jack White does rock! Yes!! I like the words too. A song about free will 😀
mashing Zepplin and the Dead wasn't something I'd have thought would work
 ziggytrix wrote:

I think he's a pretty talented songwriter. Something about him puts me completely off, but I won't deny he writes absurdly catchy hooks.
 
I agree as to his talent... It's the nasally singing that turns me off. 
 Red_Dragon wrote:
A talentless hack.
 
I think he's a pretty talented songwriter. Something about him puts me completely off, but I won't deny he writes absurdly catchy hooks.
all my friends that i trust in music love jack. and zappa, adrian belew, that bloodline which i just can't get into. jack is just as much a curiosity to me as radiohead. 
A talentless hack.
 DigitalJer wrote:
Sounds a lot like Jack White.
o wait

 


LOL. {#Ask}{#Roflol} and it's Quite Likeable!
this song goes on and on
painfully . . .
{#Stop}

Sounds a lot like Jack White.
o wait
 stalfnzo wrote:

Yeah, you're right. I can hear The Dead, too. Nice. Also, Jack White rocks.

 
aoxomoxoa maybe

Although Jack White (white stripes) has a different voice then Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) I can hear the similarities with the high tone of both of them in this song. This is a great track.{#Bananajam}
 izycrzy wrote:
The new Beck sounds like Pink Floyd and this Jack White sounds like the Grateful Dead - in my opinion. 

 
Yeah, you're right. I can hear The Dead, too. Nice. Also, Jack White rocks.
 izycrzy wrote:
The new Beck sounds like Pink Floyd and this Jack White sounds like the Grateful Dead - in my opinion. 

 
The "new Beck" sounds like everyone else. Nothing original at all.
I think it takes a while for us mere mortals to understand Jack's vibe. This one is growing on me slowly. I like it more and more, with each listen!
 izycrzy wrote:
The new Beck sounds like Pink Floyd and this Jack White sounds like the Grateful Dead - in my opinion. 

 
I hear led zep. 
The new Beck sounds like Pink Floyd and this Jack White sounds like the Grateful Dead - in my opinion. 
Looking forward to seeing him live at Forecastle Festival this July.
not so familiar with Jack White when I should have been, as it was music from my late teens early 20s I think re: White Stripes), but glad to have discovered him as an almost 50 yr old adult - such a talented musician
Most excellent. Dig the slide guitar in there especially.
 scraig wrote:
Jack continues to keep me interested with his music ... transforming, changing but, yes, always very intriguing. I loved the White Stripes and Raconteurs as well.

 

very well put  {#Cheers}
I don't always listen to Jack White, but when I do.....
Being not familiar with Jack's music or the White Stripes, when I first heard this song today, my first reaction was that is was a song I had heard somewhere before, and I thought it was an old Grateful Dead tune I had heard years ago. Surprise. But it's good stuff. Don't understand why some people that comment seem negative. Good music is good music, even if it's not always my favorite. Peace and joy my brothers and sisters.
I like Jack White.  Whether or not I like a particular song, he/Raconteurs/White Stripes/Dead Weather always make me stop and check who it is- because I like what I hear.  Of course, that is IMHO.
ahh Stingray, back once again to underscore his role as the troll you love to hate. . . 
 westslope wrote:

Please do!

 

And watch your language there young man.  This is not a homogeneous group of same generation young, unilingual North American males from the same social status that you are addressing.  

 

Translation:  Show some class.  

 

 

OK, Paps! I understand the words "shitty music" falls into your "no-class" category!

Translation: Take it easy, Paps!


Jack started out as a nice guy,

meanwhile he turned into an arrogant red-carpet loving asshole!

So disappointing!

The song...? Boring and not worth discussing why it is!

OVERRATED - the Jack White industry!


I understand that although she shared her bonnet with him, Florence Nightingale had a deeper voice than our Jack.
Boy does this song go on and on and on. 3
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
And so the conundrum of musical taste. THIS gets an average of 7.1 while Joni Mitchell's track previous to JackWeirdness garners a 4.9 or something. Hilarious. Oh well, thus, RP provides a democratic platform of the arts. 
 



..democracy sucks that way sometimes..but it does beat the alternatives, i suppose..

..8!..
And so the conundrum of musical taste. THIS gets an average of 7.1 while Joni Mitchell's track previous to JackWeirdness garners a 4.9 or something. Hilarious. Oh well, thus, RP provides a democratic platform of the arts. 
Yes
Jack continues to keep me interested with his music ... transforming, changing but, yes, always very intriguing. I loved the White Stripes and Raconteurs as well.
 merobreno wrote:
Totally confused by the Jack White flames. This guys is always interesting at worst and a great listen when full on. I wish we could see more Racontuers.
 
Dead-on analysis.
 WonderLizard wrote:

You keep saying that, Stingy, but you always seem to hang around. 
 

@ Wonder Lizzy

Maybe because "Hanging around" of the STRANGLERS is one of my all-time favourites? Does that count for a reason?

Of course I hang around - simply because RP is the best radio-option, possibly the best music-option, "Thin Wonder Lizzy".

 

@ westslope

OK, Paps - but tell me, what exactly you're complaining about, before you take your belt. What language is it - seriously!! - I have to watch out for?

Is it the word "shit*y" (see how quick I am able to learn?) that you despise? For me "global-warming", "war-on-Iran", "investment-banksters",  "embargo-on-Cuba" and "Pink Floyd" are bad words.

Class...? Trust me - I'm full of it!


 cShaggy wrote:
Jack White Lyrics
" On And On And On" The sun and the moon never change
They just rearrange, but not in the new day
Gold exchanges for silver
And a light on the river gets carried away On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on I lift up my head and I wonder
Just who it is calming, calming my mood now
I trip on my way and I blunder
My head falling under a blanket of shame On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on High, alone may I go
But God only knows just where I am going
High, alone may I go
But God only knows just where I am going The people around me won't let me
Become what I need to, they want me the same
I look at myself and I want to
Just cover my eyes and give myself a new name
The stones in the sky never worry
They don't have to hurry, they move in their own way
But I have to choose what to do
How to act, what to think, how to talk, what to say On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on
 

 

and....? Is that especially lyrical? I find it to be rather dull and "nothing-saying".


Jack White Lyrics
" On And On And On"

The sun and the moon never change
They just rearrange, but not in the new day
Gold exchanges for silver
And a light on the river gets carried away

On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on

I lift up my head and I wonder
Just who it is calming, calming my mood now
I trip on my way and I blunder
My head falling under a blanket of shame

On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on

High, alone may I go
But God only knows just where I am going
High, alone may I go
But God only knows just where I am going

The people around me won't let me
Become what I need to, they want me the same
I look at myself and I want to
Just cover my eyes and give myself a new name
The stones in the sky never worry
They don't have to hurry, they move in their own way
But I have to choose what to do
How to act, what to think, how to talk, what to say

On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on

On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on
On and on, on and on
I have tickets for his upcoming show in Atlanta. Can't wait! I agree with the suggestion for Hypocritical Kiss, which is one of my fav tracks from Blunderbuss.
 lkovathana wrote:
I'd like to hear Hypocritical Kiss next time RP plays this album
 
Somebody would need to upload it first.
I'd like to hear Hypocritical Kiss next time RP plays this album
Edit. I see this ground's been covered. I get confused cause Bill reruns so many canned playlists.

Totally confused by the Jack White flames. This guys is always interesting at worst and a great listen when full on. I wish we could see more Racontuers.
    
It's not a bonnet. It's a vulture on his shoulder. Look more closely.
 Stingray wrote:

SHITTY MUSIC SINCE AT LEAST 30 minutes!

One more and I must go!

 
{#Wave} C'ya!
Meg on drums?
 WonderLizard wrote:

Hmm. I'm going to disagree. I'm not a huge Jack White fan—too much of the White Stripes output is unlistenable—, but I'm continually impressed with his ability to absorb a vast range of musical influences and turn them into something original. He's compared to a lot of other artists because you can hear their influences in his work. His groundbreaking work with The Raconteurs and this album would seem to indicate a mature artist who is in the process of turning the page.
 

I am with you.
 johnjconn wrote:
Most of the posting on this RP page, compair Jack White to someone else ( Dead, Robert Plant, etc)

Show how much of a retread JW is
 
Hmm. I'm going to disagree. I'm not a huge Jack White fan—too much of the White Stripes output is unlistenable—, but I'm continually impressed with his ability to absorb a vast range of musical influences and turn them into something original. He's compared to a lot of other artists because you can hear their influences in his work. His groundbreaking work with The Raconteurs and this album would seem to indicate a mature artist who is in the process of turning the page.
 Stingray wrote:

SHITTY MUSIC SINCE AT LEAST 30 minutes!

One more and I must go!

 

Please do!

 

And watch your language there young man.  This is not a homogeneous group of same generation young, unilingual North American males from the same social status that you are addressing.  

 

Translation:  Show some class.  


That's a vulture on Jack's shoulder - not a bonnet, Bill! :)
jazzy bass {#Bananajam}
 copymonkey wrote:
Very Robert Plant-y. In a good way.
 

Perhaps better and more interesting than Robert Plant?

 

westslope ducks.....


 Stingray wrote:

SHITTY MUSIC SINCE AT LEAST 30 minutes!

One more and I must go!

 
You keep saying that, Stingy, but you always seem to hang around. 
 Stingray wrote:

SHITTY MUSIC SINCE AT LEAST 30 minutes!

One more and I must go!

 

Promise?
This musician is really good. Nothing in his work sounds the same!

SHITTY MUSIC SINCE AT LEAST 30 minutes!

One more and I must go!


 scrubbrush wrote:
Robert Plant + Grateful Dead + Paul McCartney + Nick Drake + Ryan Adams . . .  did i miss anyone from the last 8 posts?  that's a pretty incredible span of great artists. I'm blown away by this new album. On par with anything (and everything) he's done in the past.
 
To be compared to so many greats is huge honor ...I would say......I quite like this one ....ALOT!
Weird as weird can be. But his latest work is quite interesting, admittedly.
Robert Plant + Grateful Dead + Paul McCartney + Nick Drake + Ryan Adams . . .  did i miss anyone from the last 8 posts?  that's a pretty incredible span of great artists. I'm blown away by this new album. On par with anything (and everything) he's done in the past.
 justlistening wrote:
I was a little underwhelmed by this CD. I admire Jack White's passion and he's been an innovator with a style that can energize, but except for a few exceptions I kept thinking 'rut' when I listened.
 
Yeah...that's what he was conveying in this one.
I was a little underwhelmed by this CD. I admire Jack White's passion and he's been an innovator with a style that can energize, but except for a few exceptions I kept thinking 'rut' when I listened.
McCartney-esque.
Sounds like wharf rat from the  Grateful dead



Very Grateful Dead, similar to Ryan Adam's efforts
Really nice... 
there's some Nick Drake here somewhere - understated greatness - he needs to release an album every 6 months
I like what you're doing here, Bill...nice set.
 copymonkey wrote:
Very Robert Plant-y. In a good way.
 
I hear it too. Big Log anyone?

Love this guy.
 KaiT wrote:
I love listening to Jack evolve. He is so expressive and unapologetic in his art. Wonderful stuff. 

Seeing some interviews with him I get the impression he is willing to try anything musically to see if it would work or not.  Most times it does to certain extent.  

I really like some of his stuff other bits not so much but I do appreciate the talent.

I do like what I heard off this album. 



Looks like the stint with The Raconteurs did his songwriting some good.

I thought the same , closer inspection reveals a vulture like bird sitting on his shoulder.

SinisterDexter wrote:
What the heck is that cover photo? Looks like he's wearing a bonnet, standing in front of an electric power substation?

Interesting music, though.
 

almost grateful dead-like - can't quite get the song in my head, but it has a similar melody line to a dead tune.
i'm liking it 
What the heck is that cover photo? Looks like he's wearing a bonnet, standing in front of an electric power substation?

Interesting music, though.
I love listening to Jack evolve. He is so expressive and unapologetic in his art. Wonderful stuff. 
Very Robert Plant-y. In a good way.
Interesting stuff. Can't pin this guy down. That's a good thing.
he must be one of the most prolific song writers/performers out there right now. wonderful talent!

I've heard a couple of tracks from this album. It sounds really promising. I can't believe his range.