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Jack White — Alone in My Home
Album: Lazaretto
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Released: 2014
Length: 3:22
Plays (last 30 days): 2
This light
That shines on me tonight
Turns on
When you wander through my door

And your friends
Won't see you to the end
I'm sure
But you love them anyhow

Lost feelings of love
Lost feelings of love
That hover above me

Lost feelings of love
Lost feelings of love
That hover above me

The ghosts
That visit me the most
Drop by
'Cause they know they can find me here

And they claim
To be help from me in chains
But come on
They're guilty as sin, my dear

I'm becoming a ghost
Becoming a ghost
So nobody can know me

I'm becoming a ghost
Becoming a ghost
So nobody can know me

These stones
That are thrown against my bones
Break through
But they hurt less as time goes on

I'm alone in my home
Alone in my home
Nobody can touch me

All alone in my home
Alone in my home
Nobody can touch me
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 Stephen_Phillips wrote:

I remember seeing a TV documentary about David Bowie who said he would decide what the song was about then write down word association phrases as they came into his head. When he had enough word stream material he would then would cut the pieces of paper into lines of lyrics and then shuffle them around until he got something that worked.

 So he would get 'lyrics' about a theme but in a strange and mysterious juxtaposition - without resorting to drugs.

Maybe Jack used that technique? 
 
There's a movie about INXS and runs their beginning to Hutchinson's end but it spends a lot of time showing how they created the songs. Hutchinson would write random thoughts on scraps and the bandmate writing the tunes would do so independently. Then Hutch would sort through his scraps to find lyrics that would fit the song. Found it interesting.
 jomabu23 wrote:
Is anyone else as horrified as I to see a man turning his back to a host of weeping angels?

This photo must have been taken instants before his demise . . . Chilling!

 
Nah, he will just be sent back to 1800th Century Detroit where he can live out his life busking for Great Lake fur traders and raising the ire of missionary priests...
Same effect when cooking!! Singing and dancing in the kitchen!! and whistling! 😊😊😊 Thanks for playing it 😊
Ditto!

 
Egctheow wrote:
I just love this song, whenever it plays, I can't keep on working. Thank you Bill. And I agree that it does sound like he's becoming a goat :-) The kids had a good laugh about that one.
 

I just love this song, whenever it plays, I can't keep on working. Thank you Bill. And I agree that it does sound like he's becoming a goat :-) The kids had a good laugh about that one.
 jomabu23 wrote:
Is anyone else as horrified as I to see a man turning his back to a host of weeping angels?

This photo must have been taken instants before his demise . . . Chilling!

 
Nah, they're his style council :-) and they're having second thoughts about his shiny blue Twilight look...

Is anyone else as horrified as I to see a man turning his back to a host of weeping angels?

This photo must have been taken instants before his demise . . . Chilling!

Jack had the balls to blame The Black Keys for ripping him off.....I don't think so, they are a much better band.
 tfioreze wrote:
Sometimes I wonder what substances they have used to come up with these lyrics… {#Ask} 

 
I remember seeing a TV documentary about David Bowie who said he would decide what the song was about then write down word association phrases as they came into his head. When he had enough word stream material he would then would cut the pieces of paper into lines of lyrics and then shuffle them around until he got something that worked.

 So he would get 'lyrics' about a theme but in a strange and mysterious juxtaposition - without resorting to drugs.

Maybe Jack used that technique? 
Still think this sounds like Les Dawson on piano!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nNGlaiVypU 
Sometimes I wonder what substances they have used to come up with these lyrics… {#Ask} 
 volnomad wrote:
 Listen to him play A Ball and a Biscuit sometime. To me, the appeal is obvious, if you love the blues. This tune, not so much though...

 Yes, it's all about the blues with Jack. I like'm, alot!

i like it
 FluorideFreeMN wrote:
Does anyone else hear the piano riff sounds a lot like the one from The Beatles "In My Life"?

 
The notes in this piano riff are playing at approximately the same tempo as the notes in the harpsichord solo from "In My Life"; there may be three or four common notes, but it is a different series of notes.  It is reminiscent but we all hear different things.
This is terrible. What a trite progression. Over and over. MAKE IT STOP!!!
PSD  stat!
really dislike Jack White.  
Very cute.  And not much else.
 easmann wrote:

Hmm. Who's his producer then? Oh, it's himself. Still waiting for Jack's appeal to manifest itself to me.

  Listen to him play A Ball and a Biscuit sometime. To me, the appeal is obvious, if you love the blues. This tune, not so much though...


 dwhayslett wrote:

That's an echo. 

 
That's funny...
 ppopp wrote:
I hear whining.

 
That's an echo. 
Les Dawson RIP
L{#Cheesygrin}VE THIS.
I hear whining. Kinda like The Stones on a really bad day.
I'm becoming a goat
 FluorideFreeMN wrote:
Does anyone else hear the piano riff sounds a lot like the one from The Beatles "In My Life"?

 
i think it was just those high notes were similar
if it was his intention to copy that then i say good job Jack 
 
Does anyone else hear the piano riff sounds a lot like the one from The Beatles "In My Life"?
I really don't get why he thinks he's becoming a goat.  It really doesn't make sense in the context of the song.
Love the hook {#Jump}
On first listening ... Just unpleasant 
 DJK wrote:

Possibly the worst thing he has ever released

 
I agree
I can relate to this song at the moment... {#Biggrin}
Can you hear the Bruce Hornsby style piano?
Can't wait for this one to be over .... thank God for PSD!
it's a great wonder to me how interesting Jack White is as a musician, and how absolutely crap are his live shows....
 Alpine wrote:
Glad when this is over.
 

 
Possibly the worst thing he has ever released
Glad when this is over.
 
 2020sk wrote:
Nice ending!

 
Yes, it ended. {#Nyah}
 MissElaineious wrote:
PLEASE give this Jack White song Alone In My Home a rest. Not that its bad but to hear it as often as I have recently is like a strong smack on the nose. There are so many songs RP has available I can guess we'd never have to hear a song twice. {#No}
 
I would be sad if we would only hear each song once... first, I wouldn't be able to remember them all and, for me, the playlist would be a succession of happy discoveries forgotten right away... Not really what I want. Being played 3 times in a month is not being "overplayed" but it's enough to be heard once every month or two. This way, I can slowly recognise the titles played and expand my music knowledge :)  
For the "overplayed" songs that I don't like and can't even bear to hear twice a month, there is PSD.

There are actually very few songs that are played once a week, it would be interesting to know how many users catch them every time they are played. Seeing that there is no particular regularity with time ( no "Tuesdays at noon", not even any "Every Tuesdays" ) I think very few listeners hear each playing of a song and can rightfully complain about a song being "overheard". 
Nice ending!
PLEASE give this Jack White song Alone In My Home a rest. Not that its bad but to hear it as often as I have recently is like a strong smack on the nose. There are so many songs RP has available I can guess we'd never have to hear a song twice. {#No}
I saw him for the first time as a solo (without his sister) at music Midtown in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago. Fabulous!  
Becoming a goat?
 {#Yes}helgigermany wrote:
Very nice song! Good album from one of the most talented musicians of this time!

 


 AliGator wrote:
This album is really great. It's one that needs to be listened to in its entirety. And I have to say, after seeing Jack White perform live last month, I am a fan. Prior to the show, I was a casual listener; I knew the songs that BillG plays here, and some that I've heard on Alt Nation or whatever. I own and love both Raconteurs albums. I have performed Seven Nation Army in a marching band. 

Jack White is badass, and he deserves all the accolades he'll get for this album. And for his whole oeuvre, really.

 
It's just a tiny hotdog.
Very nice song! Good album from one of the most talented musicians of this time!
Cool! But one of those rare songs where the verses do more for me than the choruses. It's the piano riffs.
This album is really great. It's one that needs to be listened to in its entirety. And I have to say, after seeing Jack White perform live last month, I am a fan. Prior to the show, I was a casual listener; I knew the songs that BillG plays here, and some that I've heard on Alt Nation or whatever. I own and love both Raconteurs albums. I have performed Seven Nation Army in a marching band. 

Jack White is badass, and he deserves all the accolades he'll get for this album. And for his whole oeuvre, really.


 Highspirits wrote:
a Dr Who fan, heh?
 

xtalman wrote:
Don't blink Jack!

 



 
Daughter is the big fan, I like it well enough which is a good thing since she loves watching it.
Boy - that sounds like Bruce Hornsby on piano.
Me like. Me like a lot.  Love the off-keyness and the old school grittiness.
{#Music} 
a Dr Who fan, heh?
 

xtalman wrote:
Don't blink Jack!

 


Don't blink Jack!
 jmsmy wrote:
It does sound like Bruce Hornsby on piano

 
It does have that "bangy" piano sound that Hornsby was known for, but a lot of people have played pianos that way.
He's becoming a goat? {#Stupid}
I am hearing this for the first time, and honestly thought it might be a late 70's piece by some worthwhile stoner with a Leon or a giddy Lou Reed sound… low and behold!  I think it's cool  : )
It does sound like Bruce Hornsby on piano
Rudderless? I think jack white knows where to go and how to get there. 
 
I think we may have a winner here. Quite likeable on first listen.....
For all the respect I have for Jack White, sometimes he just seems .....well rudderless.
 
Like it!
That was different...