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Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
The White Stripes Lyrics

Dead leaves and the dirty ground
When I know you're not around
Shiny tops and soda pops
When I hear your lips make a sound
When I hear your lips make a sound

Thirty notes in the mailbox
Will tell that I'm coming home
And I think I'm gonna stick around
For a while so you're not alone
For a while so you're not alone

If you can hear a piano fall
You can hear me coming down the hall
If I could just hear your pretty voice
I don't think I need to see at all
I don't think I need to see at all

Soft hair and a velvet tongue
I want to give you what you give to me
And every breath that is in your lungs
Is a tiny little gift to me
Is a tiny little gift to me

I didn't feel so bad 'til the sun went down
Then I come home
No one to wrap my arms around
Wrap my arms around

Well, any man with a microphone
Can tell you what he loves the most
And you know why you love at all
If you're thinking of the holy ghost
If you're thinking of the holy ghost

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Jack White

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Matt C

Well since you're curious!! This is probably what it is right now; in no particular order. A lot of these songs albums are prob my faves too.

1. Age of Consent - New Order
2. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
3. Disorder - Joy Division
4. Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground - White Stripes
5. Neighboorhod #1 - Arcade Fire
6. Grace - Jeff Buckley
7. Momma - Kendrick Lamar
8. What We Do is Secret - Germs
9. Nude - Radiohead
10. Pale Blue Eyes - Velvet Underground
11. Her She Comes Now - Nirvana (cover)
12. Nothing that Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control - Tame Impala
13. Where Did Our Love Go - The Supremes
14. Chemicals - Tigers Jaw
15. Across The Sea - Weezer
16. Symmetry - Title Fight
17. Defriended - Beck
18. Sons and Daughters - Decemberists
19. Rumble - Link Wray
20. Flashlight - The Front Bottoms

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One of the greatest songs written this century, that's for sure.

Dawn English


Dawn English


Gum Nut

There's a few great ones, "All Years Leaving" by The Stands is fantastic, as is "She Had the World" by Panic at the Disco, "Let's Get out of This Country" by Camera Obscura and "Love is a Camera" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor. But this also is right up there, along with most of the Stripes' songs.

Massive Oregon Surf

Absolutely! Especially if you have Faith!!

Owen Martin

Not much competition is there

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Isaiah Davis

regardless of what genre or sub genre you like, heavy metal, punk, hell even industrial rock, I think nearly everyone likes White Stripes.

Cynthia Cole

Jack White writes and performs turns me on

Sarah Permoda

@Scott G Peterson i saw them in 2002 at Dublin Castle. There were only about 200 people, it was great!


@Ryan Suzette very funny fellow YouTuber!

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