No Hassle Night
The Dead Weather Lyrics


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I'm looking for a place to go
Where the sun goes down
And stays down
I'm looking for a place to go
Where I can lay low
Die slow

My baby, she's uptight
Her face is frozen in daylight
My darlin', she's a drifter
Nothing out there, seems to fit her

I'm looking for a no hassle night
I've become her and it hurts my mind
I'm looking for a no hassle night
I've become her and it hurts my mind
I'm looking for a no hassle night

My baby, she's a burglar
Nothing I know, can deter her
I'm looking for a place to go




Where the sun goes down
I can lie low

Overall Meaning

The Dead Weather's song "No Hassle Night" is filled with desolate imagery and a longing for a peaceful, uncomplicated night. The lyrics suggest an individual who is searching for a place to disappear into where they can find solace and respite from their troubles. The first verse paints a picture of an individual seeking out a place where they can be alone with their thoughts, away from the bustle of the outside world. This line is further emphasized when they state in the same verse,"Where I can lay low, Die slow." This line suggests that the individual is looking for a place to sort out their thoughts and feelings without the pressure of the outside world affecting them.


The second verse introduces the character of the singer's partner, who is described as "uptight" with a "frozen" face. The partner is restless and is constantly seeking something new, yet they can never seem to find exactly what they're looking for. The singer longs for a detour from their partner's constant need for change and excitement without having to leave them altogether. The chorus describes their desire for a "no hassle night", a time to unwind and clear their minds from the incessant worries and pressures of life.


As a whole, "No Hassle Night" is a contemplative work that depicts the need to escape reality and find a secluded place to relax and gather strength. It also concerns the difficulty in finding an escape from life and balancing that with the people who they keep close even if their current lifestyle is not aligned with their desires.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm looking for a place to go
I need to find a location where I can escape.


Where the sun goes down
A place where the sunset is spectacular.


And stays down
Where the darkness is maintained.


I'm looking for a place to go
I require a spot to hide and escape from society.


Where I can lay low
Somewhere where I can stay concealed and avoid attention.


Die slow
Live life with caution and without complexities.


My baby, she's uptight
My partner is tense and anxious.


Her face is frozen in daylight
Her face has a stern expression during the day.


My darlin', she's a drifter
My beloved is restless and wanders aimlessly.


Nothing out there, seems to fit her
Nothing outside satisfies her.


I'm looking for a no hassle night
I’m in search of a hassle-free night, without any stress.


I've become her and it hurts my mind
I’ve turned into my partner, and it’s affecting my mental well-being.


I'm looking for a no hassle night
I still crave a drama-free night.


My baby, she's a burglar
My lover is a thief.


Nothing I know, can deter her
Nothing seems to deter her from stealing.


I'm looking for a place to go
I still want to find a hideout.


Where the sun goes down
One where the sun sets majestically.


I can lie low
Where I can stay hidden and out of sight.




Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ALISON MOSSHART, JACK WHITE

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