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

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Written by: Jack White

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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 ya at all
I don't think I need to see ya 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 till 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



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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Samantha McB

OK, it's 2022, this song was definitely underplayed in its time. I listened to it on repeat. Specifically at :35, it is such a beautiful and excellent riff, it brings me such internal peace every time I hear it. 😌💛

Steven LeMans

Sam, the whole damn song and video are great! Kids... ;)

Stop the Philosophical Zombies

I think he's just playing the arpeggio of the chords.

Vishvesh srivastava

seems like jack white wasn't appreciated much in his prime. He certainly is a very gifted guitarist and singer.

On the BugBear way

:)

Craig

Love how this recording is full of mistakes and slightly out of tune guitar. So raw and that's fucking amazing. Legendary song.

LizzGrim

so raw is the perfect way to describe this song, love it for always🖤🖤🖤

Kyle Algie

Or just sloppy

Dawn English

@Travis Bramall YEP...damn strait... you tell 'em Travis..!!

Dawn English

It feels intentional like a reflection of the chaos he came home to.

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