Hypnotize
The White Stripes Lyrics


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I want to hypnotize you baby
On the telephone
So many times I called your house
Just to hear the tone
And though I knew that you weren't home
I didn't mind so much 'cause I'm so alone
I want to hypnotize you baby
On the telephone

I want to spin my little watch
Right before your very eyes
You're the kind of girl
A guy like me could hypnotize
And if this comes as a surprise
Just think of all of those guys
Who would tell you lies
I want to spin my little watch
Right before your eyes

I want to hold your little hand
If I can be so bold
And be your right hand man
'Til you hands get old
And then when all the feelings gone
Just decide if you want to keep holding on
I want to hold your little hand
If I can be so bold



If I can be so bold
If I can be so bold

Overall Meaning

In these lyrics of The White Stripes' song Hypnotize, the lead singer, Jack White, expresses his desire to captivate the attention of a woman he's into. He mentions calling her house multiple times only to get the sound of the tone as he desires to 'hypnotize her on the phone.' This line suggests that he desires to have some sort of control or manipulation over her, influencing her feelings towards him. He goes on to say, "You're the kind of girl/A guy like me could hypnotize," affirming his belief that he could easily sway her with his charm and perhaps his music as well.


In the second verse, Jack White talks about hypnotizing her with his watch, a classic hypnotist's tool, 'if this comes as a surprise,' trying to convey that he can use his skills to get her attention and eventually win her over. The last verse talks about his desire to be with her for the long haul. He wants to hold her hand for life, become her right-hand man until she's old, and then let her make the decision if she wants to keep holding on to him.


Overall, the song is a love song about a man who desires and is willing to do anything to win over the woman he admires. From wanting to hypnotize her through the phone to holding her hand for life, Jack White expresses his willingness to put in an effort in this relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

I want to hypnotize you baby
The singer wants to have a way of controlling the person on the other end of the phone.


On the telephone
The person they want to hypnotize is not physically present and is being communicated with over the phone.


So many times I called your house
The singer has reached out to the person numerous times in the past.


Just to hear the tone
The artist takes pleasure in hearing the sound of the ringing phone or voicemail system of the person they want to hypnotize.


And though I knew that you weren't home
The artist understands the person they want to hypnotize is not at home.


I didn't mind so much 'cause I'm so alone
The singer is lonely, and hearing the tone of the other person's phone makes them feel somewhat less isolated.


I want to spin my little watch
The singer wants to use a classic hypnotic technique by spinning a watch in front of the person's eyes.


Right before your very eyes
The artist's goal is to conduct the act of hypnosis in the presence of the person.


You're the kind of girl
The person the artist is calling is a female.


A guy like me could hypnotize
The artist is positive that they possess the ability to hypnotize the person.


And if this comes as a surprise
The singer discerns that their remarks about hypnotizing the person might be unexpected.


Just think of all of those guys
The artist implies that there are other men who would try to deceive the person.


Who would tell you lies
The singer claims that the other men the person has encountered have not been honest with her.


I want to hold your little hand
The singer wants to be physically connected with the person.


If I can be so bold
The singer is unsure of whether their desired actions would be taken as welcome or not.


And be your right hand man
The artist wants to take on a supportive role for the person.


Til your hands get old
The artist intends to be there for the person for the long haul.


And then when all the feelings gone
The singer knows that passion and emotions are transitory.


Just decide if you want to keep holding on
The singer is willing to keep on being in a relationship if the other person is with them.


If I can be so bold
The artist has no idea how the other person really feels about them.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: JACK WHITE

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Comments from YouTube:

IsaacTheGreat

This is the kind of rock we need in this day in age😎

Eimbert

No lie brooooo!

ezegonz 456

most underrated song on the album

J ames

True

Jonathan Barnes

Not underestimated, typical but when your talking Meg and Jack typical is excellence.

JeepZ

No cap yo

HANNAH LUMERIA

Ball and biscuit

Fextey

great song. very under rated

Sk8er

A melhor do álbum!!!

Kathy Hollenbach

From what I've read this is not new, it's from 'Elephant'? Well, it's new to me. Love it!!👏👏👏👏

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