White Moon
The White Stripes Lyrics


White moon, white moon
Breaks open the tomb
Of a deserted cartoon that I wrote
Creature come, creature, creature
My own double feature
As I´m warming the bleachers at home

Well, my nose keeps on bleeding
Cause it´s Rita I´m needing
I better call out a meeting of the boys
Of the boys
My friends are all dying
And death can´t be lying
It´s the truth and it don´t make a noise

Oh Rita, oh Rita
If you lived in Mesita
I would move you with the beat of a drum
And this picture is proof
That although you´re aloof
You had the shiniest tooth ´neath the sun

Easy come, easy go
Be a star of the show
I´m giving up all I know to get more
To get more
Photograph the picture
Young grunt pin-up scripture
For locker-tagged memories of war

A mirage, this garage
And a photo montage
And a finger massage from the host
Good lord, good lord
The one I adore
And I cannot afford is a ghost
Is a ghost

Proto-social is the word
And the word is the bird
That flew through the herd in the snow
In the snow
Lemonade me, then grade me
Then deliver my baby
And if my friends all persuade me, I´ll go

Blink, blink at me Rita
Don´t you know I´m a bleeder?
And I promised I wouldn't lead her on
But she met me, then led me
And I ate what was fed me
´Til I purged every word in this song

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Written by: JACK WHITE

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Psycho Killer

White moon, white moon
Breaks open the tomb
Of a deserted cartoon that I wrote
Creature come, creature, creature
My own double feature
As I'm warming the bleachers at home

Well, my nose keeps on bleeding
'Cause it's rita I'm needing
I better call out a meeting of the boys
Of the boys
My friends are all dying
And death can't be lying
It's the truth and it don't make a noise

Oh Rita, oh Rita
If you lived in mesita
I would move you with the beat of a drum
And this picture is proof
That although you're aloof
You had the shiniest tooth 'neath the sun

Easy come, easy go
Be a star of the show
I'm giving up all I know to get more
To get more
Photograph the picture
Young grunt pin-up scripture
For locker-tagged memories of war

A mirage, this garage
And a photo montage
And a finger massage from the host
Good lord, good lord
The one I adore
And I cannot afford is a ghost
Is a ghost

Proto-social is the word
And the word is the bird
That flew through the herd in the snow
In the snow
Lemonade me, then grade me
Then deliver my baby
And if my friends all persuade me, I'll go

Blink, blink at me Rita
Don't you know I'm a bleeder?
And I promised I wouldn't lead her on
But she met me, then led me
And I ate what was fed me



All comments from YouTube:

Charles Marcoe

Incredibly touching. The song is obviously is about her and her reaction says it all. One of the most beautiful and revealing moments from ironically two of the most fiercely private people in a grossly public medium. My curiosity begs to know what he says to her at the end but the words are best left unheard. The emotion is immediately translatable in general themes but at the same time reveals a lot about their personal relationship. Pure gold. 

Carlos Mendoza

He actually said meg You're almost done. You can go back to living how you want. How do y'all miss their newest interviews. Meg just did an interview on a radio station but she did it

Broken Wave

Its not about her though lol

johns80schick

@DellyBellyTea333 that's why in the song he says "although your aloof, you have the shinest tooth neath the sun." Basically telling even though your shy you have a great smile, show it.

J Thurm

Your majesty, that can’t be correct. The song was written before he met his second wife and long before they had kids together. Also...seems to me Meg started crying right after he turned to look at her, specifically when he sang:
“the picture is proof
that although you’re aloof
you have the shiniest tooth
beneath the sun”.
I think it’s clear he was singing to her at least with this particular verse. We know from many interviews Meg was aloof.

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cranberry noodle

Every time Meg looks at Jack, it's filled with so much love and adoration. She has always been so supportive and loyal and dedicated to him, even when, as this film showed, he has the tendency to take out his frustration and anger on those around him. She's such a lovely person. And Jack is so talented and hard-working. He's a true artist.

Liam Clapp

Jack said in an interview this was the hardest song he's ever written in his life.

dubnessIII

Can you tell me where he said this? Just curious.

Th3Union40r3v3r

I can see why many people see this as a sad scene. It's definitely very emotional, but I think there definitely some happiness to it. This video was shot a couple hours after the after party of their 10th anniversary show. They basically looked back on the 10 years they'd been through and saw all the emotional highs and lows of their career. And this was only the beginning of their tour. The Canadian leg came first followed by all the other tours. It have them time to look back and let all emot

Anhedonia Again

Wow. I hadn't seen, nor was I aware of this documentary. I had the pleasure of seeing them on their final tour, front & center. At the time, Jack was married and his wife was expecting. Jack & Meg were long over as a couple romantically. Word had it, that critics had become so vicious toward Meg that she was suffering from debilitating anxiety. People are so negative & hostile anymore. They seem to thrive on tearing people down, and when you're in the public eye of intense scrutiny, it must seem like there's nowhere to hide or feel safe. To call it a shame is an understatement. As I was reading down the first page of comments under this clip, I noticed a striking difference from comments under most of the other videos on Youtube, which has been infiltrated by trolls, making it a war zone. Bullies didn't just ruin it for White Stripes fans; they're ruining it for everyone. Ignore the trolls. To acknowledge them is to indulge them, and to indulge them is to encourage them.

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