Jack White - That Black Bat Licorice Lyrics




What?
Behave yourself
Behave yourself
You need to behave yourself, boy

Yeah, she's built for speed like a black castrum doloris
Good for the needy, like Nietzsche, Freud and Horace
But I'm skinflint, broke, making no money, making jokes
But baby, I won't joke with you

My feet are burning like a Roman hypocaust
But the Romans are gone, they changed their name because they lost
She writes letters like a Jack Chick comic
Just a bunch of propaganda, make my fingers histrionic; like this,

And this

I mean, she's my baby
But she makes me get avuncular
And when my monkey is jumping
I got no time for making up to her

I fantasize about the hospital
The army, asylum, confinement, in prison
Any place where there's a cot to clear my vision

I spit it out
Whatever's in my mouth
Just like that Black Bat Licorice
Yeah, that Black Bat Licorice
That Black Bat Licorice
That Black Bat Licorice
Yeah

I wanna cut out my tongue and let you hold onto it for me
Cause without my skill to amplify my sounds it might get boring
I've got the with of a staircase with atomic clock precision
And the phases of the moon directing all of my decisions like this

Women need to know, I play dumb like Columbo
And get my feelings hurt and move to New York like I'm Dumbo
Don't you want to lose the part of the brain that has opinions?
To not even know what you are doing, or care about yourself or your species in the billions

Yeah, I have to spit it out
Oh, whatever's in my mouth
I have to spit it out (behave your self)
Just like that Black Bat Licorice
That Black Bat Licorice
That Black Bat Licorice, I never liked it, I never will
Now state the same damn thing with the violin

Whatever you feed me
I feed you right back
But it will do no good





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  1. Михаил Сергопольцев

    Вот так!
    Веди себя хорошо!
    Веди себя хорошо!
    Ты должен вести себя хорошо, парень!

    Да, она создана для скорости, как чёрный катафалк.
    Она добра к бедным, как Ницше, Фрейд и Хор.
    А я жмот, жлоб, нищеброд, голодранец и шутник.
    Но, крошка, я не буду шутить с тобой.

    Мои пятки горят, как римский гипокауст.
    Но римлян больше нет, они сменили имена, потому что они исчезли.
    Она пишет письма в стиле комиксов Джека Чика.
    Сплошная пропаганда заставляет меня ломать пальцы так и эдак.

    Конечно, она моя малышка,
    И я с ней очень добр.
    Но когда я вспоминаю прошлые ошибки,
    Мне некогда загладить перед ней вину.

    Я мечтаю о госпитале,
    Армии, психбольнице, заключении в тюрьму –
    Любом месте, где есть койка, чтобы составить чёткое впечатление.

    Я выплевываю
    Всё, что у меня во рту,
    Как будто это лакрица "Черная летучая мышь".
    Да, лакрица "Черная летучая мышь".
    Лакрица "Черная летучая мышь",
    Лакрица "Черная летучая мышь".
    Да.

    Я хочу отрезать свой язык и дать тебе вцепиться в него.
    Так что если моя башка не сможет издавать звуков, это будет скучно.
    Я крепок задним умом и точен, как атомные часы,
    И смены лунных фаз определяют все мои решения.

    Когда мне нужно что-то узнать, я прикидываюсь дурачком, как Коломбо.
    Мои чувства задеты, и я уезжаю в Нью-Йорк, как Дамбо.
    Ты ведь не хочешь потерять ту часть мозга, которая имеет свое мнение,
    Чтобы не знать, что ты делаешь, не заботится о себе
    Или миллиардах себе подобных?

    Я выплевываю,
    О, всё, что у меня во рту,
    Я должен выплюнуть это (веди себя хорошо)
    Как будто это лакрица "Черная летучая мышь".
    Лакрица "Черная летучая мышь".
    Лакрица "Черная летучая мышь",
    Я никогда не любил ее и никогда не полюблю.
    Теперь то же самое, только на скрипке.

    Чем бы ты меня ни кормила,
    Я отвечу тебе тем же,
    Но ничего хорошего из этого не выйдет.

  2. ashleyxkittyful

    The dancing bats keep bringing me back to this video.

  3. Justin Sabatino

    Im fucking the replay button

  4. ickythump333

    nobody:
    the bats: 🕺💃

  5. Doomboy 117

    I had just turned 13 when i heard this song lol. Before this song, i barely heard anything like it. Even now there is no song like this. Much love and respect to you, Mr White💯

  6. ardo

    Who the fuck puts a violin solo as the outro of a fuzz rock song?
    HELL YEAH JACK WHITE DOES!!

  7. Noah Leitch

    0:58 will be a meme in approximately 2 years, I'm putting my money on it

  8. Erom Janxiv

    Ang tindi neto... AF!!
    Palong Palo Yung kanta..

  9. Zeke250

    2:03 IS THAT A JOJO REFERENCE

  10. la folie circulaire

    What?
    Behave yourself
    Behave yourself
    You need to behave yourself, boy


    Yeah, she's built for speed like a black Castrum Doloris
    Good for the needy, like Nietzsche, Freud and Horace
    But I'm skinflint, broke, makin' no money, makin' jokes
    But baby, I won't joke with you


    My feet are burnin' like a Roman hypocaust
    But the Romans are gone, they changed their name because they lost
    She writes letters like a Jack Chick comic
    Just a buncha' propaganda, make my fingers histrionic;
    Like this, and this


    I mean, she's my baby
    But she makes me get avuncular
    And when my monkey is jumpin'
    I got no time to make it up to her


    I fantasize about the hospital
    The army, asylum, confinement in prison
    Any place where there's a cot to clear my vision


    I spit it out
    Whatever's in my mouth
    Just like that Black Bat Licorice
    Yeah, that Black Bat Licorice
    That Black Bat Licorice
    That Black Bat Licorice
    Yeah


    I wanna cut out my tongue and let ya' hold onto it for me
    'Cause without my skill to amplify my sounds it might get boring
    I've got the wit of the staircase with atomic clock precision
    And the phases of the moon directin' all of my decisions like this


    When I need to know, I play dumb like Columbo
    And get my feelin's hurt and move to NY like I'm Dumbo
    Don't you want to lose the part of the brain that has opinions?
    To not even know what you are doing, or care about yourself or your species in the billions


    Yeah, I have to spit it out
    Ah, whatever's in my mouth
    Ah, I have to spit it out (behave yourself)
    Just like that Black Bat Licorice
    That Black Bat Licorice
    That Black Bat Licorice, I never liked it, I never will
    Now state the same damn thing with the violin


    Whatever you feed me
    I feed you right back
    But it will do no good

  11. Numinous123

    That dance at 1:00 makes me laugh every time. I've never met a woman so hot that she suddenly makes me dance like a moron, but I sure want to.

  12. Santiago

    Can't get enough of this <3

  13. Carbohighstakes

    Just weird weird enough to be a Jack White video.

  14. Dirt McGirt

    The black bat liquorice, I never liked it, I never will, now sing the same damn thing with the violin!

  15. Brunowsky0802

    Me acabo de dar cuenta de que la canción es sobre una pedota con Bacardi jajajajaja

  16. I'm a Muser

    There's only one thing to scream: he's a fuckin' genius. I listen to all his music and bands since 2018 (last year in this period i discovered him like a person, a real person), but i can't say just now what he represents to my soul and my mind. Thank God for giving us Jack White.

  17. Berk Karşı

    I keep saying the name wrong. Black Cat Liqour, Bad Back Liqoriche. I can never say it properly.

  18. Jason S

    I fucking love this music video (especially the lil bats dancing)

  19. gerard garone

    Black Brat Licorice with the Blue Eyed African Queen. Its as bitter as gas lighted fernet in a blue neon funeral. 
    Oh, I'm making jokes.

  20. rowdy james

    That Black Bat Licorice — Jack White


    So who is this She, the women in the song, and what kind of licorice is this? Like this review the song starts with so many questions,


    “WHAWHAWHAWHATWHATWHAT?”


    Let’s answer these questions shall we?


    She says behave yourself. For what does he need to behave himself for? Hopefully another question we can soon answer.


    With the first verse he tells us about her…


    “…Built like a castrum doloris”,


    Castrum doloris is a structure with decorations (design) that accompany the the stand that supports a casket during a catholic funeral.


    Castra or castrum is also the name of a Roman built trench.


    “Good for the needy, like Nietzsche, Freud and Horace”


    Horace is a Roman poet.
    Freud is a psychoanalyst.
    Nietzsche is a German philosopher.


    She must be designed very well… being built with characteristics of three important historical figures and all…


    He also talks about about himself…


    “But I’m skinflint….I won’t joke with you”


    So he’s thrifty, but says he won’t pull any quick ones on us. I’ll take it he’s honest.


    The second verse comes in and ooofta! She’s must be a live one boys! With what it’s doing to him, making his feet all hot.


    “My feet are burning like a Roman hypocaust”


    -A hypocaust is central heating below the floor, used in ancient Rome, Horace knows what I’m talking about.


    “She writes letters like a Jack Chick Comic”


    -Jack Chick wrote comic that were anti-religious. Parallels here with Nietzsche.


    I mean listen to “this….and this”, She’s making him fucking hysterical.


    “Make my fingers histrionic”


    [“Feet burning” (hysteria, origin of the Greek Uterus; historically diagnosed in women) “like Roman hypocaust” (Horace) ]


    In the third verse, he starts talking about his monkey. It’s jumping up and down (hysteria), probably cause its feet are all hot now. And when that monkey is jumping, he says, he just has to go! Let’s keep that in mind.


    The chorus, comes and he’s spitting out Black Bat Licorice.


    The color Black is associated with power, mystery, elegance. It affects the mind and body by creating an inconspicuous feeling, and increasing the sense of potential and possibility.
    Bats represents the perception of things that others cannot see. On the Great Plains bats also imparted great wisdom on people.
    While licorice has been used in herbalism and traditional medicine.
    A sort of synthetic meaning being built with symbols of these words. I think we are getting closer to the meaning of this peculiar candy that needs spitting out.


    After the chorus, everything gets monotone….


    “I wanna cut out my tongue…”


    Tongue help you communicate. Loosing ones tongue would also be loosing expressiveness, hence the monotone. Freud would have a hay day interpreting this bridge if it was in a dream…


    When you dream that about your tongue being cut suggests that others don’t understand the way you expect them too, generally speaking. That Black Bat Licorice having common parallels here.


    “And the phases of the moon directin’ all of my decisions like this”


    So his monkey, and the moon doing “this…..and this”


    Sounds like some magical and primal stuff going on here. To explain the astrological reference here, I’ll quote a passage from Synchronicity An Acausal Connecting Principle by C.G. Jung.


    “I discovered an instructive account [of magic] in Avicenna’s Liber sextus naturalium, which says that a certain power (monkey) to alter thing indwells in the human soul and subordinates the other things to Her, particularly when she is swept into a great excess of love or hate or the like (Monkey’s jumping, hysteria). When therefore the soul of man falls into great excess of any passion (hysteria),it can be proved by experiment that it (the excess) binds things (magically) and alters them in the way it wants….I found that the emotionality of the human soul is the chief cause of all these things, whether because, on account of her great emotion, she alters her bodily substance and the other things towards which she strives, or because, on account of her dignity, the other, lower things are subject to her, or because the appropriate hour or astrological situation or another power coincides with so inordinate an emotion, and we (in consequence) believe that what this power does is then done by the soul…. Whoever would learn the secret of doing and undoing these thing must know that everyone can influence everything magically if he falls into a great excess…and he must fo it at that hour when the excess befalls him, and operate with the things which the should prescribes. Thus it is the soul who desires a thing more intensely, who makes thing more effective and more like what comes forth.
    Albert Mangus on magic.”


    Here it is revealed what She is. She is the soul of man.


    Continuing with the song the Final verse he asks:


    “Don’t you want to lose the part of the brain that has opinions?”


    Nothing would be good or bad, Nietzsche poking his head up again here…

    It would certainly stop you from getting your feelings hurt. Then you wouldn’t have to run away to New York, Dumbo. Loosing all worries would help with self-expression. When you get out of your own way, there isn’t anything to hold that monkey back. Let that monkey free!


    Closing the song with this last chorus, she tells him to behave himself again. Behaving yourself, tailoring what you have to say. Designing the best way to say something. Designing it a particular way, but then most people wouldn’t understand you (Black Bat, Freud and cut tongue).

    Being told through the art of songwriting and storytelling, with the specific choice of objects and words and using the common parallels they share a wholeness is achieved. In the wholeness is wisdom and deeper meaning. Thus, revealing here, the soul of man, She. She, something in us all, and the peak experience she brings with her.

  21. Iza ce

    2019 helloooo

  22. ivan barbetti

    Ese riff si se puede escuchar

  23. pubes in your chocomilk

    like T H I S

  24. BlondeAryanMohawkHairDo skinhead punkPage

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  25. Judgemental Budgie

    1:06 looks like Sevdaliza!

  26. David McKee

    It’s like Frank Zappa and Rage Against the Machine had a baby

  27. True Blue

    The book is reading you, right? Does it work the same with music herself?

  28. WhiteStriped_ Satan

    First time I've heard Jack White say more of a *"badder word"* 3:07

  29. Karkaran

    0:57 xD

  30. andrew flynn

    Makes me wonder if jack is on the cracks

  31. rasta

    Sad to see tiktok ads on this video

  32. Ocean DiGregorio

    Fuck yeas

  33. luana

    remindes me billy bat 😅

  34. rft colorlux 2000

    See that Nietzsche sign in 3:17? Now evrything makes sense

  35. frostedhebrew33

    Behave yourself
    Behave yourself
    You need to behave yourself, boy

    Yeah, she's built for speed like a black Castrum Doloris
    Good for the needy, like Nietzsche, Freud and Horace
    But I'm skinflint, broke, makin' no money, makin' jokes
    But baby, I won't joke with you

    My feet are burnin' like a Roman hypocaust
    But the Romans are gone, they changed their name because they lost
    She writes letters like a Jack Chick comic
    Just a buncha' propaganda, make my fingers histrionic;
    Like this, and this

    I mean, she's my baby
    But she makes me get avuncular
    And when my monkey is jumpin'
    I got no time to make it up to her

    I fantasize about the hospital
    The army, asylum, confinement in prison
    Any place where there's a cot to clear my vision

    I spit it out
    Whatever's in my mouth
    Just like that Black Bat Licorice
    Yeah, that Black Bat Licorice
    That Black Bat Licorice
    That Black Bat Licorice
    Yeah

    I wanna cut out my tongue and let ya' hold onto it for me
    'Cause without my skill to amplify my sounds it might get boring
    I've got the wit of the staircase with atomic clock precision
    And the phases of the moon directin' all of my decisions like this

    When I need to know, I play dumb like Columbo
    And get my feelin's hurt and move to NY like I'm Dumbo
    Don't you want to lose the part of the brain that has opinions?
    To not even know what you are doing, or care about yourself or your species in the billions

    Yeah, I have to spit it out
    Ah, whatever's in my mouth
    Ah, I have to spit it out (behave yourself)
    Just like that Black Bat Licorice
    That Black Bat Licorice
    That Black Bat Licorice, I never liked it, I never will
    Now state the same damn thing with the violin

    Whatever you feed me
    I feed you right back
    But it will do no good

  36. jun

    Sounds like it should be in regular show tbh

  37. Corey G

    I love how incredibly relevant this song is today. More so than when it was released, I feel.

  38. ŠâMø

    Any TØP fans who also love Jack white?

    ickythump333

    @MC Schnitzer m8 same

  39. Mr. Gentleman Robot

    Batman liked this.

  40. cryptqu33n

    im seeing his concert soon im so excited!!!!

  41. GRNGW ShooterGamer

    The main melody of the song remembers me to Lie Lie Lie by Serj Tankian. Despite of that, such a great song

  42. Jessie Eremit

    Another music video that it would be best if you were high while watching...👀

  43. Pola

    avuncular - (adj.) Once a man reaches middle age and his formerly remarkable and youthful looks have completely lost their edge, he develops an air of such utter harmlessness that he is no longer attractive to women. A man is described as "avuncular" when he stops looking like a sexual entity and starts looking like his Uncle Arby. "I'll have to stop hitting the clubs looking for action; my face has gotten so avuncular, chicks think I'm there to look for my runaway daughter." - Urban Dictionary,. Just in case you were wondering, de nada ;)

  44. Artú C.

    I'm from Brazil. Sum1 could tell me what "she's my baby but she makes me get avuncular" means?? Pls

  45. rft colorlux 2000

    Yesterday i saw the Nofretete in real life and today in a fucking Jack White video(^^)

  46. Cameron McGee

    Great song... WEIRD video.

  47. DemonicKitten

    The choreography is so interesting on top of a rad sound 🖤

  48. Toke

    Not...expiriential...enough...

  49. Didi Carrasco

    Damn Jack White marathon is dope. Can't get tire of listening. 😑

  50. DcMango

    Jack White spittin rhymes

  51. Goncalo Freitas

    I saw him live and to top it off playing a song with Pearl Jam, it was amazing!

  52. Roberto Limon

    Jaja cover, loco soñador _ Yaguaru _ cumbia

  53. Damla Çetin

    thıs ıs fuckıng perfect !

  54. Christian Portugal

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JACK!!!

  55. Juan Carlos

    Incredible how Jack White try Reggae music in another dimension...

  56. C Son

    you're trying too hard jack. you don't need all that frill. back to basics please.

  57. Enki Chaman

    is good because is simple but meaningful

  58. LUCAS KOUGHAN

    where my boys watching this again in 2018 at?

  59. Space Cat

    This song makes me want to wear blue clothes, put my sunglasses on and head out on the streets

  60. Emilia Burgos

    Jack White is a genius

  61. purple86

    The best rocker 😍💜🤘

  62. CrazyJimmi9

    It's pronounced "Knee-cha," Jack 😏

  63. Woo Lim

    혀 춤 추는 거 넘 기얍다

  64. Edit Man

    Underrated Jack White track. Rock > Country

  65. Gustav Fechner

    As far as I know, this is the only rock song that makes reference to Jack Chick comics, and for that, I salute you, Mr. White.

  66. Cris bera

    Fucking rockstar

  67. The Ninja Whippet

    Now *this* is epic music

  68. Ellie Masters

    If I thought that this video would help me make sense of the song I was sorely misguided

  69. Rafa Lyp

    Dancing tongue with Jack's fatal face next to it.

  70. xcccx youtube

    dingdonggggggggg

  71. Ivan

    Bacardí.

  72. Djlullaby22

    This should have been reggae

  73. eggsngrits

    Jack Chick! What a great reference.

  74. X- Fenix

    This remind me a lot of Allan Poe

  75. Melody Shultz

    OMG, I tripped on acid once and saw those Lil bats ha ha omg

  76. Tom Woody

    Sigmund and mum grocery 😂😂

  77. Gustavo el Dios supremo super saya 3

    twenty one pilots

  78. Betty M.

    The artist was on LSD? So...might somewho bring "this" to me?!

  79. 27sherlock

    Work of art

  80. SekaKibo

    1:38 jack white is a nazi

  81. Albert Kotze

    watching this while on shrooms
    Shits wild

  82. CatspitProductions

    Jack White's super awesome talent just makes me feel stupid.... LOL ;) Come get some Catspit!~

  83. 99488 44345

    these 4 months of hell for natures is also heaven without us

  84. Queen of Pentacles

    When people asks if I believe in God: when I listen to jack's music I'm a believer because he's my only God

  85. Jonathan Gillis

    2:15 the face looks like head like a haunted house artwork from queens of the stone age

  86. Titch

    This reminds me of something from my childhood, can't put my finger on what it is but it makes it extra weird.

  87. André El Latino

    Lol the bats dancing 😂

  88. TheMorawOne

    Not really a big fan of Jack, but the "I fantasize about hospital, the Army, asylum, confinment in prison - any place with a cot to clear my vision" is amazing

  89. Jorge

    0:58 always gets me LOL

  90. Choloubek

    Frank Zappa Sounding

  91. Larah Kay

    I'm in love

  92. MyGumShoe

    fuck you amazon

  93. xtremguy748

    I wouldn't recommend getting high and watch this video

  94. xtremguy748

    I wouldn't recommend getting high and watch this video