White Stripes, The - The Air Near My Fingers Lyrics




Life is so boring
It's really got me snoring
I'm wearing out the flooring
In a cheap hotel
But I don't have to work it
And I might be sinning
But I'm never gonna have to hear
The rings of school bells

Well, don't you remember?
You told me in December
That a boy is not a man
Until he makes a stand
Well, I'm not a genius
But, baby, you'll remember this
I never said I ever wanted to be a man

Yeah, I get nervous when she comes around
When she comes around
When she comes around
I get nervous when she comes around
When she comes around
When she comes around
Mm, I get nervous when she comes around
When she comes around
When she comes around
I get nervous when she comes around
When she comes around
When she comes around

Hey!

My mom is so caring
She's really got me staring
At all the crazy little things
She does for sure
And I can't seem to think of
Another kind of love
That a boy could ever get
From anyone but her

I get nervous when she comes around
When she comes around
When she comes around
I get nervous when she comes around
When she comes around
When she comes around
Yeah, I get nervous when she comes around
When she comes around
When she comes around
I get nervous when she comes around
When she comes around
When she comes around
Alright!





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  1. goats on boats

    I get nervous when she comes around 6.6.6

  2. AmateurGarageBand

    This song is great to cover!

  3. schteb1

    best song ever

  4. Intro Master

    Still great song

  5. Primordial Remnant

    Fuck school, and kill your abusers.( bullies, molesters, parents,) Violently,.

  6. Charley Monprofit

    DAMN soooo good....

  7. Robert Kraft

    ..."Thanks-" 🇺🇸🎼🎶🏆💝😅🌍🌹💐. BOBZGT🏁🐾

  8. Elie Elis

    Thanks be to god....White stripes!

  9. xd girly

    i was a huge fan of the first three albums before i heard elephant, and at first you don't really like it because it doesn't have the diy ethos like the first three albums did, but then it grows on you. i woke up one morning singing the "i get nervous when she comes around" part of this song and listened back to elephant, and it's great. not better than de stijl, but still a fantastic album

  10. sara snyder

    Still ❤ the fuck out of some white stripes.

  11. tubasaur

    I'll throw Pink Floyd's "Ibiza Bar" into the mix.

  12. Emmanuel James

    Elissa Steamer's Bootleg 3000 part brought me here!! 😍❤❤❤❤❤❤

  13. Ярослав Бруньковский

    PLEASE COME BACK!!!

  14. Nirvana love1141

    The guitar riff sounds like rape me by Nirvana

    a dude

    the lyrics sound like the rape me riff, more like.

  15. Karen Kruse

    Awesome song!!!! Love ❤ Jack White, this is one of my all time faves, possibly because it wasn't released as a single & overplayed like sooo many others

  16. ItsJustAPhaze Lh

    The air near my anus

  17. Vittorio Mazzolani

    Theska anwalqa ischkt irmp wetwe giunchi!!!!!!!!

  18. the Sententious Vaunter

    And they say rock is dead.

  19. Jama Thaughn

    He gives a little nod to this song on Ice Station Zebra. "never have to hear the rings of school bells".

  20. Pedro Van Osstinberg

    This sounds like a rip off of Pink Floyd - The Nile Song

    tubasaur

    Ibiza Bar

  21. Filipe Marques

    I feel like a baby sometimes

  22. Rainbow Bridge

    Such a beautiful organ solo

  23. Carlos Valverde

    Well, it's a nice continuation of Hypnotize

  24. Clancularius Mortem

    Intro reminds me of "Wild Thing"

  25. ScimTar

    Futurama?

  26. L Rivera

    Takes me back to when there was not a worry in the world for me only love

    SpaghettiShaq

    you and me both brother

  27. Fernando Torres

    The hardest button to button the bets song !!!!!!!

  28. Sofia Cortez

    The Air Near My Fingers"

    Life is so boring
    It's really got me snoring
    I'm wearing out the flooring
    In a cheap hotel
    But I don't have to work it
    And I might be sinning
    But I'm never gonna have to hear
    The rings of school bells

    Well, don't you remember?
    You told me in December
    That a boy is not a man
    Until he makes a stand
    Well, I'm not a genius
    But, baby, you'll remember this
    I never said I ever wanted to be a man

    Yeah, I get nervous when she comes around
    When she comes around
    When she comes around
    I get nervous when she comes around
    When she comes around
    When she comes around
    Mm, I get nervous when she comes around
    When she comes around
    When she comes around
    I get nervous when she comes around
    When she comes around
    When she comes around

    Hey!

    My mom is so caring
    She's really got me staring
    At all the crazy little things
    She does for sure
    And I can't seem to think of
    Another kind of love
    That a boy could ever get
    From anyone but her

    I get nervous when she comes around
    When she comes around
    When she comes around
    I get nervous when she comes around
    When she comes around
    When she comes around
    Yeah, I get nervous when she comes around
    When she comes around
    When she comes around
    I get nervous when she comes around
    When she comes around
    When she comes around
    Alright!

    Lori

    I love your profile pic, who's the character?

    Ukato Farticus

    you forgot "eeh"

    Emmanuel James

    Thank you baby!! 😍❤💜💛💚💗💙

    Charley Monprofit

    thnx so much!!

  29. Curtis Phelps

    It's clearly derivative of Gregorian chants, you fucking cretins.

  30. WINTER Time

    c o m p t o n

  31. nukaquartz23

    A Little fun fact for you new watchers, the song is about the movie Psycho. Namely, Norman Bates.

    Math Helper

    Never knew that! Never paid much attention and just assumed it was a love song.

  32. The Mandalorian

    school house rock vibes anyone?

  33. Van Allen

    When I first heard this masterpiece 1:49 gave me fucking goose bumps. Love this track!

  34. Tyler Staehr

    tell that Jew cartman to simmer the fuck down!😂

  35. Tyler Staehr

    can't fuck with this kid!.....so sick ....for sure the devil has his soul !😲

  36. Sheri Drager

    Anybody help with me finding my one of my favorite White Stripes songs???? The only lines I can remember are " if you don't want it, I'll take it"? I know it's not much but somebody must know...I've been trying to go through all their songs to find it but no luck so far...I need help please...Sheri

    DarthZetho

    If you are still looking for that song, i think that is "rag and bone"

    Alex D

    Rag and bone

  37. Genuine Fat

    0:00 "eeh"

    Max Ehrmann

    Oy vey!

    jane gee

    Fue toromax

    Brenda Cameron

    Eh! His dad is Canadian after all! :D

  38. Max F.T.G.

    mp3 sucks

  39. M&AWalker

    At the beginning nirvana said hi

  40. The Great Sloth Lord

    I already liked The White Stripes but that was mainly just their mainstream stuff but after Pandora introduced me to their other stuff, I now really love them.

  41. jerad Liberty4560

    why do people care who sounds like how and claim rip off no music is purely original it all comes from influence and evolved into what it is if it makes you happy love it

    Traece Bennington

    jerad Liberty4560 the question being why people care? I suppose the simple answer is to see credit given to the person who deserves it. While all music should be enjoyed by all that doesn’t make it equal in terms of creativity and relative skill. If we do not hold musicians to standards than u will get computer generated songs with ppl lip syncing then

  42. Hani Basim

    at the start i thought it is "rape me" by nirvana

    Ian Bucklowe

    You immediately realize it isn't, but I can understand at first moment why you might confuse the two.

    Nugie

    black math just because you know a few guitar chords doesn't mean shit. They sound nothing alike.

    Joao Correia

    really?! man you're must be tone deaf. it's not even close...

    OscarTheGrouch

    Joao Correia Dont be so hostile, I agree it does sound close.

    Alon Laufer

    To me it smells like teen spirit

  43. Cameron Colclough

    love this album!!!

    Unknown reader

    Name me the tracks off this album.

  44. Daniel Donovan

    adore this song so much

  45. Triloviche films

    Soooo that's why people say The Black Keys' "Little Black Submarines" is a rip off :/

    SivD1

    I personally think people usually refer to Stairway to Heaven when they say that, but I can hear it in this track too.

    Into the Void

    i think they both jam, and thats whats really inportant

    Alex D

    Black keys is a total rip off of the white stripes. Jack said so himself lol. They have a few good songs tho so not that much of a big deal ig.

  46. Lil'Bull Manders

    Don't care who did what and when, this is just damb good music, period. <3

    MilitaryGecko78

    Says the one who lacked grammar in the last sentence before. "
    p.s. the period in your comment should have been outside the parentheses." Nice, didn't even capitalize the first letter.

    Nugie

    MilitaryGecko78 it would be capitalized because it was a quote. Not sure where the star goes because who cares

    Ukato Farticus

    The moral of the story is don't say "damb" because you'll start WW3.

    Edit: Y'all are gonna come after me for not putting the comma before "because" lmao

    I Love Creepypastas

    @Ukato Farticus
    I'm sorry but that's really stupid 😂.

  47. Dom

    This song reminds me of a mix of Sweet Home Alabama and More Than a Feeling

    a dude

    how does that even

  48. B Box

    Hey Jack (I think that's your name, sorry if it's not) I love your music and I am a huge fan. Just wanted to give a shout out.

    hgbguy

    @Star Lord the likelihood that he would take the time out of his busy day to just look at youtube for his old music when he's probably got all his recordings anyway and most likely isn't looking back all nostalgic is very unlikely and its even more unlikely he'd scroll down to the comments. and even more unlikely he'd comment.
    if he was retired maybe but he's still making music so I don't know why he'd be on youtube looking at all his music when he'd probably want them down because he'd prefer people to actually buy his albums so he actually gets money from them.

    Star Lord

    ofc i know that he probly wont look but i said it because u never know :P 

    Cxarlie

    In fact he has a channel where he posts his new singles.

    Saik Caskey

    I've thought about this since like 2006. The artist may not see what was said, but it can influence what other people think when they just land on the song and happen to read the comments

    Sierra S.

    B Box if you were such a huge fan you would know his name for sure. Yes it is Jack. And I have known his name since I was about 5 years old.

  49. Alex B. Diamond

    this song touches me deeply. the lyrics "i never said i ever wanted to be a man"..."i get nervous when she comes around", the bit about pacing, all of it...and the tune kicks my lily white ass. i used to cry when i listened to it, truth, but now i just jam! thanks jack and meg so much...

    Gordon August

    Alex B. Diamond I can relate...

  50. Rose Yoder

    magfkngnificent.

    Daniel Donovan

    it's awekdvroswonrvsome right? agreed? agfkchdbdoxhdjreed?

  51. Radoslaw Dlugowski

    Dude... isn't this a total rip-off of Lenny Kravitz's Fly Away?

    brodeity

    @Rad Dlugowski JUST LIKE A DRAGONFLY

    Radoslaw Dlugowski

    @ULGRAX EVECTOR Fly Away is ruined for me after hearing Neil Cicerega's Version, lol.
    I WANT A MILKY WAY
    I WANNA FUUUCK MILKY WAY
    (YEAH YEAH YEAH)

    Chris Cauley

    +Rad Dlugowski Every white stripes song feels like a rip off of someone. Just roll with it man. Doesn't mean it's any less fun. Think of it like the Cliff Notes of rock and roll.

    Jimbobthebarbarian

    +Rad Dlugowski Very similar, but in no way a rip off. Even if Jack did copy Fly Away, he scraped off the 12 and a half metric fuck tonnes of 90's and porny funk and brought out the gem that was under all of that crap.

  52. Izzy B.

    This song is awesome!

  53. caroline hennessy

    ah come on now !!

  54. RedYellow Blue

    Jack White at his finest. His voice was so amazing at this point in his career, and he was writing the best songs of his career. I love him still, but there's a certain magic about this era. Elephant is going to be an album that hip rock kids listen to in 30 years.

    Samuel Blues

    BTW, hey, if you have a minute, check my music.

    Magaly Mendoza

    RedYellow Blue you are 100% correct I agree

    Kenny G

    I agree, elephant an get behind me satan, 2 best albums. My opinion.

  55. Joseph Perez

    This is easily one of my favorite songs off of Elephant. It sounds very much like The Troggs "Wild Thing"

    Warwick, Your grandma's fear

    Joseph Perez dude i love wild thing. Easily one of my favorite songs in the history of music

    Unknown reader

    I wonder what gave the album away?🙃

    Nick Soma

    It's the rhythm in the riff. Similar to Wild Thing. That rhythm was also used by Boston (More Than a Feeling) and Nirvana (Smells Like Teen Spirit, Rape Me), among others.

  56. Janeen Unruh

    Great song.

  57. ThePlank1999

    The intro is kinda like Nirvana's Rape me ....

    Savanna Irwin

    i think you mean rap me? 

    ThePlank1999

    No it's "Rape me" Rap me is censored cause of you tube .... 

    Miguel modesto

    I thought the same thing but the notes are slightly different

    Andrew Foxx

    Na its very diferent

    Adam Davies

    The first two chords of the intro are the same

  58. Dane333W

    tehehehe

  59. MuscleDad420

    Step lower than the "Smells Like..." progression. It's identical to The Small Faces' "Songs Of A Baker", however. The fuzzed-out Rhodes gives it that Ian McLagan feel too.

    Nugie

    MuscleDad420 not even similar to smells like teen but ok

    Mustafa Habdul

    maybe "rape me" from nirvana ?

  60. JHall91

    baha my bad dude. CHARLIE!

  61. Riley Brown

    I wasn't even the one that said it..

  62. JHall91

    Okay so you're completely tone deaf...that being said I will give you that it IS similar at least in that it uses four main chords the whole song, but the pattern of the changes, the timing, and even the chords themselves are entirely different.

  63. Riley Brown

    How does this sound at all like teen spirit, who thumbed this up? D:

  64. TellYouWhat 95

    the begining sounds a little like smells like teen spirit by nirvana
    dont let courtney love know

    [Raw]

    Id say rape me over teen spirit

  65. twelve gage

    @violinmaster6 its thumbs up now. :( i miss the past.

  66. violinmaster6

    5 stars!