White Stripes, The - The Nurse Lyrics




The nurse should not be the one who puts salt in your wounds
But it's always with trust that the poison is fed with a spoon
When you're helpless with no one to turn to alone in your room
You would swear that the one who would care for you never would leave
She promised and said, "you will always be safe here with me"
But promises open the door to be broken to me

No I'm never, no I'm never, no I'm never gonna let you down now
No I'm never, no I'm never, no I'm never gonna let you down
No I'm never, no I'm never, no I'm never gonna let you down now
No I'm never, no I'm never, no I'm never gonna let you down

The maid that you've hired could never conspire to kill
She's to mother, not quietly smother you when you're most ill
The one that you're trusting suspiciously dusting the sill

No I'm never, no I'm never, no I'm never gonna let you down now
No I'm never, no I'm never, no I'm never gonna let you down
No I'm never, no I'm never, no I'm never gonna let you down now
no I'm never, no I'm never, no I'm never gonna let you down





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White Stripes, The The Nurse Comments
  1. Ambrus Nagy

    I've loved this album for more than 10 years and with each listen I admire the brilliance of this particular song more and more. You could argue it's pretentious and artsy (which it is) but it's also so fricking funny and thought provoking at the same time. It breaks the rules and it's soooooo good to hear that from time to time.

  2. Brenda Cameron

    I love his high-pitched "let you down!"

  3. Cade Little

    That marimba tho

  4. Genuine Fat

    how can you even write a song so soothing yet so creepy

  5. Anon

    This song is amazing. I was born disabled and nurses and given me medications on my allergy list. I had a botched hand surgery due to nerve damage where they nicked a nerve and l had to learn everything left handed. Maybe l take the first too literally but this is my hospital jam, just to remind myself if l dont have an advocate even via phone stay on top no matter how much they drug l will leave worse. I read "How to Get Out of the Hospital Alive" which has great tips but music resonates and l always remember to play it and remind myself they donnt know shit half the time and will make me sicker not help. So thank you someone for finally coming out with a hospital jam even if it was intended as such. This song has saved my life in so called Top Trauma centers more than once.

  6. fede018

    I remember hearing this song and thinking "wtf is this shit? Where's the guitar?!"

  7. John Hill

    One of the most saddening victims of the loudness wars. Will be wishing for a long time to hear those drum jabs come through with their full dynamic range! Maybe we can get a decent remaster for the 20th anniversary...

  8. DopeMatic3000

    Questlove Supreme brought me here

  9. Calloway Schmidt

    I masterpiece I think. So underrated this album was.

    Tom Sundog

    Calloway Schmidt alright Yoda 😉

  10. stil133

    It is almost perfect song. It would be, if he added one nastiest, dirtiest, loudest, blues' guitar solo in the end, with drums in backup.

    Tom Sundog

    stil133 seconded

  11. Mickey N

    Came here to see White Strippers in Nurse uniforms. Disappointed.. Thumbs down!

    Tom Sundog

    Mickey N don't tempt fate haha

  12. Arnaud De Checchi

    j'aime les bites

  13. boy goo

    I find this song very nice and relaxing. Apparently I am crazy.

    Rocky Carrera

    We are crazy 🎗

    boy goo

    @RaquelCarrera Guess so

    Anon

    Youre not crazy. Ots probably one of their top 5 best. If good taste is crazy, God help us!

    Brenda Cameron

    @Anon Tee hee! :D

  14. Ethan Hawkins

    I like the no dislikes. Lets keep it like that.

    Ethan Hawkins

    I'm relying on the hope that people aren't dicks

    Ethan Hawkins

    Besides what kind of loser would dislike the White Stripes?

    TheInteractive _

    +Ethan Hawkins I'm sure you'd dislike if you new the real meaning of this song

    Ethan Hawkins

    @up your kilt with boot I try not to be too edgy so I think I'll be fine

    JADROBE

    Only 7 dislikes over the course of 2 years, nice! I mean.. Not about the dislikes! 😅😂

  15. Micah Brossiet

    This song freaked me out so much as a little kid

    Meatis O'Malley

    Yeah I have a friend who literally has panic attacks when she hears this song because it's linked to so many bad memories from her childhood.

    gental robots

    This came out the 2000s how old are you? Do your parents know you're on YouTube?

    Chula Sancha

    I was 20.

    Lindsey Pindsey

    Micah Brossiet Thais album came out 4 weeks before my 22nd birthday. 😅

    JADROBE

    gental robots I was born in 2002 and was in kindergarten in 2009 and I'm 16 now, so if they were a kid back then, then their age should be reasonable.

  16. Matt Smith

    marimba!!!!

    Christopher Thompson

    +Matt Smith Marimbas are just like upgraded xylophones. They sound so great.

    Cade Little

    Ah a fellow man of culture