One of my favorites on this record. My favorite part of this song — that real quick measure of picking then the organ kicks in. Don’t forget you have Danger Mouse on this record, hitting and holding those chords with just the right attack. Just a perfectly sad little song, warm and muted and hurt.
“Ain’t it just like dying,
Except you can still feel the shame,
All hands on deck now,
The sea is getting rough again.
You see him out your window,
And even when you close the blinds,
Cause all you ever wanted
Was someone to treat you nice and kind.
Take a step before runnin’,
Take a breath now before you dive.
When you walk the streets, darlin,
Make sure your sneaker laces they get tied.
I’ll be a black bird darling
Hanging on your telephone wire
Flap my wings over you
And set your heart afire”
~All You Ever Wanted
The Black Keys, Attack & Release