There's no home for you here girl, go away
There's no home for you here
There's no home for you here girl, go away
There's no home for you here
I'd like to think that all of this constant interaction
Is just the kind of make you drive yourself away
Each simple gesture done by me is counteracted
And leaves me standing here with nothing else to say
Completely baffled by a backward indication
That an inspired word will come across your tongue
Hands moving upward to propel the situation
Have simply halted
Now the conversation's done
There's no home for you here girl, go away
There's no home for you here
There's no home for you here girl, go away
There's no home for you here
I'm only waiting for the proper time to tell you
That it's impossible to get along with you
It's hard to look you in the face when we are talking
So it helps to have a mirror in the room
I've not been really looking forward to the performance
But there's my cue and there's a question on your face
Fortunately I have come across an answer
Which is go away
And do not leave a trace
There's no home for you here girl, go away
There's no home for you here
There's no home for you here girl, go away
There's no home for you here
Waking up for breakfast
Burning matches
Talking quietly
Breaking baubles
Throwing garbage
Drinking soda
Looking happy
Taking pictures
So completely stupid
Just go away
There's no home for you here girl, go away
There's no home for you here (Repeat until fade)


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  • +1
    General CommentThis song features brilliantly bitter, cynical, and comical lyrics depicting the inner thoughts of a person bored with his lover and rejecting her. I'm impressed by the anger and detail in this song, as well as Jack White's fierce performance! Thumbs up from me!
    nghskdjfgljfoon June 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI listened to this song turned up to 11 in my car over and over with the windows rolled down after my ex and I exchanged "fuck you"'s.

    The last verse is probably my favorite.
    GuitarJeezuson September 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a girl who he wants to go away
    stanmanon October 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love the line "so completely stupid. just go away."
    twinpavilion said above that this is a 'chapter two' of dead leaves. i really hope it is, and the musical similarities are delibrate. otherwise jacks got a bit of explaining to do. great song but their older stuff is better (not that that's an original thing to say about a band but its true)
    atthedrive-inon November 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI rarely am this excited about song lyrics: Jack White's songwriting is brilliant. Yeah, it's another send off to an ex-lover, but the language he uses is masterful-

    "I'd like to think that all of this constant interaction
    Is just the kind of make you drive yourself away
    Each simple gesture done by me is counteracted
    And leaves me standing here with nothing else to say
    Completely baffled by a backward indication
    That an inspired word will come across your tongue
    Hands moving upward to propel the situation
    Have simply halted Now the Conversation's done"

    Simply lovely. It almost makes me want to find a girl, date her, and break up with her simply to be able to use this in a sentence.
    billvmc2000on June 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song seems to me to be about an ex that he still spends alot of time with. She seems to be fine, but he is not, and at the end of the song, where the hard voice suddenly turns soft and tender, it shows alot of love still from him, and because she is seemingly doing so well he doesn't want to see it anymore.
    fjordingon November 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song sounds alot like dead leaves and the dirty ground
    bangbangon June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song sounds alot like dead leaves and the dirty ground
    bangbangon June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya. almost exactly. but its still a pretty good song.
    slugsinthefieldson June 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's mostly just the bass line, or the tuned down guitar whatever it is he uses. Other than that, they are totally different.

    This is one of my favorite songs off the album, in Rolling Stone magazine they called Jack 'the master of distortion' if you listen to this song you'll know why.
    Muzzyon June 23, 2003   Link

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