"I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" as written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David....
I just don't know what to do with myself
I don't know what to do with myself
Planning everything for two
Doing everything with you
And now that we're through
I just don't know what to do

I just don't know what to do with myself
I don't know what to do with myself
Movies only make me sad
Parties make me feel as bad
'Cause I'm not with you
I just don't know what to do

Like a summer rose
Needs the sun and rain
I need your sweet love
To beat love away

Well I don't know what to do with myself
Just don't know what to do with myself
Planning everything for two
Doing everything with you
And now that we're through
I just don't know what to do

Like a summer rose
Needs the sun and rain
I need your sweet love
To beat love away

I just don't know what to do with myself
Just don't know what to do with myself
Just don't know what to do with myself
I don't know what to do with myself


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"I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" as written by Burt Bacharach Hal David

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    General CommentThis is obviously about how, after a break-up, you feel like you have to start over with everything in your life. With most people, their significant lover becomes their whole life, so when a break-up occurs, people tend to be "lost" and they "just don't know what to do".
    doombunnehon June 17, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a Burt Bacharach song. Yep......
    LittleUrantiaGirlon July 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPost Statement: I agree with DoomBunneh.. this song is based on someone who was VERY in love with someone, and shared their entire life with that person- now that it's over, they aren't sure what to do anymore.
    LittleUrantiaGirlon July 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis title has a lot of meaning in my household.
    One day my sister had a lot of projects to do for school that she couldn't get done, so to comfort her I sang this song XD. Before that day, she didn't like the White Stripes, but now she does!
    Team SpriteSWFon May 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentElvis Costello also covered this song.
    velloceton July 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit just shouldn't happen...nobody should get that lost in a relationship, so lost that then' you don't know what to do with yourself'. I know that NOW.
    fluffycloudon October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit just shouldn't happen...nobody should get that lost in a relationship, so lost that then' you don't know what to do with yourself'. I know that NOW.
    fluffycloudon October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought "all along the watch tower" was a Hendrix song?
    rave2550on November 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is a Hendrix song, but as to the song of topic, I love the WHite Stripes and I love this song.
    HowardTCoon January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo, all along the watchtower is a Bob Dylan song, Hendrix covered it off of Dylan...anyways this is an excellent song and the white stripes are an excellent band.
    Test For Echoon January 29, 2005   Link

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