I wanna to be the boy that warms your mother's heart
I'm so scared to take you away
I tried to win her over right from the start
But something always got in the way
We've been sitting in your backyard for hours
But she won't even come out and say hi
While my mother baked a little cake for you
And even dreaded when you said goodbye
What kind of cartwheels do I have to pull?
What kind of joke should I lay on her now?
I'm inclined to go finish high school
Just to make her notice that I'm around
Well nothing I come up with seems to work
It feels like everything I say is a lie
And never have a felt like such a jerk
I'm afraid to even open my eyes
Because I really don't want her to judge me
I want to her really know who I am
And then, and only then she will love me
Well at least that was the plan
If ever a boy needed a holiday
If ever a girl needed someone to hold
I just hope I don't act the same way
By the time that I get that old
What kind of cartwheels do I have to pull?
What kind of joke should I lay on her now?
I'm inclined to go finish high school
Just to make her notice that I'm around
I never said I was the heir to a fortune
I never claimed to have any looks
But these kind of things must be important
Because somebody ripped out my page
In your telephone book
I want to warm her heart



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    General Comment:About trying to impress a lover's mother.
    wesczon June 14, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:Yeah, this song reminds me of like Elton John or Billy Joel or somethink, with the Piano.
    Muzzyon June 17, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:no way....its totally rod stewart
    murderbyjameson June 23, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:I think this song is so sweet...gentlemanly.
    It is, as wescz said, about trying to impress a lover's mother. It's apparent in a lot of WS songs that Jack is very traditional; it shows in this song.
    doombunnehon June 24, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:This song has some AWESOME slide guitar. It really moves me.
    vrjustin82on July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:He seems genuinely frustrated because his girlfriend's mum isn't interested in him and won't give him any chance.

    "I never claimed to have any looks"
    but, but, but. . . Jack white is GORGEOUS!!! He's crazy.....
    LittleUrantiaGirlon July 07, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:i think every guy must be able to relate to this song. it's cool.
    muchthanmoreon May 10, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:It's "I want to be the boy TO warm your mother's heart".
    velloceton July 05, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:I've got a feeling that Jack is being sarcastic or that there's a hidden meaning somewhere....
    Red_obituaryon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:Its the older women fetish "milf" and it doesnt have to be that its his girl friends mom, it could be, our its just his friends mom. eitherway he wants it!
    shottglasson December 14, 2004   Link

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