Jumble jumble
All at my house
Come on over
Sleep on the couch
Can't even see ya
Look like a mouse

Crumble crumble
The bag is brown
Rip up the paper
To hear a sound
Pick up the pieces
Up off the ground

Tumble tumble
On to the floor
Roll over
Until your poor
Wave to me
I'm at the door



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    General Commentquite possibly my favorite white stripes song! i just have to smile every time i hear "cant even see ya, look like a mouse". hah i dont know theyre just so cute or something and i get a picture of the whole thing with jack standing at the door waving.
    laurenISbitteron July 01, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"No, it's like a..." ? It's "Non, c'est quand même amusant, mais...", isn't it ? At the end, it seems to me that she says "c'est des gens qui *****" (I don't understand the very end), but I'm not sure at all.
    Tanynepon January 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis sounds like temptation wen ur drunk...ehh?
    it just sounds like the people r drunk and rolling...on...the..floor
    umm?
    neverheardofhimon April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's surely just about partying your life away and getting wasted?
    Smackhead Pedoon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere was some banter between Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart when the White Stripes were on the Daily show. Stephen said, "Could you (Jon) ask Jack if the riff on 'Jumble, Jumble' off their 'De Stijl' album was an homage to Iggy Pop 'cause it always sounded like early 'Stooges' to me or maybe 'MC5'?" Can anyone relate to Stephen's comment?
    artbeaton October 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea, artbeat. not the solo, but res of the guitar sounds alot like them. its simple and distorted.
    sam_forston November 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentok guys, i'm not too sure about the song itself, but i think someone here said it was about virginity which sounds right to me, but ANYWAYS, i think i caught the whole beggining thing with your help.
    Tanyyep says that she says "c'est de gens qui" but i'm pretty sure she says "C'est deja que t'est..." (or in english, "it's just that you're already..." i dunno about the translation, but whatever) I'm PRETTY sure that's it, but we could call jack and meg and ask if they know. but i doubt two twenty year old musicians from detroit learned any french in school. maybe they did on their off-time? wait,, i forgot, jack doesnt have "Off-Time"
    thebasement_guitaron May 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe french woman sounds an awful lot like Édith Piaf to me..

    Lovely song.
    The_Promiseon March 17, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Wave to me, I'm at the door." is the coolest and coldest way to tell someone you are leaving. So badass.
    Patrykon October 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAdditionally:
    Crumble crumble
    The bag is brown
    Rip up the paper
    To hear a sound
    Pick up the pieces
    Up off the ground

    Is definitely about partying. The bag being your life. It is brown, drab. But you can at least get a sound out of it if you rip it up. You can be slightly entertained if you destroy your life partying, but you will surely be picking up the pieces later.
    Patrykon October 27, 2008   Link

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