What about the night makes you change
From sweet to deranged
What about my voice tells you
Who’s been wrong to you

You’ve got pains
Like an addict
I’m Leaving You
You’ve got pains
Like an addict
10 A.M. automatic

I see darkness cover us
And your car kicks up dust
What about my ways makes you doubt
All these words from my mouth

You’ve got pains
Like an addict
I’m Leaving You
You’ve got pains
Like an addict
10 A.M. automatic


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    General CommentHe is with a girl who doesn't trust him. He says "what about my ways make you doubt.." She has no faith he is true to her. Even the riffs are aggressive. "What about the night makes you change from sweet to derranged.." they are OK together but then she flips out and accuses him of not being there for her. "Who's been wrong to you?" he's asking her what happened in your past turned you this insecure. "Pains like an addict." ..She is addicted to unhealthy untrusting relationships. "Car kicks up dust.." she leaves him, runs away often, torn by mistrust. He can't handle her manic ways so he is "leaving you" leaving her. Kind of sad. My favorite Keys song, though.
    10AMautomaticon February 17, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, it's just got a great rhythm that makes me want to jump around.
    I think it's about being in a relation with an insecure woman who jumps ship at 10AM every time they end up together.
    Poor sod, it's hard work.
    xdvron March 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah not really sure what a 10am Automatic is meant to be, but it doesn't matter when you've got a riff this good
    brammoon March 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSWEET song.

    It PAINS ME to know that still most people have no idea who these guys are. Seriously, these guys rock. This song is no exception. How this song didn't come a hit, I have no clue, but I get the satisfaction of knowing one more good song than everybody else.

    It's got the catchy riff, and Auerbach really has a cool voice. It's just straight-blues rock, nothing fancy. But you gotta love the short guitar solo at the end. These guys sound like they record in a tire factory. And they do. Mega props.

    These guys and the White Stripes are bringing back Zeppelin-era blues rock, one song at a time.
    T_Capon September 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe is with a girl who doesn't trust him. He says "what about my ways make you doubt.." She has no faith he is true to her. Even the riffs are aggressive. "What about the night makes you change from sweet to derranged.." they are OK together but then she flips out and accuses him of not being there for her. "Who's been wrong to you?" he's asking her what happened in your past turned you this insecure. "Pains like an addict." ..She is addicted to unhealthy untrusting relationships. "Car kicks up dust.." she leaves him, runs away often, torn by mistrust. He can't handle her manic ways so he is "leaving you" leaving her. Kind of sad. My favorite Keys song, though.
    10AMautomaticon February 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah this is a great song. i was so surprised when it was played on the OC. i love the bit where it says "all from sweet to deranged"
    black&greenon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah. good song. fuck the OC.
    fnghon July 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song go black keys!!!!! i love the drums and it dound so classic rock like
    lovebuzzedon January 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat video clip - love the Heliel!
    bkat004on March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song also. is it just me or does this song sound like a song by "free?" actually i;m goinna bet that most people on this site never heard of free, but they were, well, a rockin band from the late 60's that sound a lot like this song. they later morphed into a more pop-sound band called bad company. kids - check out free some time (if you like this band).

    also my friend brenda's nephew is in this band!
    moikon June 04, 2006   Link

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