You used me for an ashtray heart
Right from the start, case of the punks
I feel like a glass shrimp,
Make invalids out of supermen
Call in a shrink and pick you up,
In a girdle,

You used me like an ashtray heart
Right from the start, case of the punks
Another day, another way
Someones had too much to think
Open up another case of the punks,
You hid behind the curtain
Waiting for me to go out
A man on a porcupine fence,
Each pillow is touted like a rock
The mother/father figure,
Send home your mother your navel
Case of the punks

You picked me out
Like an ashtray heart
Hid behind the curtain, waited for me to go out
Used me like an ashtray heart,
A man on a porcupine fence
Hit me where the lovers hang out
While they crushed me out

You used me for an ashtray heart
Look behind the curtain
You looked in the window when I went out
You used me like an ashtray heart
Brushed me off
While I was burning out.

Lyrics submitted by Fexsiv3

Ashtray Heart song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentthis is a captain beefheart song. not a white stripes song.
    surfwaxcanada1on November 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Another day, another way, Someones had too much to think"

    It's a great song :D
    Fexsiv3on February 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a dumb comment . . . but the original version sounds just like Cookie Monster. lol

    This is a great song and I love Jack's voice in it.
    pooperscooperon June 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed pooperscooper. this is has some of jack's most raw vocals to this day
    joel switzeron July 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"someones had too much to think"-Ashtray Heart/White Stripes
    "You've had too much to think, now u need a wife." Steady As She Goes/ Raconteurs.
    right when i saw fexsiv3's comment i noticed it. cuz whenever i hear steady as she goes, i say "you've had too much to drink."
    and i correct myself.
    Ashtray Heart is awesome.
    so intense and wonderful.
    love the stripes to pieces.
    sfmm4lifeon July 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCASE OF THE PUNKS!!!
    Red Dooron April 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally cool lyrics by Captain Beefheart. Jack White just pours emotion into this cover.
    WhiteVolta7on April 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the lyrics to this song, but within 10 seconds of listening to it I decided that it was just not for me. Haha.

    Still love the Stripes, though.
    NeverXMindon November 18, 2010   Link

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