I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
Yeah, I been thinkin' about my doorbell

Oh, well

Well women and children need kisses
Not the man in my life I know
And I been goin' to Mister and Miss
I respect the art at the show
Take back what you said little girl
And while you're at it take yourself back too
I'm tired of sittin' and waitin'
Woman, whatcha gonna do now, whatcha gonna do about it

I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
Yeah, I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it oh
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
Yeah, I been thinkin' about my doorbell

Oh, well

You don't seem to come around
Push your finger and make a sound
You don't seem to come around
Knock knock since you knocked it down

Oh, well

Make a sound and I'll make you feel right
Right at home
Right at home

You know you got me waiting in vain,
How come it's so easy to you?
You don't strike me as the type to be callous
But your words seem so obtuse
But then again I know you feel guilty
And you tell me you want me again
But I don't need any of your pity
I got plenty of my own friends
They're all above me

And I've been thinkin' about my doorbell
When they gonna ring it, when they gonna ring it
Yeah, I've been thinkin' about my doorbell
When they gonna ring it, when they gonna ring it, oh
I've been thinkin' about my doorbell
When they gonna ring it, when they gonna ring it
Yeah, I been thinkin' about my doorbell

Oh, well

They don't seem to come around
Push your finger and make a sound
They don't seem to come around
Maybe they they'll knock 'em down

Oh, well

Make a sound and I'll make you feel right
Right at home
Right at home

I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
Yeah, I been thinkin' about my doorbell
When you're gonna ring it, when you're gonna ring it

I'm thinkin' about my doorbell
When ya gonna ring it, when ya gonna ring it
I'm thinkin' about my doorbell, oh, oh well


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  • +3
    Song MeaningJack White said in concert that this song is about an old man waiting for death.
    "I've got plenty of my own friends, they are all above me"
    "I've been thinking about my doorbell, when you gonna ring it, when you gonna ring it" that means he's waiting for death to take him away so he can join everyone else he knows but are now deceased.
    spl100on August 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy take is he and his woman got into a fight. Both said some things and it was a bad split. But, she's changing her mind and wants to get back together.

    In the meantime, he's just waiting for her to come around. He's not going to go chasing after her but he wouldn't reject her if she came back.

    My favorite line:

    "Make a sound and I'll make you feel right"


    (Just ring the doorbell and I'll let you in and it will all be good!)
    nightowlkyon June 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy friends who, it seems, all have very sick minds laugh at this song, which is a bit irritating...I think its meant to be literal, not the euphemism (sp?)
    SisterOfSpleenyon July 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHas anyone heard the really old song that
    goes " you can ring my bell ell ell
    ring my bell"?! Probably not..But yeah they tie
    in really well. I'm so happy that it's just not
    me and my dirty mind, but other people see it as
    sexual. I love how he refers to the woman as
    "little girl" and " make a sound and I'll make
    you feel right" Ha! I love you Jack!
    Udahoon August 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOmg! What an amazingly funky song?! No idea what it's about though... any ideas?
    pegzon June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I got plenty of my own friends
    They're all above me"

    pretty obvisous conclusion but I think its about a guy waiting for a certain girl to ring his doorbell, or come to him. This is atleast what it feels like to me...
    HowardTCoon June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha, funny song. ;p
    Nosdravdeon June 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! It will become a success if ever released. I am actually addicted to this song.. :D
    I hope you lot like it too. On the 'Get Behind Me Satan' album, this song, blue orchid and red rain are by far the greatest songs. And i love this one the most..
    Achterbahnen2on June 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh!, I guess this song will be released as a single, this song is stuck to me since I listened to it...
    hada_púrpuraon June 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the song is mostly about taking people for granted, the chorus is just like saying that after an argument with his girl, it's just a matter of time before she comes back home. The bridge says that she "don't seem to come around, not since i said you knocked it down" indicates that maybe this time she's had enough and won't be coming back. "Take back what you said little girl and while you're at it take yourself back too" shows how angry he is with his lady, and then the chorus' are picturing the stubborness of jack, not saying sorry but confident that she'll return like always. The "friends, they're all above me" line is based around the theme of ghosts that seems to dominate the album.
    tommyjazzon June 23, 2005   Link

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