"Store Bought Bones" as written by and Jack White Brendan Benson....
Down on your hands and knees
Underneath the poplar trees
Down in the sticks and stones
Looking for store bought bones

Baby I'm the rising sun
Clutching at your holstered gun
Baby I'm a shooting star
I'm looking wherever you are

Looking through a telescope
Maybe there's a sign of hope
Leaving everything behind
Discovering your store bought mind

Sending everything to the sea
Wishing you were here by me
Shifting through the mountain of bricks
Searching for a store bought tricks

You can't buy what you can't find what you can't buy
What you find what you can't buy what you can't
What you can't buy what you can't find what you can't
You can't buy what you can't find what you can't buy
What you find what you can't buy what you can't
What you can't buy what you can't find what you can't
What you can't buy what you can't find what you can't


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"Store Bought Bones" as written by Jack White

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    General CommentA few corrections - it's "Sitting at the edge of the sea" and "Shifting through the mud and the bricks". I guess I could be wrong about the second line but that first correction is definately right.
    And I don't believe that Meg was on this album at all, no. I must say I really like this band though.
    Spank Thruon May 31, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentCan't believe that this is the first comment in eight yrs! Back to the song: I think it's finding your significant other, but on the other hand this would be too easy, can't really figure this one out...
    Plagueson May 01, 2014   Link
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    General CommentWell, my interpretation of this song is they're talking about triple c's, or Coricidin Cough and Cold medicine....which they've recently put behind the counter and/or are often sold out due to constant 'triple c theft' haha. "You can't buy what you can't find". 'Store bought bones' refers to the after effect of steady abuse...which is not pleasant, let me tell you. That lyric is actually "leaving everything behind, stirring a store bought mind...". Basically, this song is about a guy who's lonely for his somebody and he's "looking for a store bought fix" to render relief to his situation. Any comments on this?
    Deacon Blueson December 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy no one comments about the raconteurs!!?? they are great I can't wait for their first album this song is amazing
    Zerovermarson March 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentme too:) they're amazing...
    youtalkway2muchon March 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI usually go for the lyrical basis of songs but
    the guitar rip near the end of this song is CRAZY. X]
    Love them love them.
    ink_on_fabricon March 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like a DIY anthem to me. Pretty straightforward.
    blucowon April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd I think the actual lyrics is

    "Looking for a store bought fix"
    blucowon April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe last verse reminds me of red rain 'in the red in the red in the rain in the rain...'

    and i think its about finding 'the one' and looking at all times
    neverheardofhimon April 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJack's guitar solo in this song kicks ass
    King of Some Islandon April 30, 2006   Link

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