I married Isis on the fifth day of May
But I could not hold on to her very long
So I cut off my hair and I rode straight away
To the wild unknown country where I could not go wrong.

I came to a high place of darkness and light
The dividing line ran through the center of town
I hitched up my pony to a post on the right
Went in to a laundry to wash my clothes down.

A man in the corner he approached me for a match
I knew right away he was not ordinary
He said "Are you looking for something easy to catch ?"
I said "I got no money". He said "That ain't necessary".

We set out that night for the cold in the North
I gave him my blanket he gave me his word
I said "Where are we going ?" he said "We'd be back by the fourth"
I said "That's the best new that I've ever heard".

I was thinking about turquoise I was thinking about gold
I was thinking about diamonds and the world's biggest necklace
As we rode through the canyons through the devilish cold
I was thinking about Isis how she thought I was so reckless.

How she told me that one day we meet up again
And things would be different the next time we wed
If I only could hang on and just be her friend
I still can remember all the best things she said.

Well I picked up his body and I dragged him inside
I threw him down in the hole and I put back the cover
I said a quick prayer and then I felt satisfied
I rushed back to find Isis just to tell her I love her.

She was there in the meadow where the creek used to rise
Blinded by sleep and in need of a bed
I came in from the East with the sun in my eyes
I cursed her one time then I rode on ahead.

Well I said "Where ya been ?" she said "No place special ?"
She said "You look different" I said "Well I guess"
She said "You been gone" I said "That's only natural"
She said "You gonna stay ?" I said "If you want me to, Yes ".

Oh Isis oh Isis you're a mystical child
What drives me to you is what drives me insane
I can remember the way that you smiled
On the fifth day of May in the drizzling rain.

Lyrics submitted by Thrilliam

Isis song meanings
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    General CommentBob Dylan cover
    Thrilliamon April 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmeg is obsessed with bob dylan
    thats y they do dylan covers all the time
    neverheardofhimon April 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreally, where did you hear that??? I always assumed that it was jack who loved bob dylan (well he probably does to).
    stripesfanon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlledgedly Meg's Dylan collection is huge. Jack's probably more into the rock songs.

    You can tell the Stripes are doing a cover, 'cause there's so many words.
    Smackhead Pedoon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song always gets stuck in my head. The lyrics don't sound like The Stripes, but as always, they own tehir covers and make it theirs. As usual, I think it's better when the White Stripes do it. Much better.
    MascarasaurusRexon June 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI jsut read it all the way through. Someone left out the part where he dies. It doesn't really make sense now.
    MascarasaurusRexon June 17, 2007   Link

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