She stuck a cell phone camera right into my face
With a flick of my wrist I filled her nose fulla mace
The cops wanted to know what was wrong with me
Didn't give me a chance to explain it, see

It ain't her fault for bein careless
It ain't her fault for bein brainless
It ain't her fault for bein hopeless
But it's my fault for bein famous

I'm at the LAX just a-checkin my bag
When up comes a little paparazzi scumbag
I took a laptop slapped him up the side his head
The cops wanted to know why I left him for dead

It ain't his fault for bein nameless
It ain't his fault for bein thoughtless
It ain't his thought for bein shameless
But it's my fault for bein famous
(Let her go, boy)

I had a sweet old lady walk up to me
Wanted to get a photograph for her grandson to see
And as the digital camera lit up the place
She unloaded a chrome 45 in my face

But it ain't her fault for bein ruthless
Ain't her fault for bein toothless
Ain't her fault for bein blameless
But it's my fault for bein famous

(Ah, one more, we can get it better than that, honey)


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    General CommentAt the beginning of the song Jack is untrusting of people (or fans) and does what he can to get them away. He gets bashed for it because he's famous and apparently that means he needs to be a saint. No one cares that the people were being stupid to begin with.
    Then he tries to please them and gets shot for it.

    I usually don't care for bands doing songs about being famous, but The White Stripes do it in a fun, creative way, so I don't mind.
    holbytlaon December 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe first two verses are what he'd like to do to annoying fans and the third verse is why.
    Patrykon October 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPeople want everything from celebrities, but when they push-away from fans..Look out!
    bovi sayson July 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentam i the only one who doesn't like Jack complaining about being famous?

    Sure their are good reasons to complain but why put it in song.

    I think "Cash grab" and "honey" are far superior B-sides
    pmo1983on January 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think you all need to stop taking this song so seriously and remember Jack has a good sense of humour.
    bonginthereggaesongon June 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song was inspired by Jack White going on a rant to Chicago Q101 dj Electra because the station was playing "Icky Thump" before it had a wide release. He was acting childish and told her that it was his fault for being famous. While the song isn't directly about that incident if you look at the chorus he could be talking to her, which would be sad because she is great and also I think he should be a bigger man instead of crying about getting radio spins because fans are excited. The song is fun though, and I do like it.
    AND799on February 12, 2008   Link

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