"Pull This Blanket Off" as written by and Brendan Benson John Anthony White....
Pull this blanket off of me
Maybe it'll help me see
The things I believe to be true

I'm paying for what should be free
But I don't buy what they're telling me
And I wanna believe in you

Its hard stick to your guns
When everybody's having fun
Makes me wanna run I don't know what to do

Not everything is what it seems
Maybe these boys don't have dreams
I can't blame em some dreams are worse than the truth


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"Pull This Blanket Off" as written by Jack White Brendan Benson

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    General CommentI think the first line of the third stanza is "It gets hard sticking to your guns."

    Anyways I guess this song is about wanting to get out of your comfort zone and do something worthwhile.. He feels like he's lost his values but he's hesitant to get out of his current situation, which is just sort of stagnant. In his gut he "doesn't buy what they're telling him," but he's unsure about running away because "everybody's having fun."

    Pulling the blanket off means taking away his comfort and opening his eyes to the reality that he's in with the wrong crowd... And he feels like he needs the help and reassurance of whoever he's addressing in the song. ("I wanna believe in you")
    hugmecolinon March 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think the lines "It gets hard sticking to your guns when everybody's having fun" refers to when everybody around is doing the wrong thing and its hard to stick to your beliefs and your morals. its hard not to give in to peer pressure and the crowd.
    THe_Atomic_Punkon June 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a Jack White song it's actually funny.

    First verse is about how it's so easy to get sucked into believing the same as everyone else, rather than what you were brought up to hold as true, and that the new view clouds his judgement, but he wants to stick to what he believed in before.

    'I don't buy what they're telling me' is he has to pay the same price and work as hard as everyone else, even though what he produces from it is different from them and probably not what they asked for (eg in music, the blues)

    Third verse, he wants to just have fun like everyone else because that's the easy thing to do, even if he doesn't believe it's right. Which is why he doesn't do it.

    'Some dreams are worse than the truth'. Maybe this is the way it's supposed to be after all.
    VortexOfLanguageon November 08, 2010   Link

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