I'm patient of this plan
as humble as I can
I'll wait another day
before I turn away
but know this much is true
no matter what I do
offend in every way
I don't know what to say

You tell me to relax
and listen to these facts
that everyone's my friend
and will be till the end
but know this much is true
no matter what I do
no matter what I say
offend in every way

I'm walking through the door
but they're expecting more
of an interesting man
and sometimes I think I can
but how much can I fake
I'll speak until I break
with every word I say
offend in every way


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    General Commentyeah..... i agree.. Im not the person to tell u what is wrong or right, but as most of this has NOTHING to do with the song, u should maybe tell others in a chat or something, but this is still songmeanings. Not 'talk about how much u love the band' ....

    i guess this song describes how he always feels ppl misunderstand him, when he says anything they always take it the wrong way and then are offended, althoughhe doesnt mean to offend. And that just pisses him off. I can totally translate to that.
    annion September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah anni's right, i have the same problem. like in my case im normally nice to people but if i ever state an opnion people get offended and always throw all your niceness back in your face, one bad thing will overide a thousand good things that youve done. i dont know if people will make sence of this but its what it means to me
    grouchoon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSadly, you are all WRONG. I recently heard an interview, linked through their site, in which Jack tells the interviewer what he likes least about himself/what he would like to change. He said his voice (talking voice). He didn't like it. He felt it was offensive to everyone, and even wrote a song about it- Offend In Every Way. By the way, you're guys aren't really wrong.You can never be wrong in letting people know how YOU feel. I'm just letting you know what i heard. Also, Elephant ROCKS my socks off.
    tyler01durden0on June 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTHis song reminds me alot of myself, if it means what I think it does anyway.
    To me it sounds like, especialy in the last verse, that he hates the way the we are sort of forced to talk to each other, make stupid small talk and saying things like "How are you" and "Glad to meet you" when you don't really care how the person is or you're not actually glad to meet someone when you don't even no them.
    Anyway, that's what it sounds like to me, that he is offending people because he doesn't talk like them.
    Ingleputtison May 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it is saying that it is impossible to do anything without offending someone. Also, people who have offended already are trapped because the "offendees"(ppl. who have been offended) always find a way to be offended.
    1stnameon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOkay, well I love the White Stripes as much as the next person .:if the next person doesn't like them, all hell will rise:.lol.
    somewhat_insane369on March 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentanthem of my life
    WeezDayon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe guitar work in this song is amazing...it should go down in history as some of the best of the times...
    TheSyndicate88on April 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my all-time favorate songs, not just because it rocks balls, but also because the lyrics really strike a chord with me.

    To me, the song is about having a dissenting opinion from the norm and how no matter how you try to express your opinion, people get a prejudicial mindset toward you. It reminds me of a play I wrote that had anti-evolutionary theme to it. When it was produced, everyone laughed (as it was a comedy) right up to the end where one character asks the other to examine why they believe what they believe; if they knew it to be true because they'd examined it, or if they were just accepting what someone else said was the truth. I was almost lynched (litterally) for asking a simple question. Several of my "friends" cornered me after the show and were frothing at the mouth angry with me. Several people never would speak to me again after that.

    "You tell me to relax, and listen to these facts, that everyone's my friend... and will be to the end. But I know this much is true: no matter what I do... no matter what I say... offend in every way."

    BTW, the second and third verses of this song are switched around in the above transcription.
    TLSpudon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjimmytheexpolder how can you only own the white blood cells album, when the song Jimmy The Exploder is on the first self titled album White Stripes?

    I doubt you'l ever actually reply as you did write that like 3 years ago..feels strange knowing that.
    msdarcyon August 30, 2005   Link

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