Abulia and Akrasia

Album: Boarding House Reach (2018)
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Songfacts®:

  • This spoken-word track is performed by Australian blues singer CW Stoneking. Jack White told The Sun, he is actually making a very simple request. "I wrote all those complicated words because I wanted to bring out Stoneking's vocal tones as much as possible. I love his speaking voice. It's almost like this milkman from the 1930s... "But the character is really just asking for a cup of tea."
  • Abulia and Akrasia are psychiatric terms. Abulia refers to a lack of willpower and Akrasia is described as the state of acting against one’s better judgment.

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