My Doorbell

Album: Get Behind Me Satan (2005)
Charted: 10

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a guy waiting for his doorbell ring, but it never does, which probably probably means his girl has left him.
  • The second single from Get Behind Me Satan, this received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.
  • The video was shot in black-and-white, and shows Jack and Meg White performing in front of a crowd of children who look a lot like the characters in The Little Rascals. The video was first shown on the TV network Nickelodeon. >>
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    Bertrand - Paris, France, for above 3
  • The video was directed by brothers Emmett and Brendon Malloy, who are known as The Malloys. They were also responsible for the White Stripes' "Icky Thump" and "You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)" promos.

Comments: 4

  • Amelia from MinnesotaI have always thought this song was about waiting for death but ok.
  • Michelle from Northampton, MaTo me, it sounds like it's about a guy and a girl who've broken up and are trying to stay friends, but it's awkward, because he kind of wants her back and she isn't all that interested in more than friendship maybe, hence why she's not ringing his doorbell? She's saying they'll be friends, yet she's mostly staying away. Yet it sounds too like she's not entirely able to let him go, because she tells him sometimes that she wants to get back together with him, even though she seems to know it's not a good idea. She feels guilt for hurting him, and so she says things she thinks he wants to hear, like about getting back together, but even he can tell that she's saying these things out of guilty and pity, pity he doesn't want.
  • Alex from Glen Rock, Nji think the song also talks about how his friends left him too, he says when they gonna ring it in the second chorus, and talks about his friends in the verse preceeding it. Just something to think about
  • Erik from Nonya, Pathis is probably my favorite white stripes song! it's very catchy and up beat (even if the lyrics aren't).
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