Take, Take, Take

Album: Get Behind Me Satan (2005)

Songfacts®:

  • Along with "White Moon," this is one of two songs on Get Behind Me Satan where Jack White envisions meeting Rita Hayworth for the first time. Hayworth was a glamorous actress who died in 1987; White was intrigued with her at the time and had pictures of her all over his Detroit home where the Get Behind Me Satan album was recorded. White is probably making a statement on idolatry and the trappings of fame. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bri - Chelmsford, MA
  • Jack White told Guitar World (February 2006) about the title of the album: "The album title is consciously ambiguous. It can either mean 'Get out of my way, Satan!', or 'Get behind me, Satan and help me out!" Rock and blues are both so powerful, and there is always something both good and evil lurking in that power. Both have been called 'the devil's music.' Take for example, 'If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day' by Robert Johnson. I don't think he's fooling around. When you write songs, you become a conduit for all kinds of energy. I may think the inspiration is coming out of me, but I'm not so sure sometimes. It makes me question what power is driving certain things. It's hard to talk about because you can sound a little ridiculous." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 6

  • Johua from Sydney, Australiathe white stripes in all honistity isn't a real band but in no way doues that put them at a disadvantage,it gives 2 great music makers greater opportunity to showcase there god given talent
    and it works this song is a great example of this
  • Mary Beth from Level Pebble, Mii love this song and i LIKE the fact that it's monotonous.
  • Erik from Nonya, PaThe White Stripes are one of the most artistic and experimental bands ever and this song really demonstrates that.
  • Nate from Pittsburgh, PaTake, Take, Take, what a song..... And that was all that I needed
  • Grayson from Cleveland, Ohi think it is the best song on a great album.
  • Jimm from Cleveland, Tna bit monotonaus for my tastes...
    "But then I remembered, Hey! I forgot to get her picture..."
    It doesnt stop....
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