You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)

Album: Icky Thump (2007)
Charted: 18
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Songfacts®:

  • In this song, Jack White sings about a girl that lets a guy push her around, all because she believes they're in love. He wants her to understand that it's a control tactic: she thinks she's in love, but is just being submissive to a guy who will take advantage of her.
  • Jack White told Mojo magazine (2007): "I wrote that song when we were touring with Bob Dylan. I don't usually write on tour, but I left the show to go write that song. Well, the next day I was talking to [Dylan] and I said, 'I wrote this song last night called 'You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)' and he goes (mimes Dylan's sharp intake of breath as if to say 'That's a bit strong')'. Then he says, 'But what key is it in, man?'" >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 1

  • Nick from Seattle, Albaniafantastic riff, i love the bridge section where they just rock out!
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