The Big Three Killed My Baby

Album: The White Stripes (1999)
  • The big three killed my baby
    No money in my hand again
    The big three killed my baby
    Nobody's comin' home again

    Their ideas made me want to spit
    A hundred dollars goes down the pit
    Thirty thousand wheels are rollin'
    And my stick shift hands are swollen
    Everything involved is shady
    The big three killed my baby
    Yeah yeah yeah

    The big three killed my baby
    No money in my hand again
    The big three killed my baby
    Nobody's comin' home again

    Why don't you take the day off and try to repair
    A billion others don't seem to care
    Better ideas are stuck in the mud
    The motors runnin' on tuckers blood
    Don't let em tell you the futures electric
    Cause gasoline's no measured in metric
    Thirty thousand wheels are spinnin'
    And oil company faces are grinnin'
    Now my hands are turnin' red
    And I found out my baby is dead
    Yeah yeah yeah

    The big three killed my baby
    No money in my hand again
    The big three killed my baby
    Nobody's comin' home again

    Well I've said it now
    Nothing's changed
    People are burnin' for pocket change
    And creative minds are lazy
    The big three killed your baby

    The big three killed my baby
    No money in my hand again
    The big three killed my baby
    Nobody's comin' home again

    And my baby's my common sense
    So don't feed me planned obsolescence
    Yeah my baby's my common sense
    So don't feed me planned obsolescence

    I'm about to have another blowout
    I'm about to have another blowout Writer/s: JOHN ANTHONY WHITE
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Daniel from Tucsone, AzI always assumed it was about drug addiction the big 3 (crack, heroin, meth) kill your common sense and burn you broke "another 100 dollars down the drain again"
  • Erik from Los Angeles, CaOk man, I don't know how you can even consider saying that Hyundai makes the best cars available in the U.S.A. They make basically some of the worst cars worldwide.

    But, I'm not here to start a flame war - I'm here to support the fact that the Tucker '48 is one of the sweetest and best made cars ever, and is definitely my favorite car of all time. Too bad there's only fifty of 'em!
  • Darrell from EugeneMurph, the "Big Three" used to be General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. It is now Hyundai/Kia, Toyota/Scion/Lexus and Honda. What a shame, but at least I have heard that Hyundai makes the best cars that are available in the USA. Although I have only heard this song four or five times at most, I have no doubt that it is about Tucker motors. I am an "armchair automotive historian".
  • Rachael from Scranton, PaWhen I first saw the title, I thought of the KKK...but it's clearly not.
  • Bert from Pueblo, NmIt's about Preston Tucker. he was a automaker who's innovative designs started Tucker Motors, but then were run out of business by the big three. Hence the line "The motor's runnin' on Tucker's blood"
  • Murph from Peoria, IlThe Big Three are the two..... Oh, This song must be about heroin addiction. :-)
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