The Black Keys: Tighten Up Meaning
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Tighten Up Lyrics
Most of all, most of all
Someone said true love was dead
And I'm bound to fall, bound to fall
oh what can I do?
Take my badge but my heart remains
Lovin' you, baby child
Tighten up on your...
anonymous Jun 2nd, 2014 6:51pm report
I think when he says "when I was young and moving fast, nothing slow me down"
I think he means like he cheated on someone and and that time when he did it he was young and unconscious of what he was doing as a young man would do with a not too much knowledge about hurting someone, and now he's might regret for it
TheBirthdayFairyO_O Jul 3rd, 2012 7:20pm report
Alright, let the fairy work here.
This song is about someone he thought was right, but was a gold digger or a cheater or etc etc etc etc
He loved her, she cracked him up, and like Taylor Swift, he wrote a song about it.
"When I was young and moving fast nothin slowed me down, slowed me down; but now I let the others pass; 'cuz I've come around"
DUH: The girls, he doen't waste himself with them any more because he's learned and he's looking for someone good.
THE BLACK KEYS ARE NOT DOPEHEADS, and for the crackheads out there, A DOPEHEAD IS WHAT YOU ARE!
anonymous Dec 1st, 2011 12:40pm report
I think this song is about wanting something but you cant have it because someone stole it from you and you hurt soo bad.
anonymous Oct 12th, 2011 10:26pm report
this song is about being whipped and having the biggest blue balls.
anonymous Aug 9th, 2011 8:37pm report
I think that it is possibly about a drug... at first he's "in love" with it but after a while he is left sick and aching.
anonymous Jul 28th, 2011 7:35pm report
I think it's about having a child. People don't realize how much they can love something until they have a kid.
It talks about living without a focus/purpose in life then suddenly a having a change in perspective, then slowing down, etc, all that happens when you have a kid.
"sick for days", and I'm aching now" could be pregnancy and giving birth.
anonymous Feb 1st, 2011 2:18am report
pretty sure its about a relationship... the blues is very often written over broken hearts. Definitely wouldn't be the only one on this album (Brothers).
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