The White Stripes: Icky Thump Meaning
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Song Released: 2007
Icky Thump Lyrics
On a wagon to Mexico
Her hair, what a chump
And my head
Got a bump
When I hit it on the radio
Came to said,
"I need a bed" en español
So I gave a...
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Kinda obvious...its about americans trying to keep out mexicans (well americans what nothin better to do? why don't you kick yourself out, your an immigrant too) everything suggests that. The last line (went home, and learned how to clean up after myself) he's referring to illegal maids and the line You can't be a pimp and a prostitute too meaning were being pimps by exploiting the illegals (economically in this case) while were immigrants too and we suffered as well coming here..we had to be helped out by the natives...and here we are after betraying and killing those who helped us we call this land OURS?! and keep out immigrants which our ECONOMY DEPENDS ON! you know how much grapes would cost if they paid the people who picked them realistically? the song is about how hypocritical us americans are being..questions/comments? email me at email@example.com
anonymous Apr 5th 2019 report
I think he's talkin 'bout Icky Stanky Dank!!!
I don't quite know if this helps much, but I read in an interview after the song was released, that Jack had ran away from home to search for the place he belonged, and eventually he realized he was originally at home all along.
I think this song reflects on that experience a bit...
anonymous May 31st 2008 report
Ok, well this website has it all wrong, the lyrics are very wrong. Well, I got that Jack is an american who got drunk and met a mexican lady. He makes her mad, so she gets him all drugged up and drunk and once he is passed out, she steals all of his stuff and, well, Jack learns a lesson and goes back to the states, and learns how to clean up for himself.
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