The White Stripes – Effect and Cause

Jan 20th, 2011 | Filed under Music, Song Lyrics, The White Stripes, Video

This song is by the American Duo “The White Stripes” I was amazed to find out that the two members Jack White (vocals, guitar, and keyboards) and Meg White (drums and occasional vocals), were actually a married couple that got divorced in the year 2000. Apparently they still can make some great music together, though it is not exactly music I would consider beautiful, it has some amazing truth to it.

They are definitely a group worth listening to.

I was going to go into instances where this particular song rang true for me, but I have been witness to its backwards logic so many times in my life, I wonder even if the massive size of storage at my Internet server could hold it all.

The lyrics are at the bottom, give it a listen and read through the lyrics if you wish.

Effect And Cause – The White Stripes

I guess you have to have a problem
If you want to invent a contraption
first you cause a train wreck
And then you put me in traction
well first came an action
And then a reaction
But you can’t switch around
For your own satisfaction
Well you burnt my house down
Then got mad at my reaction

Well in every complicated situation
There’s a human relation
Making sense of it all
Take a whole lot of concentration
Well you can blame the baby
For her pregnant ma
And if there’s one of these unavoidable laws

It’s just that you can’t just take the effect and make it the cause

[Chorus:]
Well you can’t take the effect
And make it the cause
I didn’t rob a bank
because you made up the law
Blame me for robbing peter
Don’t you blame Paul
Can’t take the effect
And make it the cause

I ain’t the reason that you gave me
No reason to return your call
You built a house of cards
And got shocked when you saw them fall
Well I ain’t saying I’m innocent
In fact the reverse
But if your heading to the grave
you Don’t blame the hearse
You’re like a little girl yelling at her brother
Cause you lost his ball

You keep blaming me for what you did
And that ain’t all
The way you clean up the wreck
Is enough to give one pause
You seem to forget just how this song started
I’m reacting to you
because you left me broken hearted

See you just can’t just take the effect and make it the cause

[Chorus]

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