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The Black Keys
The Black Keys


Background information
Origin Akron, Ohio, US
Genre(s) Blues Rock
Garage Rock
Indie Rock
Years active 2001—present
Label(s) V2 Records
Fat Possum Records
Nonesuch Records
Alive Records
Associated acts Blakroc
Drummer
Website Website
Members
Dan Auerbach
Patrick Carney



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The Black Keys Album


Brothers (05/18/2010)
05/18/2010
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Black Mud (instrumental)
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Let me be your everlasting light
The sun when there is none
I'm a shepherd for you
And I'll guide you through
Let me be your everlasting light

Let me be your everlasting light
I'll hold and never scold
In me you can confide
When no one's by your side
Let me be your everlasting light

Oh baby, can't you see
Ir's shining just for you
Loneliness is over
Dark days are through, they're through

Let me be your everlasting light
A train going away from pain
Love is the coal
That makes this train roll
Let me be your everlasting light, yeah

Let me be your everlasting light
Let me be your everlasting light
Be your everlasting light
Ooh

. . .


The look of the cake
It ain't always the taste
My ex girl she had
Such a beautiful face

I wanted love
But not for myself
But for the girl
So she could, so she could love herself

My next girl
Will be nothing like my ex girl
I made mistakes back then
I'll never do it again

Oh, my next girl
She'll be nothing like my ex girl
It was a painful dance
Now I got a second chance

A beautiful face
And a wicked way
And I'm paying for her
Beautiful face everyday

All that work over
Over so much time
If I, if I think too hard
I might lose my mind

My next girl, yeah
Will be nothing like my ex girl
I made mistakes back then
I'll never do it again

With my next girl
She'll be nothing like my ex girl
That was a painful dance
Now I got a second chance

Next girl, yeah
My next girl

. . .


I wanted love, I needed love
Most of all, most of all
Someone said true love was dead
And I'm bound to fall, bound to fall
For you
Oh, what can I do?

Take my badge but my heart remains
Lovin' you, baby child
Tighten up on your reigns
You're runnin' wild, runnin' wild
It's true

Sick for days in so many ways
I'm achin' now, I'm achin' now
It's times like these I need relief
Please show me how, oh show me how
To get right
Yeah, it's all the sight

When I was young and moving fast
Nothing slowed me down, oh slowed me down
Now I let the others pass
I've come around, oh come around
'Cause I found

Living just to keep going
Going just to stay sane
All the while never knowing
It's such a shame

I don't need to get steady
I know just how I feel
I'm telling you to be ready
My dear

. . .


Alright, yeah
Well-a

I must admit, I can't explain
Any of these thoughts racing through my brain
It's true
Baby I'm howlin' for you

All right, there's something wrong with this plot
The actors here have not got
A clue
Baby I'm howlin' for you

Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da

Mockingbird, can't you see
The little girl's got a hold on me
Like glue
Baby I'm howlin' for you

Throw the ball to the stick
Swing and miss in the catcher's mitt
Strike two
Baby I'm howlin' for you

Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da

Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da

. . .


She was made to blow you away
She don't care what any man say
You can watch her strut
But keep your mouth shut
Or it's ruination day

Well now, she's long, long gone
Oh now she's long
Oh now she's long gone like
Moses through the corn

Her eyes, they are rubies and pearls
And she's not made like those other girls
Well, her lashes flap and they smack men back
Like springs bouncin' off of her curls

Oh now she's long, long gone
N-n-n-now, she's long
Long gone like
Moses through the corn

. . .

Black Mud

[No lyrics]

. . .


Can't explain
Nor can I contain
Control
You have on my soul

It's all I do
Is baby dream of you
I'm falling down
When you're around

You're the only one
You're the only one
I'm so wrapped up in a daze
Hoping this is just a faze

But when all is said and done
I know you are still the one
You're the only one
You're the only one

Cupid's bow it stung
Now you're the only one

Mystery
Is what this is to me
I'm giving up
I'm having no luck

Like a ghost
The one that I love most
She disappears
When I get near

You're the only one
You're the only one
I'm so wrapped up in a daze
Hoping this is just a faze

But when all is said and done
I know you are still the one
You're the only one
You're the only one

Cupid's bow it stung
Now you're the only one

Oh, oh, only one
Oh, oh, only one
Oh, oh, only one
Oh, oh, only one

Ooh, ooh, only one
Ooh, ooh, only one
Ooh, ooh, only one
Ooh, ooh, only one

. . .


My gears they grind
More each day
And I feel like
They're gonna grind away, woah

And the city blocks
They drive me wild
They're never ending
Mile after mile

I just don't know what to do
I'm too afraid to love you

It's heaven on earth
In her embrace
Her gentle touch
And her smiling face

I'm just one wishing
That I was a pair
With someone
Oh somewhere

I just don't know what to do
I'm too afraid to love you

All those sleepless nights
And all those wasted days
I wish loneliness would leave me
But I think it's here to stay

What more can I do
I'm wringing myself dry
And I can't afford to lose
One more teardrop from my eye, oh no

Too afraid, I'm too afraid
I just don't know what to do with myself
Thinkin' all the time, don't know what to do
Don't know what to do, drivin' me out of my mind

. . .


Well, he ran around late at night
Holding hands and making light
Of everything that came before
But there she was behind the door

She hit them with her ten cent pistol
Because they ruined her name
Well, she hit them with her ten cent pistol
And they've never been the same

There's nothing worse in this world
Than payback from a, a jealous girl
The laws of man, they don't apply
When blood gets in a woman's eye

Well, she hit them with her ten cent pistol
Because they ruined her name
Well, she hit them with her ten cent pistol
And they've never been the same, same

Stars did fall, thunder rolled
Bugs crawled back in their holes
The couple screamed but it was far too late
A jealous heart did retaliate

She hit them with her ten cent pistol
Because they ruined her name
Well, she hit them with her ten cent pistol
And they've never been the same

Oh, the same
Oh, the same
Never been the same
The same

. . .


Well, the crooks are out
And the streets are gray
You know I wouldn't have it
Any other way, yeah

Your mother's words
They're ringing still
But your mother don't
Pay our bills, yeah

A sinister kid is a kid who
Runs to meet his Maker
A drop dead sprint from the day he's born
Straight into his Maker's arms

And that's me, that's me
The boy with the broken halo
That's me, that's me
The devil won't let me be

I got a tortured mind
And my blade is sharp
A bad combination
In the dark

If I kill a man
In the first degree
Baby would you
Flee with me? Yeah

A sinister kid is a kid who
Runs to meet his Maker
A drop dead sprint from the day he's born
Straight into his Maker's arms

And that's me, that's me
The boy with the broken halo
That's me, that's me
The devil won't let me be

Alright

A sinister kid is a kid who
Runs to meet his Maker
A drop dead sprint from the day he's born
Straight into his Maker's arms

And that's me, that's me
The boy with the broken halo
That's me, that's me
The devil won't let me be

. . .


The go getter
I'll be the go getter
Yes I am, I'll be the go getter
That's my plan, the go getter

Hi-fi boom box
Pretty girl in bobby socks
Afterparty in a hotel room
Pretty soon there will be no moon

Stumble home in the pouring rain
Let the water ease my worried brain
Some days I just can't get alone
I need a head to lean my shoulders on

Palm trees
The flat broke disease
And L.A. has got me
On my knees

I am
The bluest of blues
Everyday a different
Different way to lose

The go getter
The go getter
The go getter

I got a table at the Rainbow Room
I told my wife I'd be home soon
Big ships are approaching the docks
I got my hi-fi boom box

Mashed potatoes in cellophane
I see my life going down the drain
Hold me baby and don't let go
Pretty girls help to soften the blow, yeah

Palm trees
The flat broke disease
And LA has got me
On my knees

I am
The bluest of blues
Everyday
A different way to lose

The go getter
The go getter
The go getter
I'll be the go getter

That's my plan
That's who I am
The go getter
Yeah, the go getter

. . .


I've been tried and I've been tested
I was born tired, I never got rested
Harder than Marble stone
I'm better off, better off left alone

'Cause I'm not the one
No, I'm not the one
You wanted it all
But I'll give you none
'Cause I'm not the one

Well, like a toy to a kid
I said jump and mama you did
You know, your daddy knows and your mama knows that's wrong
So now it's time for me to move on

'Cause I'm not the one
No, I'm not the one
You wanted it all
But I give you. give you none
'Cause I'm not the one, no

No...
No I'm not the one

You think that I'm normal
But all these years, I'm just trying to warn you
You'd do good to move on
No it won't, it won't hurt me none

'Cause I'm not the one
No, I'm not the one
You wanted it all
But I give you, give you none
'Cause I'm not the one
No, I'm not the one, yeah

I'm not the one
Not the one for you
Not the one, the one
Not the one

. . .


Though I never met you
And we spoke not a word
I'll never forget you
Through stories that I've heard

For you unknown brother
My baby's mother is pained
'Cause your soul is in heaven
But your memory remains

Unknown, unknown brother
I'll meet you someday
Unknown, unknown brother
We'll walk through fields where children play

Your eyes shined bright
When you were a kid
Your sisters loved you
And all that you did

Big brother, big brother
Don't worry a bit
Your flame has not faded
Since the day it was lit

Your life was joy
Your mama's only boy
And when the skies are blue
Big brother, they're blue for you

We'll smile like pictures
Of you as a boy
Long before you retired
To heavenly joy

Unknown, unknown brother
I'll meet you someday
Unknown, unknown brother
We'll walk through fields where children play

. . .


Never gonna give you up
No matter how you treat me
Never gonna give you up
So don't you think of leavin'

Girl, you treat me bad
And I know why
I've seen you runnin' around
With another guy

And you think if you hurt me
That I'll go away
But, I've made up my mind
You know I'm, I'm here to stay

Never gonna give you up
No matter how you treat me
Never gonna give you up
So don't you think of leavin'

Baby, don't you understand
What you're doing to the man?

Do you see these tears
In my eyes?
Ain't no use in me lyin'
'Cause I really cried

You think you're gonna take me
And put me on the shelf
I'd rather die
Than see you with somebody else

Never gonna give you up
No matter how you treat me
Never gonna give you up
So don't you think of leavin'

Baby, don't you understand
What you're doing to the man?

My friends all say
That I'm your fool
And you're using me
Like a carpenter uses a tool

I know their intentions
Are all very good
Some of them would help me
If they could

But I'm never gonna give you up
No matter how you treat me
Never gonna give you up
So don't you think of leavin'

Baby, don't you understand
What you're doing to the man?

Never gonna give you up
No matter how you treat me
Never gonna give you up
So don't you think of leavin'

Never gonna give you up
No matter how you treat me
Never gonna give you up
So don't you think of leavin'

. . .


My hand to God, I didn't mean to
After all, look what we've been through
Men come in different shades
That's how we're made

The little house on Ellis Drive
Is where I felt most alive
The oak tree covered that old Ford
I miss it Lord, I miss it Lord

These blood red eyes
Don't see so good
But what's worse is if they could
Would I change my ways?

Wasted times and broken dreams
Violent colors so obscene
It's all I see these days
These days

Watch what you say, the devil is listenin'
He's got ears that you wouldn't believe
And brother once you go to him
It's your soul you can never retrieve

These blood red eyes
Don't see so good
But what's worse is if they could
Would I change my ways?

Wasted times and broken dreams
Violent colors so obscene
It's all I see these days
These days

These days
All I see these days
All I see these days
All I see

. . .


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