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​You Don't Know What Love Is (You Just Do as You're Told)

This song is by The White Stripes and appears on the album Icky Thump (2007).

This song is available as a downloadable track for the video games Rock Band, Rock Band 2, Rock Band 3, Rock Band 4, Rock Band Blitz and Rocksmith 2014.
Original video
In some respects I suspect
You've got a respectable side
When pushed and pulled and pressured
You seldom run and hide

But it's for someone else's benefit
Not for what you wanna do
Until I realize that you've realized
I'm gonna say these words to you

Yeah, you don't know what love is
You do as you're told
Just as a child of ten might act
But you're far too old
You're not hopeless or helpless
And I hate to sound cold
But you don't know what love is
You just do as you're told

I can see your man can't help but win
Any problems that may arise
But in his mind, there can be no sin
If you never criticize

You just keep on, repeating
All those empty "I love you"s
Until you see you deserve better
I'm gonna lay right into you

Yeah, you don't know what love is
You just do as you're told
Just as a child of ten might act
But you're far too old
You're not hopeless or helpless
And I hate to sound cold
But you don't know what love is
No, you don't know what love is
No, you don't know what love is
You just do as you're told
Yeah, do as you're told
Yeah

Written by:

Jack White III

Musicians:

  • Jack White - Guitar, vocals, organ
  • Meg White Wikipedia16 - Drums