Entering Heaven Alive Album Lyrics by Jack White


Jack White Lyrics

Entering Heaven Alive Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

A Tip From You To Me

Ask yourself if you are happy and then you cease to be

That's a tip from you to me
And it's worked for sure
I don't ask myself for nothing anymore

My peace is freedom from the masses
'Cause the masses cannot see
That's a tip from them to me
And now I know for sure
I don't need nobody's help now anymore

Oh (oh) will I be alone tonight?
Oh (oh) I don't know
Oh (oh) will love leave me alone tonight?
Oh (oh) I don't know

Everywhere he goes, someone seem to know (someone's seen)
The truth about the things he used to do
And that's hard for you
It's so hard to be the one who knows it's true

Walking through the park, my fingers clenching tight
Then I noticed that I'm all alone tonight
But it's hard to know for sure
If I even need to think now anymore

Oh (oh) will I be alone tonight?
Oh (oh) I don't know
Oh (oh) will love leave me alone tonight?
Oh (oh) I don't know



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All Along The Way

Who knows if I
Could find you in the dark when I'm old
You said, "I'll be back before
My coffee gets cold in your hand"
So I'll do the best I can to
Follow you into the dark every day
And we'll say the things that lovers often do

We're not dumb, we'll leave crumbs
All along the way
We'll take care of the things we share
And we'll find our way

We met in the rain, in a field of burning sugar cane
And when the smoke had cleared
We found ourselves all alone in the world again
I washed my hands to make sure no harm would come to you
And there were no words or plans
To stop me from falling in love with you

We're not dumb, we'll leave crumbs
All along the way
If we don't look back and we follow this path
Then we'll find our way

We've come so far into the light from the dark and I know
You chose an unknown road and it made us who we are in a way
I trust so much that we'll find our way
We'll have love, our love, all along the way

When you're not scared
You turn my fear to bravery
When the sunlight hits your hair
It's like the whole universe mas made for me
And I trust so much, that we'll find our way
We'll have love, our love, all along the way



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Help Me Along

If you help me along
I will promise to love you
Help me along and I promise to tell you
How I feel all along
I'll keep nothing else from you
Help me along and I'll help you as well

And I'm going to love you
And I'm willing to share
And I'm dying to take you, everywhere

If I help you along, will you try to forgive me?
Holding your arm as I follow your lead
If I help you along, will you try to live with me?
I will make sure you have all the things that you need

And I'm wanting to show you
That I'm willing to share
And I'm going to love you, everywhere

And I'll go to wherever you're going to
I'll go to wherever you are
And I'll love you whenever you say the word
I'll show you forever isn't far, away

And I'm going to love you
And I'm willing to share
And I'm dying to take you, everywhere

If you'll let me belong to you for richer or poorer
Let me belong to you for all that you're worth
Though the ties may unravel for the worse or for better
You should know that I'll travel to the ends of the earth

And I'm wanting to show you
That I'm willing to share
And I'm going to love you, everywhere

If you need help and your hand is empty
I'll give you my help by holding your hand
And I'll need you too, I just need you to let me
Show you my love in the palm of your hand



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Love Is Selfish

One, two, three, four

Love is such a selfish thing
It's always crying, "Me, me, me"
And it's always trying to mess up all my plans
And I work real hard to make you understand
And I'll try my best to help you understand

I've been trying over the years
To try and overcome these fears
But nothing I come up with proves I can
And I work real hard to make you understand
Yeah, I'll try my best to help you understand

I'm on a train, but I can not rest upon it
I'm on a train, but it won't stay on the rails
And I got a sailboat with her name painted on it
But I don't know how to sail

Someone smarter than me and you might
End up solving a clue or two
But could they make it happen with their hands?
Can they build it up from nothing with their hands?
I could lose my mind just trying to understand

Love is such a selfish thing
It's always crying, "Me, me, me"
And it's always trying to mess up all my plans
And I work real hard to make you understand
And I'll try my best to help you understand



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I've Got You Surrounded

(With My Love)

I've got you surrounded
I've got you surrounded with my love
Now don't you know me girl?

(Got you surrounded, surrounded, surrounded)
How well do you know me?
(Got you surrounded, got you surrounded boy)
How well do you know?
How well do you know?

(Yeah, go)

We need to find a place that's neutral
And get it in our minds now that the feeling's mutual

You've got love all around, all around you
You've got love all around, all around you
(Yes you do)

I've got you surrounded
I've got you surrounded with my love
Now don't you know me, girl?
I've got you surrounded (don't you know?)
I've got you surrounded with my love
Now don't you know me, girl? Yeah
(I know you know)

Falling down with you
We trip and fall together
Falling down
We trip and fall together

Falling down
We trip and fall together

I know you well
If I know you at all
And if you know me
Can't you tell that I have

Got you surrounded with my love
Now don't you know me?
I've got you surrounded with my love
Now don't you know me girl?



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Queen Of The Bees

I feel lonely
When I'm left all alone
I feel homely
When you leave me at home
And the witchcraft
That you're putting on me
Is a patch on a raft that is far out to sea

Pass me the bread and the brown sugar cubes
And I'll butter your toast while you take off your shoes
The coffee is warm, but it's not too good
Or maybe it's misunderstood like me
Oh honey, can't you see

I wanna hold you
Like a sloth hugs a tree
'Cause I crave you
Like the glass needs wine
But I'm worried
That I'm wasting your time

Let's take a stroll
To the end of the street
Put your hand in my pocket
So the neighbors can see I want them to see
I want them to see, oh lord, let them see

You can buzz all you want
They don't hear you like me
I'm a fly on the wall
And you're the queen of the bees

Pass me the bread and the green tea leaves
I'll butter your toast
While you're taking it easy
My tea needs honey, 'cause it's not so good
And who cares if I'm misunderstood

'Cause I love you
Like my mother loves me
I wanna hold you
Like an ant climbs a tree
Let's take a stroll
To the end of the street
I'm a fly on the wall
And you're the queen of the bees



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A Tree on Fire from Within

Well, there's a story
I would like to tell
But I don't know where to begin
Well, it's pretty on the surface
But it doesn't have an end
Like a tree on fire from within

I called up Mary to see how she's been
She said she's never really had a friend
Sure, there's many folks around me
But nobody truly found me
Like a tree on fire from within

And holy Moses
Can ring a bell
Doesn't matter if it's gold or tin
The news inside, it means so much
Even if it turns to dust
Like a tree on fire from within

And violet roses
Give such a scent
And it doesn't matter how long it's been
Even a dead rose is a good rose
You only have to see one to know
Like a tree on fire from within



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If I Die Tomorrow

If I die tomorrow
Could you find it in your heart to sing?
If my mother cries in sorrow
Will you help her with the many things
That she needs from time to time and day to day?
So if I die tomorrow
Will you know exactly what to say today?

She won't mind the trouble
She's been through it all before
I know she'll say make it a double of her lemon drink
And before you know she'll be laughin' 'bout the times and those old days
So if I die tomorrow
Promise you can walk away okay, okay?

I hate to think about it
So it helps to shout it
And if you could help me out
It would mean so much for my peace of mind
And her heart is careworn
And ever since I was a newborn
I pushed aside this worry for the sake of my life

If I die tomorrow
Will you let me know I left in peace?
I begged and I borrowed everybody's love, and they gave for free
And I wish that I could give it back to them
So if I die tomorrow
Will you give them all the love they lent to me?



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Please God, Don't Tell Anyone

Please God, don't tell anyone
What I do or what I have done

When my father gets to Heaven, please spare him the tellin'
Of the ways I've been sinnin' ever since the beginning
He won't understand and even if he did, I'm still his son

Please God, don't tell anyone
Please God, don't show anyone
All the idiot things that I've done

When my son gets to Heaven will he be shown the yelling?
And the robbing and fighting? And the thunder and lightning?
He won't know that I did that just to feed my own daughter and son
Please God, don't show anyone (hey)

Oh, baby, what have I done?
Have I proven myself to no one?

Will the things I did well even save me from Hell?
I can't even recall all the sins I can't tell
Will the thousand good deeds be erased then by just one bad one?
Oh, baby, what have I done? Oh

Please God, don't tell anyone
I was providing, not just having fun

Well, my boy started screaming, so I started stealing
My daughter was crying, so I started lying
My baby was sobbing, so I started robbing with a gun

Please God, don't tell anyone
Oh please God, don't tell anyone



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A Madman From Manhattan

There's a madman from Manhattan
There with a man's hat and a floor mat made of satin
But this cat was not like this or that
But that which was aptly named for a man
Whose plan is a dime in a can downstairs for a dollar
If he can win the time with a dame
He ain't ashamed to holler

Catch a train with the name of an alphabet letter
Had the brains to remain with the dame right up until he let her
Think she was just on the brink of a breakthrough
Just on the brink of a breakthrough
But his dime in her can in the sink is enough to just make you think
That it all comes down to the trust that is covered in rust that you can't remove
Sneaking around on the grounds that you know that you can't prove
A thing to a judge and a jury

And then of course an angel comes to him and sings, she
Swims under whiskey with her wings, and
From the inside of a bottle with a shaft of light
She tells him with a song that it is not right
It's not right, it's not right
It's not right, now, it's wrong

But he does not listen to her for long
He says madmen aren't born, they're cultivated
Conned by the con men in the world the marks created
And then he cons himself
He tricks himself into thinking that he is right
It's not right, it's not right
It's not right, now, it's wrong
But then he forgets to put it in a song

There's a madman from Manhattan
There with a man's hat and a floor mat made of satin
This cat was not like this or that
But that which was aptly named for a man
Whose plan is a dime and a can downstairs for a dollar

Catch a train with the name of an alphabet letter
Had the brains to remain with the dame right up until he let her
Think she was just on the brink of a breakthrough
Just on the brink of a breakthrough
Just on the brink of a breakthrough



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Taking Me Back (Gently)

I'll bet you do

When you take out the figures
And you pull all the triggers
Well you're taking me back
You're taking me back

When you listen to mystics
As you lay at your picnics
You're taking me back
You're taking me back

I'll bet you do
But not for long
I'm alone
But not for long

When I'm down on the floor you'll see
That no one will notice me
It's breaking my back
Breaking my back

When you drop the mail off to me
And make us both coffee
Are you taking it black?
Are you taking me back?

I'll bet you do
I'll bet you do
But not for long

I'll bet you
I'll bet you do
I'll bet you do feel alone
But not for long

It's breaking my back
It's breaking my back

Whoa

Yeah

When you forgive the friction
And you talk about Christmas
Are you taking me back?
Taking me back

Then I recall the history
These kids are a mystery
They're taking me back
They are taking me back

Taking me back
Taking me back

I'll bet you do
I'll bet, I'll bet you
Do
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