"Icky Thump" lyrics - THE WHITE STRIPES

"Icky Thump"

Ya-ee! Icky thump, who'da thunk?
Sitting drunk on a wagon to Mexico
Ah well, what a chump, well, my head got a bump
When I hit it on the radio

Redhead senorita looking dead came and said
"Need a bed?" en Espanol
I said, "Gimme a drink of water, I'm gonna 'sing around the collar'
And I don't need a microphone."

Icky thump with a lump in my throat grabbed my coat
And I was freaking I was ready to go
And I swear besides the hair she had one white eye
One blank stare, looking up, lying there

On the stand near her hand was a candy cane
Black rum, sugar cane, dry ice, something strange
La la-la la la-la, la la-la la la la la

White Americans, what? Nothing better to do?
Why don't you kick yourself out? You're an immigrant, too
Who's using who? What should we do?
Well, you can't be a pimp and a prostitute too

Icky thump, handcuffed to a bunk, robbed blind
Looked around and there was nobody else
Left alone I hit myself with a stone
Went home and learned how to clean up after myself