Cash Grab Complications On The Matter
By: Jack White
Original Performance: The White Stripes
Written by: Jack White
Cash Grab Complications On The Matter [Version (a)]:
You tiptoed to me as naked as a bone
Beautiful and canvas-blank lily-white now
And just lookin' for a home
Yeah and without trying to praise you
Well I feel like I could raise you as my own
There's a duty to this loneliness
The good of everyone involved
And you're blind to my homeliness
One less mystery to solve
And the rest will be explained to you
As our bodies begin to evolve
What gave me this power to construct you
Your guess is as good as mine
If you'd like me to return you
To the stones from which I brought you
Well you have to do your time
But for now, put down the gun
Start having fun
Forget the sun turning
And you will keep burning
As you melt into my mind
This explosive song is one of the 3 White Stripes b-sides that Beck produced in his living room. Beck doesn't play anything on this track, but I think he does join in on the handclaps.
- Beck and Jack White are friends who have worked together quite a bit.
Live, Beck has covered "Black Math." Jack White has shown up at a couple of Beck concerts over the years, joining in on "Cold Brains," "99," and "Last Fair Deal Gone Down." Beck showed up once at a White Stripes concert to play bass on "The Denial Twist."
In the studio, Jack White plays bass on "Go It Alone." Beck produced (in his living room, no less), and played, on a Stripes single with these songs: "Honey, We Can't Afford To Look This Cheap," "It's My Fault For Being Famous," "Conquest (Mariachi version)," and "Cash Grab Complications On The Matter."
Beck was in a White Stripes music video as well.