Who Sang Want and Able? Jack White

Jack White Lazaretto cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2014-6-10
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/Blues Rock/Country Rock
length: 2:34
producer: Jack White
piano: Jack White
lead vocals: Jack White
mixer: Jack White and Joshua Smith
recording engineer: Joshua Smith
acoustic guitar: Jack White
Lyrics
(Crows chirping)

[Chorus]
Who is the who, telling who what to do?
Who is the who, telling who what to do?
Who is the who, telling who what to do?
Tell me who,tell me who, tell me who

[Verse 1]
Well, Want and Able were crossing the road
Want had a feeling there was something he was owed
But Able broke it to him that there's a social code
So walk straight down the middle now and do what we're told
Walk straight down the middle now and do what we're told

[Chorus]

Want said that didn't feel so good
To never be fulfilled, forever stressed out and impatient
Always saying, "Just over the next hill."
Always saying, "Just over the next hill."

[Altered Chorus]
Who is the who, telling who what to do?
Being able is to freedom what wanting is to cruel
It's hard to tell it seems, which one of them's the fool
Is freedom a gift, that we only give to the ones that say I love you?

[Chorus]

Now, Want and Able are two different things
One is desire, and the other is the means
Like I wanna hold you, and see you, and feel you in my dreams
But that's not possible, something simply will not let me

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Three Women
  • 2 Lazaretto
  • 3 Temporary Ground
  • 4 Would You Fight for My Love?
  • 5 High Ball Stepper
  • 6 [locked groove]
  • 7 [untitled]
  • 8 Just One Drink
  • 10 Alone in My Home
  • 11 That Black Bat Licorice
  • 12 Entitlement
  • 13 I Think I Found the Culprit
  • 14 Want and Able
  • 15 [locked groove]
  • 16 [untitled]

  • Release information
    label: Third Man Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 888430639812
    script: Latin