2. Sixteen Saltines
Album: Blunderbuss Year: 2012
"Sixteen Saltines" is a track that only a freshly-divorced, nearly-middle aged man like Jack White could make. Jealousy and depression linger throughout the song but, despite the fact that he has every reason to be angry or sad, White instead uses it as the stage for his coming-out party, celebrating his newly-freed sexuality like a cock crowing with the morning sun. As White says, he's hungry, and even when he gets his fill he's still going to lick his fingers and ask for seconds. Divorce and break-ups are always messy but, as "Sixteen Saltines"suggests, sometimes it's better to just wallow in that muck instead of desperately trying to rinse yourself clean.