Let the stripes unfurl, gettin' rich singin' "Poor boy, poor boy"

from Jack White – Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

White told NME that the lyric, “Let the stripes unfurl,” should not be interpreted as a reference to his former wife and White Stripes partner, Meg White. He explained:

When I wrote, ‘Let the Stripes unfurl,’ I was talking about the American dream… not Meg. But I don’t mind that metaphor, because it also deals with the subject, which is about big white people selling authenticity through black music.

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