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Raconteurs many shades of black
Adele and The Raconteurs
Producer(s) Jack White III
Length 4:24
From 19
Singles "Hometown Glory"
"Chasing Pavements"
"Cold Shoulder"
"Make You Feel My Love"
"Many Shades of Black"
19 track listing

"Many Shades of Black" is a song by the band The Raconteurs. It appears as the eighth track on their second album, Consolers of the Lonely. It is also the second single from the album and was made available in 7" vinyl format. The cover art depicts Mary Todd Lincoln or Abraham Lincoln depending on the way the inner sleeve is turned. The track is also available as downloadable content for the music video game Rock Band 2. The release of the single contains a version of the song performed by British soul singer Adele. Adele has performed this song live several times, including during her tour, and it was included in the deluxe edition of her album 19. The Adele version was featured in the ending of 90210 episode, "Wild Alaskan Salmon" (episode 6, season 2). The song was also the first track on the 90210 soundtrack. The song peaked at number 37 on the U.S. Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Following Adele's collaboration with The Raconteurs, it almost resulted in future collaborations between Adele and the band's lead singer Jack White on Adele's sophomore album 21, however, Adele stated they never got around to finishing collaborations they had planned in 2009 following the Grammy Awards. [1]

Alternative coverEdit

The single had two covers, depending on which way the inner sleeve turned. One features Abraham Lincoln (pictured above) and one features Mary Todd Lincoln, which is shown below:

The Raconteurs Many Shades of Black Mary Todd Cover

ChartsEdit

Chart Peak

position

US Hot Modern Rock Tracks (Billboard) 37

LyricsEdit

Go ahead, go ahead and
Smash it on the floor
Take whatever is left
And take it with you out the door
See if I cry
See if I shed a single sorry tear
Can't say that it's been that great
No, in fact it's been a wasted worried year

Everybody sees
And everyone agrees
That you and I are wrong
And it's been that way to long
Take it as it comes
And be thankful when it's done
'Cause there's so many ways to act
And there's many shades of black
There's so many shades of black
There's so many shades of black

Let it out, let it all out
Say what's on your mind
You can kick and scream, and
Shout and say things that are so unkind
Yeah, See if I care
See if I stand firm or if I fall
'Cause in the back of my mind
And on the tip of my tongue
Is the answer to it all

Everybody sees
And everyone agrees
That you and I are wrong
And it's been that way to long
So take it as it comes
And be thankful when it's done
There's so many ways to act
And there's many shades of black
Yeah, there's so many shades of black
Yeah, there's many shades of black.....

Everybody sees
And everyone agrees
That you and I are wrong
And it's been that way to long
Baby, take it as it comes
And be thankful when it's done
There are many ways to act
And you cannot take it back (many shades)
Oh, you cannot take it back (of black)
'Cause, there's many shades of black (many shades)
You have many shades of black (of black)
You have many, You have many (shades of black)
You have many shades of black (shades of black)
There's so many shades of black (many shades)
And so many shades of black (of black)
There's so many shades of black
There's so many shades of black
Ooohhh ohhhh...

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