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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Ahaha, thanks, some funny ones... :D

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:45 pm 
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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
Jump the Shark is from the tv show Happy Days. The Fonz water ski'd over a shark. It was a stunt to drive ratings, but it was so silly that it was cited as the point at which the show started to spiral downward. Anything that has reached a point of spiraling downward has jumped the shark.

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A question I have is The Who - Athena

Athena, my heart felt like a shattered glass in an acid bath
It felt like one of those flattened ants you find on a crazy path
I'd have topped myself to give her time she didn't need to ask
Was I a suicidal psychopath?
She's just a girl - she's a bomb


I've heard "topped myself" in the UK means to masturbate. Is that true and relevant to the song? He whacked off so that he wouldn't need sex all without being asked to do so? I suppose it doesn't really need to make sense...



To top oneself is, in NZ anyway, is to commit suicide


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:06 pm 
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Gray_Ghost wrote:
The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
I've heard "topped myself" in the UK means to masturbate. Is that true and relevant to the song? He whacked off so that he wouldn't need sex all without being asked to do so? I suppose it doesn't really need to make sense...

To top oneself is, in NZ anyway, is to commit suicide

I'd have to die to give her enough time, is what it sounds like he's saying. I don't think in terms of Athena that it means masturbation, I think it's hinting at suicide, if that. Like AhrrrK sez: "I suppose it doesn't really have to make sense..." and I agree, it doesn't.

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