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Sailin away on the crest of a wave
Its like magic
Rollin and ridin and slippin & slidin
Its magic

And you, and your sweet pussay,
Don't ya do it. Don't ya do it.
You took me, higher and higher
Its a livin thing,
Its a terrible...


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    Aug 13th, 2014 8:44pm report

    Our local radio station played this song the day Robin Williams died and it seemed to fit perfectly.

    Security image? I don't see no stinkin' security image.


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    Apr 24th, 2014 4:40pm report

    How could Jeff's girlfriend be pregnant with Jeff? Jeff already has a mother, and for most of us we only get born once.


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    Mar 10th, 2013 3:54am report

    I think its about the decline in the quality of pies, pasties and sausage rolls. The line " .... on the crest of a wave..." is when you first realise you're hooked on the taste of the pastry, "...slipping and sliding" refers to the individuals need or fear of getting a crook serve: you know one of those tasteless overheated, dried out pastries that you wish you hadn't purchased. The line "... get a life" appears no where in this song but is a wonderful piece of advice for those of you , who waste yours spending time worrying about the A B A B rhyming method in poetry and pop songs.


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    Dec 22nd, 2012 12:31pm report

    Its about the concept of real life and the actual bond between two individuals, your mind, hence your heart, LOVE, is a terrible thing to lose. When they state, im taking a dive they mean like love, its a challenge, not giving up, how it requires two to complete anything, its a living thing, your mind, heart, its a given thing, its so simple, love is natural and to deny something as such would be a gruesomely devastating concept


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    Apr 5th, 2012 4:14am report

    Everyone it's about whales, how whaling should be banned.


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    Apr 3rd, 2012 4:43am report

    The song is too upbeat to be about anything dark...Obviously it is about the thrill of falling in love and the fear of losing it.


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    Dec 12th, 2011 12:22am report

    Anybody who states this is an anti-abortion/anti-choice song is an idiot. Jeff himself explained this was written about love.


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    Nov 28th, 2011 11:46am report

    In Australia in the early 2000's the song was use as part of a government campaign for environmental awareness to help save Australia's ecosystems. It fits very well to "A terrible thing to lose". I always think of the fragile planet we live on and what we are doing to it when i hear this song.


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    Sep 22nd, 2011 9:34pm report

    He's in love with a married woman.


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    Jun 23rd, 2011 6:29am report

    This song is a reflection on the seductive and fleeting nature of love.


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    Jun 13th, 2011 6:07am report

    It is telling you not to do abortion hence "what a terrible thing to lose" (a baby) ...... "It's a given thing" (a baby) ...."believe this is what you've conceived from your worst day" (suggesting the person is thinking about abortion)

    This song, like every person with a brain, says to not do abortion. Abortion is killing babies. Every human has the right to life.


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    Apr 5th, 2011 4:24pm report

    Sounds like addiction to me.


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    Mar 4th, 2011 3:22am report

    It is about abortion and the loss of a life


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    Feb 28th, 2011 2:21pm report

    I remember at the time thinking it was a song about The Beatles breaking up. Nobody told me, I was just a teenager still reeling from the realization that the Fab 4 were no more. Then John's death...


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    Dec 27th, 2010 12:24pm report

    dissociation thats what it sounds like to me....going far from this world in a different realm...to escape from something...dont you do dont you do it...

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