The White Stripes: Ball and Biscuit Meaning
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Ball and Biscuit Lyrics
But it's a fact that I'm the seventh son
And right now you could care less about me
But soon enough you will care, by the time I'm done
Let's have a ball and a biscuit sugar
And take our...
anonymous May 21st, 2015 5:35pm report
A ball can be an 8-ball of cocaine, heroin, speed, (even ketamine or other synthetic powder-drugs. He's basically doing a "Sid & Nancy-esque" ode to getting holed up somewhere with an 8-ball and ecstasy and "take our sweet little time" with an ambivalent lover (who has two others) who he wants to prove his "seventh-son" status through sexual satisfaction. "We'll get clean together" reaffirming that the ball and biscuit reference is unmistakably a drug reference, but also connotes his invested feelings. Getting clean together lets us know he has invested feelings and the future-tense statement implies that he sees some sort of romantic future with her.
anonymous Aug 3rd, 2017 8:13am report
Please. If you know anything about Jack White you know he does not now, nor has he ever used drugs. He is very educated and has a strong command of the English language. This is a song about rewarding good(male prowess) behavior. As most blues songs do. Listen to The Blues. Manish Boy. Boom,Boom,Boom. Smokestack Lightning. Why are so many Rock fans idiots?
anonymous Sep 30th, 2016 9:05pm report
Ball- 8 ball of cocaine (3.5 grams of cocaine)
Biscuit- MDMA (a pill of ecstasy)
This is the only way to interpret this with the way the rest of the song is written. Period.
anonymous Nov 13th, 2015 11:03am report
...in the scenario, you can be the master, or the dog. Getting someone to perform for you, or performing yourself. It's a repetitive but pacifying cycle that keeps us engaged and occupied. The "freemium" games on your smartphone use a ball and a biscuit: perform a mundane task, get an upgrade (treat, or biscuit). I love the term. It has wide reaching implications, if not depressing ones.
anonymous Nov 13th, 2015 11:32am report
...in the scenario, you can be the master, or the dog. Getting someone to perform for you, or performing yourself.
anonymous Nov 13th, 2015 11:25am report
Ball and a biscuit is just a term for performing, then getting a treat. Think dog.
anonymous Nov 10th, 2015 11:19am report
Let's you and me enjoy a nice 8 ball together and get freaky till it's all gone.
anonymous Dec 11th, 2014 12:31pm report
Ball Reference Eight Ball of Cocaine, Lyric-and right now you could care less about me but soon enough you will care by the time I'm done.
Drugs will suck you dry.
anonymous Aug 13th, 2014 8:13am report
Food and Sex, not necessarily in that order.
anonymous Nov 4th, 2012 11:22am report
NO JACK IS THE SEVENTH SON BUT THE YOUNGEST OF TEN (3 sisters and 6 brothers)....this is a fact it has nothing to do with vampires or anything else. I agree he is obsessed with the number three( Catholic Boy and Holy trinity) and a very romantic man. So when he wrote that song he was probably seeing a woman that confessed to him that he was her third love. He probably took it as a good omen. He is talking about trying to prove himself to this woman. Jack (John) was often teased for his out side of the box ways which has forced him to be a perfectionist and also the key to his success. So he probably didn't need to prove himself to this woman because he was already with her but he was gonna do it anyways (cause he is a perfectionist).
anonymous Aug 16th, 2012 8:24pm report
The 7th son is him, he is from the family of 7 and is 3rd boy. He said it himself.
anonymous Feb 25th, 2011 2:53pm report
This 3rd man refers to the girl's 3rd lover, 7th son could very well be pointing to his power over the girl...
The song is about him arousing this girl and making her fall in love with him through sex...
anonymous Feb 17th, 2009 2:53pm report
When Jack talks about being the third man and the seventh son, he is refering to his favorite numbers (duh). He plainly says, "it was the other three that made me your third, but it was my mother who made me the seventh son!" Jack believes himself to be the all-powerful seventh son who, in mythology, either turns out to be a vampire or werewolf. In a nutshell, Jack is summing up his importance and power for this girl.
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