"Top Yourself" as written by and Brendan Benson John Anthony White....
How are you going to top yourself
When there is nobody else
How are you gonna do it by yourself
Cause I'm not gonna be here to help you
Yeah

(Alright)
How you gonna top yourself
When there is nobody else
How are you gonna do it by yourself
Cause I'm not gonna be here to help you

How you gonna do it alone?
When I don't pick up my phone
I'd love to give a dog a bone
But I'm not gonna stick around to help you!

Yeah, How you gonna stop yourself when,
your man stops ringing your bell (your bell)
You're right between heaven and hell
And you gonna need the good lord to help you
How I'm gonna make you see?
That this ain't no way to be
See you been getting it all for free
Guess you better get yourself a sugar daddy to help you!

Such a little girl, like a spinning time mama
But she's, spinning out of control
Take sleeping with a snake like you to
Rip apart my soul!
Yeah!
Rip apart my soul
Rip apart my soul
Yeah

How're you gonna rock yourself to sleep
When I give up my midnight creep girl
How're gonna get that deep
When your daddy ain't around here to do it to you
Yeah, how you're gonna do it alone?
When I don't pick up my phone
I'd love to give a dog a bone
But I'm not gonna stick around to help you!

Top yourself
Top yourself
Top yourself


Lyrics submitted by JustFetus

"Top Yourself" as written by Jack White Brendan Benson

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  • +2
    General CommentAm I the only one who sees this as completely sexual? He quits the relationship because she has "ripped apart his soul" and so now how is she going to get off without him? He would love to "give a dog a bone" and "ring her bell" but he's given up his "midnight creep" and now her "daddy ain't there to do it" to her. Awesome song, and so is the whole album!
    cenglejron April 04, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"how you gonna rock yourself to sleep when i give up my midnight creep girl how you gonna get that deep when your daddy ain't around here to do it to you" .....got to be one of the most badass lines i've ever heard!
    heavysoulon December 01, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDefinitely sex. This song is about a woman who is using him. He's sick of it, and this song is pretty much "Good luck trying to do by yourself what I could do for you sexually."
    gottarambleonon May 16, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI didn't think of this song as sexual until I listened to it a second time and really caught the parts after "How you gonna rock yourself to sleep?" I remember I actually turned around to look at my stereo in amazement when I realized what he was saying. Have to agree with heavysoul; definitely badass. It made me blush.
    heytherelilyon January 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought it was about not helping friends who he helped before...How are you going to make another successful record/tour when I'm not helping you like before. "Digging it all for free" --getting free publicity by being promoted in interviews, album production, opening act, etc. "How you gonna do it alone" --a lot of your success is from my ideas, my input, now you've put me down/acted like I didn't help, now I won't be there when you need me.
    ElixirSueon March 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSex.
    JustFetuson March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan't believe the lyrics are up here so soon!! This song has got to be the best one on the album... but i'm sure the others will grow on me after a couple of listens... I think the song is about the end of a relationship and he's feeling pretty bitter about the whole thing but just basically wants to walk away.... I thought the line "take sleeping with a snake like usual" was "take sleeping with a snake like YOU to rip apart my soul...".... ?
    ((kp))on March 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCan't believe the lyrics are up here so soon!! This song has got to be the best one on the album... but i'm sure the others will grow on me after a couple of listens... I think the song is about the end of a relationship and he's feeling pretty bitter about the whole thing but just basically wants to walk away.... I thought the line "take sleeping with a snake like usual" was "take sleeping with a snake like YOU to rip apart my soul...".... ?
    ((kp))on March 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh yes, "you to" sounds more correct than "usual"
    JustFetuson March 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttop yourself means to kill yourself in the uk

    'go top yourself'
    favianon March 29, 2008   Link

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