Took the jacket off third period, ellipsis
An ellipsis (…) consists of 3 periods (“third period” wordplay)
An ellipsis denotes an omission of words, which could work in the context of this verse.
This verse seems like a story, and there is not much of a transition from the occurrence in third period to him listening to his Walkman. The “ellipsis” lyric could denote that the transition from one part of the story to the next part was omitted. Thus, by using the word “ellipsis,” CG cleverly makes a transition from one part of the verse to the next by denoting the lack of a transition.
It’s a double meaning. Middle school in the U.S. is divided into 6-7 “periods”, So, “Took the jacket off, 3rd period, ellipses” means by mid day (3rd “period”) he took the jacket off without comment (denoted by and actual ellipses. ‘…’)
I think there’s also a third meaning of ellipsis here. He is using ellipsis as an expression of the awkwardness of the situation. The kids (perhaps even the kid who’s jacket it was) caught him wearing the jacket and there’s no way to lie his way out of it. He took the jacket off and gave it back. No words.
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