"Back to School (Mini Maggit)" as written by and Chino/carpenter Moreno....
So run
Right
Right back to school
Check it

Look back I sift through all the cliques
Roaming' the halls all year, making me sick
While everyone's out tryin to make the cut
What?

And when you think you know me right I switch it up
Behind the walls smokin' cigarettes and sippin' vodka
I profess to catch a cab, ain't no one can stop us
Give me a break about some other mess

What were you?
Act like it's everything you got

Push back the square
Now that you need her but you don't
So there you go
'Cause back in school
We are the leaders of it all

Stop that, quit! All that, quit!
Who ruined it? You did! Now grab a notebook and a pen
Start taking notes, I'm being everyone who's on the top
You think we're on the same page - but, oh we're not!
I'll be the man, watch your backpack and the pencils
Just like he now flippin it, why you just keep it simple?
You just can't go wrong rocking' the clothes
Coppin' the stance
'Cause really is everything that you got

Push back the square
Now that you need her but you don't
So there you go!
'Cause back in school
We are the leaders of it all
So
Transpose
Or stop your lies
It's what you do
Transpose
Or stop your lies
So run

So why don't you run, so why don't you run
So why don't you run back to school
So why don't you run, so why don't you run

(All you are) now I'm on the next page
(All you are) it's time to close the book up
(All you are) I'm on the next page
(All you are) close the book up now

Push back the square
Now that you need her but you don't
So there you go!
'Cause back in school
We are the leaders of all

(We are) we are the leaders (of all)

(We are) we are the leaders (of all)

So run
Why don't you rush, why don't you run
Why don't you run back to school
Why don't you rush, why don't you run


Lyrics submitted by sawg, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Back to School (Live)" as written by Chi Cheng Abran Cunningham

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  • +4
    General CommentDeftones themselves actually hate this song. They only made it because their record label wanted them to release an extra single that was "heavier" and dealt with the teen angst that's popular on MTV.

    From an interview with Chino:

    "Back To School was a mistake. A calculated song, that had been built up with only one aim in mind: It should be a single."

    "Back to School was released because I was an idiot. I wanted to prove something (to the record company). Months later, after White Pony was released, they wanted us to do a new version of Pink Maggit. They said we lost our heaviness, and there were no more singles on the album. First, I wanted to stick this idea up my ass, but then I thought: "I'm gonna show those fuckers how easy it is to create a hit-single". And so I rapped a hip hop part on that song, we shortened it and half an hour later, the hit-single was ready to roll on."
    MaidenAndPriestRuleon May 20, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis song is about how you can choose whether or not to succed in life and school, and in the end chino, having assumedly passed is on the next page, possibly becuase he got famous and is in the paper
    minimaggiton December 06, 2001   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is songmeanings.net - its not a room for arguing and totally changing the meaning of the site, this is not a page for linkin park its about deftones so write stuff about the song not another band and there songs!

    This song is a kickass song :)
    Survived Abortionon May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about school and how its so boring and tideous and its about the whole teenager rebellion thing. it sounds a lot like me at my school, roamin the halls and shit. if it was really about other bands Nothingface555 than why is the video about chino at a highschool and all the kids run out to see a deftones concert?
    sic n twistedon April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt just pretty much reminds me of highschool (just graduated), just think back to what high school was like for you.....if you look back at all the "cliques" you hung out with and all the really stupid things you did all those years "wouldn't it make you sick" too. I think its also just saying don't put on a front for anyone. "You just can't go wrong rocking the clothes, coppin the stance" I think in a sarcastic way its saying, just quit trying to be like "them" cause your not!
    Franchiser5on May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song kicks ass! it totally is talking about the fakiness seen in every highschool and how everyone just tries to fit into the so called "norm". and i think chino is trying to say we don't hafta be posers; be who you feel you are, and be who you want to be, dont try to be lame and be what others want you to be. stay true to yourself....this song rocks!!!!!
    4:20chick4eva!on June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNothingface-about how other bands think thyere in the sAme catEGory as deftones-my friend and i think defotnes music is so original and so many bands try to rip them off that deftones will be a new category of music and kids will someday running around saying "i'm a deftone!" instead of "i'm a punk!" stupid caffeine induced idea, but thats what i thought of. whatever
    antisoapon July 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFOr those of you who like the deftones i think you might like GLassjaw, they're an emocore punk band, that are similar to Deftones but have more emphasis on punk then the Deftones have to make them different from the deftones. I think you guys should check'em out especially if you guys are into the nyc progressive hardcore punk thing.
    hansdude84on July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song kicks too much ass. "Look back I sift through all the cliques, roamin' the halls all year, making me sick" Those lines say it all. Because I am at the point in school where ALL the cliques piss me off. This song has a deep meaning to me: let me break it down for you with certain lines:

    "You can't just go round rockin the clothes, copyin the stance cuz really its everything that you're NOT" Great line for those stupid wiggers in my school. (wigger=white guy who acts black)
    "So why don't you run back to school" Dude, in about 10 years those jerks who are so popular now will have no lives and will have a job at McDonald's at best, and will always reminisce on the days when they were on the "top", and I'll have "closed the book up".
    "You think we're on the same page, but oh, WE'RE NOT" All those stupid wiggers who think I'm one of them. I have no remote idea why they would think so, I openly hate rap.

    Well me just writing my own interpretation.
    SlayersTool36on October 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't think the song is really about being cool is school. it's about how being not cool is cooler than being cool. how even though we don't rock the clothes or sopy the stance, we're beyond that and we're totally way better.

    the live version of this song gives me chills. i would love love love to see the deftones live, but since they're touring with numetal bands, i think i'm going to pass. shame shame.
    takeourcarson March 22, 2003   Link

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