"Initiation" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
I-N-I-T-I, A-T-I-O-N

Follow you home after every show
Perforated into tiny fragments
Heavy breathing's your new fan club
A john handcock with the safety off after every show
And how this pedestal fits like a glove
Such a pity I built no ladder
For the roots, and above
I'll be hacking off, after every show

(I-N-I-T-I-A-T-I-O-N)
Initiation,
X3
(what---)
Whatcha doin,
There's no restraining order to keep me from you
Parting contestants never win
(Initiation, what---)
Watcha doin,
There's no restraing order, keep me from you
Parting contestants never seem to win

Watch you clap your hands by the stage
Lend me your ears, just another page
In the book that your friend signed yesterday
When I told you not to bother to holler
The telephone's the one that helped
Me wrap - the chord
Around - your neck
You know - you're beautiful
When you're dead

(I-N-I-T-I-A-T-I-O-N)
Initiation,
X3
(what---)
Whatcha doin,
There's no restraining order to keep me from you
(Initiation, what---)
Watcha doin,
There's no restraing order, keep me from you
Parting contestants never seem to win


Lyrics submitted by cbennett

"Initiation" as written by Cedric Bixler Adam Amperan

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing

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    General Commentgreat song, cedric so vividly describes a stalker and his actions. truly clever. i know im no einstein for figuring that one out ;-)
    onearmedscissoron May 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. i love the lyrics. the way he sings it is amazing... "... me wrap... the cord... around... your neck... you know..." that part is so cool. the way he divides everything into 2 syllables.
    napalmon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentan amazing song, thats all i can say about it
    mulmoon June 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI used to hate At The Drive In and couldnt figure why people liked em. Now I see why they kick arse
    Sk8Er55on July 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah me too - even now when I get a new cd from them (well, one I didn't have before) it takes me a few listens before I like it at all. I think that's a good thing though, cause there's so much detail in there, it shows that it takes time to appreciate it.
    inlieuon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI always pictured it as some guy who used to be friends / romanticly involved with someone who's in a band locally, then moves onto the big time. He then obsesses over them until he becomes a homicidal stalker. I love ATDI.
    Gren901on August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a groupie that used to follow the band around where ever they went and a guy was stalking her and after a show one night he followed her back to her house and killed her
    lostcause4allon September 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat even long ago

    he spells initiation in the background right?
    piemericaon October 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyea, this is a song that is always on my playlist, great song, i think its the one that got me into at the drive-in
    ohthehumanityon April 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHe likes a girl?
    roofofmymouthon May 22, 2004   Link

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