baseball bats and salivating mouths
in a square room, doors locked
once again i'm alone inside a crowd
a misplaced throw, a misplaced swing
and everything unfolds
a microcosm of humanity
a microcosm of cold

the waves wash over one another
anxiety, proximity
erupting from the chemistry
of testosterone isolated
until the first fists fly
instincts pushed to breaking points
surging bodies, snapping joints

two shoes lost inside a fray
two socks on laminated hardwood
360 degrees into harms way
a length of lead grazed the side of my head
as others fall and others leave
and others show their vampire teeth

two chunks from my neck
four lips that drip with skin
socks that slide as the blood runs down my shirt
or over two strange chins
there is no way out of detention
rage pushed a doorway down
fear carried me past the last contusions hurled
at bodies on the ground

dizzy terrified awake in sweaty skin
mom, i'm never going back to school again

Lyrics submitted by AllStarMe

Detention song meanings
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    General Commenti love this band and this is a great song, brendan sounds so great in this one.
    hsojon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawh, i just saw these guys on the plea for peace tour, and while they were inbetween songs, me and my friend yelled "play detention" and branden looked at us and said "pardon?" so we repeated ourselves and he looks at the band and they all agree, and he says "this is for the ladies right there!" and they played it. so cute. we talked to them after the show and they are extremly nice and funny guys. if you get the chance to see them, it's deff. worth it.
    xpunkieglitteron October 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentrumor has it thia song is about a bad dream...
    helifinoon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti blasted this song as i drove out of the parking lot after graduation. i listened to the cd on the way to school, and when i was pulling out it was at mom im never going back to school again. i love this song.
    elementbr10on February 23, 2005   Link

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