"Madison Prep" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba, Chad J. Neptune, Steve Kleiseth, Nicolau Bonifacio Dominguez and Joshua E. Colbert....
Give up what you think you have to say.
Formalities weaken the meaning that you'd convey.
In truth hidden in the veiled insults,
Have failed results for everyone that lived that way.

The training spent on all your words
Was obvious in all we heard
Was repetition.
Representing your best interests
While wishing us
"the very best"
When that is something
That you would never give.

And some things are better stressed
When unexpressed,
Cause silence can be overwhelming

We'll find some way to prove you wrong

Lyrics submitted by ScreamingInfidelity

"Madison Prep" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba Chad J. Neptune

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    General Commenti figure that since this place is called "SongMeanings.Com" i might as well put down a song meaning.
    i heard Chris talk about this song once and he said that at the school he used to work for, he felt that the children were taught what to think, rather than how to think. and he thought that it was very wrong.
    FroTheAlmightyon February 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commento well i mean its a good song and has a nice catchy chorous
    madhippoon April 25, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"somethings are better stressed when unexpressed cause silence can be overwhelming" ... saying nothing at all can hurt so much more than speaking the truth... leaving without a goodbye, without that last phonecall never to hear from someone again really leaves more of an impact... i learned that the hard way
    LoSeRcCon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis seems to me to be about how schools nowadays try to conform children into a certain mold to be a "model child", a preppy perfect person. They try and make you think and act a certain way...and thats not right.
    emodream15on July 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentexactly. emodream, you said it for me.

    deftonesgirl_57on September 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentemodream.........TESTIFY damn straight it gets me quite pissed
    Phatymatyon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe training spent on all your words
    was obvious in all we heard
    was repetition.
    Representing your best interests
    while wishing us
    "the very best"
    when that is something
    that you would never give.

    -That part reminds me of student council elections in school where it was just a big popularity contest rather than an election based on actual qualities. The meaning of this song is good and to me meaningful. You guys summed up what I would say this song represents.
    BarCodeSoldieron March 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's about college, or mainly moving away to college. I think it's kind of a song aimed at a dad who's kid is leaving for college.

    "The training spent on all your words
    was obvious in all we heard
    was repetition."

    Kind of like the dad had been practicing what he'd say on the day the kid is leaving, and he just kept repeating himself.

    "Representing your best interests
    while wishing us the very best
    when that is something
    that you would never give."

    The dad is representing his best interests such as, I think, what he expects from the kid and what he wants him to do, but at the same time wishing him the best, when it is obvious that he doesn't really pray for that.

    That's my take on the song. I don't have much else to say besides that.
    SomeKid19on September 21, 2006   Link

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