"Spare Me the Details" as written by and Bryan Keith Holland....
My girlfriend, my dumb donut
Went out to a party just the other night
But three hours later, and seven shots of Jager
She was in the bedroom with another guy

And I don't really want to know
So don't tell me anymore
And I really don't want to hear
About her feet all up in the air

I'm not the one who acted like a ho
Why must I be the one who has to know
I'm not the one who messed up big time
So spare me the details if you don't mind

Now I can understand
Friends who want to tell me
Think they're gonna help me open up my eyes
But the play-by-play
Makes me want to lose it
Every time you do it man it turns the knife

Now I don't need to hear
About the sounds they were making
And I don't need to hear
About how long it was taking
Or how the walls they were shaking

Now lying in bed, wallowing in sorrow
Missing the tomorrow that we could have had
Running through my head, over and over
Things I never told her now just make me sad

And it drives me insane
Sitting with the vision
Stuck with that image burned into my brain
And I feel so dumb
That I could ever trust her
While someone else fucked her
Then walked away


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"Spare Me the Details" as written by Bryan Keith Holland

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    General CommentWhat I like about The Offspring is how they take such a sad incident and brighten it up. Hehe, love this song, meaning is just too obvious.
    elegent_messon September 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song shows the versatility of a band which is better known for heavier punk/grunge.That they can play acoustic and make it (I believe) the best song on the album is a great effort. Meaning of the song is self-explanatory.
    Regos the Saneon April 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree this is the best song on splinter. I always thought if the offspring lightened up and did more stuff like this, and ska like "the worst hangover ever" they could definantly pull it off. whatever genre, the offspring rule! "im not the one who acted like a ho, why should i be the one who has to know?" I love that line..hehe......
    catliketheifon November 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAs someone who has endured a similar misfortune (right about the sime time this album came out, great timing really), I can definetly understand the feelings this song is describing. I love the crescendo from just talking in "Now lying in bed" to the screaming in "someone else fucked her then I walked away!" You can really feel the anger welling in that verse, and it feels so good to scream along with him, especially if you're going through the same thing. Favorite lyric: "The play by play makes me wanna lose it, every time you do it, man, it turns the knife"
    PyroPenguinon November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthorpey sais this song is fully sick

    \m/ Rock On Offspring \m/
    moses101on November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSong about finding out his girlfriend banged another guy at a party and how he really doesn't want to hear about what a whore she is.
    magicmanx9on November 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentohh thanx magic man i didnt no! , lol joken but ppl dont need explaine songs like this cuz its so self explanitry. anyway im not a huge offspring fan but i think song is a gr8 pop punk song and the accoustic makes it ausom
    LessThanJake4Lifeon December 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHa, yes this song would be the perfect complement to Self Esteem. It may even be about the same girl.
    magicmanx9on April 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnothing like this happened to me, but this song is so fucking funny, I love it.

    And...there's really no secret behind the meaning. The Offspring has never been a band of sublety.
    TalkShowOnMuteon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit took me a while to find but i did in the end. heard it at a club and had it stuck in my head for ages. the coverband that sung it did it justice. i just reckon its a fun song. sad meaning but still fun to dance around to. as someone else said, this is the kind of stuff they should do more of!! it rocks!
    LoveThyEnemyon August 16, 2005   Link

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