Disloyal Order of Water Buffaloes

Album: Folie à Deux (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • The song's title is a reference to a lodge and bowling team that Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble belonged to on the '60s cartoon TV show The Flintstones.
  • In a video interview, lyricist Pete Wentz told the New Musical Express that the lyric "detox, just to retox" is "what everybody goes through, yeah, gotta drink bottle of water so I can go back out tonight."
  • This is the opening track on Fall Out Boy's fourth studio album, Folie à Deux. Despite his call to "boycott love," Wentz took the plunge and married pop singer Ashlee Simpson during the making of the album. Their union, which lasted until their 2011 divorce, influenced much of the romantic themes on the rest of the album.
  • For more Flintstones-inspired tunes, check out Sheila E.'s "Holly Rock," Weird Al Yankovic's Chili Peppers parody "Bedrock Anthem," Jerry Douglas' "Cave Bop," Young Money's "Bedrock," and The B-52s' cover of the theme song "Meet The Flintstones."

Comments: 4

  • That One Emo Kid No One Likes from Here, In Death Valleydetox just to retox kinda made me think about how you would say that you won't love anyone again, but really you just need time to yourself to heal your broken heart so that you can go back again, you're detox-ing from love, leaving it and doing your best not associate with love, only to fall back in love
  • Delphine from IrelandDetox Just To Retox for me means how I had to boycott Fall Out Boy to concentrate on my exams (cause if I listened to them in the morning I couldn't work after, but if I did it in the evening I wouldn't sleep!) It was a tough few weeks, but I took comfort in the knowledge that right after I would have a month of freedom to retox as much as I wanted :D
  • Emily from Baltimore, Mdi love this so its awesome! FOB rox!!!!!!!!!!
  • Kait from Somewhere, OhAwesome song live!! First song they played!
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