This song uses fouling out of a game of basketball as metaphor for the end of a relationship. And you can't understand the fact
That it's over and done, hope you had fun
You've got a lot to discuss on the bus
Headed back where you're from
The lyrics were partially inspired by rapper and producer Mike Shinoda's love of the sport. "I'm a basketball fan," he told Genius
. "When I was writing this song, I wanted to capture that moment at the game when someone fouls out, and the cheerleaders sing and kick out the ejected player."
Lead vocalist Chester Bennington added: "We wanted this song to apply to two things at the same time: someone getting kicked out of a game, and someone getting out of a bad relationship."