Another song by me! Got the idea after hearing Papa Roach's To Be Loved: [link]
The race of life is pretty much like...a race XD Fall too far behind and you lose many chances to do or be something, get ahead and you have a higher chance at getting there first and seizing the opportunity!
The detours are the things that mess people up from their 'race of life' I used drugs and addictions as the idea. People tell you to do it but if you just say no and move on then you will take the high and longer road that will be worth while!