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I went to school in Olympia and everyone's the same
And so are you in Olympia and everyone's the same
We look the same, we talk the same
Baby, baby, baby, baby
Won't you please make me real oh no
Make me real oh no
Make me real oh no
Hurt me
I went to school with Calvin
Hey, hey, hey, hey
And what do you do with a revolution
I went to school in Olympia
Baby, baby, baby, baby
And everyone's the same
And so are you in Olympia
Won't you please make me real, make me sick
Make me real, make it stick
Make me real
Do it for the kids some more
Fascist sexists
I went to school in Olympia
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

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    General CommentListen to the Nirvana song "School."

    It's the same concept. That song comments on how the lifestyle of Olympia was like high school.

    Courtney, in this song, is making fun of how happy, healthy, soft, squishy and drug-free Olympia was, especially here:
    "I went to school with Calvin"
    that's a shot at K Records. Calvin hated her and she made fun of him all the time anyway.

    "And what do you do with a revolution"
    Bikini Kill reference, anyone?
    Ridiculouson July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI actually did go to school in oly, and it sucked balls....the song is pretty self explanitory.....but for oly high it fits perfect...everyone there are sheep white upper middle class drones that talk walk eat sleep and sh**t the same....amazing how many narrow minded right winged abercrombie wearing puppets go to ohs since olympia is a fairly liberal and unique town....whatever the case Im glad im out of that hell hole anymore or any highschool for that matter
    4four2twenty0on February 07, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti dont think she even went to school in olympia
    kurt_69_1999on August 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthahahha
    Pollyon March 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthey, i live near olympia! well... sort of... like an hour and a half away but still this song makes me feel pretty cool.. lol. but i do live near aberdeen and that makes feel special to be able to see what could have influenced some of kurts songs... did he really live under a bridge for a while? ok this is Hole's song not Nirvanas so i'll shut up now
    kristy72on November 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentin awnser to kirsty72 question, no Kurt didn't really live under a bridge. he just made it up, i don't know why though.
    also this song is Rock star, but some of the lyrics are different so maybe its a early Rock star.
    acid angelon January 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentKurt didn't actually live under the bridge. He just slept under the bridge for a night, two at the most.
    OnlyInDreams126on January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I thinbk this was like a demo version of Olympia. I have an MP3 of this version somewhere. Yeah it's basically about how people always try and conform and even when they rebel they become the exact same thing that they are against.
    HappySoulon May 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably one of the best song from the album. I have no idea about the place she's talking about, but I can imagine her totally hateing it but loving to hate it at the same time.
    that_sullen_girlon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCourtney didn't go to school in Olympia, but I do believe she lived there for a while or was at least familiar with it's music scene. When she says that she went to school there I think she was talking about living there and how it was like high school and nobody had grew up since then. Other than that tiny bit of information "Ridiculous" is compleley correct. Oh and last of all this song is great it's probably my favourite on "Live Through This", it's addictive to listen to in school even if you're not from Olympia I'm sure you can relate to it.
    FlannelArmyon April 12, 2007   Link

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