Seems like it's going nowhere
Playing the fool
Should be staying in school
No future and I don't care
Playing the fool
Should be staying in school
I hate it so much
I don't want to be some ordinary grown up
It makes me throw up
Tell me what did you expect
Playing the fool
Should be staying in school
So far I have no regrets
Playing the fool
Should be staying in school
I hate it so much
I don't want to be some ordinary grown up
It makes no sense at all
It makes no sense at all
It makes no difference what you tell them
They don't really care


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    General Commentthis song sucks
    SlidiousMeon August 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBut it sounds good
    skeeteron August 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat's the point in posting if you don't like the song? oh, i guess it's a good way to attract attention to yourself.

    i like this song alot. whole wheat bread is the shit live.
    joel switzeron March 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthey are awesome live. I just saw them saturday in st louis and partied with them and my friends band afterwards. they are some crazy guys! especially when you have mics and a band room at the party...
    Jeepin0106on May 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlyrics are wrong
    KingALRockon July 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh man, no joke. How do you fix lyrics?

    All the lyrics are right, except that the recurring two lines are supposed to read:

    "Breaking the rules
    Sick of staying in school"

    and the final line should read:

    "Don't nobody care"

    ... How do you listen to this song and get "Playing the fool"? Ugh.
    StellarFuryon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSkeeter's the only person that can fix the lyrics.
    CFaz23on March 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI actually think this song is a satire of kids who don't look in the long run and just want to drop out of school. The lyrics talk about "Playing the fool" and "It makes no difference what you tell them, They don't really care" meaning kids who don't value education. "Should be staying in school" is the line that most goes with that hypothesis.

    Lots of people think this is just a "I hate school" skate anthem but it looks to be the exact opposite.

    And I did see these guys live with Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto. Amazing. Their stage presence is ungodly. Kick ass.
    Blackjack946on March 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, when i first saw them live, I didn't know what to expect. But then I realized that their music is really fun, and usually have some sort of message to them. This song is definately about stupid kids not thinking before dropping outta school.
    CFaz23on April 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti totally agree with "stellar fury"

    the line is...
    breaking the rules sick of staying in school

    so i think blackjack is wrong, and it is a song about not wanting to grow up to be a civilized 9 to 5er
    lespaul19on November 01, 2007   Link

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