"College Kids" as written by and Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
someone please save us,
us collage kids!
what my parents told me
is what i did
they said go to school and
be a collage kid
but in the end
i questioned why i did

i'm poor, i'm starving, i'm flat broke
i've got no cash to spend
sell all my books for front row tickets
to dave matthews band
my girlfriends at another school
i know this year will test her
i called, found out she had three other boyfrieds last semester

and that's why i say
oh no! not for me not for me
call it torture call it university
no! arts and crafts is all i need
i'll take calligraphy and
then ill make a fake degree

80 grand later i found out
that all that i had learned
is that you should show up to
take your finals and your midterms
the party scene is kinda mean
i think it's sick and twisted
the navy showed up at my dorm
and clamed that i enlisted
(repeat chorus)

don't get excited she'll say 'no'
without a doubt you see
and i've decided college girls
just won't go out with me
they make me nervous and they
allways catch me off my guard
like cell phone service
i drop out cause college is to hard

it's time to call my father
cause it's his alma mater
good grades arn't what they seem
i think he knows the dean
it's time to call my father
cause it's his alma mater
he said he's proud of me
but college always was his dream
and i would always say it's not for me
(repeat chorus)

phi, beta, delta, kappa
do what will make you happy
do what you feel is right
only but one thing matters
learn how to live your life
do what will make God happy
do what you feel is right
only but one thing matters
learn how to live your life


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"College Kids" as written by Matthew Thiessen

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentThis song is obviously about going to college because your parents want you to, but it ends up being more than you expected.

    I really like Relient K, but some of their Christian messages are flaky. For instance, that part:
    "Do what will make God happy
    Do what you feel is right
    Only but one thing matters
    Learn how to live your life."
    (yeah, first time he says "you happy" second time he says "God happy", listen to it and you'll see)

    Anyway, feelings hold no weight. Doing what we "feel" is right only leads to trouble. That's why we have the Bible. Read this for more info: rome4christ.com/reflectn/…. (It's not a long read, so it won't kill you) Also, the only thing that matters is serving God... maybe he just forgot to add the extra two words "serving God"... oh well.
    PumaManon April 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentEven though this song is kinda mindless for RK, but I must say the verses are funny. And RK surely meant no contradictions to the Bible.
    Ardent1on May 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentflaky, flaky, flaky? blah blah blah. Can't a christian band just joke around? It's not as if they are being serious. I hate how people are always busting on christian bands like they are supposed to be perfect. They try there best. And as for this song, it's just a joke! have a sense of humor man.
    puddleisweton May 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI wasn't busting on Relient K for doing a cool non-God related song. But like most Relient K songs, after all the sattire, puns, and sarcasm, they wrap it up with some serious lines. If I was getting on them for having a sense of humor I'd be commenting on songs like Mood Rings or Lion-O (both of which are awesome). I was just pointing out how those few lines in this song can mislead some people.
    Puma Manon June 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree that those few lines could mislead people... but i don't really think many people would read into it that much... dig the song. it rocks!
    MusikLuVRon June 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentya i agree w/ puma man about the misleading thing.. i can see that. i luv this song tho! its funny & kinda relaxing after all the pressure we go thru about school & college & stuff... nice to be light about it! one of their bests on the new CD!
    miss la de daon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYa know, guys, I dont really think this was meant to be a humorous song, or I guess we can say a 'non-serious' song. I think it is about the fact that all in the world he wanted to do was play music, he somehow knew that college wasnt for him, that it was a big waste of time, but he did it anyway becuase everyone wanted him to. Thats he says 'Oh no, not for me, not for me
    Call it torture, call it university', I am in this exact situation. I went becuase everyone wanted me to, and it was torture, it was not where I was supposed to be, as weird as that sounds. Not that I'm knocking university or anything but like the man says, 'not for me, not for me'. :)
    RestingPlaceon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm with puddle, that no Christian is perfect (Romans 3:23)
    But I saw RK in consert a while ago and Matt T. said "This song isn't about not going to college, but think before spending all your parents money
    Uberon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentok pumaman but whats wrong with saying "do what makes God happy?" The purpose of humans in this world is to please God. Everything we do should be pleasing to Him, and that doesn't mean don't live your life it means God made you to fulfil a purpose, when you fulfil that purpose it makes Him happy, you are then doing what makes God happy.

    I love this song. What I get out of it is that you shouldnt do things because other people expect you to. You shoud be doing what you know to be what God wants you to do
    clairpatraon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenta great song, fully, it just really sterotypical teen poprock, i really like it
    J0K3Ron January 08, 2006   Link

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