Come on teacher
Teach me something
Don't just fill my head with nothing
No no teacher
I'm still sitting
In this desk, no I'm not quitting
No no teacher
I won't give up
I just hope that I can live up
To your expectations of me
Teacher, you'll be so proud of me

If I just don't understand it
I should just be reprimanded
Make me stay here after school
While my friends go to the pool
Come on teacher, just admit it
You think that I will never get it
I'm the bad ass of your classroom
Now you've got a bad ass classroom
Come on teacher, won't you tell me
Why somebody just don't expel me?
I am so much slower than the others
It's a good thing I don't have any younger brothers

If for some reason I'm not present
Blame it on my adolescence
If for some reason I am tardy
It's cause I went out last night to party
Dans la French class je suis terrible
Apres l'ecole I'll be coming up to see you

I just noticed something lately
I've been here since 1980!

Lyrics submitted by geekusa

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  • 0
    General CommentWell Joel is a shameless Van Halen freak. This song seems to nod to "Hot for Teacher" a tad.

    Also i like the school, pool thing it reminds me big star and Thirteen.
    billboneson November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJoel tells lots of stories about this song when he performs it. This is actually a Thrust Hermit rarity that was re-recorded by JPE.
    Hippychickon March 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"(Dear Van Halen, please don’t sue me…)"

    Written underneath the lyrics on Joel's site haha
    geekusaon April 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is sort of a sarcastic view from a student.
    NickDaGreaton January 31, 2009   Link

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