A happy start, a sad, sad ending,
For every minute of the story.
See as their wills are broke and bending.
See the good girls in their glory.

A primary academy, we're a secondary seminary
Teaching finishing rinse and dancing tips and scorn.
Always concerned with plummeting virginity rates,
We lecture young girls on how babies are born.

Children! Make a chain! Children! Make a chain!

The staff here is severe yet so altruistic.
It hurts us more than it hurts them.
The new girls are tender. The old ones sadistic.
The late janitress was a gem.

Don't believe what the boys from next door heard.
Requirements do include math.
We draw straws and put our best foot forward.
Down the straight and narrow path.

Listen to our pretty song.
We are happy as the day is long.
Forget the things you thought you knew.
We'll make a very good girl of you.

A pupil transferred here from Lavender Lake.
She wrote a winning essay on self-denial.
Some under-age urchins were forced to matriculate,
Their records kept here undefiled.

A neat retreat slips through the fingers.
Which little girl made the plan?
Surely involved were the vespers bell-ringers.
Down a ladder, through the gate, then they ran.

Listen to our pretty song
We are happy as the day is long,
Forget the things you thought you knew
We'll make a very good girl of you

And the girls ran out of the schoolyard and up the hill behind.
"I'm scared!" said the littlest one.
"Don't worry." said the leader.
"They can catch us or they could kill us,
But they can never crush our spirits."

Lyrics submitted by artoseybycy, edited by sassygaycas

girls' school song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song, although it is made to sound like the old girls school, still relates to school now. Not just for girls.
    monstergirlon December 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me think of the town i live in. very prison-esque.
    everthelifestyleon March 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentever since the first time i heard it, i've always felt this song describes - exactly - the atmosphere at the hell of an all-girls private school i was forced to attend.
    Salineon May 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou had to go to an all girls school? saaaad. i think this song just is about bucking society that you may be conformed to follow
    penguinintrepidxon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow. this song is awesome. ok, well all their poetry is awesome. they are my FAVORTE!! :)
    gthlvrmxon July 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentobviously it relates to the hell and brain washing that is modern day school systems. Which, are by the way, extrememly flawed and f*ed up.


    It certainly leans toward the whole "we can make you perfect little clones" (dogmatic) ideas of modern day schooling.
    Jack Miceon June 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMelora should write a musical.
    Dertton September 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt makes me think that the "perfect and model" women teachers are attempting to brainwash the little girls in a cheery way to distract people from what they're doing...

    "Listen to the pretty song.
    Happy as the day is long.
    Forget the things you thought you knew.
    We'll make a very good girl of you."

    the ending spoken part makes me feel so uplifted and confident which is corny, I know, it gives me chills...I imagine the girls, big and small in identical mud-splattered dresses with hair ribbons in rats' nests of once perfect curls, they are tiptoeing and shushing each other through a dark forest, the lantern lights of the angry people searching for them not too far away. A young girl about 5 or 6 looks up into the lead girl's face, the lead girl is the oldest and she has found out the tricks.She smiles down at the little girl's uplifted face, a grin on her lips and says proudly, "Don't worry,they can catch us or they could kill us,
    but they can never crush our spirits."
    GilliLeeon August 17, 2011   Link

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