if i’m just a slave
to my high school days
then when does a boy become a man
they say at 16 i will get tough and mean
college prep rally pep peachy keen
and i'll meet a gal and take her to the prom
and maybe we’ll make out
by the old viewpoint
but there are no gals
no pep rallies, good pals
stay away from these high school..

my teacher says that i’m brilliant
my mother says I’m a star
my girlfriend just avoids me
but i still pay for the dinner and the movie
my room is filled with abandon
my homework is yet left undone
i look at pictures of myself as a small child
all filled with hope and so alive but

oh, these high school days
take that away
take me away
stress and hard duress
replace the hope i had everyday
if only i could skip forward or back
the best years of my life
oh my god i hope not lets go

my friends are overachievers
my love is burning me down
my left nut has this crazy itch
during homeroom
oh god, that girl just saw me scratch my
all control is now spiraling
my grades look pretty damn low
i want to motivate myself
but how the hell am i supposed to work

so listen young boys
to the words that i speak
heed them and hold them to stay
never let go of the cowboy inside
or you’ll die in your high school days

Lyrics submitted by AllStarMe

High School Low song meanings
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    General Comment^^MY HIGH SCHOOL LIFE^^ I love it!
    TheEnemyWithin88on November 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmax likes to write songs about my life, damn.
    RustyJon December 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthahaha this reminds me of some guys i know...
    shejustwantstorockon April 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha, i LOVE this song.
    i think anyone can relate to this song...at least for hating a bit of the high schooL years

    'my teacher says that i’m brilliant
    my mother says I’m a star
    my girlfriend just avoids me
    but i still pay for the dinner and the movie'
    severalwayson May 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti first heard this song, n i said ' i hope my yrs in high skool wont end up like that'. boy was i in for a big surprise. ^^
    murphy_boyon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is freaking beautiful! one of my favourites ^^
    apac123on January 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song has some hilarious lyrics, but my favorite part is definitely:
    "the best years of my life, oh my god i hope not"

    i was so ready to get out of high school... and i remember people telling me to cherish those days because they're "the best days of your life" .... and i just remember thinking, 'shit, i hope not.' and for the record... college is way more fun.
    *MadeForThis*on February 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmy left nuttt has this crazy itchh during homeroommm oh god that girl just saw me scratch my- all control is now spirallingggggg

    lol my favorite.i love max bemis. he's so cute in this song i can relate so much (except for the balls itching thing)
    pinkguitarchick2on September 24, 2008   Link
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    MemoryListen to Blowing In the Wind by Bob Dylan. The verse pattern is identical.
    I don't care though, great song. Just thought that was cool.
    negativeobson December 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI honestly think that the concept of high school being so great and such a cherishable part of the life experience has been created by people who peaked when they were teenagers. Life was just a downward spiral for them from there. No more prom crowns to win or student council popularity contests. Everything that they valued so much was gone after high school. A lot of respected, successful adults were really outcasts in high school. What is frowned upon in high school as weird is sometimes what sets you apart later on, in a good way.
    eighteen18on June 27, 2009   Link

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