Were the teachers any good at it
Were they good at their jobs
It must be hard can they handle it
When we become what they said we'd not

Now we work and we pay for it
Doing any old chore
It makes money so we stick it trhough
And day to day
The days go by and by and by and by well

I just don't want to die like a fooll
I'm not lost
I'm somewhat off the way
I'm gonna do what I said I'd do at school
And be the one that says hey
This ain't so hard and it's kind of cool

When we look at the clock we know
How much longer we have
It's not the hours and the minutes that go
It's everything that we said
And it's gone are you glad

Now we're struggling to pay the bills
With the money we've got
And the world seems to frown on us
And we're learning more than we've ever learnt
And I like it a lot

I just don't want to die like a fool
I'm not lost
I'm somewhat off the way
I'm gonna do what I said i'd do at school
And be the one that says hey
This ain't so hard and it's kind of cool


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    General CommentPretty obvious meaning... the guy doesn't wanna waste his life away in a dead end job so goes for whatever dream he has.
    It's a great song though :)
    superfurryfreakon November 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's also about going through Higher Education for not real reason other than "it's what you do". And then leaving education for the first time at 21 or 22, and not knowing what to do, not having fun in a boring job and doubting whether or not it was worth all those years.
    bugmenoton August 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt almost seems a letter to an old teacher. The teacher had such high hopes for the student, but he didn't turn out the way the teacher had planned. This seems to be the students explaining to the teacher that he really wanted to do better, and that he's not beyond all hope quite yet.
    Jyanon April 03, 2006   Link

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