I so want to travel back in time
to change the way you've fixed your mind
can't leave well enough alone for long
the politicians change their lines
they want to give it all back
before it's too late
and teachers let their students choose
teachers let their students choose

the money hungry wash their hands
these fat old bastards loose their plans
the battle masters make their peace
and violent hands will soon release
a love of such intensity
it exposes all of our greed

teachers let your students choose
teachers let your students choose
and a lesson was intended
but your speeches never ended
now we're waiting for a chance
just to speak

get on the floor
get under your desk
this is it, this is not a test
get on the floor
get under your desk
this is not a test

Oh, teacher what a cruel mistake
you know we can't leave well enough alone
for goodness sake

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    General CommentFirst of all, this is an excellent song.

    Ok, now the meaning. I think it's about a role model / teacher / pastor / parent who teaches their pupil / student / child something only from their point of view. Like how parents would teach their kid a certain belief system, religion, whatever, and not really letting the child decide things for him/her self.

    The begining finds the aftermath of the problem, and someone wishing to go back in time and change the other person's bigotry.

    The next lines show a character that is acting out of character - a politician giving back, money hungry dropping their plans, warriors making peace, and violent hands making love. It's like people breaking away from steriotypes that they have been taught. So the song begs that teachers should provide neutrality and not define everything with steriotypes or their definition of right and wrong. Let the students come to their own conclusion.
    atomsplitteron December 10, 2005   Link

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