"High School" as written by and Jeremy Binns....
Bubble gum and house parties
When you stole your parent's rum and
Tried to screw everything that could breathe
Back in high school
We didn't have a whole lot to do and
Watched the world go by on a television screen
Said it's the nineties kids
That's way out, this is way in
Go beat each other up on the dance floor
It told us drugs were no good but then we smoked 'em and
Liked 'em so much we smoked a little more.
We liked 'em so much we smoked a little more

[Chorus]
Did I call your name, did you hear me
Singing that song I wrote for you
You're so the same, but you're so different
I didn't recognize you

It's kinda hard with all that sexual confusion
Sometimes you don't know if you're gay or straight
But what's the difference, it's a wonderful delusion and
Most times you won't make it past second base
I'm in a band, we kinda suck
But we don't know it yet and I don't care anyway
Soon I'm gonna sell these drums, pay my rent, support my kid and
Tell him all about way back in daddy's day
I'll tell him all about way back in daddy's day

[Chorus]

Some years later by a soda coolerator
In the corner store back in my hometown, this stranger smiles at me
He said remember the class of '93 and
For some reason it makes him look real proud
After all the good times he said we had he looks at me
Scratches his head and asks me where the hell I ever went and
The funny thing is, I never even knew him
But he could've been any one of my high school friends

[Chorus]


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"High School" as written by Jeremy Binns

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    General Commentgreat song. kinda like hes looking back into highschool and what he did...and then he talks about the present and what not.
    RuthLesson February 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI read in an interview that he did, that this song is part truth, part fiction. He was class of '95 :P
    Mandy.on February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I swear, it sounds as if he is channeling Spingsteen, circa 1972. Great stuff.
    bb6634on May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI first heard this song at Kalan Porters concert (yes embarassing a bit.) jeremy fisher opened for him and this was his best song i love it and its so great.

    he's looking back into higschool, and he goes to his small hometown and he sees his old buddy and his friend is like 'i havent seen you in years.' and he's like 'who are you?' fun stuff. good song.
    Fallen Leaveson May 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song it just makes me smile every time i hear it
    cooourton June 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgood song, once again He's telling a story, He said in an interview that he had an embarresing incounter with somone at a wedding, They started talking about highschool and all teh good times they had but then it turned out that the guy thoguht he was somone else which made Jeremy write this song haha.
    DeathcabforTyon July 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI absoluetely love jeremy fisher.
    SleepOnTheFlooron December 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSunFest is August 26th, 2006 Interview

    While penning “High School,” Jeremy remembered the awkwardness of a specific event. “I once went to a wedding reception and sat at a table with a guy I used to hang out with in High School. We went back and forth for a good half hour about all the stupid things we did back then and briefly touched on what we’d been up to since we were 16. Then he asked me how one of my relatives was doing and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out who the hell he was talking about. It turns out he thought I was someone else and I had to jog his memory as to who I was.”
    knujon August 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. even thought i'm not out of highschool yet.

    The part that cough my attention the frist time my friend played this for me(he heard it at a concert and looked it up on youtube) was the line where he says "
    Some years later by a soda coolerator
    In the corner store back in my hometown, this stranger smiles at me
    He said remember the class of '93 and
    For some reason it makes him look real proud
    After all the good times he said we had he looks at me
    Scratches his head and asks me where the hell I ever went and
    The funny thing is, I never even knew him
    But he could've been any one of my high school friends "

    that was the part that made really listen to the song. =]

    love it!
    LittleD3on January 16, 2009   Link

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