Those schoolgirl days of telling tales and biting nails are gone
But in my mind I know they will still live on and on
But how do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume?
It isn't easy, but I'll try

If you wanted the sky I would write across the sky in letters
That would soar a thousand feet high 'To Sir, With Love'

The time has come for closing books and long last looks must end
And as I leave I know that I am leaving my best friend
A friend who taught me right from wrong and weak from strong
That's a lot to learn, but what can I give you in return?

If you wanted the moon I would try to make a star
But I would rather you let me give my heart 'To Sir, With Love'



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"To Sir With Love" as written by Don Black, Mark London

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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    General Comment:My mom thinks I am wierd, but I have always loved this song, even if it was number 1 on the billboards 20 years before I was born. I just think it has so much truth of transition and growing up. even when i was little, I could always just connect to the lyrics in this song. There are people in our lives who make us who we are...and that is something we can never truly thank them enough for.
    slowly fall aparton September 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:i love this song .. i esp love the boy meets world graduation episode where eric sang it to mr. feeny
    DmBl0vErx3on October 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Ahh yes, this is such a cute song
    RoCkHaRdeRon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:i loved this song & the movie & the book.
    xbraindamageon October 01, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:Natalie Merchant sings this also, great updated version of it.
    musicalcureon December 14, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:The beautiful part of this song for me is that the gift to "Sir" is the song itself. A gift of song... could there be anything better?
    Scootson August 17, 2010   Link
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    My Opinion:If I didn't know it was from a movie soundtrack (and with associated characters), I would think it's rather disturbing — a school girl expressing love to an older man? And it's her teacher?!

    But then it's also about "my best friend" — so yeah sure. Whatever.

    I think the melody and tone (instead of the lyrics) make 90% of the listening quality. It's one of my favorites despite the meaning of the lyrics.
    verykenon March 09, 2013   Link

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