Sunday Shoes, Cap and Gown
The whole town gathered around
Waited 18 years now it’s all comin down to this.
I scanned the crowd and it fills my soul
My best friends all here in rows
No turning back, Now its time to walk that line
This tassel is gonna turn
But when the moment passes by
We’ll just walk away
Then slowly grow apart

But I’m not gonna cry, no
Not one sad or happy tear
I’ve waited my whole life
Now I’m gonna fly right outta here

It’s a bittersweet goodbye, but I’m not gonna cry

Friday night, football games,
First loves and first heartbreaks,
It didnt matter who won or lost,
Only how we played,
Memories as good as gold,
Tearin' up those mountain roads,
racin' out 53, to old Georgetown,
sure we made a little trouble,
but learned from every mistake,
so theres no regret,
we've done the best we could

So I'm not gonna cry, no
not one sad or happy tear
I've waited my whole life
now I'm gonna fly right outta here

These have been the best years of my life
so I'm not gonna cry

It's been a lonely, winding journey
and we've lost a few along the way
still we've hung in there through the tribulations
now it's time to celebrate
it's our graduation day

So I'm not gonna cry
not one sad or happy tear
I've waited my whole life
so im gonna fly right outta here

This has been the best day of my life, so I'm not gonna cry

It's a bittersweet goodbye, I'm not gonna cry

Lyrics submitted by Gamecocks10

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    General CommentI absolutely love this song. Whenever I seriously think about graduating, I put on this song and just cry. It's a sad thought, leaving my family and friends and despite what the song says, I am going to cry. Cry, cry, and cry.
    Terpsion November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis really is the quintessential graduation song. It captures so much that literally everyone can identify with when they think of graduation, although I imagine many do cry when they hear it.
    maill112on September 21, 2010   Link

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