What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?
I learned to pick on anyone who ain’t like me
I learned to kick and spit and punch
I learned to be proud of my history
And those founding fathers were white like me
And that’s what I learned in school today
That’s what I learned in school

What did you learn in school today, dear little girl of mine?
What did you learn in school today, dear little girl of mine?
I learned you need permission to walk to the halls
I learned how to smoke in the bathroom stalls
I learned how to dress older than my age
So I can date outside my grade
And that’s what I learned in school today
That’s what I learned in school

What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?
I learned that the army is really cool
from teachers and textbooks and recruiters at school
How I can be all I can be, and bring some heathens some democracy
And that’s what I learned in school today
That’s what I learned in school

What did you learn in school today, dear little tranny of mine?
What did you learn in school today, dear little tranny of mine?
I learned that I need to fit into some box
That girls have vags and boys have cocks
I learned that I shouldn’t live outside my role
Or I’ll get smacked and tied to a pole
And that’s what I learned in school today
That’s what I learned in school

What did you learn in school today, dear little girl of mine?
What did you learn in school today, dear little girl of mine?
I learned I shouldn’t always speak my mind
I learned to shut up and stand in line
I learned the virtue of sitting still
I learned the virtue of taking pills
And that’s what I learned in school today
That’s what I learned in school



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    General CommentWow, no comments yet?
    This seems to be a remake of another song of the same title by Tom Paxton. And it's so true. When you're in school you learn more in the hallways, cafeteria, and playground than you do in any classroom.

    This song just describes a modern school and the things that go on. Like girls feel pressured to start dating at younger ages, boys learn that they have to be tough and if you don't fit, well, you're screwed. And when kids don't obey we dope em up on ritalin. Brilliant.
    Pinionon July 23, 2010   Link

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