"School" as written by Roger Hodgson and Richard Davies....
I can see you in the morning when you go to school
Don't forget your books, you know you've got to learn the golden rule,
Teacher tells you stop your play and get on with your work
And be like Johnnie-too-good, well don't you know he never shirks
He's coming along

After school is over you're playing in the park
Don't be out too late, don't let it get too dark
They tell you not to hang around and learn what life's about
And grow up just like them, won't you let it work it out
And you're full of doubt

Don't do this and don't do that
What are they trying to do?
Make a good boy of you
Do they know where it's at?
Don't criticize, they're old and wise
Do as they tell you to
Don't want the devil to
Come out and put your eyes

Maybe I'm mistaken expecting you to fight
Or maybe I'm just crazy, I don't know wrong from right
But while I am still living, I've just got this to say
It's always up to you if you want to be that
Want to see that want to see that way
You're coming along

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"School" as written by Roger Hodgson Richard Davies

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    General CommentThe song is the perfect start to the concept album that is Crime of the Century. There is a theme that runs though the album, and it starts off with someone (possibly Rudy) in his younger years, and just starting to question life.

    There is actually a school of thought (no pun intended) that the whole album was about insanity, and schizophrenia. Dreamer is certainly about that, but it could well be a man wrestling with his own alter ego's.

    Personally I think it is a concept album that, through the life of one man, shows how volatile human emotions are. And the Crime of the Century? Well I believe it's a theme that Supertramp revisited a few times later. The crime is about people wasting their lives by doing nothing. It's the end of the story (If Everyone Was Listening I believe is about the main characters life drawing to a close) in a very fitting way.

    Great album regardless!
    Stingfanon November 15, 2007   Link

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