"Educated Guess" as written by and Ani Difranco....
Looks like my crazy family
Is down one crazy daughter 'cause
I'm shipwrecked in a desert that
Once was underwater just

Looking for a swift turn of phrase
Some colors to fly
As I float by
In the parade

Plus I dream in skin scented sentences
Of a stronger faster fiercer you
And to each noun, verb and predicate
I dedicate a vivid hue

But you ain't done too well
Getting past your permanent pastel
Have you now?
Yes, the desert seemed so promising
And then it paled somehow

So school is in session
Get your chin off your desk
Now pick up your pencil
And turn over your test

Use your education
And take an educated guess
About me

I've got a slot at eye level like
A speakeasy door
And I know you know the password
'Cause I've seen you here before

And I've got something sweet for you
And I don't care if it is more than you deserve
I've got a lot of love and a lot of nerve
So watch me while I take this curve

Yes school is in session
Get your chin off your desk
Now pick up your pencil
And turn over your test

Use your education
And take an educated guess
About me

Plus I have this whole new family
And I'm in love with each of them
And I'm on this list called lucky
Whenever I'm in reach of them

And I'm learning how to say
That I'd be happy either way
With your love

I'm calling on the stars above

School is in session
Get your chin off your desk
Now pick up your pencil
Turn over your test

Use your education
And take an educated guess
About me


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"Educated Guess" as written by Ani Difranco

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  • +1
    General Commentif you want to learn, you'll learn, without ever needing to go to school. there are so many ways to learn what you want to know, school is rather useless.

    (this coming from a home-schooled teenager) =D
    treekneeon December 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan school teach us everything? are we more knowlegable with an education?
    regardemylasheskgmon May 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSchool just drowns us in information. It doesn't really teach us anything. Those who see it as an institution from which to gain knowledge become conformists looking for someone to tell them how to live. And surely they find it. If you look at school as just a means for connection. It is a place to explore yourself and to connect with others.
    Basketheadon February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSchool just drowns us in information. It doesn't really teach us anything. Those who see it as an institution from which to gain knowledge become conformists looking for someone to tell them how to live. And surely they find it. If you look at school as just a means for connection. It is a place to explore yourself and to connect with others.
    Basketheadon February 08, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationI have always interpreted this as living life the best you can - you can never have all of the answers, but you can make an educated guess based on what you do know.

    I think there might also be something in the heavy use of color terms, especially in the first half.
    dartishaon January 05, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI have always interpreted this as living life the best you can - you can never have all of the answers, but you can make an educated guess based on what you do know.

    I think there might also be something in the heavy use of color terms, especially in the first half.
    dartishaon January 05, 2013   Link

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