Ooo-Ooo-Ooo etc., etc.,
AH-AH WA WA WA WA WA WA WAH!

I'm losin' status at the high school
I used to think that it was my school . . .
BOW WOW WOW WOW!
I was the king of every school activity
But that's no more . . . oh mama!
What will come of me?

The other night we painted posters
They played some records by the Coasters
BOW WOW WOW WOW!
A bunch of pom-pom girls looked down their nose at me.
They had painted tons of posters; I had painted three.
I hear the secret whispers everywhere I go
My school spirit is at an all-time low . . . BLA-A-A-A!

I'm losing status at the high school
I used to think that it was my school . . .
BOW WOW WOW WOW!
Everyone in town knows I'm a hand-some football star
I sing & dance & spray my hair & drive a shiny car
I'm friendly & I'm charming . . . I belong to De Molay
I'm gonna try like mad to get my status back today!
Status back baby
Status back baby
Status back baby
Status back baby


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    General CommentIt's about a thing that happened to Frank when he was in high school. During a pep rally at school one day, a girl on the cheer leading squad singled him out by name and scolded him for not cheering and clapping in front of the whole school. Zappa bluntly replied, "Hey, (name of girl), why don't you go fuck yourself?" The girl ran out of the gymnasium sobbing and he was suspended or something. Apart from that, he was not really considered "cool" or popular as a highschooler.

    I read this all in his official autobiography.
    SeanJohnon June 28, 2010   Link

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