I go to college, that makes me so cool
I live in a dorm and show off by the pool

I join the right clubs just to build an impression
I block out thinking, it won't get me ahead

My ambition in life
Is to look good on paper
All I want is a slot
In some big corporation

Belushi's my hero, I lampoon and I ape him
My news of the world, comes from Sports Illustrated

I'm proud of my trophies like my empty beer cans
Stacked in rows up the wall to impress all my friends

No, I'm not here to learn
I just want to get drunk
And major in business
And be taught how to fuck, whoo, win

Win, I always play to win
Want to fit in like a cog
In the faceless machine

I'm a terminal, terminal, terminal preppie
Terminal, terminal, terminal preppie
Terminal, terminal, terminal, terminal
Terminal, terminal, terminal, terminal

I want a wife with tits
Who just smiles all the time
In my centerfold world
Filled with Springsteen and wine

Some day I'll have power
Some day I'll have boats
A tract in some suburb
With Thanksgivings to host

I'm a terminal, terminal, terminal preppie
Terminal, terminal, terminal preppie
Terminal, terminal, terminal preppie

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Terminal Preppie Lyrics as written by Jello Biafra

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  • +3
    General CommentWhat really gets me about this song is that it's over 20 years later and literally every single thing Jello mentions in this song is STILL true. I've been to frat houses where the cans are stacked on the walls, kids still wear those damn shirts that say "College" like Belushi wore in Animal House. After all this time you'd think something would change.
    songagoneon September 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is saying that every prep is going to college to "get ahead" and "suceed in life", but that this is what it really amounts to in American society.
    Zedd138on November 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's from Plastic Surgery Disasters.

    Gotta love that weird kazoo sound in the chorus.
    Richard Enahoboon December 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is sadly how alot of kids want to be and how they wanna live their lives. The aloure of $$ is all we as
    North-American kids are taught to care about.
    Skankin'InThePiton May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song... stupid preps.
    XslicepaperwristsXon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh yea,
    adsfkahsdfon August 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat was supposed to say i heart dk

    this song reminds me, i havnt read my new S.I. magazine.
    adsfkahsdfon August 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk... Slicepaper i just want to say your gay. And the way you worded you comment just annoyed me.

    and to comment on this song i'd like to say now thats the true unadultereated definition of a 'prep'.

    heh i dunt really think your gay i just greatly dislike your sn.
    HarlequinStarson August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI seriously hopy asdasflkjaoilkmcaoiwf is joking...

    Everytime i hear

    "I'm not hear to learn
    i just want to get drunk
    and major in business
    and be taught how to fuck! woo!"

    I get goosebumps.
    MountainJewon March 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard this on the radio.....CAN YOU BELIVE IT? but still its a good song....i seriously cant think of any song by DK that i dont like.......and its funny but in a serious way....and yes slice paper is a dumbass and prolly listens to dk cause all the cool "punk" kids listens to them and everyone knows he/she wants to be just like the "punk" kids and no he/she may not be gay but i dislike its s/n too
    gimmie an fon May 11, 2003   Link

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