Anything that you want to do, anyplace that you want to go
Don't need permission for everything that you want
Any taste that you feel is right
Wear any clothes just as long as they're bright
Say what you want, 'cos this is a new art school
Do what you want if it takes your mind
Better do it now, 'cos you won't have time
And never worry if people laugh at you
The fools only laugh 'cos they envy you

Time is motion and the hands are fast
Young words are mumbled, they don't always last
It's up to us to be sure they understand

Who makes the rules that make people select
Who is to judge that your ways are correct
The media as watchdog is absolute shit
The TV telling you what to think

Anything that you want to do, anyplace that you want to go
Don't need permission for everything that you want
Any taste that you feel is right
Wear any clothes just as long as they're bright
Say what you want, 'cos this is a new art school
Do what you want, 'cos this is the new art school


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Art School Lyrics as written by Paul John Weller

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    General CommentWe are the youth!
    We are the youth!
    We are, we are, we are the youth!
    Boss Manon June 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWe are the youth!
    We are the youth!
    We are, we are, we are the youth!
    Boss Manon June 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlways loved this song. Joyful celebration of the positive liberating side of punk rock.
    The video was in similar vein and great too, the climax being Bruce F demolishing a strategically placed tv.
    bobsto12on February 08, 2020   Link

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