In the sleepy west ofthe woody east
is a valley full, full o' pioneer
we're not just kids, to say the least
we got ideas to us that's dear
like capitalist, like communist
like lots of things you've heard about
and redneckers they get us pissed
and stupid stuff it makes us shout
oh dance with me oh don't be shy
oh kissme cunt and kiss me cock
oh kiss the world oh kiss the sky
oh kiss my ass oh let it rock
of the april birds and the may bee
oh baby
of massachusetts, please
and here's the last five
it's educational
it's educational
it's educational
it's educational
it's educational.

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U-Mass song meanings
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    General Commenthes just commenting on the flaws of the education system. frank black was born in massachussets and im assuming he developed some qualms. and by saying its educational hes saying "yeah right my ass it is"
    hpw101on June 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think hes trying to be sarcastic, like its educational, when really going to colege probably wasnt that big of a deal to him...
    DuTcHoVeNon December 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, but the riff is the Clash all the way.
    prollydajalopyon May 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it just me of did teen spirit rip this riff off? Or did the pixies maybe also rip off more then a feeling? Ah hard to say but the pixies isn't as tedious as teen spirit that thing way over played.
    craiguson March 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKobain always said he wrote 'Teen Spirit' trying to write a Pixies song. More speciffically, he mentions Gouge Away as an influence, and listening to the two back to back you can definetly tell.
    plosionon April 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea, its the quiet, bass driven verse meets the loud, guitar driven chorus. that was the basis of their sound and bands are always trying to copy that sound.
    oidimedon April 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"university of masachusets" okay i feel like a ditz but didnt some big historical event happen here? did that have anything to do with the songs meaning?
    regardemylasheskgmon June 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits a little obvious now that ive read the lyrics, but worth pointing out for those who dont catch it right away. the song name, u-mass, is short for university of massachusetts. i never knew what the song name meant until now.
    mykillon July 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwell Frank went to U-Mass and i think its a song all about 'the kids'. Its pretty sappy when you think about it... 'we're not just kids, to say the least, we got ideas to us that's dear' Its just seems totally like "the kids aren't as stupid as you think, man".

    Pretty simple when you just read the lyrics...
    muchthanmoreon September 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh and this isn't the one teen spirit was ripped off, it was 'debaser'. Cobain said he was 'trying to write the perfect pop song' and he was always concerned about sounding too much like the pixies.
    I wouldn't say 'ripped off' either because we all emulate those we admire, and who better than the pixies?
    muchthanmoreon September 29, 2004   Link

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