Tim Minchin - School Song

Song Rating: 9.48/10

Song lyrics:

My mummy says Im a miracle
My daddy says Im his special little guy
I am a princess
And I am a prince
Mum says Im an angel
Mum says Im an angel
Mum says Im an angel

And so you think youre able
To survive this mess
By being a prince or a princess
You will soon see theres no escaping tragedy

And even if you put in heaps of effort
Youre just wasting energy
Cos your life as you know it is ancient history

I have suffered in this jail
Ive been trapped inside this cage for ages
This living ell
But if I try I can remember
That before my life had ended
Before my happy days were over
Before I first heard the pealing of the bell

Like you I was curious
So innocent, I asked a thousand questions
But unless you want to suffer
Listen up and I will teach you a thing or two
You listen here, my dear
Youll be punished so severely
If you step out of line
And if you cry it will be double
You should stay out of trouble
And remember to be extremely careful

Why?

Why?
Why? Why?
Did you hear what he said?
Just you wait for Phys Ed
Whats Phys Ed?
Physical education!

My mummy says Im a miracle
My daddy said I would be the teachers pet


School is really fun according to my mum
Dad says I would learn the alphabet

The alphabet?
Youd better learn to listen, kid

And so you think youre (A)ble
To survive this mess
By (B)eing a prince or a princess
You will soon (C)see theres no escaping trage(D)y

And (E)ven if you put in heaps of e(F)fort
Youre just wasting ener(G)y
Cos your life as you know it is (H)ancient history

(I) have suffered in this (J)ail
Ive been trapped inside this (K)cage for ages
This living e(L)l
But if I try I can re(M)ember
That before my life had e(N)ded
Before my happy days were (O)ver
Before I first heard the (P)ealing of the bell

Like you I was (Q)curious
So innocent, I a(R)sked a thousand questions
But unle(S)s you want to suffer
Listen up and I will (T)each you a thing or two
Yo(U) listen here, my dear
Youll be punished so se(V)erely
If you step out of line
And if you cry it will be (W) double
You should stay out of trouble
And remember to be e(X)tremely careful

Why?

Wh(Y)?
Why? Why?
Did you hear what he said?
Just you wait for Phys Ed
Just you wait for Phys Ed

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Wh(Y) why why why why why why

Why?
Just you wait for phys(Z) ed!

Date of text publication: 16.01.2021 at 04:11