- I hate this dam unthinking school
- Which professes to teach you the Golden Rule -
- "You fool me and I'll make you a fool"
- Against this I will rebel.
- Many's the time when I've hated to stay
- When the bored, boring teacher had nothing to say.
- But "No!" says the teacher, "You can't go away!"
- And this I will also retell.
- So I learned what the bored, boring teacher had taught
- And, thusly, I learned to be bored on the spot.
- And ever since, I've been bored at the thought
- Of the trash that the school has to sell.
- Oh, I'm sure education in school's not all bad
- And I'll know things of interest when I am a grad.
- But the camouflage job on the interest is sad
- And the learning won't set very well.
- And so every morning at just 9 o' clock
- I rush in the school and behind me they lock
- The door to my prison, and I start to walk
- Through the prison, from cell to cell.
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