Yay yay yippy yay yo!
In this ‘back to school’ episode, I’m bringing you the song of my childhood. It’s actually 13 years old. Yep, your teacher is OLDDD!
Anyway, I always sang this song in my head while I was in classes I didn’t like. (Bad student I was…haha.) So I think it would be perfect for your first week of the semester.
This song is called “Get Me Away from Here I’m Dying” from one of the best indies pop bands of the 90’s, Belle and Sebastian. I guess the title says it all.
Cheer up, people!
Ooh! Get me away from here I’m dying
Play me a song to set me free
Nobody writes them like they used to
So it may as well be me
Here on my own now after hours
Here on my own now on a bus
Think of it this way
You could either be successful or be us
With our winning smiles in us
With our catchy tunes and words
Now we’re photogenic
You know, we don’t stand a chance
Oh, I’ll settle down with some old story
About a boy who’s just like me
Thought there was love in everything and everyone
You’re so naive!
They always reach a sorry ending
They always get it in the end
Still it was worth it as I turned the pages solemnly, and then
With a winning smile, the boy
With naivety succeeds
At the final moment, I cried
I always cry at endings
Oh, that wasn’t what I meant to say at all
From where I’m sitting, rain
Falling against the lonely tenement
Has set my mind to wander
Into the windows of my lovers
They never know unless I write
“This is no declaration, I just thought I’d let you know. Goodbye,”
Said the hero in the story
“It is mightier than swords
I could kill you sure
But I could only make you cry with these words”