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Friday, January 04, 2008

Life Lessons-

for some reason this struck a chord in me this morning when I was listening to Pete Seeger sing it-
What Did You Learn in School Today?
Words and Music by Tom Paxton

What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?

I learned that Washington never told a lie.
I learned that soldiers seldom die.
I learned that everybody's free.
And that's what the teacher said to me.
That's what I learned in school today.
That's what I learned in school.

What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?

I learned that policemen are my friends.
I learned that justice never ends.
I learned that murderers die for their crimes.
Even if we make a mistake sometimes.
That's what I learned in school today.
That's what I learned in school.

What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?

I learned our government must be strong.
It's always right and never wrong.
Our leaders are the finest men.
And we elect them again and again.
That's what I learned in school today.
That's what I learned in school.

What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?
What did you learn in school today,
Dear little boy of mine?

I learned that war is not so bad.
I learned of the great ones we have had.
We fought in Germany and in France.
And some day I might get my chance.
That's what I learned in school today.
That's what I learned in school.

14 comments:

Tequila Mockingbird said...

since i got "fuck the police" tattooed on my neck, they arent as polite to me as before.

dont tase me bro!

TED VELVET said...

isn't that a pete Seeger song? don't taze tequila bro.

Mike said...

Did you see the news on Fox today? Somebody tazed tequila. They think it was Pete Seeger.

Phoebe Fay said...

Tequila tazed a cop and blamed it on Pete Seeger?

Beach Bum said...

We fought in Germany and in France. And some day I might get my chance.

Not if you are Mitt Romney's boys, you hang out with dad while he tries to buy the election.

NerdGirl said...

wow, that one hit me too. thanks for sharing!

Malach the Merciless said...

I learned there are some nut jobs on the internet who don't like fun being poked at Jonestown

Colonel Colonel said...

T-Bird: Now see, it's a generational thing. Back in the day, if you tattooe'd "Fuck Police" it would mean one thing, and "Fuck The Police" would just be a comment on music.

TV: Pete sang it, but Paxton wrote it.

Mike: The Faux News anchors got tazed on tequila?

Phoebe: Who tazed Pete Seeger? The bastards!

Beach Bum: I wonder if can get his money back on Iowa? Can you return a state?

Kelly: The other song to look up is Seeger's "The Big Muddy". I'll go find some lyrics...

Malach: Surely not???

FOUR DINNERS said...

You only fuck the nice female one's and then they're ok with you.... er... so I'm told

sirdar said...

American propaganda at its best/worst.

"Ilearned our government must be strong.
It's always right and never wrong."

Can we say WMD's?

Colonel Colonel said...

Dinners: Iowa's probably not one of the nice ones.

Sirdar: Dik's still lookin'...

Preposterous Ponderings said...

I learned our government must be strong.
It's always right and never wrong.


Ha ha ha! WTF ever!

Buzzardbilly said...

Why does Tequila "Fuck the Police" tattoo and desire to not be tazed leave me with The Butthole Surfer's "Goofy's Concern"
....
I don't give a fuck about the FBI
I don't give a fuck about the CIA
I don't give a fuck about LSD
I don't give a fuck about anything
....
running through my head.

Now I have to listen to the CD because without the "Chewin George Lucas' Chocolate" intro "Goofy's Concern" just doesn't work the same way. Thanks.

Tequila Mockingbird said...

ouch.