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Song Parodies -> "Everybody Goes To School"

Original Song Title:

"Everybody Plays The Fool"

Original Performer:

Aaron Neville

Parody Song Title:

"Everybody Goes To School"

Parody Written by:

Michael McVey

The Lyrics

Ok, so you got a bad report card, and the kids at school are mean toyou. You sit around moping, crying, copping out, you say you're even thinking about dropping out???Well, before you do something you'll later regret, dig this...
Everybody goes to school (sometime).
There's no exception to the rule.
(Listen, baby) playing hooky is not cool,
(I ain't lying) everybody goes to school.

Getting good grades is such an hard thing, I can say
And there's no guarantee that the effort you make will get you an A.
O-o-o-h, snooty eyes they cannot see what a wonderful person you
could be;
Hate runs deeper than any ocean,
It's a really stupid emotion.

But everybody goes to school (sometime).
There's no exception to the rule.
(Listen, baby) playing hooky is not cool,
(I ain't lying) everybody goes to school.

Ah, can you help it when the bell starts to ring,
And you want to go home more than anything?
Oh, remember how great you can be;
Your peers are out of touch with reality;
And now you cry, but when you're through,
They won't succed as well as you.

Everybody goes to school, (sometime).
So use your mind just like a tool.
(Listen, baby) you'll be successful as a rule,
(The joke's on the bullies)
everybody goes to school.

(Listen to me baby)
Everybody goes to school (sometime).
There's no exception to the rule,
(you wanna good career)
playing hooky is not cool,
(you wanna succeed), everybody goes to school.
2003 Michael W. McVeySpoofs and Parodies Yahoo Group

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Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 4

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Johnny D - December 23, 2003 - Report this comment
Heavy duty, but well-crafted verses, good parody.
Serafina - February 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job; I like the original too.
Cami - March 24, 2004 - Report this comment
This is one of my favouites of MM's. Nice lyrics, but the pacing may be a little off---a bit too wordy in a few places, but nonetheless wonderful.
whizkidforte - July 28, 2006 - Report this comment
Wonderful back to school parody!
mike - December 14, 2010 - Report this comment
for three threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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