High School Safety Pin Parade

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High School Safety Pin Parade

Postby jb » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:26 pm

High School Safety Pin Parade
by The John Benjamin Band

Verse 1
The freshman said “Hey, where do I go?
You could fill up the ocean with what I don’t know.
I want to be noticed, but I also don’t.
There’s so much I ain’t done but not much I won’t.”

CHORUS
We march to the mountains, we march to the beach.
Soon we will savor that sweet victory!
All justice be served and debts will be paid,
At the end of the High School Safety Pin Parade.

Verse 2
The sophomore said “This is the truth.
I’m filled up with knowledge and the wisdom of youth.
I will be noticed, just you wait and see!
My deeds will be written, I’m legendary.”

Verse 3
The Junior remarked “Well, that’s happening.
So much commotion, everybody watching.
Looks like a good time, and I guess I agree.
I’ll show up to show up, and see what I see.”

Verse 4
The Senior said “We’ve got to do something.
We can’t let this stand, history’s watching!
The world will remember the depth of our sins,
So get on your feet, and stick on your pins.”
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Re: High School Safety Pin Parade

Postby Cornfield » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:43 am

[I] My friends and my neighbors are [IV] under [I] attack
[I] Muslims, Mexicans, the [V] poor, white and black
[I] They’ve been marginalized [IV] and [I] oppressed
[I] With threats to detain, [V] deport or [I] arrest

[I] They’ve been bullied, beaten, [IV] berated and [I] robbed
[I] They’ve been chased, surrounded and [V] attacked by a mob
[I] For the way that they dress or the [IV] way that they [I] pray
[I] Please join in the High School Safety [V] Pin [I] Parade

Chorus
[IV] We’ll march with Mohammed, [I] Rashaunda and Juan
[IV] We’ll march with the gay, straight and [I] lesbian
[IV] We’ll march in [I]solidarity
[IV] I’ll march for them and they’ll march for [V] me

[I] We’re all different yet [IV] somehow the [I] same
[I] We all get wet when we’re [V] caught in the rain
[I] In any weather, we’re [IV] stronger [I] together
[IV] We are marching in [V] freedoms [I] name

Chorus
[IV] We’ll march with Mohammed, [I] Rashaunda and Juan
[IV] We’ll march with the gay, straight and [I] lesbian
[IV] We’ll march in [I]solidarity
[IV] I’ll march for them and they’ll march for [V] me

[I] We’re all different yet [IV] somehow the [I] same
[I] We all get wet when we’re [V] caught in the rain
[I] In any weather, we’re [IV] stronger [I] together
[IV] We are marching in [V] freedoms [I] name
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Re: High School Safety Pin Parade

Postby ken » Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:36 am

Berkeley Social Scene
High School Safety Pin Parade

She walks the hall
Books in hand
scanning for friendly faces
Six feet tall
awkward stance
Limbs lacking in graces

We all march along
In the High School Safety Pin Parade
Dragging our feet yet still moving forward

She keeps her head
angled down
Eyes affixed to linoleum
Averts her gaze
Slight frown
The lonely one

We all march along
In the High School Safety Pin Parade
Dragging our feet yet still moving forward

So let the band play their marching tune
We live this circus from September to June
Blend into your surroundings to make you seem immune
Hide out in the bathroom avoiding the typhoon

We all march along
In the High School Safety Pin Parade
Dragging our feet yet still moving forward
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Re: High School Safety Pin Parade

Postby Chumpy » Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:05 pm

High School Safety Pin Parade
by Jerkatorium

Verse 1
pins and patches, cutting classes
all day, out by the smoking lounge
wild and lawless in black nail polish
they'll take whatever they can scrounge

Chorus 1
in the high school safety pin parade
get your degree in
the high school safety pin parade

Verse 2
plaids and flannel, let's dismantle
those lame, old societal norms
hair dyed brightly, shaved or spikey
gotta have that punk rock uniform

Chorus 2
in the high school safety pin parade
if you wanna be in
the high school safety pin parade

Extended Chorus 1
high school
where anarchy rules
in the high school safety pin parade

Verse 3
spikes and leather, ripped up sweaters
and studs, the kind that you screw in
chains and zippers, laughs and snickers
you know they’re never gonna let you in

Chorus 3
to the high school safety pin parade
where standards matter
the high school safety pin parade

Extended Chorus 2
high school
where everyone's so cool
in the high school safety pin parade

Bridge
you know that you gotta go
on display
you know that's it's all for show
in the high school safety pin parade

Verse 4
straps and buckles, swollen knuckles
from fists, to the side of your head
boots and braces and lipstick traces
it’s how you look, not what you’ve read

Chorus 4
in the high school safety pin parade
you'll get hammered
by the high school safety pin parade

in the high school safety pin parade
so enamored
with the high school safety pin parade
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Re: High School Safety Pin Parade

Postby MicahSommer » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:21 pm

HIGH SCHOOL SAFETY PIN PARADE
Micah Sommersmith

We're the High School Safety Pin Parade
Marching unified as one brigade
Try your luck with one of us
You'll be stuck with all of us
It'll be the worst mistake you've ever made

'Cause we're the High School Safety Pin Parade
And we see right through your whole charade
You all act so big and tough
But you're just not tough enough
You're like tiny frightened rodent creatures cowering in the shade

From the High School Safety Pin Parade
We're turning lemons into lemonade
Which we'll pour into your eyes
Maybe they you'll realize
We're the baddest mofos in eleventh grade (or any grade)

'Cause we're the High School Safety Pin Parade
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Re: High School Safety Pin Parade

Postby Paco Del Stinko » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:47 am

High School Safety Pin Parade - Paco del Stinko

They're goose stepping down the halls, painting schwastikas on the walls
Telling you that you're a fag, saying it's wrong for you to have two dads
Too bad for them because...

I stand with you (I stand with you) - I march with you (with you)
Cos no-one's gonna put us down


All those idiots threaten to hurt ya, if you don't take of your burqua
Talkin' 'bout in the name of Christ, stupid hypocrites that can't get it right
Too bad for them because...

I stand with you (I stand with you) - I march with you (with you)
Cos no-one's gonna put us down


Wearing a pin in unity is important
But it's stil close to remaining dormant
You've got to stand up and take to the streets

They hide in sheets in dark of night, say America belongs to the whites
Stupid fools and a pointless frustration, we all belong to the corporations
Too bad for them because...

I stand with you (I stand with you) - I march with you (with you)
Cos no-one's gonna put us down


Don't put us down
Bringin' the stink since 2006.

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