Monday, May 11, 2009

The Official Graduation Song

I think "The Pass" by Rush should be the official Graduation Song.


Proud swagger out of the school yard
Waiting for the world's applause
Rebel without a conscience
Martyr without a cause

Static on your frequency
Electrical storm in your veins
Raging at unreachable glory
Straining at invisible chains

And now you're trembling on a rocky ledge
Staring down into a heartless sea
Can't face life on a razor's edge
Nothing's what you thought it would be

All of us get lost in the darkness
Dreamers learn to steer by the stars
All of us do time in the gutter
Dreamers turn to look at the cars
Turn around and turn around and turn around
Turn around and walk the razor's edge
Don't turn your back
And slam the door on me

It's not as if this barricade
Blocks the only road
It's not as if you're all alone
In wanting to explode

Someone set a bad example
Made surrender seem all right
The act of a noble warrior
Who lost the will to fight

And now you're trembling on a rocky ledge
Staring down into a heartless sea
Done with life on a razor's edge
Nothing's what you thought it would be

No hero in your tragedy
No daring in your escape
No salutes for your surrender
Nothing noble in your fate
Christ, what have you done?


In short, not necessarily what you expected, but it's all going to get better from hereon out. That's my take and I am sticking to it.


Ezzie said...

Before I forget... MAZEL TOV!!! :D

Anonymous said...

i think "time of your life" has effectively become the nations graduation song

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

It's funny, I was just looking into Rush...he looks very hermaphraditic..

But I thought Gaudeamus was the 'official graduation song'?!

Aaron said...

Mazel tov Chana!
Here is a list of other popular college graduation songs:

These college graduation songs are in SONG TITLE - SONG ARTIST format

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
Schools Out (...For Summer) - Alice Cooper
My Way - Frank Sinatra
Graduation (Friends Forever) - Vitamin C
Graduate - Third Eye Blind
Graduation Day - Beach Boys
Graduation Day - Kanye West
Beautiful Day - U2

Gavi said...

I am not familiar with graduation songs (I skipped my university convocation) - but let me wish you all the best... mazel tov!

nmf #7 said...

Mazal Tov Chana!

Anonymous said...

I'd go with lulei toratcha -it will serve you much better in the long run. Are you going out into "the real world"?
Joel Rich

YU student said...

Mazel tov and good luck in grad school!

Nachum said...

The YCSC president of my day (that's what we used to call them) was a Springsteen fan, so we had the lyrics to "No Surrender" on each table. (He also had "Born to Run" on his dorm room door, which was kind of weird because one of his roommate's sister's name was Wendy.)

Anyway, the graduation was on Lag B'Omer, the senior dinner a few days before, so no singing: One class member *read* "We Are the Champions" aloud, and that was that.