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I thought it would be fun to share some lyrics to songs you feel relate to unschooling. I often hear songs like that, and am inspired by them!<br><br>
One that I love is "school" by supertramp. Interestingly enough, I've loved that song since I was little and always thought it was true, long before I knew about unschooling.<br><br><i>"I can see you in the morning when you go to school<br>
Don't forget your books, you know you've got to learn the golden rule,<br>
Teacher tells you stop your play and get on with your work<br>
And be like Johnnie - too-good, well don't you know he never shirks (<b>def: doesn't neglect responsibilities</b>)<br>
- he's coming along!<br><br>
After School is over you're playing in the park<br>
Don't be out too late, don't let it get too dark<br>
They tell you not to hang around and learn what life's about<br>
And grow up just like them - won't you let it work it out<br>
- and you're full of doubt<br><br>
Don't do this and don't do that<br>
What are they trying to do?- Make a good boy of you<br>
Do they know where it's at?<br>
Don't criticize, they're old and wise<br>
Do as they tell you to<br>
Don't want the devil to<br>
Come out and put your eyes<br><br>
Maybe I'm mistaken expecting you to fight<br>
Or maybe I'm just crazy, I don't know wrong from right<br>
But while I am still living, I've just got this to say<br>
It's always up to you if you want to be that<br>
want to see that<br>
want to see that way<br>
- you're coming along!"<br><br></i><br><br>
I've also always loved the song "working class hero" by john lennon. Here's a bit of the lyrics:<br><br><i>"They hurt you at home and they hit you at school,<br>
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool,<br>
Till you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules<br>
.....<br>
When they've tortured and scared you for twenty odd years,<br>
Then they expect you to pick a career,<br>
When you can't really function you're so full of fear"</i><br><br>
Let's hear some of yours!
 

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Well of course Pink Floyd's "Brick in the Wall" comes to mind.<br><br><i>"We don't need no education<br>
We don't need no thought control<br>
No dark sarcasm in the classroom<br>
Teacher leave them kids alone<br>
All in all you're just another brick in the wall<br>
All in all you're just another brick in the wall..."</i><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I'll have to think some about it. I'm sure there are more.
 

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Good one, unschoolnma!<br><br>
Oh, also, "what did you learn in school today" by tom paxton (although, this one relates less to unschooling in particular, more about government control of education):<br><br><i>What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?<br>
I learned that Washington never told a lie<br>
I learned that soldiers seldom die<br>
I learned that everybody's free<br>
That's what the teacher said to me<br>
And that's what I learned in school today<br>
That's what I learned in school<br><br>
What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?<br>
I learned that policemen are my friends<br>
I learned that justice never ends<br>
I learned that murderers die for their crimes<br>
Even if we make a mistake sometimes<br>
And that's what I learned in school today<br>
That's what I learned in school<br><br>
What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?<br>
I learned that war is not so bad<br>
I learned about the great ones we have had<br>
We fought in Germany and in France<br>
And someday I might get my chance<br>
And that's what I learned in school today<br>
That's what I learned in school<br><br>
What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?<br>
I learned that our government must be strong<br>
It's always right and never wrong<br>
Our leaders are the finest men<br>
So we elect them again and again<br>
And that's what I learned in school today<br>
That's what I learned in school</i>
 
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