Higher Education

With a kiss from mom, a hug from dad
And, "Son good luck"
Joe drove to college in his graduation truck
Where the artsy rebel crowd comes down to party
Joe met his roommate, the blue-eyed Rasta Marley.
Marley posed with his yellow dreadlocks, making friends.
Leaning on the bumper of his new Mercedes Benz,
He said, "Stealing from the bookstore
Undermines the bourgeoisie system.
Can I bum a smoke. Pass the pipe and listen."

There it goes, your higher education.

Where the new age gathered 'round the Old Milwaukee keg
And shouted in each other's ears, "Hey what's that you just said?"
Joe hooked up with Jenny in her retro polyester.
Back in Jenny's room he got up the nerve and kissed her.
But the next day Marley hit on Jenny in the dining hall.
By midnight they were dirty dancing at the disco ball.
Joe was pretty bummed, but then he met Sibyl.
Her curly country western hair was parted down the middle.

There it goes, your higher education.

Everything was moving fast; they were learning slow.
Sibyl said, "My better judgment tells me you should go."
He said, "Tell me why, I don't mean to make things heavy."
She said, "I'm still getting over my ex-girlfriend Jenny."

There it goes, your higher education.