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High School – Song Lyric Sunday – School

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High School – Song Lyric Sunday – School

 

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This week the theme is songs that feature  This week the theme is songs that are about School, College, Education, Class, Degree also suggested by Paula of Light Motifs II.

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2021/11/28/sls-school/

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/11/27/educated-with-a-class-degree-in-school/

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Thanks for hosting, Jim, and thanks Paula for the topic suggestion! 🙂

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This is a pretty good song, and I’d never heard it before. Reminds me of a “Friends” TV episode, where one of the girls go on a date with a guy she knew from high school. He’d never moved on in his life, and was still living his life as he did in high school, whereas she had begun her adult life already.

I don’t think I know anyone like this myself, but it could have happened.

From a Wiki article:

Kelsea Ballerini says about her song “High School” …

The song tells the story of two people who had a relationship in school, but begin to grow apart because the boy won’t grow up while the girl has “traded in prom queen for a big-city dream. And a slate that’s clean.”

Ballerini said the song “[is] not necessarily about the boy that the song is referring to; it’s about that moment when you realize you’ve outgrown your young self. You’ve changed, and you’ve evolved, and you don’t fit somewhere anymore.”

 

“High School”, by Kelsea Ballerini, is a single from her  2917 studio album, “Unapologetically” and was written by her. It is on the Black River label.

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He’s still driving that 1970 hand-me-down truck
And he’s still wearing that red and black jersey
Waiting for the band to start up
He’s still showing up 20 late, finding hearts and rules to break
Why would he wanna change when every memory still bows to him?
But this ain’t high school
Where all you care about is if the pretty cheerleader thinks you’re cool
See her Friday, take her out after the football game
‘Cause it’s five years later and you can’t get off of the elevator
That’s going up, ’cause you’re growing up
And the world gets cruel when you’re still living in high school
He’s still calling that first love, first time, pretty-eyed blonde
And she’s still letting it ring ’cause his ring isn’t what she wants
‘Cause she traded in prom queen for a big city dream
And a slate that’s clean, but
Your heart just don’t get it and that’s why you can’t forget it
‘Cause you’re living like you’re 17
But this ain’t high school
Where all you care about is if the pretty cheerleader thinks you’re cool
See her Friday, take her out after the football game
‘Cause it’s five years later and you can’t get off of the elevator
That’s going up, ’cause you’re growing up and the world gets cruel when
You’re still living in the hallways
Where everybody stopped and stared
And cared and knew your name
‘Cause this is the real world that don’t know you like that
You can remember, but you can’t go back
To high school
Where all you care about is if the pretty cheerleader thinks you’re cool
See her Friday and take her out after the football game
‘Cause it’s five years later and you can’t get off of the elevator
That’s going up, ’cause you’re growing up
And the world gets cruel when you’re still living in high school
When you’re still living in…
Five years later
Oh yeah, oh yeah
He’s still calling that first love, first time
And he hates he said goodbye, she went on with her life
He’s still driving the same old back roads
Wondering when he got so old
Where did his life go?
Oh, but he knows
Oh, he knows
Yeah, he knows
That this ain’t high school, oh, whoa
And he’s still driving that 1970 hand-me-down truck
And he’s stuck in high school
But this ain’t high school
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Kelsea Nicole Ballerini
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