Friday, 2 March 2012

I Wish I Could Go Back To College

There is a song from Avenue Q entitled 'I wish I could go back to college.'  Sometimes I think this song is a wistful rambling from some disenchanted muppets, and sometimes I really agree.

When I am enjoying my work, I can work solidly all day and into the evening without complaint.  But today I am reading some delightful cases on fiduciary duties and preparing a report for my boss; wonderful.

I remember back at Uni when I would despair of studying indoors.  I would take my laptop, my textbooks and a highlighter out into the sun and spend a few hours studying outside.  I don't know if I retained any more or less than studying indoors, but I always felt a bit better about the work.

Now, I am tied to a computer at a desk, with no surcease from the glaring fluorescent lighting.  Sigh.  I wish I could go back to uni again.

I wish I could go back to college. 
Life was so simple back then.

What would I give to go back and live in a dorm with a meal plan again!

I wish I could go back to college.
In college you know who you are. 
You sit in the quad, and think, "Oh my God!
I am totally gonna go far!"

How do I go back to college?
I don't know who I am anymore!

I wanna go back to my room and find a message in dry-erase pen on the door!
I wish I could just drop a class...

Or get into a play...

Or change my major...

Or fuck my T.A.

I need an academic advisor to point the way!
We could be...
Sitting in the computer lab,
4 A.M. before the final paper is due,
Cursing the world 'cause I didn't start sooner,
And seeing the rest of the class there, too!

I wish I could go back to college!

How do I go back to college?!

I wish I had taken more pictures.

But if I were to go back to college,
Think what a loser I'd be-
I'd walk through the quad,
And think "Oh my God..."

"These kids are so much younger than me."

"I wish I could go back to college" from the musical Avenue Q.
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx.  If you haven't seen it you have been living under a rock and need to buy fares to London and go see it live.  

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