Ray Lanich Band

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The Degree

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Ray Lanich
Words and Music by Raymond Michael Lanich

Lyrics

The Degree

 

Teacher says to me think of your future

And one day a good job you can ensure

Father says to me listen to your teacher

And one day the good life will be yours

 

I saved some dough and I started in the fall

I was on my way to have it all

It was hard but I walked the longest yard

And I was proud yeah

 

Chorus 1

So I went to college passed all my classes

I earned myself a degree

And life hasn't been well since

I worked up a big debt good luck paying it off

With some shit job

That doesn't really pay that much at all

 

Boss lady says to me I hate to tell you

But your job's been cut and you are through

I say to my girlfriend I hate to tell you

But I just don't know what to do

 

Went back to school aced some more tests and quizzes

Got out and still had no promises

Now I know that it's not a guarantee

It's just a step yeah

 

Chorus 2

So I went to grad school passed some more classes

Earned another degree

And life hasn't been well since

Worked up more debt good luck paying it off

With some shit job

That doesn't really pay that much at all

C'mon

 

My advice to you is to follow your heart

Yeah you gotta go out and make your own start

You gotta go to it it won't come to you

Yeah your future is on you

 

There's no one to blame when it doesn't happed

Except yourself if you never begin

Sink or swim you have got to play the game

And make your own fame yeah

 

Chorus 3

And go to college pass all your classes

Earn yourself a degree

And give yourself a chance

Work up a big debt work hard paying it off

With some shit job

That doesn't really pay that much at

Doesn't really pay that much at

Doesn't really pay that much at all

 

(C) 2012 Raymond Michael Lanich