Cool in School

Thanks to the Coasters and Leiber and Stoller for inspiration .

I got to know
I got to find out today
Can anybody tell me,
Can anybody say
What is cool,
Cool in school
What is cool,
Cool in school
I got to know,
Can anybody show me
What is cool

I gotta be cool,
I gotta be hip
So the teachers and the kids
Don’t give me any lip
What is cool
Cool in school,
What is cool
Cool in school
I got to know
Can anybody show me
What is cool

CHORUS
Is it the way you tie your shoes,
The way you comb your hair
The superheroes hiding
On your underwear
What is cool
Cool in school
What is cool
Cool in school

I’m gonna pray
That somebody can say
What is cool,
Cool in school
I asked somebody,
This is what he said
“You got to wear your shirt backwards,
Smear jelly on you head”
I did what he told me,
But when I got to school
All my friends said
“You look like a fool!”

So I asked Terry,
And she asked Joe
Joe asked Larry,
But it seems that nobody knows
What is cool
Cool in school
What is cool
Cool in school
I’m wearin’ my mind out
Cause I can’t find out
What is cool
Cool in school

CHORUS

I gotta to know
Can anybody show me
What is cool,
Cool in school

Well everybody tells me
I got to be cool
From now on I’ll do
Just what I want to do
I’ll be cool,
Cool in school
I’ll be cool
Cool in school
I’ll decide for myself
And nobody else
What is cool
Cool in school…


© Bill Harley, all rights reserved. Reprints with permission only.

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