Movement II - SCHOOL
(Paul McCartney)
1991 MPL Communications

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BOYS 
We're here in school today to get a perfect education, 
Yes, we're going up. 
We're keen to learn the rules and laws that civilization taught us 
Yes, we're growing up. 
Not for ourselves, B 
but for the whole world were we born. 
And we were born in Liverpool. 

Our teachers say that ignorance will always drag us down, 
It's like a nagging cough. 

SHANTY (thrown away) 
But I can say that looking back, 
The most important thing I found was sagging off! 
Not for the whole world. 
But for yourself were you born. 
And you were... 

SHANTY and BOYS 
Born in Liverpool. 

BOYS 
Not Birmingham 
Nor Edinburgh. 
Not Manchester 
Or Sunderland. 

SHANTY 
Being born where you were born 
Carries with it certain responsibilities. 

BOYS 
This school is good for us. 

SHANTY 
This school is only good for those 
Who want to learn from books. 

You'll lose your sense of purpose... 

BOYS 
But we dare not answer back, 
We're scared of teacher's looks. 
Not for ourselves, 
But for the whole world were we born. 
And we were born in Liverpool. 

SHANTY 
Not Coventry 

HEADMASTER 
Or Solihull. 

BOYS 
Not Scarborough 

SHANTY 
Nor Inverness. 
Being born where you were born 
Carries with it certain responsibilities. 

HEADMASTER 
Walk in single file out of the classroom, 
Down the stairs and into the playground. 

BOYS 
Through the school gates, 
Cross the road, and over the cemetery fence, 
Down the hill to where the grave-stones 
Lie inviting in the sun. 

Settle down. 
Settle down. 
Let the afternoon slip by. 
Settle down. 
Settle down. 
It's the perfect place for a kip. 

(Shanty falls asleep on a grave-stone and dreams) 

SHANTY 

Kept in confusion, 
Trapped by illusion, 
Thinking of speaking my mind. 
Dreams of the future, 
Ghosts of the past left behind. 

Constantly drifting, 
Endlessly lifting 
More weight than one man can bear. 
Into the future, 
Ghosts of the past everywhere. 

MEN'S CHORUS (ghosts) 
You're sleeping amongst us, 
We're in your dream, 
Who are you? 
Why call us? 

What does this mean? 
Disturbing our slumber, 
You move so fast. 

SHANTY 
Ghosts of the past. 
Tossing and turning, 
Somehow I'm learning 
Secrets I'd rather not know. 
Can't it be simple? 
Why does it have to be so? 

MARY DEE (as ghost) 
I ll always be here, 
I ll never leave you, 
I ll always be in your mind. 
Dreams of the future, 
Ghosts that the past left behind. 

WOMEN S CHORUS (Ghosts) 
You re sleeping amongst us. 
We re in your dream. 
Who are you? 
Why call us? 
What does this mean? 

FULL CHORUS (ghosts) 
Disturbing our slumber, 
You move so fast. 

SHANTY and MARY DEE (as ghost) 
Ghosts of the past. 

(later, back in school) 

HEADMASTER 
Boys, this is your teacher. 
Her name is Miss Inkley. 
She will reach you Spanish. 
She was in the war 
Fighting with the troops. 
You may call her Sir! 

BOYS 
SIR? 

MISS INKLEY 
First of all today 
You will learn a song 
In a foreign tongue. 
You will follow me 
As I say the words. 
We will now begin... 

Tres conejos 

BOYS 
Tres conejos 

MISS INKLEY 
En un arbol 

BOYS 
En un arbol 

MISS INKLEY 
Tocando 

BOYS 
Tocando 

MISS INKLEY 
El tambor 

BOYS 
El tambor. 

MISS INKLEY 
Que si 

BOYS 
Que si 

MISS INKLEY 
Que no 

BOYS 
Que no 

MISS INKLEY 
Que si. Lo he visto yo. 

HEADMASTER 
Ahem! 

MISS INKLEY 
Tres conejos 
En un arbol 
Tocando 
El tambor. 
Que si 
Que no 
Que si. 
Lo he visto yo. 

SHANTY and BOYS 
Tres conejos 
En un arbol 
Tocando 
El tambor. 
Que si 
Que no 
Que si. 
Lo he visto yo. 

BOYS 
Tres conejos 

MISS INKLEY 
Three rabbits 

BOYS 
En un arbol 

MISS INKLEY 
In a tree 

BOYS 
Tocando 

MISS INKLEY 
Playing 

BOYS 
El tambor 

MISS INKLEY 
The drum. 

BOYS 
Que si 

MISS INKLEY 
Why yes 

BOYS 
Que no 

MISS INKLEY 
Why no 

BOYS 
Que si. Lo he visto yo. 

MISS INKLEY 
Why yes. I have seen it, 

HEADMASTER 
Ahem! 
Tres conejos 
En un arbol 
Tocando 

SHANTY and HEADMASTER 
El tambor. 

HEADMASTER 
Que si 

SHANTY 
Que si 

MISS INKLEY 
Que. .. 

ALL 
No. 
Que si 
Lo he visto yo. 

BOYS and CHORUS 
Not for ourselves, 
But for the whole world were we born. 
And we were born in Liverpool. 

HEADMASTER 
Not Birmingham 

MISS INKLEY: 
Nor Edinburgh. 

BOYS 
Not Manchester 

SHANTY 
Or Solihull. 

BOYS and CHORUS 
Being born where you were born 

BOYS and WOMEN'S CHORUS 
Carries with it certain responsi.. 

MEN 
Carries with it certain responsi.. 

MISS INKLEY and HEADMASTER 
Carries with it certain responsibilities. 



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