Movement II - School Lyrics - Paul McCartney



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1953.

THE WAR BABY- SHANTY - NOW 11 YEARS OLD AND AT SCHOOL, CELEBRATES HIS LIVERPOOL UPBRINGING. WITH CLASSMATES, HE SKIPS LESSONS TO "SAG OFF" AND SUNBATHE IN THE GRAVEYARD OF LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL. SLEEPING ON A GRAVESTONE, HE DREAMS OF GHOSTS OF THE PAST AND THE FUTURE. ONE OF THE GHOSTS, MARY DEE, IS HIS BRIDE-TO-BE. WAKING AND BACK IN SCHOOL, SHANTY AND HIS CLASSMATES ARE TAUGHT SPANISH IN THE FORM OF A FOLK SONG BY THEIR NEW MISTRESS, MISS INKLEY.

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 CIVILISATION TAUGHT US,

YES, WE'RE GROWING UP.
NOT FOR OURSELVES,
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 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 EV'RYWHERE.


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 TEACH 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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