Alice Cooper - School's Out




"School's Out" is a song first recorded as the title track of Alice Cooper's fifth album. It was released as the album's second single on April 26, 1972. It has been regarded as the band's signature song and reached number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 3 in the Canadian Hot 100, number 2 in Ireland and reached the top of the UK Singles Chart.


Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?". Cooper said: "There's two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, when you're just getting ready to open the presents. The greed factor is right there. The next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school when you're sitting there and it's like a slow fuse burning. I said, 'If we can catch that three minutes in a song, it's going to be so big.'"




Lyrics


Well we got no choice

All the girls and boys

Making all that noise

'Cause they found new toys

Well we can't salute ya

Can't find a flag

If that don't suit ya

That's a drag


School's out for summer

School's out forever

School's been blown to pieces


No more pencils

No more books

No more teacher's dirty looks


Well we got no class

And we got no principles

And we got no innocence

We can't even think of a word that rhymes


School's out for summer

School's out forever

My school's been blown to pieces


No more pencils

No more books

No more teacher's dirty looks


Out for summer

Out till fall

We might not go back at all


School's out forever

School's out for summer

School's out with fever

School's out completely