Life's all about the little ironies
And taking them at face value
We wipe our brows, grin at chance
Bracing against fatigue and famine,
Peering across the dunes that is our system
And laughing at the mirage of torridity
It looks just like water!
Then we drop into the sands and melt away,
Giggling like schoolgirls at how it's not water at all.
Just another little irony.
Work hard in high school,
And wipe your brow
Here, have some busywork
And wittle away your life
College won't be like this
And you won't be ready
And you'll be sucked into your dorm-desk
Swallowed up and laughing and laughing
At another little cruel irony.
I'm liable to be bed-pressed by Uncle Sam
The little harlot of the government
Good thing I have the district's views
Investment is just a sexy word for corporate conglomerates
Good thing I know Pythagoras and Ulysses
And I'll vote how you want me to, if ever
And I'll be preyed upon by the world about me
Then we laugh and laugh at the little ironies
You want to know what you do?
Nothing a robot can't
Megatron can assign textbooks
A photocopier has plenty of handouts
R2-D2's accent isn't so thick as yours anyway
Think you're here for the hapless children?
Have a heart, Tin Man, and back off.
Go about your day, laughing at the little ironies
You could actually try, you know
Make a college prep class
A little more like a college class
No, that's okay
Push me through the system
Just watch as our nation implodes
As education is lengthened in expediency and ineptitude
While we laugh and laugh at the cruel little ironies.