Supertramp – Alternative Education Advocates?

My friend Laura emailed me the lyrics to a Supertramp song. Perhaps you’ve heard it? I think Supertramp might be thinly veiled advocates of learning without school.

“The Logical Song” by Supertramp

When I was young
It seemed that life was so wonderful
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical
And all the birds in the trees
Well they´d be singing so happily
Oh joyfully, oh playfully watching me
But then they sent me away
To teach me how to be sensible
Logical, oh responsible, practical
And they showed me a world
Where I could be so dependable
Oh clinical, oh intellectual, cynical

There are times when all the world´s asleep
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man
Won´t you please, please tell me what we´ve learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am

Now watch what you say
Or they´ll be calling you a radical
A liberal, oh fanatical, criminal
Oh won´t you sign up your name
We´d like to feel you´re
Acceptable, respectable, oh presentable, a vegetable!

At night when all the world´s asleep
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man
Won´t you please, please tell me what we’ve learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am, who I am ,who I am.

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3 Responses to “Supertramp – Alternative Education Advocates?”

  1. Amanda Says:

    Wow, I’d never really listened to that song! Fabulous!

  2. Laura in CA :) Says:

    It’s my new favorite song!! 🙂

    Hehe!! Me, too, Amanda!! It just hit me the other night after _years_ of hearing and even singing along! Guess I don’t listen to well..even to myself! LOL!!!

  3. Friday Felicitations « Graceful Journey Says:

    […] 4. Tammy has my favorite blog about the living a lifestyle of learning. She gives practical, encouraging and challenging advice. I have to respect anyone who recognizes the depth of Supertramp’s lyrics. […]


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