A Thesis Song

(Ethan Gates)– *Sung to the tune of “Simple Song,” the first single off the new album by The Shins, which is really good, btw*

 

Well this is just a thesis song

To remind you you’re not done

You wrote another chapter or two

And then they were gone

You realized they sucked

And you took a short break just to get out in the sun

 

When I was just a freshman

Kinda seemed like fun

Your name on a title page

And it all weighs a ton

You don’t think about

All the work that it takes, I tell you kids RUN

 

I know that things can really get rough when you go it alone

Don’t go thinking it’s gotta be perfect, to bitch and to moan

Could be it’s not as bad as it seems, so miserable

Have a ramen bowl

 

My life will be on the upswing

In a little bit

Jobs and honors galore

Just get through this shit

To sleep, what a gift

When you dream of summer’s kiss, and bar night after this, and in the corner, is that Mitt?

 

I know that things can really get rough when you go it alone

Don’t go thinking it’s gotta be perfect, to bitch and to moan

Could be it’s not as bad as it seems, so miserable

Have a ramen bowl

 

Well this will be a thesis song

When all’s said and done

I told you about fear and pain

The social life of a nun

But it sure makes you strong

And you feel like a genius even if it’s all wrong

 

Remember you’ll always live on in Frost, a piece of this place

When Biddy Martin is long and gone, and of T. Marx no trace

Your paper is Amherst lore to us now, especial to you

All tucked away in a three-ring binder, with holes on the side

Fuck, my laptop just died

 

^Seriously, “Port of Morrow” is a great album. Check it out.