Song Lyrics: Learnin’ Life

*****

I got my education
In he fact’ries of our land
With my thumb out on the highway
Flagging down my fellow man

I got it doing farmwork
In the boiling summer sun
And hustling to get the evening
Supper dishes done

So, mister, don’t you tell me
‘Bout no flippin’ Ph.D.
Ain’t even gotten started
On my bachelor degree
Them books you read must make you blind
If you can’t even see
That this learnin’ life I’m livin’
Is the only life for me

Well, the place I went to school at
You didn’t graduate
Weren’t handed no diploma
By no bearded magistrate

You just knew it was time for you
To get your walkin’ shoes
And head on down the hall
To pay some other kind of dues

So, mister, don’t you tell me
‘Bout no flippin’ Ph.D.
Ain’t even gotten started
On my bachelor degree
Them books you read must make you blind
If you can’t even see
That this learnin’ life I’m livin’
Is the only life for me

Don’t have to tell me, I know
You don’t think I’m very swift
‘Cause my mind might tend to stumble
Yeah, my mind might tend to drift

But one thing that I know for sure
Until the end
That’s how to look you in the eye
And how to be your friend

So, mister, don’t you tell me
‘Bout no flippin’ Ph.D.
Ain’t even gotten started
On my bachelor degree
Them books you read must make you blind
If you can’t even see
That this learnin’ life I’m livin’
Is the only life for me
Only, only, only
Life for me

*****

The poet/editor of this website is physically disabled, and lives at a fraction of her nation’s poverty level. Contributions may be made at:

https://www.gofundme.com/are-you-a-patron-of-the-arts

5 thoughts on “Song Lyrics: Learnin’ Life

  1. Books
    Information
    Fancy degrees
    They are not knowledge
    They are not
    The only
    Purpose of life
    You see!
    Life itself Is
    The ultimate teacher
    Experiences are
    The books
    To read and heed
    If you ever expect
    To graduate and
    To get the ultimate
    World Life Degree!

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