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Ben Grosscup - Four Years of College.mp3
Title: Four Years of College.mp3
Artist: Ben Grosscup    +5 songs
Genre: Acoustic : Folk
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Four Years of College.mp3
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(2:56) A parody of Sixteen Tons by Merle Travis for todays generation of debtors. * Vocals and Guitar Ben Grosscup * Harmony Vocals Annie Patterson * Lead Guitar Jim Henry
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Ben Grosscup

Wed Oct 31, 2012
Acoustic : Folk
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Lyrics
Some people say you gotta get a degree
And once you succeed, you have to pay back the fee.
Now I’m paying my fees, out on my own
How’m I ever gonna pay back my student loans?

You go four years of college, and what do you get?
A crappy job and a mountain of debt.
St. Peter, don’t you call me, ‘cause I must stay –
I owe my soul to Sallie Mae.

I borrowed for school so I could get smart,
I studied my books and I did my part.
I took a full load of English and biology,
And then I got a job serving coffee and tea.

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The banker kept a-callin', and he taunted and lied,
But I couldn’t pay no matter how much I tried.
I owed so much, it felt like a joke
If I pay back my loans, I’ll forever be broke.

Chorus

My dreams had suffered a crushing defeat
So I hitched a ride down to Occupy Wall Street
People were saying all over town
If none of us pays, we can take the banks down.

(Or else it’s 4 years of college, and what do you get? . . Chorus)