Lyrical Advice For The Class Of 2011
There will be no guitars and Marshall stacks at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion this weekend, just "Pomp and Circumstance." As the Class of 2011 walks across the stage soon to be occupied by Peter Gabriel, Widespread Panic and Kings of Leon, it reminds Rocks Off that we graduated on the same floor the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Stevie Wonder once played. (Hofheinz Pavilion, yo... CBHS Class of '93.)
"Move back in with your parents! Let them worry about you!"
Whether or not they are headed to college in the fall, many of this year's grads are no doubt wondering what to do next. Luckily, there are thousands and thousands of pop songs out there to help them, so as our graduation present, Rocks Off cherry-picked 25 of our favorite lyrical pearls of wisdom for the uncertain times to come.
Give me one reason to stay here, and I'll turn right back around.
Step outside, summertime's in bloom.
Just step out the back, Jack. Make a new plan, Stan.
Now come on down and do what you've gotta do.
Don't make me come over there and love you.
Don't call him a cowboy until you've seen him ride.
You can't roller-skate in a buffalo herd.
Take a load off, Manny. Take a load for free.
Don't change for you, don't change a thing for me.