BONUS: Hoops - I do my Best Sleeping in Lectures

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Rest in peace, Hoops.

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Forgive me, if this class you take
Will see my concentration break
For pressures real and demons fake
Conspired to keep my soul awake
All through the yawning night

Oh, teacher of humanities
Your vanity's insanity
It borders on profanity
Five words of your inanity
And I'm out like a light

I do all my best sleeping in lectures
Couldn't care less for your crooked conjectures
Or your obstinate and odious oratory
Your sermon's sedative, a stuffy soporific
I'm tired of your vagaries, so let me be specific
Our story's both beginning and it's ending at Z

No student bold has earned their card
By sleeping when the sky is starred
Their shell at rest, with conscious jarred
The pillow soft, the pressure hard
They can't give up the fight

But in your languid lecture halls
A troubled head that softly falls
To join the thousand tired thralls
As you orate to weary walls
Has never felt more right

I do all my best sleeping in lectures
Couldn't care less for your crooked conjectures
Or your obstinate and odious oratory
Your sermon's sedative, a stuffy soporific
I'm tired of your vagaries, so let me be specific
Our story's both beginning and it's ending at Z

I do all my best sleeping in lectures
Couldn't care less for your crooked conjectures
Or your obstinate and odious oratory
Your sermon's sedative, a stuffy soporific
I'm tired of your vagaries, so let me be specific
Our story's both beginning and it's ending at...

...zzzzzzzzzz.

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from On Shower Walls, released March 1, 2017
Lyrics by Stephen Wordsmith
Composition, vocals and all instruments by the late, great Paul Turrell: www.paulturrell.com/music/

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