Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ode to an all-nighter


Some 200 km away, an incredible young lady is furiously writing a report. Her distress is palpable. While I can do naught but let her work, this one is for her...

To the tune of Journey's Don't Stop Believin' (a Glee favourite):

Just a Western girl
In an academic world
She passed the midnight hour going on all night

A Toronto boy
Finding PBL no joy
He passed the midnight hour going on all night

A student in a study room
Working hard to flee her doom
For her smile he would write a song
That goes on and on and on and on

REEEEMIX
This is the song that never ends
Yes it goes on and on my friends
Some people started singing it
Not knowing what it was
And they'll continue singing it forever
Just because...

Students fretting
As they rant on Windows Live
Their brains are melting in the night
Stressed out people
Fighting just to meet the deadline
Typing, reading in the night

Dropping rhymes to make you glad
Looming projects drive you mad
Payin' anything to hand it in just one day late

Projects come, projects pass
Seems we've never seen the last
Oh, our schooling never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

Students fretting
As they rant on Windows Live
Their brains are melting in the night
Stressed out people
Fighting just to meet the deadline
Typing, reading in the night

Don't stop survivin'
Add oil and get through it
Stressed out people

Don't stop survivin'
Add oil and get through it
Stressed out people

Don't stop

Thanks to Stewie for sharing with me Nick Pitera's cover of Don't Stop Believin'. Pitera is apparently a Disney sing-along winner whose claim to fame is tackling both male and female vocal parts. "He sings like a girl, but deep inside he's a woman."

3 comments:

sandlot said...

hahhahah amazing! it just put a smile on my sleep deprived face..

remind me for the next paper.. not to wait until last minute to start. erk.

Michael said...

For full disclosure, Nick *participated* but did not win.. I believe he ended up either 2nd or 3rd. But hey, I voted for him!

"Pitera's day job is working as a computer animator at Pixar Studios in Emeryville."

He's just full of epic win.

Teddy said...

i heard in china, some kids sold to performing troupe will get neutered to preserve their high voices (so their vocal cords won't get thickened)... maybe its urban legend but who knows..