Bright College Days

18 Aug

Sorry about not having written for so long…Guess i was so caught up in life that i forgot to live!

Will be posting this weekend about my Swiss trip, meanwhile here’s something i read today.

Lately I have been feeling quite nostalgic about my college days, missing my college mates. This poem by Tom Lehrer brought them back with astounding force:

Bright college days, oh, carefree days that fly,
To thee we sing with our glasses raised on high.  [holds up eyeglasses]
Let’s drink a toast as each of us recalls
Ivy-covered professors in ivy-covered halls.

Turn on the spigot,
Pour the beer and swig it,
And gaudeamus igit-itur.

Here’s to parties we tossed,
To the games that we lost
(We shall claim that we won them someday).
To the girls, young and sweet,
To the spacious back seat
Of our roommate’s beat up Chevrolet.
To the beer and Benzedrine,
To the way that the dean
Tried so hard to be pals with us all.
To excuses we fibbed,
To the papers we cribbed
From the genius who lived down the hall.

To the tables down at Mory’s
(Wherever that may be),
Let us drink a toast to all we love the best.
We will sleep through all the lectures,
And cheat on the exams,
And we’ll pass, and be forgotten with the rest.

Oh, soon we’ll be out amid the cold world’s strife.
Soon we’ll be sliding down the razor blade of life.  (Oooh!)
(laughter) … Ready? …
But as we go our sordid separate ways,
We shall ne’er forget thee, thou golden college days.

Hearts full of youth,
Hearts full of truth,
Six parts gin to one part vermouth.

1 Comment

Posted by on August 18, 2006 in Media


One response to “Bright College Days

  1. Sachin

    August 20, 2006 at 8:07 am

    Good stuff dude… this poem makes me nostalgic too ! all you need to do is change the name of the places .. and it applies to all our college lives : ). We need to meet up for a drink soon!


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