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Thread #36629   Message #2683878
Posted By: GUEST
20-Jul-09 - 11:02 AM
Thread Name: Back of Bus Songs
Subject: RE: Back of Bus Songs
We didn't sing many bus songs. We were too busy wreaking havoc in other ways, such as climbing over the seats (yes, really! My sister was a bus monitor and never let me. The year she went into middle school I was very annoyed that they started enforcing the actual rules!)

But I remember a few... endless repeats of all zillion verses of so-and-so and you-know-who kissing in a tree, "as long as possible" versions of "the green grass grows all around", Boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider*, Our Teacher Died Today, and the Vomit-Comet song.

And when I was in Chorus in Staten Island I learned "I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves". I sang it to my nieces recently and the younger one went "You're annoying me!" "I'm getting on your nerves?" "No, you're just ANNOYING me! The song is ANNOYING!"


*Just a few years ago I heard some boys on the back of a public bus singing that. They were very irked that they couldn't figure out how to make it insult girls instead, LOL!