Ross Durand - Homeroom

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I’m not sure how much of this is particular to American School. But we have elections here for things like Senior Class President, Junior Class President, etc at our high school level. The winning students usually end up being in a class called “ASB” or Student Leadership of some such thing. ASB stands for “Associated Student Body.” These students plan things like the school dances, “Spirit week” pep rallies for sports, etc. And they are usually the cool popular kids.

In the US, many schools have a “home room” period at the beginning of the day that is not academic, but more administrative. Flyers get passed out, announcements get made, etc… One thing that happens daily in most schools is the pledge of allegiance to the american flag, this is usually announced over a school wide PA, and usually by the school President. In many schools this is also the period that ASB would meet.

Also - “Poli Sci” is a common american abbreviation for “Political Science” and USC is a sort of upper-crusty private university. Being elected to ASB looks good on college applications.

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I can see how she looks at him now and remind myself
That it should have been me
My speech was much more clear but he’s popular so he’s in ASB
So she won’t pass me notes anymore
I’m pretty sure that he’s the one she voted for

And I’ll just go back to homeroom, just like everybody else
Back to homeroom where I’ll here his voice announce the pledge
Reminding me I lost the edge
And I’m back in homeroom
Just like everybody else

There goes my lifelong dream of studying poli sci at USC
But it wouldn’t matter anyway if she’s not with me
So he’ll go plan the dances I won’t attend
Anyway I know she’d just be dancing with him

So I’ll just go back to homeroom, just like everybody else
Back to homeroom where I’ll hear his voice announce the pledge
Reminding me I lost the edge
And I’m back in homeroom and she’s listening to him
I lost the vote, I lost the girl, it feels like I lost my whole world
And I’m back in homeroom
Just like everybody else

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from SpinTunes #12: Round 1, released January 31, 2017

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