". . . ain't you heard of my school
it's number one in the state . . ."

  • Song Found On:
    Single version
    1964
  • This song was one of the first Beach Boys songs to feature what would become their classic signature harmonies. Written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love (as established by Love's lawsuit gaining rights to several co-written songs of the 1960s), the single version was performed at a faster pace than the album version and reached No. 6.

    Their early songs communicated the spirit of an idealized California teenage lifestyle to a worldwide audience . . . this music suggested a time and a place where a teenager's most pressing concerns were getting the keys to "cruise" in the family car, finding the dream date, winning the big game, and catching the perfect wave.

    This idealized lifestyle was certainly not descriptive of the one "enjoyed" by Brian.

 

BE TRUE TO
YOUR SCHOOL

by
The Beach Boys



Lyrics:

When some loud braggart tries to put me down
And says his school is great
I tell him right away
"Now what's the matter buddy
Ain't you heard of my school
It's number one in the state"

So be true to your school now
Just like you would to your girl or guy
Be true to your school now
And let your colors fly
Be true to your school

I got a letterman's sweater
With a letter in front
I got for football and track
I'm proud to wear it now
When I cruise around
The other parts of the town
I got a decal in back

So be true to your school now
Just like you would to your girl or guy
Be true to your school now
And let your colors fly
Be true to your school

On Friday we'll be jacked up on the football game
And I'll be ready to fight
We're gonna smash 'em now
My girl will be working on her pom-poms now
And she'll be yelling tonight

So be true to your school now
Just like you would to your girl or guy
Be true to your school now
And let your colors fly
Be true to your school

Rah rah rah Be true to your school
Rah rah rah Be true to your school
Rah rah rah Be true to your school
Rah rah rah Be true to your school


 
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