Alice Cooper: Schools Out Meaning
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Schools Out Lyrics
All the girls and boys
Makin all that noise
'Cause they found new toys
Well we can't salute ya
Can't find a flag
If that don't suit ya
That's a drag
School's out for summer
School's out forever
anonymous Jun 21st report
Some of the comments on here are nuts. It's about kids and summertime. The line the kids making all that noise cuz they found new toys, do I really have to explain it. Anyway it's a great song and you people need to quit reading so much into it talking about violent stuff. That's not what it's about. Some of you are just plain nuts.
anonymous May 31st 2019 report
Wow, y'all missed the bus on this one. It's not about school. It's about becomeing a carefree wreckless adult, disregarding all education and direction.
anonymous Dec 13th 2017 report
Alice cooper was a band not just a front man peace from Wales Uk
anonymous Dec 12th 2017 report
Alice cooper was a band and as alice found out later on, with out them he was lost!!
anonymous Nov 19th 2016 report
Isn't this song about a school shooting?
anonymous Apr 20th 2015 report
This song was written after the Detroit Riots and also during the Viet Nam War. At that time there were a lot of schools blown up or burned down and it was hard to find a flag. Also there new toys were because they was still a draft going on and they had to go to war.
anonymous Aug 1st 2013 report
Even though Alice Cooper isn't one of the best musicians around (No offense, but I've heard better, i.e., Slayer, Black Sabbath/Ozzy Osbourne, Maiden, etc), but this is still a kick-ass song! Listened to this on the way to school on the last day. xD
anonymous Nov 10th 2009 report
I agree with anonymous there are too many violent refrences (blown to pieces, found new toys, and the "got no class, got no princiPLEs [not princiPALs]" is talking about the how the kids act, not school being out).
Metal is right, when alice and the band sat down to right the song, they thought, "what are the two happiest moments in the life of a kid?" the answer they came up with was christmas, and the last day of school. alice tried to catch the anticipation and energy on the last day of school. the opening guitar riff is suppose to sound like someone of authority wagging their finger at you.
i am going with Heavy Metal interpretation. Around the time this song came out, Alice was getting a lot of very young fans as well as those who had been with him for ages. A lot of his songs are quite joyous but with an edge. In this song, the people who are celebrating school out are not saluting the flad at school anymore even if it is the last day or so, the reference to toys i think would be that the guys have a bit of fun and so do the girls, much like schoolies week, that they do not have to have a big serious relationship, but just let off some steam with their toy boy. This song can fit a lot of situations, finishing uni, finishing a job, going on summer holiday, or just feeling free of something. it is a wonderful celebration of freedome, and a great metal song. Not all metal songs are about war or betrayl. But often they are about very passionate emotions, some tough and some euphoric.
anonymous Jul 10th 2008 report
The song is basically about kids who destroyed the school, you can tell in a couple lyrics. Like one: school's been blown to pieces, and also when he says: school's out forever. and when he says the kids got new toys he means bombs or weapons in general. and it is NOT just a song about getting out of school. Alice Cooper wouldn't do that, that's like beach boys stuff. nice try metal.
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