High School Graduation Reunion

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The second of two songs Coyote wrote in 2012. Penned for his Patrick Henry High School Reunion in September 2012. Coyote would've graduated with this crew but he was exiled from the USA in 1970 to Newfoundland. Coyote graduated from Prince of Wales Collegiate in St. John's in 1971.

Each verse is another decade as Coyote recounts the 4 decades since his high school graduation. Yep, that was Coyote's 40-Year High School Reunion.

lyrics

riff: C-A-G-G     F-G-A

Two high school kids in a car
I look like a penguin with a movie star
All dressed up for the high school prom
Let's get to dancin' and party 'til dawn

chorus: x4
E______________C
It's my high school graduation


Ten years pass like a trip on a boat
Stuck in the middle of a root beer float
Job to job with a college degree
Selling myself to pay for that degree

chorus: x4
E______________C
It's my high school 10-year reunion


Spitting out babies for the big machine
Everybody's measured by their stack of green
I'm just taking pictures for a magazine
Shouldn't be embarrassed I don't fit their scene

chorus: x4
E______________C
It's my high school 20-year reunion

bridge:
E______G______C_______Am
Why do I try to ever fit in ?

E____________G
Why do I try to ever --

Give away my time in life
To be divorced with a second wife
Kids in high school don't really care
Whether their parents are losing their hair

chorus: x4
E______________C
It's my high school 30-year reunion



bridge:
E__________G_______C_______Am
I just want to do what is right
Create my own rules and avoid any fights
Protecting what's inside of me

E______G_________C_______E
My life I call my destiny --

C_______E
Oh --------

C_______E
Oh --------

C_______E
Oh --------

C______________E
It's my high school graduation "40 years ago!"

C______________E
It's my high school 40-year reunion

C______________E
It's my high school 40-year reunion

C______________E
It's my high school 40-year reunion



Written by The Hippy Coyote to his San Diego classmates 2012 before his 40-year high school reunion.

credits

from End of the Line, released July 4, 2014
The Hippy Coyote: vocal, guitar
Rory G: guitar
Tom Calder: bass
Steve Hixon: drums

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American Zen Los Angeles, California

The Hippy Coyote was born Richard Del Connor in San Diego, California. He began fronting rock bands as singer-guitarist in 1967. Coyote fronted bands on bass, and flute before creating American Zen band in 1992 in which he pretends to be all four band members, performing all the instruments and vocals. Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 1 has been written about Coyote's Shaolin Kung Fu lifestyle. ... more

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