been a few months since "I'm Yours" echoed from our official
classes with the arrival of that wished-for senior button. We were almost
"Sitting On Top of the World" those first few days. Our teachers
warned, "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" because regents
weren't so "Far Away."
Who will ever forget those dreadful mornings strolling
into classes without our H.W.~ And that sudden "Slaughter On Tenth
Avenue" which burst forth! Teacher was then questioning, "Tell
Me Why~" very soon to be followed by our plea of "Why Don't You
Then came the time when we were cutting classes
on Senior Day, but "That's the Chance You Take." We snapped all
those crowded pictures, always trying to "Cuddle Up a Little
The Prom arrived soon, and the "Band Played
On" 'till all hours of the morning, and then we just had to walk home
"On the Sunny Side of the Street." It was all over with that
very last "Goodnight Sweetheart."
The night before regents came, and I was studying
my history review book muttering "I Can't Get Started With You,"
followed by a phone call nervously imploring a friend to "Come On a
My House" answered by "Don't Cry, Joe." Everyone took those
stay awake pills until "It Was Three O'clock in the Morning" and
then finally went to bed with "The Blues in the Night." The next
morning we slowly walked up to our history classes humming "This Is
The Beginning of the End."
Finally we were marching down the aisle
"Side By Side" on graduation day and our parents were thinking
oh, "Happy Day." After we received our diplomas, our school
seemed to be saying a final "So Long." We hesitated a few
minutes and let the cool breeze brush against us, took one last look at
the old building and slowly turned around, each one of us walking off
"Somewhere in the Night."