Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks (The First Day of School)

from by The Hopper Brothers

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We were homeschooled because public education is for pinkos and lesbians, but this is what we've come to understand the beginning of the school year is like.


Now we rise
With the sun.
Summer was nice while it lasted
but summer is done.

Did my homework.
Aced the test.
I’m leaving other children behind.
I’m better than the rest.

I’m the best.

My report card
Is all As.
And my extracurriculars
could go on for days.

I’m a mathlete.
I’m a nerd.
I’ll knock you out of the bee
Before you even spell a word.

Now we rise
With the sun
Summer was nice while it lasted
But summer is done.


from The Hoppers' Holiday Classics, released April 28, 2013
Benny Hopper: lead vocals
Martin Hopper: electrovibrahomophone
Kurt the Sock: bass
Benevenstanciano: drums
Skeets La Fleur: keyboards



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The Hopper Brothers Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hey, folks!We're Benny & Martin Hopper, The Hopper Brothers: Family Friendly Fun for Fun With Your Family and Friends! We grew up in Glenside, PA under the watchful glass-eye of our Grandma. We like music, birds, bums and little wooden models that you glue together. Once Benny swallowed a quarter. Also, Martin started a Fish Hospital (a hospital for fish), but no fish sought treatment. ... more

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