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Take This Test and Shove It

Publication Date: 2003-02-23

Take this test and shove it, We ain't doin' this no more.


Take this test and shove it,
We ain?t doin? this no more.
The children are sad,
Takin? all the reasons we been workin? for.
MEAP MCAS SAT9 FCAT the kids betray,
So we?re a-walkin? out the door.
Take this test and shove it.
We ain?t doin? this no more.

Kids won?t fill in all the bubbles
The State?s been asking for.
All this time, we watched those children
Drownin? in a pool of tears.
An? we?ve seen a lot of the good folk leave,
Wouldn?t the children betray.
We?d give the shirts right off our backs
If we had the guts to say:
Take this test and shove it,
We ain?t doin? this no more.
The children are sad,
Takin? all the reasons we been workin? for.
MEAP MCAS SAT9 FCAT the kids betray,
So we?re a-walkin? out the door.
We ain?t doin? this no more.

Business Rountable is a dirty dog,
Treatin? us like some dirt.
Got us in their brand new standards:
Democracy alert.
All of these days we see little children
Drowning in their cold black fears.
Lord, we can?t wait to see their faces,
When we get the nerve to say:
Take this test and shove it,
We ain?t doin? this no more.
The children are sad,
Takin? all the reasons we been workin? for.
MEAP MCAS SAT9 FCAT the kids betray
So we?re a-walkin? out the door.
Take this test and shove it,
We ain?t doin? this no more.

Well, Federal snoops say we must obey
As Reading First marauds.
Got themselve?s a White House mandate;
Lord, they?re just a fraud.
One of these days we?re gonna stop this crap,
And brother, they?re gonna pay
Lord, we can?t wait to see their faces
When we get the nerve to say:
Take this test and shove it,
We ain?t doin? this no more.
The children are sad,
Takin? all the reasons we been workin? for.
MEAP MCAS SAT9 FCAT the kids betray
So we?re a-walkin? out the door.
Take this test and shove it.
We ain?t doin? this no more.

Well, the union reps need to hear us,
We?re takin? back the schools.
All this time, we could do the job,
Lord, they think we?re fools.
An? for the kids the bubblin? in will stop
When we have the guts to say:
Take this test and shove it,
We ain't doin? this, ain't doin? this, ain't doin? this no more.


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