Who Sang Education? The Kinks

The Kinks Schoolboys in Disgrace cover art

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publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Carl Andrew Cox, Eric Powell
release date: 1975-11-17
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Rock & Roll/Classic Rock
length: 7:10
In a deep dark jungle long time ago
Lived a lonesome caveman
He was a solitary soul
And he spent his playtime
Chewing meat from bones.
He didn't know how to talk much
He only knew how to groan
Then he lifted up his hands and reached to the sky
Let out a yell and no one replied.
Frustration and torment tore him inside
Then he fell to the ground and he cried and he cried.
But then education saved the day.
He learned to speak and communicate
Education saved the day.
He thanked God for the friends he made.
Cause everybody needs an education
Everybody needs an education.
Black skin, red skin, yellow or white,
Everybody needs to read and write
Everybody needs an education.

Thank the day when that primitive man
Learned to talk with his brothers
And live off the land.
He left his cave and he moved far away
And he lived with his friends in a house that they'd made
He learned to think and to work with his brain
And he astounded his friends with all the knowledge he gained

He wrote it down on a rock that he found
And he showed all his friends and they passed it around
And then education came that day.
The day it came was a sacred day.
Education came that day
He thanked God for the friends he'd made.

Well man built a boat and he learned how to sail
And he traveled far and wide
Then he looked up above saw the stars in the sky
So he learned how to fly.
Thanks to all the mathematicians
And the inventors with their high I.Q.s
And the professors in their colleges
Trying to feed me knowledge
That I know I'll never use.
Thank you sir for the millions of words
That you've handed me down and you've told me t

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Schooldays
  • 2 Jack the Idiot Dunce
  • 3 Education
  • 4 The First Time We Fall in Love
  • 5 I’m in Disgrace
  • 6 Headmaster
  • 7 The Hard Way
  • 8 The Last Assembly
  • 9 No More Looking Back
  • 10 Finale

  • Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin