Who Sang Graduation Day? Gym Class Heroes

Gym Class Heroes The Papercut Chronicles cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2005-2-22
Genre: Hip Hop Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/Pop Rap
length: 1:45
Lyrics
i knew this kid named alberto
funny style cat and his girl looked like a turtle
not lisa turtle just a turtle
highschool track he ran the hurtle
his peers shed tears his senior year when
he got murdered now alberto was your average
day student A student pertisipated in class
never came late and never true and his family
was picture perfect his older sister was prom
queen his dad a decorator vet from vietnem scene
his mother was deaar abby an ordianary house wife
like clock would always have dinner on the table
at five but alberto had a monster he kept under
his bed and instead of letting it out he just got
a girlfreind instead she new something was funny she
could tell by his behavior or the way he would wave
his hand when he would wave to her, she never though
anything of it and just shoved it in the closet
until the day the word dripped out like leaky faucet
alberto was homosexual i aint have nothing against it
but little ronny johnson and all his football player friends
did they always picking bad calling him fag and such and such
and couldnt wait to get to gym and really bust his nuts
the gym teacher never cared hed join in on the action
make silly gestures and compare him to micheal jackson
alberto couldnt take it he just stopped showing up
and whenever he walked the malls he just felt like throwing up
and at night he would cry and cry and ask god why
like god why the fuck i had to be born this way'
god would reply "son you got to show them your more then just gay"
see he had dreams of being a track star until the night
the gay jokes went way to far ronny begged for his forgiveness
and invited him to a party cause his parents went away
and left him plenty of barcardi alerbto kindly accepted
he was finaly accpeted accpeted was all deseption
and all unprotected it was a playrite a scame to get him in
the right place verbally degrade him and rearange his pretty face
the plan would go swiftly they started calling him sissy
when plus turned into fifty they beat him until he was dizzy
now alberto lie in blood while his peers look on him in fear
he took his last breath and passed away his senior year
needless to say it was one big traggity and how was ronny
gonna explain it to his family while they were on vacation
taking in sights he got wasted killed a kidthat night
dont be a saver but hate the way they do
just utilise the gifts god gave you
i knew this girl named maria right and talented
with assperations to be a big superstar what a great idea
until she fell off and started listeing to her peers
oh dear now maria was your typically obnoxious analyittle
head strong rebel flipping off the principles sinlge mother
home structure she looked at the baby brother while the moms work
two jobs just to buy supper pops was a struggling musician
troubled man, juggling herion addiction he overdosed
and left a notice of eviction and cradle record in the kitchen
and a little angel with a keene sense of sound who saw silence
in the record she found and she would stay up late at night
resighting songsto herself in the pale moonlight
writting wrongs that her pops made..promise to mom she would
never go the same route turns out karieann had other plans
her interman ronny most popular secondbest to nobody
homecoming queen vs. ugly duckling and the storey ends the same
way ok ronnys parents went away for a couple of days
and told him no drinking wat the fuck was they thinking
maria was oblivious that her boyfriend had already
been invited so when karieann asked she got all excited like
damn now ive got something to look forward to
and so she thought maria kindly accepted
she was finally accpeted except it was all bullshit
now pay attention
kary ann hated maria cause she could sing and so she scored
a bag of herion but the craziest thing was maria never touched
drugs she did that night and when her man was getting beat
she was nowhere in sight now her boyfriend ly in blood
and she had no idea alberto passed away and she got hooked
her senior year needless to say it was one big tragity
and i hate to break it but it doesnt end happily
a warm day in may the sky was so beautiful
kary-ann died in a crash leaving the funeral


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 ZA Intro
  • 2 Papercuts
  • 3 Petrified Life and the Twice Told Joke (Decrepit Bricks)
  • 4 Make Out Club
  • 5 Taxi Driver
  • 6 So Long Friend
  • 7 Everyday's Forecast
  • 8 Pillmatic
  • 9 Simple Livin'
  • 10 Cupid's Chokehold
  • 11 Faces in the Hall
  • 12 Graduation Day
  • 13 Apollo 3-1-5
  • 14 wejusfreestylin'pt2
  • 15 To Bob Ross With Love
  • 16 Papercuts (The Reason for the Lesions remix by Mr. Dibbs)
  • 17 Kid Nothing vs. The Echo Factor
  • 18 Band Aids

  • Release information
    label: Fueled by Ramen
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin