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Ten Foot Pole Lyrics

Mommy, what does hyper mean?
Teacher says I'll never read
She says I need to take a pill
So I can learn to sit real still

The microwaves did something to our brains
We need to take these pills to help us change

Please, let me take them; I don't want to be an idiot
Ritalin will make me smart
At least that's what my teacher said
All the other kids take them; I think I am the only one
I need something to slow me down
I talk too much 'cause I am dumb

Mommy, what's a deficit?
I think it means that I can't sit
Disorder of attention
And I don't learn the lesson

Mommy, please, help me see the light
Don't you know my teacher's always right?
Joey's starting on week four
He's not in trouble any more
Susie's ending up week nine
Now she's never out of line

Please, let me take them; I don't want to be an idiot
Now Mommy takes my Ritalin
There's not enough for me, she said
All the other moms take them; I think it's not just mine
I don't know if she's smarter now
But at least she's feeling fine

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Definitely the best song from ten foot pole, and one of the best skatepunk bands =)


Haven't heard this in over 15 years. It's been stuck in my head the last few days so I'm here now.


I have my name in this cd's thanks list. That was the 1st time it ever happened to me. Rad ! Thanks TFP


I was always thoroughly impressed by the drums in this song


Hearing drums from punk bands is what made me want to play the drums as a kid. I heard the song just to get away on a punkorama cd when I was like 10 and that’s what did it.



Ryan Riddell

Awesome jam. Takes me way back.

Thomas Peters

It really feels like this song is about me. I have add and for a long time a was told I need to take ritalin, but it had a side effect of making me really quiet and sad and just closed off. Imo the doctors give kids ritalin way too quick


Ritalin made me stop laughing when I was put on it at 15. I stopped taking it as soon as I noticed that bullshit.

jocephus dickweed

holy fuck, i remember busting my balls trying to skate to this one day and lauhing my ass off and falling hard

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