Education Is Essential
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


Education, education this is the foundation
Our rising population needs sound education
To be recognised anywhere you go
You gotta have your certificate to show
To enjoy any kind of happiness
Knowledge is the key to success

Children go to school and learn well
Otherwise later on in life you go catch real hell
Without an education in your head
Your whole life will be pure misery, you better off dead
For there is simply no room in this whole wide world
For an uneducated little boy or girl
Don't allow idle companions to lead you astray
To earn tomorrow you got to learn today

For employment, yes, employment, you must be intelligent
So it's essential, very essential, to have your credentials
But if you block headed like a mule
Remember, no one will employ a fool
You will be the last one to be hired
And the very first one to be fired

Children go to school and learn well
Otherwise later on in life you go catch real hell
Without an education in your head
Your whole life will be pure misery, you better off dead
For there is simply no room in this whole wide world
For an uneducated little boy or girl
Don't follow idle companions or you will get burned
To earn, to earn, you got to learn

Illiteracy, illiteracy, is man's greatest enemy
It's your duty, yes, your duty, stamp it out completely
Ignorance always increases risk
Education saves you much distress
So learn, learn, learn as much as you can
This nation's future is in your hands

Children go to school and learn well
Otherwise later on in life you go catch real hell
Without an education in your head
Your whole life will be pure misery, you better off dead
For there is simply no room in this whole wide world
For an uneducated little boy or girl
Don't allow idle companions to lead you astray
To earn, tomorrow, you got to learn today

It's a treasure, yes, a treasure beyond any measure
So secure it, just secure it, don't ever ignore it
I say to fight life's battles come what may
Education will light up your way
Without it you never, never, never get through
Success or failure now it is up to you

Children go to school and learn well
Otherwise later on in life you go catch real hell
Without an education in your head
Your whole life will be pure misery, you better off dead
For there is simply no room in this whole wide world
For an uneducated little boy or girl
Don't allow idle companions to lead you astray
To earn tomorrow, you got to learn today

It's imperative! (As long as you live... it's your prerogative. Give all that you can give!)

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