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Killer Wants to Go to College II
Paul Simon Lyrics

1st inmate
Killer wants to go to college
He wants to get his parole
So the department of corrections
Will release him in the fall
Killer wants to go on t.v.

2nd & 3rd inmate
He wants to talk about his book
Make my life into a movie

I got the style, I got the look
This boy used to be on death row
Will his violence return?
Will he call out to his mother

2nd inmate
Mama, you can watch me burn
Killer wants to go to college
Another bull-shit degree
Tell the little town new paltz
You ain't got nothin to be scared about with me

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Benita Seiffert

I really like Paul Simon and i love this song.


Thank you for your post. You expressed my very thoughts, and it was for the same reason (the post you responded to) this play never really got off the ground when Simon wrote it. It is a pure work of genius, but idiots like JettRink50 will NEVER understand it.

Tal Ben-Moshe

this song is awesome, thanks for the upload


@talabenmoshe i agree, you're welcome!


Shouldn't this be called "My Only Defence" or at least "Killer Wants to go College 2"


The capeman, Salvatore Agron was indeed a changed man when he came out of prison.

Adream withinadream

Paul Simon is still around now in 2016. Now with his new album "Stranger to Stranger". You can find songs from it here on youtube.. "Wristband", "The Werewolf" and "Cool Papa Bell" along with the co-work with Dion called "New York Is My Home". Have it a listen if you like.


I think youre missing what the play is really about.


How could anyone like a play about a killer who is let out and goes to my college????

Mare Santos

He didn’t go to college. He studied in jail. Became a poet and a preacher in jail.

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