I Read Some Marx (And I Liked It) (Governor’s School Students)

“I Read Some Marx (And I Liked It)” Sheet Music (pdf).
“I Read Some Marx (And I Liked It)” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Governor’s School Students.
Tune: Katy Perry.


I thought I just wanted to pass.
Good grades were all I cared for.
My college made me take the class.
More stuff for me to ignore.
But then I found out that
His theories weren’t so bad.
Labor and class combat.
What a very clever man!

I read some Marx, and I liked it.
The friend of the proletariat.
I read some Marx just to try it.
Hope Adam Smith don’t mind it.
It felt so wrong; it felt so right.
People of the working class, unite!
I read some Marx, and I liked it.
I liked it.

There is a specter hanging o’er
The face of the world.
’Tis communism, and it’s more
Than just a social hiccup.
A time will come soon when
The masses rise as one
To carve out their place in
The brand new poetry to come.

I read some Marx, and I liked it.
The friend of the proletariat.
I read some Marx just to try it.
Hope Adam Smith don’t mind it.
It felt so wrong; it felt so right.
People of the working class, unite!
I read some Marx, and I liked it.
I liked it.

Marx is the man. He’s working hard for you.
The bourgeoisie, they just ain’t your crew.
Alienation of labor is bad.
Commodification is not a good fad.
The capitalists are greedy, you see.
A shorter workday, now, that’s what we need.
I’m reading some Marx, and I’m liking it.
Rise up now, proletariat!

I read some Marx, and I liked it.
The friend of the proletariat.
I read some Marx just to try it.
Hope Adam Smith don’t mind it.
It felt so wrong; it felt so right.
People of the working class, unite!
I read some Marx, and I liked it.
I liked it.


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