A little bit over 24 hours before the release of Alma Mater Vol. 2: The Northeast, I figured there is no better time to share this piece dedicated to MY OWN Alma Mater. This is a piece from Alma Mater Vol. 1: The Midwest and serves as the epilogue of the book–with the section being titled, “An Alumnus Matter.” #SalukisStandup
From Alma Mater: Vol. 1: The Midwest
Available Now for 99 cents! (Link Below)
I Made It!
I Made It
Do I want back into Carbondale?
There is no other campus like
Do I want another beer?
Can’t you tell?
We hit the strip like Superfreaks:
Rick James, Bitch—
Got Pinch Penny,
Gotta Bar Hop
Cuz there’s way too many;
at Hangar 9,
Ten shots later
I’m feelin’ fine!
We had Stix, Gatsby’s, Carboz,
Talkin’ 80s night at Stix,
Don’t make it back till six—
Cuz after all the bars closed
It was time to get
Then Wise Guys,
Then surprise, surprise,
Call the guys.
Beverage Street, College Street,
Can’t be Beat,
This side is ready to play again,
Your team is ready to hit the can,
And if you doubt that we can win again,
Yes-Yes We Can!
Do I want another drinking game?
There is no other party like
Do I want another year of school?
Just walk around,
See the Deer,
Pass the Squirrels—
Campus Lake is near;
Got the Student Center with fun ’n games
We could bowl off camp’
But it’s not the same.
Mae Smith gets full when it hits the fall;
New students fall for the nature,
Our golden leaves―then venture
To the Rec Center for Racquetball
Then to Pulliam and Faner Hall,
Because after parties
Then Call of Duty
At Schneider Hall.
Break for Grinnell or Trueblood,
Maroon & White:
It gets in your blood.
When I walked the stage
It was hard to put these times away,
But as an alum—I’m here today
To say I wish I was there today…
Do I wish I was back?
I am a proud Saluki,
Alma Mater Vol. 1: The Midwest is available for sale below, also for 99 cents:
Alma Mater Vol. 2: The Northeast will be released THIS TUESDAY, March 3rd, and is available for pre-order below, also for 99 cents: