This might be the best quarantine-themed song I’ve heard since the pandemic.

Make it easy, all you couples out there.

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Dust to Dust

“Let me in the wall, you’ve built around
And we can light a match and burn them down
And let me hold your hand and dance ’round and ’round the flames
In front of us
Dust to dust”


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The Evergreen State Poem (Alma Mater Vol 3: The West)

*The Evergreen State College*

This is the college of the Evergreen State,
Where rain and Geoducks make the crops rotate,
A hotbed where contemplative minds collaborate,
And professors are known to be of the first rate.

Yes, this is the college called the Evergreen State,
Trees and Green far too wide to numerate,
Leave no regrets, now, before it’s too late,
Let it all Hang starting from the first date.

Let it all go, these four years will not wait,
Free is the trait of the Evergreen State.

You can find the link to the entire four-volume collection of Alma Mater below!

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Michigan Tech Poem (Alma Mater Vol. 1: The Midwest)

*Michigan Tech*

My, what lakes the mind can surf
With all the discoveries
We find;
At Michigan Tech, we inspect global turf,
The Land of Opportunity:
We mine.
We build ice sculptures from creative fires—
Husky Fires
Glow in the snow,
The Houghton icescape is
The Great Escape,
A Winter Carnival
The Huskies know.
This is a safe haven for a Parade of Nations
Waving their heritage with gold salutations;
K-Day, Hockey, Skating, and Love, are some of
Houghton’s oldest celebrations.
Celebrate your curiosity,
Celebrate yourself,
Celebrate the purity of Michigan
Drink another beer, then down another seven,
Drink while you can,
There’s no Beers in Heaven.
Here’s to Engineers
Who will lead the recovery
The Land of Opportunity
Generations of Discovery.

You can find the link to the entire four-volume collection of Alma Mater below!

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Bonfire Heart

“People like us, we don’t
Need that much just someone that starts
Starts the spark in our bonfire hearts”


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University of Louisiana at Lafayette Poem (Alma Mater Vol. 4: The South)

*University of Louisiana at Lafayette*

Lafayette Welcomes You,
You mayn’t feel it now,
but you shall soon,
So when you are feeling all at sea:
Prepare for the battery.

Festivity: Happily, Boldly,
Creole life resides
School Spirit,
Love & Yet More Love,
And Lagniappe Week:
You’ll get a little extra

Pagin’ Ragin’ Cajuns.
Bring this lost life home,

With instruments that are sure to bring out the Red,
And carry him into the White:

He’ll not only be brought to,
But with the Cajuns he’ll be taught to,
Seize this new life gave

You can find the link to the entire four-volume collection of Alma Mater below!

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Two songs of the same title of the same year, both seeping with the same agenda evident found in their lyrics and at their cores: both songs want the listener to feel alive.

One of the things I find beautiful about this is that it symbolizes that your liveness does not interfere with another’s. These two songs could make the same person feel peak alive, and both songs have surely made different people feel more alive than the other. But what might intuitively seem to be a competitive environment often is not. Music is but one beautiful example of that.

There’s more than enough life to go around. And there’s enough gust from music to make us all feel alive whenever we need that feeling the most or just want the rush.

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“Afterlife, oh my God, what an awful word
After all the breath and the dirt
And the fires that burn
And after all this time
And after all the ambulances go
And after all the hangers-on are done
Hanging on to the dead lights
Of the afterglow”


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17 Crimes

“If I wasn’t so cold
We couldn’t freeze this moment.” -AFI

It’s perhaps the coldest words and moments that freeze in us the most.
And the survival of the coldest seasons still becomes encoded in our DNA.

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University of Rochester Poem (Alma Mater Vol 2: The Northeast)

*U of R*

(Set to the Melody of “Some Nights” by fun.)

Some Nights I Stay Up
Tweaking hard on Starbucks,
Cramming to pass the vital laps.
Some Nights I wish that
Rochester had White Castle,
Boy I sure crave those tasty sacks.

But I still wake up,
And now it’s time to test,
Oh Lord,
Give me a sign…

What Does It Stand For?
What Does That Stand For?

Bad Sign.
I Forgot…

Any moooo-oore?


This is it, guys,
U of R!
The anthem of who you are!
Let’s get the troops and rally for

Eastman is best, Believe the Hype!
The Ramblers
Sing Through Midnight,
The music here is quite alright,
Don’t even try
To Jack Our Style…

That’s not alright.

You can still go to a show tonight,
Though you’re not this good your school can always
Try. Try. Try.

That’s Humble Pie.

Some nights I wish that
The snow would end,
Come Winterfest, there always is a change.

And some nights,
I’m scared to eat at The Pit,
Some nights, you just can’t win.
Can’t win…

But I still wake up,
I still see the sign,
Oh Lord,
I still forgot
What Meliora stands for…

What Does It Stand For?
What Does That Stand For?

How can…
I not knowww!??!

Oh, Come onnnnn…

So this is it?
I left my home for this?
Took out a bunch of loans for this?
Put mom and dad in debt for this?

Here I see stars, I see, Yellowjacket stars that’s what they are,
And when I hear songs…

They read like this one, so
Come Onnnnnnnnnnn
Oh, Come Onnnnnnnnnn
Aw, Come Onnnnnnnnnn
OH, Come Onnnnnnnnnn

This is it guys,
That is all!
If I could go back I’d do it again,
I’d do ten years of this
And hope my counselor understands!
This is why I left my home,
Sorry to bail, Mom, I had to go,
Who the fuck wants to stay at home
And miss out on this righteous fun?

My heart breaks for anybody
Who got stuck in other schools,
When I looked up and saw the sign…
Man you wouldn’t believe…
It all came back to me…

I remember-er-err…

Me-lio-raaaaaahaaaahaaahh. aaaahahah..ahhahhhaaah.



The other night you wouldn’t believe
The dream that I had about you and me!
We got into Harvard but then we agreed…

Rochester is way better…

Rochester is Always Beeettterrr…

We knew Rochester is Beeeetterrrr…

This sign told me Rochester is
Ever Better.

You can find the link to the entire four-volume collection of Alma Mater below!

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