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Hey kid, you play that music loud
'Cause this is only temporary
When those losers call you teacher's pet
I know that they don't see the half of it
But that doesn't matter

Hey kid, you keep up that good work
'Cause this is only temporary
But your habits of excellence today
Will take you so far, someday you'll see
And then their words won't matter

'Cause you and me, we are the overachievers
The ones who break the curve
And when they hate us, when they put us down
It's because deep down they know what we're worth
'Cause overachievers, we win in the end

Hey kid, keep making those choices with care
'Cause this is only temporary
When priorities come from someone else
Yeah, you might get the job, the car, the house
But not the things that matter

Hey kid, you go on, keep on learning
'Cause that'll last to the day you die
And when you've learned to master what you study hard
Then you can master whatever you're working toward
And then their words won't matter

So you keep on striving to do the impossible, to do even better than your best
Right now it seems like it's all you have
A few years from now you'll realize that it's everything
'Cause overachievers, we win in the end


from Best of the Throwaway Song of the Week, released May 31, 2016



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