Because everyone knows that homeschoolers are unsocialized, here is a parody of "Popular" from Wicked about a girl who desperately wants to be.....well, popular.
Whenever I see someone more socialized than I
And let's face it -who isn't
More socialized than I?-
My tender heart tends to start to weep
And when somebody calls me a dork
Sometimes it drives me quite berserk
But I know, I know
Exactly what they mean.
And even in my case
With dreams that some might say it's nuts to chase
I'm determined to succeed
School kids, take heed!
For yes, indeed
I'm gonna be popular
I'll make use of the proper ploys
When I talk to boys
Silly ways to flirt and flounce
I'll learn 'bout what shoes to wear
How to fix my hair
Everything that they say counts to be
I want to popular!
I'll "hang" with the right cohorts
I'll be good a sports
Know the slang I'm supposed to know
Better start, think
I've got a pretty long way to go.
I'm tired of being called a nerd so verily*
Because I read Shakespeare voluntarily
Whoever heard of enjoying history
I have been enlightened
Now it is no mystery
The reasons that I'm not
But soon I'll be popular
And then I know that you will see
A brand new me
Instead of dreary who I am
There's nothing that can stop me
From becoming popular
Laa laa, laa laa!
I'm gonna become popular!
Ever since the first grade
I've had no friends
I am so unloved
History books remind me that
I should think of
Celebrated heads of state
Or 'specially great communicators
Did they have brains or knowledge?
Don't make me laugh!
They were popular!
It's all about popular
It's not about aptitude
It's the way you're viewed
So it's very shrewd to be
Very very popular
And if you don't believe
I have it in me
To be more socialized
Sit down and watch me do it!
You're not gonna believe your eyes!
Laa laa, laa laa!
You may be popular,
But not as popular as
I will be!
*I know, this line makes very little sense. I needed something to rhyme with "voluntarily". Suggestions?
Farewell, Carol (Sister Geraldine)
10 months ago