Open up the Doors       Words & Music Neil Brewer 2006    

Well, my mother said that it was like a tryin’ to move a mule –

getting’ me and my two brothers up to go to school,

with my sister in the bathroom, campin’ in the shower -

using every single drop of hot water that was ours.

So, we’d stand there in the hallway – that’s how the day’d begin,

screamin, “Open up the door, ‘cause it’s time to let us in!”

Open up the door! Open up the door! C’mon sister …

Open up the door! Open up the door!

We’d stand there in the hallway – that’s how the day’d begin

Screamin, “Open up the door, ‘cause it’s time to let us in!”

 

Well, soon enough, the four of us ‘be standin’ in the street –

waitin’ on the bus in the rain or the sleet

just’a hopin’ it would get there before we were froze,

or the rain had added twenty pounds of water to our clothes.

Many times that bus would roll up – we’d be soakin’ to the skin,

screamin, “Open up the door, ‘cause it’s time to let us in!”

Open up the door! Open up the door! – Mister Bus Driver …

Open up the door! Open up the door!

Many times that bus would roll up – we’d be soakin’ to the skin,

screamin, “Open up the door, ‘cause it’s time to let us in!”


Well, we went to school for years, and we learned a lot of stuff –

then the day finally came when I guess we’d learned enough,

‘cause they gave us a robe and a little square hat, and said,

“You’re ready for the real world.” We said, “Imagine that!”

It was Graduation Day, we all began to shout,

“Teachers, open up the doors, ‘cause it’s time to let us out!!”

Open up the doors! Open up the doors! C’mon teachers …

Open up the doors! Open up the doors!

It was Graduation Day - we all began to shout,

“Teachers, open up the doors, ‘cause it’s time to let us out!!” 

It was Graduation Day - we all began to shout,

“Teachers, open up the doors, ‘cause it’s time to let us out!!” 

On your Graduation Day, you know you’re gonna’ shout:

“Teachers, open up the doors, ‘cause it’s time to let us out!!”