Too Cool For School

from by Dan London

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I wrote this one in Nashville, in my 20’s. Now I’m old enough to be the character in the song – had to change one lyric from a blood red mustang circa 1993 to 2003 – and now people plug their cell-phones into cigarette lighter trays instead of cd players but whatever.

Brandon Comstock changed this song by improvising a riff in the studio that I liked so much not only did I get rid of my vocals over that section – I copped it for the beginning of the outro guitar solo. This solo has my favorite sound I’ve ever achieved on electric guitar – playing an SG through a 5 Watt Marshall combo pinned to 10.


got some roaches from the weekend turn this place into a laugh room
got a rusty of Pinto I can barely keep running
got my girlfriend in the back she’s like a second coming
and she tells me I’m the king of something in this kingdom of fools
her jeans are skin tight but to me they’re just right and we’re both
too cool for school

Got a Led Zeppelin t-shirt I stole from my brother
gotta a bottle of Percodans I lifted off my mother
got a box of Trojans I took from my father
sometimes I wear them and sometimes I don’t bother because
lately my girl gives me a look or something like she wants somebody new
if she does that’s fine it’s not like I won’t mind I’m just
too cool for school

Got a blood red Mustang circa 2003
gotta a cigarette lighter plugged into my cd
got an Armani suit recently borrowed
for the princess of cute who turns legal tomorrow
I know I won’t stay young forever but I don’t know what else to do
I gave up on the Stones when they canned Brian Jones and still I’m
too cool for school


from I Will Take You Back, released November 18, 2014
Dan London - lead vocals, harmonies, guitars, bass
Brandon Comstock - guitars
Will Dickson - drums



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Dan London Boston, Massachusetts

Dan London is a singer-songwriter-guitarist-bassist. (See ) He’s a gumbo cooker, bourbon drinker, and a friend to words both great and small. He hails from New Jersey, an only child in a wilderness of Aqua net. He now makes his home in Boston where he lives with his wife, their cat, and an unapologetic belief in the power and beauty of the popular song. ... more

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