Do My Homework Song

by John Forster & Tom Chapin
� 2003 Limousine Music Co. & The Last Music Co. (ASCAP)
It seemed pretty easy and totally cool
When Mister Carlucci assigned it in school:
A personal story in the form of a song.
You don�t have to rhyme it. It needn�t be lengthy.
A week ago Monday this assignment seemed fun,
But it�s midnight on Sunday, I haven�t begun.
The rest of the family has all gone to bed,
I�m here in the kitchen, not a thought in my head.
This song is my homework. Tomorrow it�s due.
I need an idea, I haven�t a clue.
I could have, I should have, I didn�t, instead
I waited and waited and waited and waited.
I�m dead!
Carlucci says, "Writing is best when it�s true.
The trick is to write what you know
Through and through."
My brother said, "Wow. This song will be short!"
Thanks for the help, Mister Show Of Support!
This song is my homework. But what�s it about?
I�m starting to panic. My time�s running out.
I could have, I should have, I didn�t, instead
I waited and waited and waited and waited.
I�m dead!
Too little! Too late!
Why oh why oh why did I wait?
Got nothing but junk!
I�ll show up tomorrow
And much to my sorrow I�ll flunk!
Wait! Here�s an idea. Hey, how �bout a song
�Bout a homework assignment
Gone horribly wrong?
�Bout a kid up at midnight who feels like a jerk.
It�s something I know. Hey, I think it could work!
This song is my homework,
My homework�s this song.
Turns out I�ve been doing the job all along,
Researching the world of a true slugabed.
Who waited and waited and procrastinated,
He�s dead!
This song is my homework.
My homework�s this song.
I guess I�ve been writing a song all along.
This song is my homework. I hope it�s all right.
I did it. I�m finished. I�m tired.
Carlucci, good night!

This song appears on Tom Chapin's Making Good Noise CD.

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The Homework Song

Here’s the  Youtube video for The Homework Song.

Song Credits:
All Songdrops songs written and sung by Bryant Oden.  

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Much thanks to Scott Martin for co-producing, engineering, mixing, arranging, and keyboards. You can check out his website at

Lyrics and Guitar Chords/Tabs to the Homework Song

Before I answer the question
Did I do my homework
G                                                  D
I’d like to take this opportunity to say

You’re the greatest teacher
That I’ve ever had
Understanding and forgiving
D               G
especially today

And if they gave a Nobel prize For really cool teachers
I’m sure you would win it Because you’re really cool
Especially how nice you are When someone doesn’t do their homework
That makes you the greatest teacher In this whole great school

Just as an example Of how you’re the coolest teacher
If someone told you right now they didn’t get their homework done
You’d probly give them extra Extra extra credit
Just for being honest And then say go have fun

Now I can’t remember The question that you asked me
But you look really nice today Of course you always do
Anyway, I guess we should let you get back to teaching
All the kids are waiting But it was great talking to you
Yes all the kids are waiting to learn from a great teacher like you

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