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The Verve Pipe's lead singer, Brian Vander Ark, wrote this about his ex-girlfriend getting an abortion. In the second verse, his girlfriend overdoses on Valium to commit suicide, but this part never happened and was made up by Vander Ark. "'The Freshmen' was written in 1991. One year before the Verve Pipe was born. I wrote it in a house on Gull Lake, Michigan. I had rented the movie The Freshmen with Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick, and the case… read more

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  • Avatar for maxx56a
    one of my favorite songs ever
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  • Avatar for Pirateralph2491
    reminds me of so many people who are gone
  • Avatar for lord_of_beer
    I like the song, but more for the chords and the melody than the lyrics. The words want to ring through as some great anthom of the teenage/college experience, but even at 19, I felt it somehow ring hollow. All that said, I'e not heard anything that attempts to be this good in quite a few years. It is a ballad to young stupidity, and guilt .. no matter how misplaced. Thre's another version of this, thing it's the album version, and it royally sucks bals!
  • Avatar for missbene
    Love this so much!
  • Avatar for eljefedetonto
    Reminds me of highschool everytime [3]
  • Avatar for Ayzmo
    Love this song.
  • Avatar for portishphonic
    Reminds me of highschool everytime [2]
  • Avatar for VINCENT986
    Reminds me of highschool everytime
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