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La vie Boheme (at 8am)

Okay so the general idea is we have a few tables of people all cramming for various science (it needn't be science we can make this in general) exams that take place at 8am the next morning. They all sing and dance energetically about them and about how they procrastinate and cram for them.

update:
opened up the song to being about multiple subject areas across the major faculties on campus (yes I know psych isn't necessarily a faculty but it opens helps with keeping the lyrics we currently have)
also added probable parts of the different main singing crammers, but this is just to stay as true to the original in terms of singing parts, even if the parts themselves are becoming more segmented and stratified. there should also be some backing behind this from the "chorus"
Defining the crammers:
1. Maths - tenor
2. Chemistry - soprano
3. Psych - alto
4. Physics - bari
5. Bio/Biochem - alto

update update:
I changed it back again to just science areas (as above) cause I think we have enough lyrics to do it. Which I am now writing.
MARK 
Dearly beloved we gather here to say our goodbyes 

COLLINS & ROGER 
Dies irae - dies illa, Kyrie eleison 
Yitgadal v'yitkadash 

MARK 
Here she lies, no one knew her worth 
The late great daughter of Mother Earth 
On these nights when we 
Celebrate the birth 
In that little town of Bethlehem 
We raise our glass - you bet your ass to - 
La vie Boheme 

ALL 
La vie Boheme 
La vie Boheme 
La vie Boheme 
La vie Boheme 

MARK 
To days of inspiration 
Playing hookey,
making Something out of nothing  (at 8am)
The need to express- 
To communicate,  (at 8am)


To going against the grain, 
Going insane, going mad  (at 8am)

 (at 8am)
To loving tension, no pension 
To more than one dimension,  (at 8am)


To starving for attention, 
Hating convention, hating pretension  (at 8am)


Not to mention of course, 
Hating dear old Mom and Dad  (at 8am)
  (at 8am)


To riding your bike, 
Midday past the three-piece suits  (at 8am)
To fruits - to no absolutes- 
To Absolute - to choice-  (at 8am)
To the Village Voice-  (at 8am)
To any passing fad 
To being an us for once ... instead of a them!! (oooooo)

ALL 
La vie Boheme, (La vie Boheme)

MR. GREY 
Ahhemm 

MAUREEN 
Hey Mister - she's my sister 

MIMI & ANGEL 
To hand-crafted beers made in local breweries


To yoga, to yogurt, to rice and beans and cheese 


To leather, to dildoes, to curry vindaloo 
To huevos rancheros and Maya Angelou 

MAUREEN & COLLINS 
Emotion, devotion, to causing a commotion 
Creation, vacation 

MARK 
Mucho masturbation 

MAUREEN & COLLINS 
Compassion, to fashion, to passion when it's new 

COLLINS 
To Sontag 

ANGEL 
To Sondheim 

FOUR GIRLS 
To anything taboo 

COLLINS & ROGER 
Ginsberg, Dylan Cunnigham and Cage, 

COLLINS 
Lenny Bruse 

ROGER 
Langston Hughes 

MAUREEN 
To the stage 

BOHEMIANS 
To Uta. To Buddha. Pablo Neruda, too. 

MARK & MIMI 
Why Dorothy and Toto went over the rainbow 

To blow off Auntie Em 

ALL 
La vie Boheme 

MR. GREY 
Sisters? 

MAUREEN & JOANNE 
We're close 

ANGELS & COLLINS 
Brothers! 

MARK, ANGEL & MIMI 
Bisexuals, trisexuals, homosapiens, 
Carcinogens, hallucinogens, men, 
Pee Wee Herman 
German wine, turpetine, Gertrude Stein 
Antoniotti, Bertolucci, Kurosawa 
Carmina Burana 

ALL 
To apathy, to entropy, to empathy, ecstacy 
Vaclav Havel - The Sex Pistols, 8BC 
To no shame - never playing the Fame Game 

COLLINS 
To marijuana 

ALL 
To sodomy, it's between God and me 
To S & M 

BENNY 
Waiter ... Waiter ... Waiter ... Waiter! 

ALL 
La vie Boheme

ALL
Yeah!!!

To Dance

MIMI
No Way To Make A Living,massochisms,
Pain, Perfection,
Muscle Spasm, Chiropractors, Short-
Careers, Eating Disorders

ALL
Film

MARK
Adventure, Tedium, No Family, Boring
Locations,
Dark Rooms, Perfect Faces, Egos,
Money, Hollywood And Sleaze

ALL
Music

ANGEL
Food Of Love, Emotion, Mathematics,
Isolation,
Rhythm, power, feeling, Harmony,
And Heavy Competition

ALL
Anarchy

COLLINS & MAUREEN
Revolution, Justice, Screaming For
Solutions,
Forcing Changes, Risk, And Danger
Making Noise And Making Pleas

ALL
To Faggots, Lezzies, Dykes, Cross
Dressers Too

MAUREEN
To Me

MARK
To Me

COLLINS & ANGEL
To Me

ALL
To You, And You And You, You And You
To People living With, Living With,
Living With
Not Dying From Disease

Let He Among Us Without Sin
Be The First To Condemn

 
La Vie Boheme
La Vie Boheme 
La Vie Boheme 
La Vie Boheme 

MARK 

Anyone Out Of The 
Mainstream 
Is Anyone In The 
Mainstream? 
Anyone Alive - With A 
Sex Drive 
Tear Down The Wall 
Aren't We All 
The Opposite Of War 
Isn't Peace... 
It's Creation 

ALL 

La Vie Boheme 
La Vie Boheme 
La Vie Boheme 
La Vie Boheme
Viva La Vie Boheme
PSYCH: 
Dearly beloved we gather here to cram for our lives

ALL: 
right hand push rule, right hand push rule


PSYCH: 
Now revise! If you want to pass
Because this cha-nce will be our last 
On these nights, when we 
wish we'd gone to class
All the knowledge we will need again
And we're all stressed - cause we've a test soon - 
At 8 am 

ALL:
At 8am
At 8am
At 8am
At 8am 

MATHS: 
To solving of equations
learning vectors,
resolution of a matrix (at 8 am)
the need to reduce
to row echelon (at 8am)

PSYCH:
There's too much inside my brain,
Going insane, going mad! (at 8am)

PHYSICS:
Seeking extensions, for mentions (at 8am)
of more than N-dimensions  (at 8am)

CHEMISTRY:
To solids in suspension,   
Not to mention, the surface tension  (at 8am)

PHYS:
and I just did this course, 
To please dear old Mum and Dad  (at 8am)
 (at 8am)

BIO:
To learning the stats, 
chi-squared, and the tailed t-tests  (at 8am)
I'll guess -- PHYS: I'm just so stressed 
PSYCH: and I'm depressed! -  MATHS: To Cram  (at 8am)
for this exam  (at 8am)
CHEM: maybe won't be so bad
BIO: the morning shall come and will, decide our fate then (ooooo)

ALL:
At 8 a.m. (At 8 a.m.)

LIBRARIAN:
Ahhemm 

BIO: 
Hey buddy, it's how we study 

BIO and CHEM:
to making titrations and finding concentrations

PSYCH and MATHS:
To using, abusing our spreadsheet applications

BIO and CHEM:
To lab coats, to hair bands, to wearing covered shoes 
To tutors to demos
instructions that confuse 

PHYS and BIO: 
Cognition, clinician, discovering a condition
Sensation, frustration

PHYS: 
Power Generation

BIO and PHYS:
Statistics, ballistics, and long lists to review. 

BIO:
To Darwin

CHEM: 
To Davy 

BIO, CHEM and PHYS: 
To data finding truth

PSYCH and MATHS:
Newton, Fermat, Schrodinger, and Bohr

MATHS: 
Vandermonde 

PSYCH:
Van de Graff! 

PHYS:
Tell me more!


BIO: My tutor CHEM: Computer ALL: and trouble shooter, too. 

MATHS and BIO: 
Why study in the library and lose our sanity (ooooo)
ALL: 
when we'll all be condemned

ALL: 
at 8am 

LIBRARIAN: 
Studying?

ALL: 
Sorry

(in this little musical bit all the people pretend to start studying again, to lots of doo's, until the librarian leaves and then suddenly...)

ALL:
Enrolment and assessment with group presentations, 
Cramming again, examinations, then, 
Graduation 

Manning Fries, Newtown Thai and a chai
latte with cinnamon, an apple and banana
caffeine with guarana

ALL: 
To apathy, to entropy, to enthalpy, ecstasy 
Coz we're doing, a USYD, BSc
Please explain how all this knowledge left my brain

PHYSICS:
Procrastination!

ALL: 
To just a P, cause it is all I need (oooooo)
Won't fail again 


LIBRARIAN (being chased off by crazy dancers)
Security!

ALL: 
at 8am 

<< (possible cut from here...
ALL
Yeah!!!

To Psych

PSYCH GROUP
No idea 
what you're thinkingmasochisms,
Pain, O.C.D.
Neuro-gasm, learning theory, DSM
Mental Disorders

ALL
Bio

BIO
Adventure, Tedium, No Family,
Long incubations,
Dark Rooms, Perfect Faces, Egos,
Money, Hollywood And Sleaze

ALL
Physics

PHYSICS
Gravity and motion, Mathematics,
Calculation,
Rhythm,
power, optics, energy,
And nuclear cold fission

ALL
Chemistry

CHEM GROUP
Revolution, Justice,
Colourless
Solutions,

curly arrows, Risk, And Danger
Make Chemicals as we please

ALL
To Post-Docs, Masters, Hons, Undergrads Too


MAUREEN
To Me

MARK
To Me

COLLINS & ANGEL
To Me

ALL
To You, And You And You, You And You
To People failing their, failing their,
Failing their
Not Failing their degrees

Let's get the info we need for
The exam that is when? (speak sing when)
>> (... to here)

at 8am
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BIO: It's down to the final
hour
CHEM: you wanna stay in the ivory
tower?
MATHS: To live without care 
instead of out there
Honours is the key
Don't you see?
PSYCH: The Opposite Of Fail 
Isn't Pass... (what is?)
PHYS: It's Distinction (WOOHOO/Oh no) 

ALL: 

At 8am
At 8am 
At 8am 
At 8am 
Cramming for 8AM
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