by Alice Cooper
Songs in the 60s drew heavily on poetry and poetic devices. Some were subtle, but others such as “Poetry in Motion” sung by Bobby Vee in 1961 were less so.
Simon and Garfunkel might have been among the best though. Their song “I am a Rock” pleased us with: “I have my books and poetry to protect me.”
Perhaps my favorite rock song which delved into poetry was sung by Michigan’s Alice Cooper. Cooper belted out the anthem “Schools Out” in 1972 and summer has never been the same. Cooper sings “We’ve got no class, and we’ve got no principals/We can’t even think of a word that rhymes.”
Listen to Cooper perform “Schools Out” and enjoy your summer.