Fairfax High School

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A rollicking tribute to Fairfax High School in Los Angeles CA during the 1970s

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Lyrics:

You can't escape the inquisition
No matter where you listen
If you live in this neighborhood it's the status quo
At any party, on any street
Seems like every other person you meet
Always wants to make sure that you know (like so):

"Yo I went to Fairfax, how 'bout you?
I went to Fairfax, did you go there too?
I went to Fairfax, Class of '75
I went to Fairfax, I got out alive
I went to Fairfax
I went to Fairfax High School"

Now I went to Fairfax so I can relate
I was Class of 1978
Fairfax felt like the center of the Milky Way (back in the day)
It was a mixture of cliquey cultures
Of which the ultimate result was
A whole load of folks in kaleidoscope array who say:

"Hey I went to Fairfax, how 'bout you?
I went to Fairfax, did you go there too?
I went to Fairfax, Class of '76
I went to Fairfax with all the lunatics
I went to Fairfax
I went to Fairfax High School"

Some kids liked Zeppelin, some liked Disco
Some wished they lived in San Francisco
Some kids were into the Grateful Dead
Some worshipped Elton, some prayed to Bowie
Earth Wind and Fire were utmost holy
Some needed Yes to feed their heads
Some came from Uni, some came from Pali
Some came from Hami, and some came from the Valley
Everyone was at the Whisky to hear Van Halen play
And there were punks and there were stoners
Leftover glam kids, assorted loners
You could be sure that the girls right next to you would say:

"Hey hey I went to Fairfax, how 'bout you?
I went to Fairfax, did you go there too?
I went to Fairfax, Class of '77
I went to Fairfax, how could I ever forget it?
I went to Fairfax
I went to Fairfax High School"

Hanging out at Farmer's Market
Getting wasted at the Tar Pits
That's how we’d while the time away
Eating at Fisher's in Town & Country
Listening to Dr. Demento on Sundays
All lost in Park La Brea we'd go astray
Browsing at Aron's, cruising down Melrose
Getting drunk sometimes at Kelbo's
They'd never ask for your ID
At the Pan Pacific or at Gardner Park
Or buying used Levis at Aardvark
Some stranger would always walk up and say to me guaranteed:

“See, I went to Fairfax, I remember you
I went to Fairfax, I know you went there too
I went to Fairfax, Class of '78
I went to Fairfax, we were in the same grade
I went to Fairfax
I went to Fairfax High School”

I went to Fairfax, I had Mr. Battaglia
I went to Fairfax, I had Mr. Zografos
I went to Fairfax, I had Mr. Schoenman
I went to Fairfax, I had Mr. Gilboa
I went to Fairfax, I had Mr. Seliga
I went to Fairfax, I had Marty Biegel
I went to Fairfax, I had Mr. Don Platt
I went to Fairfax, I had Dr. Greenstadt
I went to Fairfax, I had Mrs. Moody
I went to Fairfax, I had Madame Pusey
I went to Fairfax, I had Mr. Safier
I went to Fairfax, I had Mr. Nastasia

I went to Fairfax, how about you?
I went to Fairfax . . . under Jimmy Carter
I went to Fairfax with some righteous martyrs
I went to Fairfax with some famous personas
I went to Fairfax with My Sharona

Fairfax High School

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released May 15, 2015
copyright 2015 by Barry Smolin

The Players:

Barry Smolin--Vocals, Piano, Organ
Paul Lacques--Guitar
Marcus Watkins-Guitar
Marc Doten--Bass
Joe Berardi--Drums
Vince Meghrouni--Saxophone
Harvey Canter--Backing Vocals
Seth Kurland--Backing Vocals
Phoebe Smolin--Backing Vocals
Gary Baseman--Backing Vocals

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