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Swatties in the Backseat

from Childhood​^​3 by El Niño

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Arguably the first rap song made about Swarthmore College. But in all honesty I want to thank every Swattie in the world who understands all the references I'm making through the song.


Hey, yeah let me get a chicken finger wrap,
Wait nah actually let me get a burger,
Yeah with,

You know what

Chicken fingers and some fries please
It’s a meal and points, no please don’t lie to me
I got backups set up, shout out, his name’s Donny
We could make a happy wok night if you’re hungry

But they closed already, and I got a Pizzaz craving
Creepy dude comes to the door but I’m starving
Say what up to my dudes in the courtyard zoning
fingers half frozen

I’m number 3 but always last in the cool scenes
Killed some pterodactyls with a foam sword, such ease
It’s been a long damn semester of these high B’s
But these A’s never coming cause we ain’t an Ivy

I wanna transfer some days, take a train to the cities
Find a way to combine my experience with Philly
But SEPTA’s so far, 6 bucks, are you kidding me?

Welcome to every member of my Swat team
The way we bust doors like were pacing our parties
The pubs still open, do we dance? Oh hardly
Who needs it when you sing Closing Time so softly?

I heard it from McCage, sounded people in a rage,
But it’s just the fire department horn doing its thing
It’s a long list of the things were accustomed to
Pasta Bar tastes gourmet, well that’s number 2

To the 387, Quaker established
but my voice is a weapon
bring the O.A.S.I.S. when I step in, reppin’ my phoenix
like Parrish always comes back from its last match lit

Been through the fire and the flames
Call it Pass/Fail pain
Or a Haverford love game
Playing these emotions
by a Tri-Co girl
same name, different land, different age
This is how a man is made

A concoction of my experience and deliverance
But Swatties always overthink what the reason is
Here it is, we are all sawkward, say word
To the days that are blurred
And the genius’ that we were
I don’t even need to diss Bryn Mawr or Haverford

Cause we all know we stir up in the near future
So I tip my mic to every Swattie who is bumping this

I made it for you, hope it tastes better than your last Sharples dish
El Niño riding through with the new isshh,
I think they say its delishhhh…


from Childhood​^​3, released November 13, 2012
Credit to whoever made this beat because I don't own it and shout out to Mac Miller for being a boss on it.
Credits to all the students who spoke in the Swarthmore Unscripted Video, really appreciate the beautiful and criticizing words about this place.
Credit to my father for adding his angry Puerto Rican parent voice that I now appreciate lol.
Credit to Sam and Julian for shouting out Donny, the number one homie at Sharples


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