Trigger warning: sappiness, moral blindness.
This song comes from the end of the 1967 film of the same name where Sidney Poitier plays a London schoolteacher and singer Lulu plays one of his students. “Saturday Night Live” used the song last night to say goodbye to President Obama. Sasheer Zamata and Cecily Strong sing.
- songs, the 2010s
- Sasheer Zamata
- Yes We Can
- The incomplete list of children Obama has killed
- Gratuitous Obama pictures
Those schoolgirl days of telling tales and biting nails are gone
But in my mind I know they will still live on and on
But how do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume?
It isn’t easy, but I’ll try
If you wanted the sky I would write across the sky in letters
That would soar a thousand feet high ‘To Sir, With Love’
The time has come for closing books and long last looks must end
And as you leave I know that I am losing my best friend
A friend who taught me right from wrong and weak from strong
That’s a lot to learn, but what can I give you in return?
If you wanted the moon I would try to make a star
But I would rather you let me give my heart ‘To Sir, With Love’