Anyway, I digress. I was thinking of that song this morning because of the lyric:
the Christmas bells that ring thereSubstitute "exam" for "Christmas" and "today" for "tonight", and you get my feeling the last couple days as various graduate students here have been chained to computers doing their Ph.D. qualifying exams. There are few things in this world I'm more pleased to have far receded in my biographical rear view mirror.
are the clanging chimes of doom
Well tonight thank God it's them
instead of you
(Of course, I hope everything is going well for everyone who is taking them, and that the end result will be success!)