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15 ‘The Smiths’ Lyrics That Perfectly Reflect How You Feel As A Graduate

Whether you like them or not, The Smiths beautifully articulated your graduate life emotions long before you were going to experience them.

1. Obstinate refusal to accept that your student life is over.

“I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour but heaven knows I’m miserable now.” – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Know


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2. Complete and absolute fear of the unknown.

“And when you want to live… How do you start? Where do you go?” – The Boy With The Thorn In His Side


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3. Coupled with a naive optimism for the future.

“The good life is out there somewhere, so stay on my arm, you little charmer.” – Hand In Glove


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4. Applying for jobs you know you’re not qualified for.

“I want the one I can’t have and it’s driving me mad.” – I Want The One I Can’t Have


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5. And slowly but seriously starting to regret your life choices.

“What a terrible mess I’ve made of my life.” – You’ve Got Everything Now


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6. Trying not to buckle emotionally under your parents’ high and thus far unmet expectations.

“Shut your mouth, how can you say I go about things the wrong way?” – How Soon Is Now?


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7. Convincing yourself that it’s not been that long since you graduated.

“The passing of time and all its crimes is making me sad again.” – Rubber Ring


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8. Sending off CV after CV in the hope of employment with mounting desperation.

“So, for once in my life, let me get what I want. Lord knows it would be the first time.” – Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want


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9. So that you can afford to go out and drown your sorrows without guilt.

“Take me out, take me anywhere, I don’t care.” – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out


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10. Bitterly feeling that you’ve been screwed over by your university.

“I decree today that life is simply taking and not giving. England is mine and it owes me a living.” – Still Ill


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11. Hating yourself for being resentful when your friends get fantastic jobs while you get more rejection letters.

“I still love you only slightly less than I used to.” – Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before


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12. Belatedly wishing you had applied for jobs when you were still a student.

“I’ve seen this happen in other people’s lives and now it’s happening in mine.” – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore


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13. Going to interviews but suddenly doubting if you’re ready for the responsibility of the job.

“Typical me. I started something and now I’m not too sure.” – I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish


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14. Finally getting a job and feeling ecstatic.

“Good times for a change.” – Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want


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15. But then grieving your student life more than ever.

“I was looking for a job and then I found a job, and heaven knows I’m miserable now.” – Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Know


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