A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by selling chocolates. Written by
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All right, Archie. As head assigner, you're the brains of this outfit and you also got us into this mess. Where do we go from here?
[addressing the Vigils
Guys, you're all pushing the panic button for nothing. First of all, you can't go around beating up half the kids in the school that call us names. The brothers would shut us down in no time and people would really start sabatoging us if we started hurting people as a way of keeping everyone in line. That is why I like to lay off the ...
Featured in The Celluloid Closet
"Ode to Boy"
Performed by Yazoo
Written by Alison Moyet
(as Allison Moyet)
Used with permission of Emile Music (ASCAP) on behalf of Sonet Records and Publishing Ltd.
Courtesy of Sire Records / Mute Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more