— medicine, law, business, engineering, — these are all noble pursuits, and necessary to sustain life. — but poetry, beauty, romance, love, — these are what we stay alive for. (just stop your crying, it’s a sign of the times) (welcome to the final show) (i hope you’re wearing your best clothes) (you can’t bribe the door on your way to the sky) (you look pretty good down here) (but you ain’t really good) (we never learn, we’ve been here before) (why are we always stuck) (and running from the bullets) — don’t you ever dispute me in public. — do you understand? — father, i wasn’t disputing- — after you’ve finished medical school and you’re on your own, then you
can do as you damn well please. (the bullets) — but until then, you do as i tell you. is that clear? — yes sir. i’m sorry. (we never learn, we’ve been here before) (why are we always stuck) (and running from your bullets) — tradition, honor, discipline, excellence. (the bullets) (just stop your crying, it’s a sign of the times) (we gotta get away from here) (we gotta get away from here) (just stop your crying, it’ll be alright) — i’m trapped (they told me that the end is near) — neil’s dead. (we gotta get away from here) (just stop your crying, have the time of your life) (breaking through the atmosphere) (and things are pretty good from here) (remember, everything will be alright) — what was the dead poets society? — i’m neil perry — todd anderson. (we can meet again somewhere) (somewhere far away from here) (we don’t talk enough) (we should open up) (before it’s all too much) (will we ever learn?) (we’ve been here before) (it’s just what we know) (stop your crying, baby) (it’s a sign of the times) (we gotta get away) (we’ve got to get away) (we’ve got to get away) (we’ve got to) (away) (we’ve got to) (away) (we’ve got to) (away) — no matter what anybody tells you, — words and ideas can change the world.