In the Netflix film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical, “School Song” serves as a cautionary tale sung by Meesha Garbett as Red Beret Girl to Matilda and Lavender as they start their first day of school. The song uses the alphabet to describe the consequences of stepping out of line in school and encourages the younger students to be careful and stay out of trouble.
The song opens with the line “And so you think you’re able / To survive this mess by / Being a prince or a princess / You will soon see.” The lyrics then go on to describe the punishment that can come from disobeying the rules in school, including “There’s no escaping tragedy / And even if you put in heaps of effort / You’re just wasting energy / Cause your life as you know it is ancient history.”
Overall, “School Song” from the Netflix film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is a must-listen for anyone looking to understand the importance of following the rules in school. The song is available on the soundtrack of the Netflix film, which was released on December 25. Whether you’re a fan of the stage show or new to Matilda, this song is sure to provide an important reminder about the consequences of stepping out of line in school.
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