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HS Graduation Speech - Rhett & Link

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Published on Jun 12, 2012

Rhett & Link give the commencement address at their former high school, Harnett Central, located in Angier, NC. It includes a special song and the violent decapitation of a Pokemon Piñata. The ceremony was held at John Pope Convocation Center at Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC, to a crowd of more than 3500.

Shot and edited by Barrett Phillips
Additional cameras by Nick Dimondi, Carl Kross, and Joel Andrews

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SONG LYRICS:
You're sitting here; in your cap and gown
all your loved ones are just so proud.
And we would love to inspire you
but someone needs; to just give you the truth.

For the past 18 years; your life's been pretty smooth;
Let's take a moment and reflect on; all you've had to do.

You've rolled outta bed; and strolled to the living room
and watched Cartoon Network while your mom made waffles for you.

Your laundry; was magically cleaned.
And your dad's back pocket was an ATM machine.

Your life's biggest worry; was what to wear to the prom.
And your only regret was that incident - with the stinkbomb.

But, do you hear that subtle sound?
it's the sound of reality about to slap the taste out yo' mouth!

(Now) You're on your own
Don't screw this up.
You're on your own.
Good luck. (You're gonna need it.)

You're young and now you're free; the world is your oyster
We have no clue what that means...but let us paint a picture of your future:

You're gonna eat alotta Hot Pockets; and you're thinking "that sounds great!"
well, get back to us in 6 months; when you're had 378.

As soon as you move out; you know what you parents are gonna do?
They're gonna turn your bedroom into an exercise room that they never use.

And you won't use lockers in college. And this might be a total bummer-
There are no yearbooks either; you actually have to say-"have a great summer."

Do you hear that KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK?
That's personal responsibility about to put you in a head lock

You're on your own
You should be scared.
But we can tell
You don't care. Why don't you care? You should be frightened right now.

Do you sense that gentle breeze?
it's the category-5 hurricane of adulthood about to HIT YOU UP SIDE THE HEAD WITH A TREE.

You're on your own
Don't screw this up.
You're on your own.
Good luck. (You're gonna need it.)

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