Music Monday – Closing Time

It’s a sad time for many generations of students who walked the halls of Heidelberg High School.  In drawing down the force levels in Germany, the Army relocated the functions of the Heidelberg community.  As such, Heidelberg High School is closing its doors for good.  The large majority of Lions (our mascot) have fond memories and strong bonds with our fellow pride members and are deeply saddened by the cl0sing of our school.  I wrote a post about the unusual bond the we Lions share last year:  The Pride of Lions.

Closing Time by Semisonic

(released 1998; peaked #1 US Alternative, #2 Canadian Alternative, #11 US Hot 100)

Closing time
Time for you to go out to the places you will be from
Closing time
This room won’t be open till your brothers or your sisters come
So gather up your jackets, move it to the exits
I hope you have found a friend
Closing time

Semisonic’s song may not be about the closing of a school, but taken out of context, a lot of the lines can be applied to the closing of our school.


…and since we’re talking about my high school closing, I’ll throw in one more.  At my senior prom after party, a couple of classmates sang this song.  It was the theme of our prom and they did a great job!

Always by Atlantic Starr

(released 1987; peaked #1 US Hot 100, #1 US R&B, #1 US Adult Contemporary, #3 UK Singles)


One Response

  1. I remember that prom 🙂 I still have some of the memorabilia from it (not sure if that’s a little sad or not)

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