No Such Thing
John Mayer Lyrics


"Welcome to the real world", she said to me
Condescendingly
Take a seat
Take your life
Plot it out in black and white
Well I never lived the dreams of the prom kings
And the drama queens
I'd like to think the best of me
Is still hiding
Up my sleeve

They love to tell you
Stay inside the lines
But something's better
On the other side

I want to run through the halls of my high school
I want to scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you've got to rise above

So the good boys and girls take the so called right track
Faded white hats
Grabbing credits and
Maybe transfers
They read all the books but they can't find the answers
And all of our parents
They're getting older
I wonder if they've wished for anything better
While in their memories
Tiny tragedies

They love to tell you
Stay inside the lines
But something's better
On the other side

I want to run through the halls of my high school
I want to scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you've got to rise above

I am invincible
I am invincible
I am invincible
As long as I'm alive

I want to run through the halls of my high school
I want to scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you've got to rise above

I just can't wait til my ten year reunion
I'm gonna bust down the double doors
And when I stand on these tables before you
You will know what all this time was for

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING, ME GUSTA MUSIC
Written by: Douglas Clay Cook, John Clayton Mayer

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pleasure.

[Verse 1]
"Welcome to the real world", she said to me
Condescendingly
Take a seat
Take your life
Plot it out in black and white
Well I never lived the dreams of the prom kings
And the drama queens
I'd like to think the best of me
Is still hiding
Up my sleeve

[Pre-Chorus]
They love to tell you
Stay inside the lines
But something's better
On the other side

[Chorus]
I want to run through the halls of my high school
I want to scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you've got to rise above

[Verse 2]
So the good boys and girls take the so called right track
Faded white hats
Grabbing credits and
Maybe transfers
They read all the books but they can't find the answers
And all of our parents
They're getting older
I wonder if they've wished for anything better
While in their memories
Tiny tragedies
[Pre-Chorus]
They love to tell you
Stay inside the lines
But something's better
On the other side

[Chorus]
I want to run through the halls of my high school
I want to scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you've got to rise above

[Bridge]
I am invincible
I am invincible
I am invincible
As long as I'm alive

[Chorus]
I want to run through the halls of my high school
I want to scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you've got to rise above
[Outro]
I just can't wait til my ten year reunion
I'm going to bust down the double doors
And when I stand on these tables before you
You will know what all this time was for



All comments from YouTube:

osgo online

I heard this song on the radio on my first day of high school and loved it. Today I'm listening to it because in a couple of hours I graduate from high school...

Denise Merat

Congrats! Remember, it is YOU who makes your “real world!” Love this song.

SidNotTheSloth

So im guessing you finished college as well by now, if you went for something like that.

Crypto Hall Of Fame

best comment on youtube, hands down, congrats

Lalit Ghotane

where are you today?

Joshua Gallman

well get that plane off the runway

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Siva S

This hits way different at 34 than it did when I was 15, in high school.

Victor Conrad

Hits me almost the same as it did when I was 14. (13 years ago)

Abrum The Realtor

Agreed. Ironically I began my high school years when this was released

TacSavage

I think that’s the point.

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