Schoolin' Life

Lyricist: TERIUS NASH, CARLOS MCKINNEY, BEYONCE KNOWLES    Composer: TERIUS NASH, CARLOS MCKINNEY, BEYONCE KNOWLES

This is for them twenty somethings
Time really moves fast, you were just sixteen
This is for them thirty somethings
That didn't turn out exactly how your mom and dad wanted you to be
This is for them forty somethings
Well raise up your glass and laugh like a motherfucker
This is for them fifty somethings
Hell, you're halfway there, baby take it to the head

Mom and dad tried to hide the world
Said, the world is just too big for a little girl
Eyes wide open, can't you see
I had my first heels by the age of thirteen
Mom and dad tried to hide the boys
I swear that just made them want me more
At fourteen they asked me what I wanna be,
I said "Baby twenty one, so I'd get me a drink."

I'm not a teacher, babe, but
I can teach you something
Not a preacher, but
We can pray if you wanna
Ain't a doctor, but
I can make you feel better
But I'm great at writing physical love letters
I'm a freak, all day, all night ooh
Hot, top, flight, boy out of sight
And I'm crazy, all day, all night
Who needs a degree when you're schoolin' life?

Oh-ooh, oh-ooh
Ooh whoah oh oh oh
Oh-ooh, oh-ooh
Ooh whoah oh oh oh (schoolin' life)
Oh-ooh, oh-ooh
Ooh whoah oh oh oh
Oh-ooh, oh-ooh
Ooh whoah oh oh oh (schoolin' life)

This is for them pretty somethings
Living in a fast lane, see you when you crash babe
This is for them sexy somethings
That body ain't gon' always get ya out of everything
This is for them bitter somethings
Stop living in regret, baby, it's not over yet
And this is for them trippin' somethings
That's high on life, baby, put me on your flight

I'm not a teacher, babe, but
I can teach you something
Not a preacher, but
We can pray if you wanna
Ain't a doctor, but
I can make you feel better
But I'm great at writing physical love letters
I'm a freak, all day, all night ooh
Hot, top, flight, boy out of sight
And I'm crazy, all day, all night
Who needs a degree when you're schoolin' life?

Oh-ooh, oh-ooh
Ooh whoah oh oh oh
Oh-ooh, oh-ooh
Ooh whoah oh oh oh (schoolin' life)
Oh-ooh, oh-ooh
Ooh whoah oh oh oh
Oh-ooh, oh-ooh
Ooh whoah oh oh oh (schoolin' life)

You know it costs to be the boss
One day you'll run the town
For now make your life what you decide
Baby, party 'til the fire marshals shut this sucker down

I'm not a teacher, babe, but
I can teach you something
Not a preacher, but
We can pray if you wanna
Ain't a doctor, but
I can make you feel better
But I'm great at writing physical love letters
I'm a freak, all day, all night ooh
Hot, top, flight, boy out of sight
And I'm crazy, all day, all night
Who needs a degree when you're schoolin' life?

Oh-ooh, oh-ooh
Ooh whoah oh oh oh (who needs a degree when you're schoolin' life?)
Oh-ooh, oh-ooh
Ooh whoah oh oh oh
Oh-ooh, oh-ooh
Ooh whoah oh oh oh (who needs a degree when you're schoolin' life?)
Oh-ooh, oh-ooh
Ooh whoah oh oh oh

There's not a real way to live this
For real
Just remember stay relentless oh yeah, oh yeah
Don't stop running until it's finished, yeah yeah yeah
It's up to you, the rest is unwritten
Yeah yeah yeah