Every now and then, I wonder why I spend time following the crowd
They say time is valuable so we spend it in school 'cause they tell us that's how
You build your career like we're the ones who steer but I'm wasting my days
I'd rather get a headstart and listen to my heart but I'm afraid of change

And I know I'm not the only one
Who feels like they're not where they belong
Waiting to make the world my stage
But I can't 'cause of my age
It's time to put the books away

I don't wanna stay in school 'cause I'd be better off
Putting in ten thousand hours doing what I love
No, I don't wanna stay in school 'cause I'd be better off
Putting in ten thousand hours doing what I love

Oh and if I stay, what difference will it make?
It's a shame degrees don't take a couple days
All the time I've lost, playing myself and not sitting wondering
What's the opportunity cost?
If I left, what if I fall off track?
People telling me, "Make sure you got a fallback,"
It's a risk, that I'm willing to take
It could be the best mistake that I ever made

I know I'm not the only one
Who feels like they're not where they belong
Waiting to make the world my stage
But I can't 'cause of my age
It's time to put the books away

I don't wanna stay in school, 'cause I'd be better off
Putting in ten thousand hours, doing what I love
No, I don't wanna stay in school, 'cause I'd be better off
Putting in ten thousand hours, doing what I love

I don't wanna stay in school, 'cause I'd be better off
Putting in ten thousand hours, doing what I love
No, I don't wanna stay in school, 'cause I'd be better off
Putting in ten thousand hours, doing what I love

I don't wanna stay in school, 'cause I'd be better off
Putting in ten thousand hours, doing what I love
No, I don't wanna stay in school, 'cause I'd be better off
Putting in ten thousand hours, doing what I love

Putting in ten thousand hours, doing what I love
Putting in ten thousand hours, doing what I love
Putting in ten thousand hours, doing what I love
Putting in ten thousand hours, doing what I love


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