"Schoolin' Life" as written by Beyonce Gisselle Knowles, Terius Nash and Carlos Mckinney....
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 (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


Lyrics submitted by heartbeatsforyou

"Schoolin' Life" as written by Carlos Mckinney Terius Nash

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentA beautiful song that resonates with the majority of American women. It's fun to listen to and a blast really.


    The only thing I find silly is that, it relates Beyonce to most average women. They are indeed similar, but one cannot ignore that Beyonce rakes in millions of dollars who is married to a man who also rakes in millions of dollars each year. They are incredibly successful and as much as they try, they are now social aliens in many cases despite their similar upbringings and relatively untainted ideals.


    Otherwise, it emphasizes that mid-life is not the end of one's life. Time flies past us and life does not always go according to plan. We must continue to act and shape our destiny rather than letting it freely fly past us. The cliche derived from Voltaire's Candide would be that we must "cultivate our own garden." In that sense, if we bothered with it in the first place, do not let all the plants die now. Live on and be happy.
    DerpfaceMcgeeon September 18, 2011   Link

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