You didn't listen when you went to school
You dressed like a clown and you behaved like a fool
But now your education is about to begin
The difference between love and the mess that you're in
You figured you're cool I'll bend all the rules
I'll get them going red flags to a bull
It's not like the movies no duel in the sun
You need the answer to get your love done
Now you're going back to school
Now you're going to learn the rules
Now you're going back, you're going back
You're going back to school
You know the business or so you believe
You set all your sights but you aim to deceive
You think you'll hit the target every time that you fire
You think you know the difference between love and desire
But someone's waiting to turn you around
She'll shoot you down and put your feet on the ground
It's not like dreamin' you can make mistakes
A lesson learned is not so easy to take
Now you're going back to school
Now you're going to learn the rules
Now you're going back, you're going back
You're going back to school
Now you're going back to school
Now you're going to learn the rules
Now you're going back, you're going back
You're going back to school
You're doin' numbers but you don't keep the score
They're scratchin' the surface but they don't
Reach the core
You only bought the ticket 'cause the price was "all in"
You'll never reach the heart until you've broken the skin
You're busy running but you never relax
Live now pay later including the tax
But now your education is about to begin
Forget about the stories and the places you've been
Now you're going back to school
Now you're going to learn the rules
Now you're going back, you're going back
You're going back to school
Back to school back to school


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Back to School Lyrics as written by Dan Mccafferty Billy Rankin

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