In our 2015 interview with Daryl Hall
, he explained: "That song is about something I still believe: That one of the big problems with the world is people never grow up – no matter how old they get. And the song is a reminder that there is life after high school. That there's another way of looking at the world, and that other world is a false world and a meaningless world. So that's really what that's about."
Daryl Hall's career is one of evolution and reinvention. Hall & Oates were huge stars in 1984, but even then the duo had amassed a huge catalog of material in a range of styles. They adapted to the video age with popular clips on MTV, and when broadband made video streaming practical, Hall launched Live From Daryl's House
, a music show that was later picked up by the Palladia network. In addition, Hall has released several solo albums and worked on various side projects, including co-writing the title track for the film Ruthless People
. He certainly didn't peak in high school.