Schoolin' Life

Album: 4 (Deluxe Edition) (2011)
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  • 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 Writer/s: BEYONCE KNOWLES, CARLOS MCKINNEY, TERIUS NASH
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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