John Mayer - No Such Thing Lyrics

"Welcome to the real world", she said to me
Take a seat
Take your life
Plot it out in black and white
Well I never lived the dreams of the prom kings
And the drama queens
I'd like to think the best of me
Is still hiding
Up my sleeve

They love to tell you
Stay inside the lines
But something's better
On the other side

I wanna run through the halls of my high school
I wanna scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you've got to rise above

So the good boys and girls take the so called right track
Faded white hats
Grabbing credits and
Maybe transfers
They read all the books but they can't find the answers
And all of our parents
They're getting older
I wonder if they've wished for anything better
While in their memories
Tiny tragedies

They love to tell you
Stay inside the lines
But something's better
On the other side

I wanna run through the halls of my high school
I wanna scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you've got to rise above

I am invincible
I am invincible
I am invincible
As long as I'm alive

I wanna run through the halls of my high school
I wanna scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you've got to rise above

I just can't wait til my ten year reunion
I'm gonna bust down the double doors
And when I stand on these tables before you
You will know what all this time was for

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John Mayer No Such Thing Comments
  1. ashley lammie

    2020... 💅🏿👌🏿

  2. ilvonbd

    I heard this song in the car when I travelled to some hilly place in Lembang, West Java, with my girlfriend (now she is my wife and mother of my daughter), and her big family in 2003. We ate the fried corns and slurped the hot tea there. Time run so fast...

  3. ieltsDragon

    And I remember singing this song with a songbook! Reminiscin' the simple ol' days!

  4. Terris Wilson

    2020 still amazing

  5. Tre Kersey

    This song is about a spiritual awakening, listen deeper.

  6. Rhayane Nunes

    I heard this song on Smallville. 1x20

  7. Rhayane Nunes

    I heard this song on Smallville. 1x20

  8. Sophia Bienko

    such a feel good song

  9. Jake Farley

    Fun fact: When this song originally came out, it did not do great on the radio. It was never a thought to shoot a music video for the song. This was at a live show that they recorded in the room. Once John’s team had the footage, they realized they might as well use it for something. This music video was completely unintentional.

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  11. Joaquin Delgado

    He was a baby

  12. mrcuriosity.logs

    2020 y'all!!! ❤️

  13. Ed Monix

    13Million views, what a joke, this is real music.

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  15. Eugene Omalla

    Anyone listening 2020???

  16. Lukeysha Williams

    If your still listening in 2020 give me a hell yeah


    Lukeysha Williams hell yeah.

    A M

    Hell yeah

  17. Laiza Fernandes

    perfect, just perfect

  18. joe16730

    Listening in 2020!?

  19. Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling

    man you really feel like that when you're young.
    Dont waste your youth young people. it's gone in a flash

  20. Jireh Lee Faa

    It's the first day of 2020, and i'm still here.

  21. Nicanora Eliot

    Tomorrow will be 2020. Hey!

  22. M4 Media

    I had a dream I jumped through the halls of my highschool like a kangaroo. So.. close enough.

  23. john o'connor

    This is a music video that was initially planned to be filmed in the Fairfield Warde High School in Fairfield, CT, but the administration would not allow the video to be shot there, so it wasn’t filmed there.

  24. Sophia Avelin

    It feels lovely reading precious memories in the comments and the nostalgia hits me so much 🤗💓 it's 2020 soon 😳😱🤯

  25. S S

    i used to make my parents play this song on repeat when i was literally 4 years old. legend.

  26. Ryan Lyle

    It feels like I’m back in my childhood dentist’s office.

  27. Charlie Walter

    This song was released in 1999 originally, wide release via Columbia records in 2002. This song is 20 years old.

  28. Sobre Política

    Good song

  29. serena haas

    so good

  30. You Are A Fart Knocker

    It seems like after this song his whole vibe changed with the music. This is like the only song I like really

  31. billy zylstra

    this video looks like it was from 10 years ago. lol.

    Lothar of the Hill People

    billy zylstra it’s from 18 years ago

    billy zylstra

    sorry. I meant it as a joke. I know it was hard to tell from the way I phrased it but I did mean it as a joke because I saw the year it was released lol.

  32. arvin cabugnason

    Great feel good song.

  33. Abbi Leech

    I’m falling more in love with John Mayer everyday

  34. Calder Malin

    Epic song

  35. Daniel Rocha

    Hello to everyone. Tonight will be the last night in my second college. But I keep feeling these high school feelings and dreams, and yes: I wanna fly. A big hug from Brazil and to Oscar Gomez!

  36. Jared Mehrlich

    Baby face John Mayer.

  37. gio the math

    The victory is great, but the friendship of all is greater

  38. SidneeSpeaks

    I’ve always known this song and never seen the video until today. Wow.

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  40. tetchie72

    November 2019 wooohooo

  41. Itsjoshua

    Never gets old. November 2019

  42. alicia peet

    I remember this song from my childhood when we would leave to go to the beach this song would play in our car it was an awesome day for us

  43. blue lock

    I like this song!

  44. Justin Gild

    From a guitar/music student perspective, this a wonderful song for a beginner to study to start reaching for that intermediate level. Jazzy chords, tricky strumming, rhythmic hits, complex progressions...great stuff!

  45. Pistachios and Popcorn

    I think it's so funny he joined The Dead cause my boyfriend LOVES them and I can't stand them but I do love a lot of John Mayer's music and my boyfriend is just meh when it comes to John mayer lol. Sorry..Joined Dead and company..whateva. I like Touch of Grey (Yes I know that is when Jerry was alive) but that's about it!

  46. 휴쥬라기시대 개장사

    Great. it
    very 90s

  47. Castlehill650

    This song is retarded hard to get note for note on bass. Particularly only using the ear.

    Forget tabs, cant trust them for shit.

  48. Abbi Leech

    I was 10 years old when this song came out. I’m now 20 years old. NOSTALGIA

  49. Alex 11

    i have never heard such an extraordinary song before!

  50. Alex 11

    i have never heard such an extraordinary song before!

  51. Alex 11

    i have never heard such an extraordinary song before!

  52. Firehorse

    1st time seeing this video😂😂though i can sing the song😂

  53. GD Vette

    Where did all the time go?

  54. Gaygi seve

    The best of John Mayer...

  55. Lashawn Baptiste

    Love John tune got meaning my brith day song

  56. Eunice

    2002. Reminds me of university years. Hah

  57. Steven Lee

    Smallville when clark learned to fly

  58. Jon Snow

    am i the only 1 recognizing him just like younger brother of Rob Thomas..

  59. Brandon Robinson

    This song is inspiring! I still get emotional hearing it. No such thing came out my first year of college and it was also the year I became a comitted christian. Lyrics were so freeing!

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  61. Stevedore Votes

    This had of released in 2004ish. Great song!

  62. Yergen Jen

    Too good

  63. Luiz Oliveira

    Anyone still listening in 2039?!

  64. Lashawn Baptiste

    Love this tune

  65. Nicolas suresh

    So catchy

  66. Girasol Magico

    Makes any moment better ☺️

  67. Jorgie

    Sounds like adults tried to intimidate John with of mention of the “real world” when he was a kid.
    “Put down that guitar. That guitar ain’t gonna get you anywhere when you’re older... when you hit the REAL WORLD.”
    Turns out there’s no such thing.

  68. john guthmahn

    This song deserves a Wow! It is just music with a good beat, vibe and energy. Love it.

  69. Andre E

    Smallville, when Clark asks Chole out

    Sonny Chea

    I just started watching Smallville 2 weeks ago and that moment was so great. Simple and sweet.

    Andre E

    @Sonny Chea its unfortunate that Alison Mack turned out to be shit human. It would have been great to see her in this current DC tv shows

  70. Alexander J

    2024 anyone???

  71. Radical Bryan

    Happy birthday to John Mayer.

  72. G P

    Who else wanna go back with me to 2009?


    Yes, let's go back! Lol

    George Davidson

    You know this song was released in 2002 right...

  73. Jorge Miguel Milano

    Fell in love with the song ever since it first came out on the radio. When I first got my guitar, I spent a lot of nights practicing this song. And when I kind of felt down and lost during my twenties, I played this song for comfort. I always tend to play this song whenever friends invite me over to play a few songs in their gigs. Among the many songs I've practiced, I have never forgotten or lost track of the chords and tabs of this one.

    Now that I'm approaching 30, I look back at my life and realize... that there really is no such thing as a real world.

    It's a lie you've got to rise above.

  74. Voting for Bill Weld - Republican Primary

    Anyone still listening in 2001?

  75. Bruva Throatpuncher

    This song is still good. And best for graduations.

  76. crashverde 1

    Wow, 10 years today.

    Voting for Bill Weld - Republican Primary

    This song is from 2001.

  77. Bee Yang

    they read all of the books, but they cant find the answers.


  78. Wolverine Pete

    A good singer but a little too Millenial for my taste.


    You have bad taste

  79. Rizza Mae Mayo

    Anyone still listening in 2039?!!!

  80. dre1011000

    fucking love this song so much.

  81. Manny Oommen

    It's about to be the 10 year mark of this song, so many feelings and emotions I'm feeling right now

  82. Nikko1Brown

    I just turned 30 back in July this song gives me major nostalgia

  83. Patrick Kerridge

    One of the best songs ever made

  84. Mary Lee-Anderson

    Look how young JM looks here. Can't believe how fast time flies, and yes I have been a fan this long(;

  85. david hefner

    Just love it
    Very well done

  86. Liger Zero

    Heard it on the radio back in 2001. Still a fan to this day

  87. All About AJ

    aww so nostalgic.. a young John Mayer

  88. Chris Pizarro

    John Mayer had bitches

  89. praise down FLav

    This dude took Jerry's place?

  90. jhsevs

    Who plays the bass in this?

  91. Gagan Kaur


  92. DuckX

    I really wish John could make one more of this kind of song.

  93. Warren Louis

    I remember hearing this on the radio back in early 2001. I was at work and I remember hearing all the very same music all the time and then this was the only song that stuck out. I remember the very first time it dissected itself in my brain like osmosis. And when I really payed attention to it I became a fan. I don't like all his music but I am a fan. Here's where it all started for me. Thank you John.

  94. Walt Clyde

    This is his best song he ever made!... He got hits but not like this one! This is timeless!

  95. Kiana

    the best jumpscared song ever

  96. No One

    They will waste their whole lives just to end up in a box. One of my favorite songs.

    Luis Fernando Suarez Justiniano

    Bolivian dude, unemployed, having a hard time, but this song give you hope, thanks JM

  97. Echo Ryu

    Anyone still listening? 🤣😢

  98. Benjamin Gable

    This song just made me start drinking again. Thanks.