School of Hard Knocks

Song Description

Telling the world that life experience trumps school learning sometimes. This would be a good truck commercial theme song.

Song Length 3:47 Genre Rock - Classic, Country - Rock
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Irritated Subject Freedom
Similar Artists Lynyrd Skynyrd, Toby Keith Language English
Era 1980 - 1989


I guess I wasn't so easy to fool with your superior knowledge
Now baby don't be surprised, don't act so shocked
I ain't been to no private school, no fancy college
I got smart the hard way, at the School of Hard Knocks

I didn't take geometry, but I know all the angles
I didn't study math, but I can add two and two
Now I've been shot down in flames, and my pride's been mangled
But it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand you


I've had my share of misfortune and I've taken my shots
I haven't traveled the world, but I've been around the block
In stupid mistakes I've got a masters degree,
I've got a P.H.D. in oh poor me
I'm a graduate with honors,
from the School of Hard Knocks

Now with all your book learnin', you thought you had me out smarted
But what I know's in no library or in any museum
Well now I'm not a doctor but I know, of being broken hearted
Still without a fancy degree,
in advanced zoology
I still know, a snake in the grass when I see one

chorus 2X

I wrote the book on "oh how I miss her"
If I get any smarter gonna make me professor
Teachin' at the school,
The School of Hard Knocks

Lyrics Bob Allen Music Bob Allen
Producer Bob Allen

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