"No Such Thing" is the first commercially released single by John Mayer from his first album, 2001's Room for Squares. It was released on April 23, 2002. Like many of the songs from Mayer's early musical career, the song was co-written with Clay Cook.
The song talks of the cynicism of parents towards their children pursuing careers in the entertaining industry, as Mayer himself encountered as a youth.
\"Welcome to the real world\"
She said to me condescendingly
Take a seat, take your life
Plot it out in black and white