No Such Thing (3:51)

Cover of Room for Squares

From Room for Squares and 36 other releases

“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.

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"Welcome to the real world"
She said to me condescendingly
Take a seat, take your life
Plot it out in black and white

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  • jupiazza

    They love to tell you "stay inside the lines", but something's better on the other side [2}

    17 Jun 4:58pm Reply
  • GouriEnchanted

    :)

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Mesouki

    Wish I had listened to John back when I was in high school.

    20 Jan 2013 Reply
  • lzcool

    WTF?

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • fuckyouty1

    finally they're playing the actual studio version. thank you last fm.

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • TuneBlendR

    The instrumental I just heard is NOT John Mayer....

    7 Nov 2012 Reply
  • TheDarkSide73

    I don't mind the instrumental version that Lastfm plays but i also like to hear John's voice on this track...

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Checo911

    I don't think I would have ever said this but salty socks just made my day. lmao

    23 Sep 2012 Reply
  • SaltySocks

    An ancient evil awakens I have long waited for this day Halo 4

    2 Sep 2012 Reply
  • SaltySocks

    O_O

    2 Sep 2012 Reply
  • reaper506

    Instant classic. Brings back some good memories!

    26 Jun 2012 Reply
  • mega_wicked

    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... ♥

    29 May 2012 Reply
  • iDoogle3097

    This is a really catchy song

    27 May 2012 Reply
  • Flux_Tempo

    songs always brings me back to some times in high school, lol.

    5 May 2012 Reply
  • atlastimadeit

    Never really listened to The Artist, i have been for a short while, iam liking what i hear.

    15 Apr 2012 Reply
  • OctoberSC

    If I went to high school, I would run through the halls screaming this song.

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • flynnie86

    100TH listen to JOHN MAYER!!!

    28 Mar 2012 Reply
  • licoricepizza

    great song! too bad he's a douchebag. :P

    24 Mar 2012 Reply
  • bianca_lg_xx

    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 <3 love the lyrics :)

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • GA_urbanbella

    I just found out there's no such thing as the real world, just a lie you have to rise above!!!

    8 Feb 2012 Reply
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