You're always telling me not to waste my life on things that don't matter
So why force kids to stay in schools that restrict thought?
Assignments are about telling teachers what they want to hear
And textbooks endeavour to see how many truths they can distort
Why do you care about my education?
Schooling isn't about edification
I'd much rather write songs and play a guitar
And I'm good at it, so why should I pay attention?
If you've got a problem with my aspirations
Give me a detention

I'll see you when I'm a millionaire
You got a mortgage; I don't care
I'll talk about it when I got so much capital wealth
That making more money'd be bad for my health
You can tell me to stop writing
I'd sooner stop inhaling
So I'm writing in your English class
Quit your bitching and complaining
I'll write when the words come to me
So if you've got a problem
See a shrink: I don't care
I'll see you when I'm a millionaire

I'm sick of being told I'm not going anywhere in life
That I have a problem with authority and my attitude is a appalling
The problem is authority, I'm a proud anarchist
And can I help it if I hear the music calling?
I don't choose when to be inspired
I'm an artiste and your co-operation with my creativity is desired
I can't help it if my pen writes a song
Its not my fault and no one understands
When I write I can't control my hands

I'll see you when I'm a millionaire
You got a mortgage; I don't care
I'll talk about it when I got so much capital wealth
That making more money'd be bad for my health
You can tell me to stop writing
I'd sooner stop inhaling
So I'm writing in your English class
Quit your bitching and complaining
I'll write when the words come to me
So if you've got a problem
See a shrink: I don't care
I'll see you when I'm a millionaire

I seriously can't control my muse
He comes and goes as her wants to
And when he comes I don't object to his love
Cuz each time it's something new
Inspiration doesn't live by laws
I've got my own insight: don't need yours
So I'm sorry if I interrupt your lesson
But the words coming from my pen are more important to me
This is what I'm good at, and this is what'll make me wealthy

I'll see you when I'm a millionaire
You got a mortgage; I don't care
I'll talk about it when I got so much capital wealth
That making more money'd be bad for my health
You can tell me to stop writing
I'd sooner stop inhaling
So I'm writing in your English class
Quit your bitching and complaining
I'll write when the words come to me
So if you've got a problem
See a shrink: I don't care
I'll see you when I'm a millionaire

I'm not interested in becoming bitter like you
I don't want your nine to five
I don't want to hate my work like you
And I don't want to hate my life
So if you've got a problem
See a shrink: I don't care
I'll see you when I'm a millionaire