Don’t Stay in School


I wasn’t taught how to get a job, but I can remember dissecting a frog. I wasn’t taught how to pay tax, but I know loads about Shakespeare’s classics! I was never taught how to vote they devoted that time to defining isotopes. I wasn’t taught how to look after my health but mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell! Never spent a lesson on current events, instead I studied The Old American West. I was never taught what laws there are. I was never taught what laws there are!! Let me repeat,
I was not taught the laws for the country I live in But I know how Henry VIII killed his women! Divorced, beheaded, died,
divorced, beheaded, survived Glad that’s in my head instead of financial advice! I was shown the wavelengths of different hues of light, but I was never taught my human rights apparently there is 30! Do you know them? I don’t. Why the hell can’t we both recite them by rote I know igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rock. Yet I don’t know squat about trading stock or how money works at all, where does it come from? How does the thing that motivates the world function? Not taught to budget and disperse my earnings, I was too busy there rehearsing cursive! Didn’t learn how much it cost to raise a kid or what an affidavit is but I spent days on what the quadratic equation is negative b plus or minus the square root of b squared
minus 4ac over 2a That’s insane, that’s absolutely insane! They made me learn that over basic first aid! Or how to recognize the most deadly mental disorders, or diseases with preventable causes or how to buy a
house with a mortgage – if I could afford it ‘cause abstract maths was deemed more important than advice that would literally save thousands of lives but it’s cool, ‘cause now I could tell you if the number of unnecessary deaths caused by that choice was prime. Never taught present day practical medicines but I was told what the ancient hippocratic method is “I’ve got a headache, the pain is ceaseless what should I take?” umm… maybe try some leeches? “Could we discuss domestic abuse and get the facts or how to help my depressed friend with their mental state?” Ummm… no but learn mental maths because “You won’t have a calculator with you every day!” They say it’s not the kids, the parents are the problem Then if you taught the kids to parent that’s the problem solved then! All this advice about using a condom but none for when you actually have a kid when you want one I’m only fluent in this language, for serious? The rest of the world speaks two, do you think I’m an idiot? They chose the solar over the political system So like a typical citizen now I don’t know what I’m voting on which policies exist, or how to make them change (French)”Mais oui, je parle un peu de francais.” (English)”But yes, I speak a little french.” So at 18, I was expected to elect a representative, for a system I had never ever ever ever been presented with. But I won’t take it! I’ll tell everyone my childhood was wasted! I’ll share it everywhere how I was ‘educated’. And insist these pointless things
Don’t stay in school.

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100 thoughts on “Don’t Stay in School”

  1. Alexis_Is_Here_Now says:

    You know what, we don’t learn many important things in school!
    All I really learned is that violence is the only ay to solve social problems, that human kind has and will always lack the empathy it needs to be functional, that most problems are pinned on ridicules things. I had to go through a fight almost every day, causing me to be a deer in headlights almost constantly. Maybe we should be taught more about mental health and how suicide is the 10th worldwide leading cause of death.
    We need to make a stand, #Don’tStayInSchool

  2. Drugs aren't Good says:

    Hey what's up guys just thought I'd let you all know that my diaper needs changing. I like this song because it makes fun of school and I dislike school because I am a total of 7 years old and can only count to 9. If you wouldn't mind, I'm going to send this to the Ministry of education and tell them to allow me to play Fortnite in class. Well that's about it, mom if your reading this I just wanna let you know that your stupid for taking away my Xbox and later poo poo heads

    Edit my mom told me to say sorry so I'm sorry

  3. Younis Hassan says:

    I love your song I hear it all the time

  4. lightning STAR says:

    Sitting in a chair for 10 hours for learning useless crap in school gave me obesity

  5. CrazyManiac says:

    1:59 Julian Devorak is shook

  6. Olivia Grace says:

    I actually really enjoy this video. Not only because it's catchy, but because I can relate to it. I personally have had to look up quite a few of the things on this list which was never taught when this video first came out. I'm currently a junior in high school, and nowadays they do have a wider range of subjects from financial courses to medical courses. (I mean, if there was more for going into a writing career that would be good, but oh well.) And honestly I think in the next few years the schooling system will finally start working itself out and helping students learn a lot more about the modern world and how to function in an adult world. Thank you for this video.

  7. Ãri Chañ says:

    Honestly the school system is literally crap and makes no sense

  8. bungslr v says:

    His hair wouldnt even be allowed in my school

  9. Someone rly Weird says:

    Seriously true, people NEED to see this, adults be telling kids to pay attention in school but mostly everything we learn there is pointless

  10. PinchaYT says:

    The people who disliked this are teachers.

  11. Lena - says:

    in my home country I learn in my school about our politic system and parties. I were taught about our rights. We even get a basic law book from our government. I learn cooking, basic electric stuff and woodworking. We learn how to apply for a job and what we can do with our grades.

  12. COSY MA says:

    You know

  13. Clare Miller says:

    Pretty much the only way to do well in school is to have a good memory and remember all of the pointless things for a test and then completely forget about it and move on to the next thing

  14. tim gonzales says:

    school taught me how to hold pee in

  15. Jade Beasley says:

    School:girls and boy will be separated in field trips where u stay in a hotel.

    Schools again:we are so smart!

    The lgbtq kids:You clearly didn’t think this threw……

  16. Amy Wants a Nap says:

    I actually agree with a lot of the points in this video.

  17. Shughla Hussain says:

    Everyone: stay in school.

    Literally everyone:stay in school

    Boyinaband: DONT STAY IN SCHOOL

  18. Bec says:

    I still have whole folders of written notes dedicated to certain aspects of the civil war from high school, but still don't understand the political or financial systems of our country. Fml

  19. Count Keegan J Welch says:

    I am here from odd ones out

  20. Paul Bean says:

    Boyinaband: I wasn't taught how to…

    Teachers: Um… sorry only students can be criticized, not us.

    Students: Everything face in the history of the universe besides surprised Pikachu face

  21. LazyGOD says:

    Would it be legal to say he's a piece of paper

  22. Sumudu Karunathilake says:

    I was teached how to vote

  23. Delainey Forsee says:

    This is a frickin powerful rap!
    Go DAVE!

  24. Madison Logan says:

    I love this video so fucking much still

  25. GDNacho says:

    School taught me that I can hold urine for 10 hours straight

  26. The Chloe Paige says:

    Him: I don't know my HUMAN RIGHTS.
    Schools: DrEsS cOdE! yOuR dIsTrAcTiNg ThE bOyS!

  27. Jose Gurany says:

    Finally someone is fixing this “great” country that we call America we have the BEST economy and our educational system is one of the worst how does that work DONT STAY IN SCHOOL

  28. Sierra Aranda says:

    Obviously I saw this years ago and I'm here now thanks to the collab with PewDiePie since I picked him up this year 😆 and now I'm obsessed with Dave. Why are you so attractive seriously in mind and looks 😅

  29. Omega says:


  30. Alex Ovan says:

    Is it ironic that this song is how I remember the quadratic formula

  31. shadowkatie says:

    Is this on spotify

  32. Here is Izzy says:

    After I showed this to my mom she began to homeschool school me. #DontStayInSchool

  33. Taimour ZD says:

    not get political but wtf is human right?

  34. Truong Tran Thai Duy says:

    I clicked this video my mistake. And this is the best mistake i have ever freaking made!

  35. David Trajkovski says:

    Kid : getting bullied
    School : there's no problem here
    Kid : wears hoodie in class
    School : that's illegal

  36. Hyper Exists says:

    I have 30 human rights?

  37. Jasper says:

    I know this is an old video and everything but, could you make a rap or something like that that lists all our human rights?

  38. Kayla Wilkens says:

    In my country we have a subject called Life Orientation, which should be teaching this stuff but I've been learning about HIV and AIDS for the past 5 years, same info.

  39. kumar sudhendu Ranjan says:

    who taught you to say the f*** word

  40. PokeLord Master says:

    Lol great song

  41. Cupcake Crawford says:

    One thing I do want to pay attention to is how pressuring school is. I'm only in year 8 and I have thought about self harm. This also comes to term with mandatory subjects. I have to take Latin this year and I had to take it last year. It is my worst subject and I feel I won't do anything right because I am FORCED to learn it. Getting rid of some (not all because English and maths are still very important) will save thousands of deaths. Because they ended themselves because of the subjects and the way they taught them. They say: if you feel alone, talk to us.
    Don't they get it? We don't because of various reasons but one of them is because you know they won't understand. I also found that the people who went to the primary school (linked to the secondary school) some were incredibly intelligent but only because they learnt things on their own. Every other pupil is lower performing and my school is "one of the best private secondary schools in my area" yet the teachers were so reliant on the students and their natural talent then what they were actually teaching them. And when we're in PE or games, they expect us to enjoy the sport and be brilliant at it. And the only reason I know how to perform CPR is because of girl guides.
    Just to clarify I know that you're not telling us to drop out of school.

  42. Zeren Centris says:

    This apparently pissed my oral com teacher off to the point she dedicated an entire day of explaining why she thinks its wrong

  43. Luna Willow says:

    I agree with every point he makes here completely, however for me I am extremely lucky because I get to learn everything he is saying he did not learn along with what he is saying he did learn.

  44. Anneka Slead says:

    yeah, i have no idea what my human rights are
    but i do know the 10 amendments of the bill of rights!

  45. Animal lover says:

    I am still in school, cause it is the law of my country. I use many hours every day doing homework, math, wait so long to even get help with what i am struggling to do! And all of that for what? To live alone not knowing how to care for myself? To know what frogs guts look like? To just look at the internet to get a job i hate? We should change school.

  46. The Silent Arrow 7 says:

    So true.

  47. pay your fucking taxes you fat moron says:

    i thought this song was about school shooters…

  48. ayyzeezee says:

    Love this rap.

  49. It’s Mythicall says:

    It’s called college m8

    Wait: not everyone can afford college, but school is decently necessary. (Private school does teach you this btw)

  50. Maks El Operador FortniteMan says:

    Dear dave.

    Im not familiary with other educary sistems part from spanish but.
    they teach you you'r human rights in religion classes (which to my knowledge, religion starts in highscool as an optional class)

  51. KrystalKat LuvsCreepyPasta says:

    Seriously why the fuk- do people teach kids dumb shit instead of the stuff we need to know TO LIVE A EFFING LIFE!

  52. Star Platinum says:

    -….uh-holy shit,everything is true and I never noticed..

  53. Hannah Dowd says:

    I have always loved this song, but as time when on and I actually learned and experience more of this as time when on it made sick.

  54. ShadowPlays says:

    "You don,t have a caculator with You everyday"

    Im in 2nd grade You don,t use caculator in 2nd grade Lmao

  55. i cant think of a name says:

    My school:

    20% for education

    80% for useless events

  56. ProphetDocNess says:

    This song is true, & pretty cool.

    But that's why you don't follow the curriculum, while everyone else is learning the unnecessary, learn something useful before going out into the world without a plan, I know I did it.

  57. Joseph Jesting says:

    Kid: gets bullied
    Teacher: ok lol
    Kid: wears a hoodie inside

  58. MNLegoBoy says:

    I dought any one will see this, but i'd figure i'd put it here for anyone that manages to see it,
    See if you school has a post secondary enrollment during high school, there are tons of more useful classes.

  59. VICE BABIE says:

    please don’t ever leave me become emo like that

  60. akgamer182 says:

    This is depressing. They teach what they tought 200 years ago… Things have changed a lot since then

  61. Lia Callan says:

    English, useful but I speak it
    Maths, there are calculators we can use
    Science, that’s up for the internet
    History, we are learning from our mistakes we make to this day. We can look back on our interest
    French, we got google translate

    School- bullies , hate

  62. angamer0404 android says:

    try to argument with a teacher some stuff you saw in this vid


  63. Oliver Young YOUNG says:

    I only get good grades because school stresses me out so I study because I dont want to be reprimanded my parents, then feel like shit then listen to music.

  64. Vicki J says:

    He Has The BIGGEST Nuts Cuz He Just Makes A Diss On Everyone/Thing

  65. Kitty Gamer says:

    This opened my eyes

  66. Yosh says:

    no one:

    middle schoolers when they don't get in the same class as their friend:

  67. Chopstick Gamer says:

    Well my country makes me aware of some of the laws but as quoted by life is fun,'98%of what you learn is a waste

  68. heyitszayy says:

    school taught me to never sit next to the man

  69. Mimi Moore says:

    This guy sux'ass!

  70. Michael Rendell says:

    Lol the next vid for me was pumped up kicks lol

  71. Yoni C says:

    Teacher sees me being bullied: Ok, who cares?
    Teacher sees me being kind of rude to someone: Stop or i will give you a referral.

  72. Yoni C says:


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  74. Ñîkã Gãćhã says:

    Instead of learning the helpful shit in life, I was strickly dress coded.

    Wut does formal casual mean XD

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  76. Mija Ristić says:

    yo this si ironic becouse I was learning when this song came up XD

  77. Gabriel Lopez says:

    What a Nigerian

  78. Aseel Sibaii says:

    How to pass school:

    Memorize this song

  79. H20 Souls says:

    He has a point tho

  80. GREGET GAMING57 says:

    2019 where students are way smarter than their teacher

  81. Queen Enemy says:

    It's been 3 years that i leave school ♣️🖤i really feel so much better now 😈🖤🥀💋

  82. Nóra Szalai says:

    i asked all these questions from my teachers and they all refused to answer.

  83. Ocean Paws says:

    Murdering someone: fine

  84. IMVISIBLE MAN says:

    Hes an impressive man

  85. Xjohn Paul1 says:

    I didn’t sing this instead I subscribed 2 willNE

  86. Zack Anims says:

    Ok i wont lol

  87. Liza Skywalker says:

    So I'm listening to this and thinking:,,I was thought practically everything that you mentioned. How to vote, how to pay taxes, the Human rights (wrote whole essay about them), how to manage my money etc." And I thought that my country was entirely screwed up. Turns out, that our education Isn't

  88. Lauren Reeve says:

    school is like juvenile dont ask me.


  89. Derek Richardson says:

    In the children's parliament vote (UK) one of the options was learning about tax, politics ,first aid ,and more about sex and relationships so if it wins all of the UK listened to you so good job

  90. Natsuki Najimi says:

    Funny, cuz today during lunch, this older girl came over to my group and in a serious tone, said "Hey guys, you shouldn't worry about school. They make you take tests, but you don't need school. Just go work at Mcdonalds, it's better."
    And now THIS popped up in my reccomended. Coincidence?

  91. Adam Moncrieffe says:


  92. no u says:

    What school did you go to?

  93. Christopher says:

    What an Idiot, wow

  94. Echolite says:

    This is why I can remember the quadratic equation thank you

  95. Very TallMidget says:


  96. iKingRPG says:

    The only thing school taught me is to hold it all day

  97. Shane M says:

    This song is just omg it’s the best along with the song life is fun

  98. Jeni_Ash glmm says:

    Article 15 – Freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

    But we still go to school 🤔

  99. Leia Allanson says:

    In our school the only remotely important thing they teach us is about terrorism and basically we sit and watch our teacher show us a video of a terrorist attack and then say

    ”Don’t be a terrorist because it shows bad morals!”

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