I’ve had enough of danger
And people on the streets
I’m looking out for angels
Just trying to find some peace

Now I think it’s time
That you let me know
So if you love me, say you love me
But if you don’t just let me go

'Cause teacher
There are things that I don’t want to learn
And the last one I had made me cry

So I don’t want to learn to
Hold you, touch you
Think that you’re mine

Because there ain’t no joy
For an uptown boy
Whose teacher has told him goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye

When you were just a stranger
And I was at your feet
I didn’t feel the danger
Now I feel the heat

That look in your eyes
Telling me no
So you think that you love me, know that you need me
I wrote the song, I know it’s wrong
Just let me go

And teacher
There are things that I don’t want to learn
Oh, the last one I had made me cry

So I don’t want to learn to
Hold you, touch you
Think that you’re mine

Because there ain’t no joy
For an uptown boy
Whose teacher has told him goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye

So when you say that you need me
That you’ll never leave me
I know you’re wrong, you’re not that strong
Let me go

And teacher
There are things that I still have to learn
But the one thing I have is my pride

Oh, so I don’t want to learn to
Hold you, touch you
Think that you’re mine

Because there ain’t no joy
For an uptown boy
Who just isn’t willing to try
I’m so cold inside
Maybe just one more try