The Graduation Song, also known as Now You're On Your Own, is a song about graduating from college or high school. The song was originally sung at a graduation speech that Rhett and Link gave at their old high school.


For the past 18 years;

You're life's been pretty smooth;

Let's take a moment and reflect;

On all you've had to do.

You've rolled out of bed;

And strolled to the living room;

And watched Cartoon Network;

While your mom made waffles for you.

Your laundry

Was magically clean;

And your dad's back pocket

Was an ATM machine.

Your life's biggest worry

Was what to wear to the prom;

And your only regret was that incident;

With the stink bomb.

Do you hear that subtle sound?

It's the sound of reality about slap the taste out of your mouth!

Now you're on your own.

You should be scared.

But we can tell;

You don't care. (Why don't you care? You should be frightened.)

You're young and now you're free.

The world is your oyster.

We have no clue what that means;

But let us paint a picture of your future.

You're gonna eat a lot of Hot Pockets;

And you're thinking that sounds great.

Well, get back to us in 6 months

When you've had 378.

As soon as you move out;

You know what your parents are gonna do?

There gonna turn your bedroom into an exercise room;

That they never use.

And you won't use lockers in college.

And this might be a total bummer.

There are no yearbooks either, you'll actually have to say

Have a great summer!

Do you feel that gentle breeze?

It's the Category 5 hurricane of adulthood about to hit you upside the head with a tree!

Now you're on your own.

Don't screw this up.

You're on your own;

Good luck. (You're gonna need it.)



  • Written & Directed by: Rhett & Link
  • Produced by: Stevie Wynne Levine
  • Director of Photography: Benjamin Eck
  • Editor: Benjamin Eck
  • Production Coordinator: Kendall Hawley
  • Production Assistant/Dad: Jason Inman
  • Production Assistant: Lauran Fritz