This song is available on Vitamin L's Every Moment!
My folks won't let me stay up all night watching TV,
Why, I can't see. Makes no sense to me.
Lots of chores I've got to do,
No dessert till dinner's through,
Yeah it seems like everyday I can hear my parents say
Whoa whoa rules! You know there got to be rules.
Rules, you know there got to be rules,
Got to be, got to be, got to be.
Let me tell you young child, you just cannot run wild.
Don't you know, don't you don't you know
There are rules, got to be rules!
At school my teacher tells me that I must be on time,
As if it's a crime to run behind.
"Do your homework!" she demands,
"Want to speak, then raise your hand."
Yeah it seems like every day I can hear my teacher say
Rules...can be frustrating!
Rules...can be irritating!
Sometimes I want to say ly-yi-yi!
Sometimes I want to say why why why why why,
Why, why , WHY!!!
I took my little brother out to play basketball,
He never played it at all, he started kicking the ball.
I got the ball and I got free.
I dribbled it, he tackled me.
Never thought I'd see the day when I'd be the one to say
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Many thanks to Jan Nigro and Vitamin L for permission to publish these lyrics.
© 1991 Jaminination Music BMI. Used with permission.