Rules really get me down;
they make my life a drag,
‘cause rules make the grown-ups tense,
and make the grown-ups nag.
Say “please” and “thanks” and “pardon me”;
chew quietly as able.
Don’t ever stare at other folks;
no elbows on the table.
At school, walk and never run;
in class, don’t talk with friends.
The list of “don’ts” goes on and on;
in fact, it never ends!
There is one thing I know for sure,
a source of much regret —
it’s there is not a single rule
that I cannot forget!