You can fool around and sow youthful oats,
You can wreck a car, and sink several boats,
You can get involved in all kinds of capers,
But always remember, look good on paper.
You can go to parties where the booze is flowing,
You can follow fast crowds, where’er they are going,
You can empty bottles and lots of cups
If at the end of the night you can still stand up.
You can spurn a friend and of course an acquaintance,
You can let your house go from a lack of maintenance,
You can ignore your children and neglect to vote,
But don’t you ever forget to write a thank-you note.