For fifty years they’ve been married They can’t wait for their fifty first To roll around, yeah, roll around.
For thirty years they’ve been married And now they’re old and happy And they settle down, ha ha Settle down, yeah.
For twenty years they’ve been married And they did everything that could be done You know, they have their fun.
And then you come along and talk about it: “So you, you say you wanna be married, I’m gonna change your mind. Oh, gotta change it.”
That was the good side baby Here comes the best side.
For ten years they’ve been married A thousand kids went around homeless ‘Cause their Mom was a louse Daddy’s down at the whisky house.
That ain’t all, For three years they’ve been married They don’t get along so good, They’re tired of each other. You know how that goes, She got another lover. Hah, same old thing.
So now you’re seventeen You run around hangin’ out And a, having your fun Life for you has just begun baby.
And then you come sayin’: “So you, you say you wanna be married. Oh, baby, tryin’ to put me on a chain Ain’t that some shame? You must be losin’ your weak little mind. I ain’t ready to get married, I ain’t ready. I’m gonna change your mind. Ooh, look out baby. Auh, I ain’t ready to get tied down I ain’t ready, I ain’t ready now Let me live a little while longer Let me live, let me live a little while longer So I can finish talking, Let me get back to my groooove . . .