When I was a kid I wanted to grow up and be cop in a province town or county
I thought it would be great if someday I could only ever be a mountie
I wanted to beat up crooks and make arrests because that's part of the profession
But now I sit on my horse and tell American tourists the Parliament's in session
I really don't look good in red and my stupid hat flies off my head in every parade
I'm young and strong and have no fear but now I'm spending my career in motorcades

I wanna enforce the law, I wanna wear normal clothes
I don't wanna have to smile for diplomats' home videos
I good at working real hard, I should have joined the coast guard
Oh no, the RCMP
Is not the life for me

I used to think that a mountie had to be honest, loyal, humble, strong and thrifty
But even though we don't break ranks, we get no thanks, they took us off the fifty (dollar bill)
On Sussex Drive in hallowed halls we act like guards in shopping malls, it's such a pain
Like someone's plotting the assassination of the Minister if Sports and Recreation, oh that's insane
Sometimes I just want to puke on Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, Dudley Do-Right's such a jerk (Damn you, Snidely)
And though he tries with all his heart, my horse couldn't catch a golfing cart, some days I hate to go to work

I wanna enforce the law, I wanna wear normal clothes
I don't wanna have to smile for diplomats' home videos
I good at working real hard, I should have joined the coast guard
Oh no, the RCMP
Is not the life for me

I wanna enforce the law, I wanna wear normal clothes
I don't wanna have to smile for diplomats' home videos
I good at working real hard, I should have joined the coast guard
Oh no, the RCMP
Is not the life for me

Oh, no, it's not the life for me
Oh, no, it's not the life for me, m-m-me, m-m-me, m-m-me, m-m-me, m-m-me, m-m-me, m-m-me, m-m-me, m-m-me, m-m-me, m-m-me, m-m-me, m-m-me


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    General Comment"Listen here you yankee punks, I've got a gun here and I'm not afraid to use it!" "He's gonna skirt us" "He's got ONE gun" "Well, how many guns you got?" "I got ten" "I got fourteen" "That makes twenty... one" "But where do you keep that many guns?" "In our tank" "You have a tank?!" "We didn't walk here" "Wh- where would you get a tank??" "Wal-Mart" "Oh"
    bradbombon December 03, 2004   Link
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    General Comment^the tank part me me crack up like no other the first time i heard this song.

    "When I'm calling YOOOOUUUUUUUU!!!!"
    XD
    errky39on April 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is like soo hilarious, i love the talking part =D
    BunnySundaeon August 09, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"And though he tries with all his heart, my horse couldn't catch a golfing cart" shouldn't it be shopping cart?
    clawz01on September 07, 2011   Link

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