Wainwright, Rufus - Rules And Regulations Lyrics




I will never be as cute as you, according to the board of human relations
I will never fly as high as you, according to the board of public citations

These are just the rules and regulations
Of the birds, and the bees
The earth, and the trees,
Not to mention the gods, not to mention the gods

All my little life I've wanted to roam
Even if it was just inside my own home
Then one little day I chanced to look back
Saw you sittin' there, being a sad culprit

These are just the rules and regulations
Of the birds, and the bees
The earth, and the trees,
Not to mention the gods, not to mention the gods

These are just the rules and regulations
Yeah, these are just the rules and regulations
And I like every one, yes I like every one
Must follow them





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  1. Eve Campos

    Di vi no ❤

  2. Utopian Dreamer

    Rufus is such a talent. I hope he's okay. Cos I've not heard much of his stuff recently

  3. Mick Tierney

    Rufus is so so beautiful

  4. Eddiecurrent2000

    Just discovered Rufus, utterly brilliant, how have I missed this music for so long?!?!!? I love this song, especially the live version.

    Sue DeSimone

    Welcome to the ball! How did you discover him, too f I might ask? I’m discovered him in 1996...before he even had a record deal! I was living in Montreal and saw him live. He opened for his sister, Martha!

  5. Kadir Yusof

    sure a great actor in all his mv. Sting is a great and very popular musician, but he doesn't do acting. plus one for rufus

  6. Green Is Not A Creative Colour

    Back when this video came out they were Victorian bodybuilders, now they're just your standard everyday hipsters rocking their normal gymware...

  7. jonnyjaywick

    peaky blinders ?

  8. jonnyjaywick

    I will never be as cute as you.

  9. jolanta lizewski

    WHO CARES?

  10. samuel anderson

    Love this video!

  11. MarkDavidson / M__ZIME - GB&NI

    Can't help hearing trumpets like that and thinking of Penny Lane!!!
    2:42 - 2:57 ... 3:36 - 3:58 That flute's also very Fool on the Hill.

  12. Paul John

    Very underrated tune by an underrated singer which I thought was brilliant.

  13. samuel anderson

    Why does this make me feel so happy?

  14. Katherine Dupoise

    Never noticed the pig nose.

  15. Katherine Dupoise

    This is probably the funniest I've seen.

  16. Daily Epiphany

    LET THE SODOMY BEGIN!!!

  17. Daily Epiphany

    Rufus has such a perfect pig-nose!

  18. Angelika Goldstein

    3:04 - too late, Rufus. Everything's been on display long enough....;-)

  19. Percy Blakeney

    One of my top five favorite music videos. He keeps a Mona Lisa look on his face the entire time. LOVE IT.

  20. David Parle

    'you can't write poems about trees when the woods are full of policemen' Bertolt Brecht

  21. Ali Zareiy

    awesome

  22. 짜요짜요

    So cute)))))))))

  23. Sam Fu

    My, what a packet!

  24. Sam Fu

    He's got the finest Pig Nose this side of Quebec!

  25. Gil Cohen

    01:53 , dude in red shorts notices his wife entered the set and brought him lunch.

    gnilttbs

    Well spotted! Lmfao.

  26. Electro Girl

    After he walked in and gave that look at :24 I knew this was going to be a good video.

  27. George Moby

    God is Rufus's fan.

  28. DARREL LANDRY

    Where's 'in these arms, tonight' ?

  29. Isabel B-C

    at 3:22, that a crease or a hole? x.X cool song, by the way.

  30. -jade Grioli

    all the hot ones are gay lol/

    Iakketanoi

    +-jade Grioli I am even hotest, and not gay. Very sensitive, like keyboards.

  31. Rebecca Coleman

    I've loved his music but had never watched the videos. What a badass! I love him even more now!

    Iakketanoi

    +Rebecca Coleman I dance this way in the disco. Same tracksuit and moustache.

  32. Blendre

    Rufus is currently the best songwriter on the planet but why does this video have to be so creepy?

    Angelika Goldstein

    @Blendre It's Rufus Wainwright, what do you expect ;-) It needs to be a bit "creepy" that's part of his charm. The expression in his eyes from 1:37 onwards alone was worth making this video ;-)

  33. Maurise Grant

    What  AVERY QUIRKY RECORD BY THE VASTLY UNDERATED RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

    Liz Brian

    I think he’s only underrated by those who don’t know him. His fans are wild about him.

  34. Twosie76

    Nice song if I ignore the video, especially the long johns!

  35. Ayushma K.C

    i feel so good and happy listening to rufus :) 

  36. Grant McNally

    love this!

  37. Angela Musso

    I will never be as cute as you, according to the board of human relations
    I will never fly as high as you, according to the board of public citations

    These are just the rules and regulations
    Of the birds, and the bees
    The earth, and the trees,
    Not to mention the gods, not to mention the gods

    All my little life I've wanted to roam
    Even if it was just inside my own home
    Then one little day I chanced to look back
    Saw you sittin' there, being a sad culprit

    These are just the rules and regulations
    Of the birds, and the bees
    The earth, and the trees,
    Not to mention the gods, not to mention the gods

    These are just the rules and regulations
    Yeah, these are just the rules and regulations
    And I like every one, yes I like every one
    Must follow them

    TheDivine MrM

    @Angela Musso "Saw you sittin' there, the *innocent culprit" ?

    Noêmia Maria da Fonsêca

    @Angela Musso obrigada!!

  38. mog

    college radio stations seem to play this a lot. 

  39. Mary Ward

    music is great-dancers aren't to bad either!

  40. Terry Westbrook-Lienert

    Great choreography! Rufus has a 1960ish quality to his vocal delivery that I like.

  41. Mark Hyde

    A thoroughly epic Edwardian presentation....love it :)

  42. Mary Ward

    Love, love this, very delightful song, great music!

  43. zevnik

    Where do you get one of those bathing suits? I was looking all over and couldn't find! (BTW, I'm newly discovering Rufus W. He's fantastic. I just bought his "Out of the Game" CD and love every track. What a great discovery!)

  44. Hilary Zuccarini

    Ok I've critized this video, but maybe I didn't take the time to understand it. Sorry.

  45. texasrc1967

    i'm damn straight, but i love this guy

  46. Lauren Mitchell

    *and wonderful gay people can be :)

  47. Lauren Mitchell

    Hate to break it to you: there's a difference between being a straight girl and a gay man....and Rufus has just proved what I already knew, how fabulous and m

  48. João Manuel Veloso Bárbara

    Dos melhores compositores autores da atualidade! Obrigado!

  49. Sarah McClanahan

    how and why and I am so so foolish to ever forget him....bring back my records to me <3333333

  50. Sarah McClanahan

    Be yourself <3

  51. Sarah McClanahan

    Me also Lilmisslaurie. Me fuckin too!

  52. Doug Boyd

    Its so nice to have sexual categories
    How else are we going to continue to have prejudice if we can't categorise people.
    There are however sexual deviants that are unacceptable even in a free world.
    Even the law can't decide who they are!
    Best not to think about it too deeply or you might realise that we are all a consequence of inherited genes that were randomly mutated over millennia to produce a baby blueprint that can then be fucked up by any amount of psycho parenting, and also God?

  53. mtailgator

    Not to Mention, The Gods.

  54. Alan Coleman

    well said Anthony

  55. Karen King

    OH YEAH!!! ME TOO!! HE IS SEXY AS HELL!!! YUM!

  56. Patrycja Miljevic

    he's such an oscar wilde kinda cool gay and with his smooth voice i could only care as little as i care reading oscar wilde :)

  57. Anthony Frisco

    Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see this as necessarily gay. I see him showing us what I take to be Victorian Age gentlemen, and saying that our rules and regulations are archaic. But then again, I might have missed something.

  58. Hannah Grazelle

    This is so gay...I love it so much... I wonder if it was his goal to make the gayest music video ever...if so I love him even more.
    I'm also digging the mustaches

  59. Chris Period

    Rufus as Evelyn Waugh's Lord Sebastion Flyte. I am smitten.

  60. Fabian West

    Gay, Gay, Gay - I love it!!!

  61. Simone S.

    I'm in love with him!

  62. burningburney94

    it ever there's a talent show, and i enter it, i'd probably sing and act out this video

  63. jgrisso07

    I hadn't listened to my extensive Rufus collection in a few months....listened to ever song today. Why the hell did I go so long without my Rufus?!?!?!?!

  64. RJSAMA

    you are not the only one! U_U <3

  65. Stewerrvideos

    Dont worry any of you, i am but a cat. A cat with a huge love for this man. Little does he know, I tell him everyday, but he replies "Oh, you're hungry kitty?" In which is always reply "Yes, hungry for a wedding, diamond rings and a glass of wine". He just give me some canned catfood, but I guess its close enough.

  66. carpexomnis

    I want to like his music, I really do.

  67. Pineappleowls

    The man in the red hot pants has some spectacularly muscular thighs.

  68. SomethingReal1119

    What a talented songwriter.

  69. Tritium06

    I love you, and miss you Rufus. Looking forward to seeing you soon. -Gene

  70. spacely123

    Yep he is!

  71. Roman Draginsky

    люблю под сливу

  72. Tatiana Anchustegui

    Is he the son of Loudon Wainwright?

  73. klarissa814

    i love how at 1:17 hes getting into the song and he starts tapping his foot

  74. klarissa814

    he was? who would do that hes the most innocent and sensitive man on the earth...and hes cute

  75. NumbData

    @lilmisslaurie101 Don't worry, I love him too, ever since I was a young lad. I'm a gay man trapped in a straight man's body.

  76. lamusiquedupeuple

    @AntChaotix Rufus Wainwright was actually raped as a teenager. Rape jokes are never funny.

  77. questioned866

    This is so gay.

    I love it.

  78. Charles Humphreys

    @LizaLermontov Its simply saying that in a world of old men in coats who made the rules - I am going to take mine off and be different. So in a quiet society where the butler takes your hat - he's going strip down to his undies - clever and simple!

  79. LizaLermontov

    Would anyone like to offer an interpretation of this video? I like it... a lot... but I'm not sure what it's saying. (Possibly because I'm slow/tired).

  80. LizaLermontov

    @lightandbeautiful Please do tell me what their agenda is. Everyone must listen to Rufus Wainwright, everyone must watch LOGO, everyone must read queer literature, everyone must wear rainbows all of the time? (Because those would not be bad rules and regulations, but somehow I don't think gay people are trying to make straight people do anything at all...)

  81. Scott R

    @AntChaotix Some guys have all the luck

  82. jim my

    Ruf I love your music .Damn

  83. DreamCatcher

    @lilmisslaurie101 hahaha me too

  84. Leowdb

    2:55 What A look!

  85. da1976stone

    I don't care what you think of him I just love him in his underwear

  86. wolf p

    @lilmisslaurie101 its true se the interwie wiet hem you can se the hand moving and so hmm wiet oder wort i think he is mand too trepped in girls buddy buth that a nother thing how you mean he singing an his music an thats wort i lessen too an noth wort he is or noth

  87. Rebecca Marbury

    Brilliant

  88. Vaz Gulkhandanian

    Not my typical style, but the guy is briliant, great music, one of the best
    artists ever!!!!

  89. Aaron Aarons

    To the homophobes out there, just listen to the song and laugh at all the mustaches. Both will life your mood.

  90. eeli1

    Wow, this song describes so much of how I feel. A little out of step, a little behind, not quite good enough or cute enough or smart enough. Always a little wrong.

    Rufus is so great.

    Andrew Butcher

    Ithinkyouregreat :)

  91. MsGeenab

    loving this video!!!ciao

  92. Alana L

    @sacozone pretty sure women say that because they find him attractive, most of them don't mean his music is ruined because he is gay..

  93. andré noite

    Gosto pra caramba dessa música, mas que clipe ridículo hein

  94. Storey Gillingham

    Oh God, his voice is magical. I love his musical talent. <3

  95. Eryn Thomas

    @lilmisslaurie101 hahaha, Me to!

  96. Hope Collins

    @hopeisdeadbitch

    Don't all geniuses look like that?

  97. FluXez00

    If you think this is the gayest video you've seen ... type in the "take that" and click on any video and watch.

    Both artists are good. :D

  98. krisg63

    finds it ironic loudon wrote "rufus is a tit man."