Almanac Music: ‘Rulebook’s Everywhere’


Rulebook’s Everywhere

(To the tune of Love is in the Air by John Paul Young)


Rulebook’s everywhere, everywhere I look around

Rulebook’s everywhere, at the pub and at the ground


And I don’t know if I’m being foolish

I don’t know if being I’m wise

But again I’ve been roped in for 3 for 5

Even through there’s never a good prize


Rulebook’s everywhere, even at my postgame beer

I’ve seriously got no coin, I just wish he’d disappear.


And now that he signed up to LinkedIn

Who’s this Chinese sponsor he’s pulled in?

I’m not sure if this is right or wrong,

But we now may be sponsored by Kantong.


Malcolm’s everywhere, oh oh oh

Rulebook’s everywhere oh oh oh uh uh uh


Rulebook doesn’t care, he has no sense of his shame

Rulebook’s hardly fair, favouring Uni in the game.


And I don’t know if I am seeing double, coz he’s around of all the time

Yet another missed call from Rulebook, and this line is just here to rhyme


Rulebook’s everywhere, everywhere I look around

Rulebook’s everywhere, at the pub and at the ground


And the whole of the club has gone crazy,

Rulebook’s asking people to pay

But he’s someone that we all believe in,

Because he’s saving the financial day


Malcolm’s everywhere, oh oh oh,

Rulebook’s everywhere, oh oh oh, uh uh uh


(The words were written and first sung eight years ago.)




Check out John Paul Young singing ‘Love Is In The Air’ Here 


More from Rulebook Here



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  1. “I’ve been roped in for 3 for 5”
    A great line!!

  2. Gold Book!

  3. Ahhhhhhh!
    The Memories!

  4. Epic! You disco king, you!

  5. Martin Rumsby says


  6. BushyTheMadTiger says

    Ha ha this is fantastic. 3 for $5!

  7. Ha ha ha!! Magnificent.

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