There once was the love of a beautiful maid
And the love of a staunch, true man
And the love of a baby, unafraid
All have existed since time began
But the eternal love
The love of all loves
Even greater than love for mother
Is the infinite, passionate, tender love
Of one drunken Marine for another
Here’s to you, and here’s to me, best of friends we’ll ever be, but if we ever disagree, then fuck you, here’s to me.
Here’s to cheating, stealing, fighting, and drinking;
If you cheat, may you cheat death;
If you steal, may you steal a woman’s heart;
If you fight, may you fight for a brother;
If you drink, may you drink with me.
To women, wives, and lovers: may they never meet.