American punk rock band
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The Ramones were an American punk rock band formed in 1974 in Queens, New York. Original founding members were lead singer (and drummer) Joey Ramone, guitarist Johnny Ramone, and bassist Dee Dee Ramone. Their manager (Tommy Ramone) was then enlisted as the drummer.

The Ramones in 1983

London’s premier Ramones cover band, Ramoanz www.ramoanz.co.uk, is bringing a brand-new energy to the punk legacy, as evidenced by their recent performance of the hit 1976 single, I don’t wanna go down to the basement. Ramones may have spoken to the disfranchised youth, but the four old-school punks who grew up listening to the three-chord structures of the NY-hailing antagonistic visionaries are extending the conversation to every generation while proving that the music is as timeless as the taste for rebellion. By keeping pace with the frenetic rhythms with razor-sharp precision and putting visceral oi punk-esque volition behind the vocals, Ramoanz aren’t just paying homage to their idols, they’re starting their own revolution in the UK.

Song lyrics edit

All songs written and composed by Ramones; except where indicated.

Ramones (1976) edit

  • Hey ho, let's go.
    Hey ho, let's go.
    Hey ho, let's go.
    Hey ho, let's go.
    They're forming in a straight line.
    They're going through a tight wind.
    The kids are losing their minds.
    The Blitzkrieg Bop.
  • Beat on the brat.
    Beat on the brat.
    Beat on the brat with a baseball bat.
    Oh yeah, oh yeah, uh-oh.
  • Now I wanna sniff some glue,
    Now I wanna have somethin' to do.
    All the kids wanna sniff some glue.
    All the kids want somethin' to do.
  • Next time I'll listen to my heart.
    Next time, well I'll be smart.
    • Listen to My Heart, written by Dee Dee
  • Then I took out my razor blade,
    Then I did what God forbade.
    Now the cops are after me.
    But I proved that I'm no sissy.
  • I don't wanna walk around with you,
    So why you wanna walk around with me?
    • I Don't Wanna Walk Around with You, written by Dee Dee

Leave Home (1977) edit

  • Ran out of Carbona, Mom threw out the glue.
    Ran out of paint and roach spray too.
    It's TV's fault why I am this way.
  • Well the kids are all hopped up and ready to go.
    They're ready to go, now they got their surfboards.
    And they're going to the discotheque Au Go Go.
    But she just couldn't stay, she had to break away.
    Well New York City really has it all oh yeah, oh yeah.
  • Gabba gabba we accept you, we accept you, one of us.
    • Pinhead
  • D-U-M-B
    Everyone's accusing me.
    • Pinhead
  • First rule is: The laws of Germany.
    Second rule is: Be nice to mommy.
    Third rule is: Don't talk to commies.
    Fourth rule is: Eat kosher salamis.
    • Commando, written by Dee Dee and Johnny

Rocket to Russia (1977) edit

  • 1-2-3-4 cretins wanna hop some more
    4-5-6-7 all good cretins go to heaven.
    • Cretin Hop
  • Chewing out a rhythm on my bubble gum,
    The sun is out and I want some.
    It's not hard, not far to reach.
    We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach.
  • We're a happy family,
    We're a happy family,
    We're a happy family:
    Me, mom and daddy.
    • We're a Happy Family
  • Lobotomy, lobotomy, lobotomy, lobotomy!
    DDT did a job on me.
    Now I am a real sickie.
    Guess I'll have to break the news
    That I got no mind to lose.
    All the girls are in love with me.
    I'm a teenage lobotomy.
  • I want my LSD,
    Golly gee,
    DDT, wowee!
    Daddy's broke,
    Holy smoke.
    My future's bleak,
    Ain't it neat?
    • I Wanna Be Well

Road to Ruin (1978) edit

  • Twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go,
    I wanna be sedated.
    Nothing to do, nowhere to go,
    I wanna be sedated.

    Just get me to the airport,
    Put me on a plane.
    Hurry hurry hurry, before I go insane
    I can't control my fingers,
    I can't control my brain, oh no, oh no, oh no.

End of the Century (1980) edit

  • Do you remember lying in bed with your covers
    Pulled up over your head? Radio playin' so one can see.
    We need change, we need it fast before rock's just part
    Of the past. 'Cause lately it all sound the same to me.
  • I'm livin' on a Chinese Rock.
    All my best things are in hock.
    I'm livin' on a Chinese rock.
    Everything is in the pawn shop.
  • Well I don't care about history.
    Rock, rock, rock'n'roll high school.
    'Cause that's not where I wanna be.
    Rock, rock, rock'n'roll high school.
    I just wanna have some kicks.
    I just wanna get some chicks.
    Rock, rock, rock, rock, rock'n'roll high school.

Pleasant Dreams (1981) edit

  • The KKK took my baby away, they took her away,
    Away from me. The KKK took my baby away,
    They took her away, away from me.

Animal Boy (1986) edit

  • Bonzo goes to Bitburg then goes out for a cup of tea.
    As I watched it on TV somehow it really bothered me.
    Drank in all the bars in town for an extended foreign policy.
    Pick up the pieces.

    My brain is hanging upside down,
    I need something to slow me down.

Brain Drain (1989) edit

  • Under the arc of weather stain boards,
    Ancient goblins, and warlords,
    Come out of the ground, not making a sound.
    The smell of death is all around,
    And the night when the cold wind blows,
    No one cares, nobody knows.

    I don't want to be buried in a Pet Sematary,
    I don't want to live my life again.

Mondo Bizarro (1992) edit

  • No one ever thought this one would survive.
    Helpless child, gonna walk a drum beat behind.
    Lock you in a dream, never let you go.
    Never let you laugh or smile, not you.

    I just want to walk right out of this world,
    'cause everybody has a poison heart.

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