19 years on (hey ho, let’s go)

the dyed black hair, gangly limbs, dancing adam’s apple as snotty odes to teenage rebellion are spit over the distorted guitars and screaming kids in tattered clothes

denim jacket and worn out chucks, identical bowl cuts, four chords and catchy hooks

you told me judy is a runt in a way that i knew her and jackie as they headed to berlin to join the ice capades

we sniffed glue in an effort to be sedated while the others spent the summer at rockaway beach

19 years ago you left us, adios amigos and away to the dive bar in the sky and i still get choked up when i hear you sing what a wonderful world

if there is ever a mount rushmore of punk icons, you will be dead center with a goofy grin and sunglasses

god bless your sorrowful soul, joey ramone, and damn her for taking you so soon

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Hey ho, let’s go
Hey ho, let’s go
Hey ho, let’s go
Hey ho, let’s go
They’re formin’ in a straight line
They’re goin’ through a tight one
The kids are losin’ their minds
They’re pilin’ in the back seat
They generate steam heat
Pulsatin’ to the back beat

Hey ho, let’s go

Shoot ’em in the back now
What they want? I don’t know
They’re all reaved up and ready to go

They’re formin’ in a straight line

They’re goin’ through a tight one
The kids are losin’ their minds
They’re pilin’ in the back seat
They generate steam heat
Pulsatin’ to the back beat

Hey ho, let’s go

Shoot ’em in the back now
What they want? I don’t know
They’re all revved up and ready to go

They’re formin’ in a straight line

They’re goin’ through a tight one
The kids are losin’ their minds
They’re pilin’ in the back seat
They generate steam heat
Pulsatin’ to the back beat

Hey ho, let’s go

Hey ho, let’s go
Hey ho, let’s go
Hey ho, let’s go

Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones

Songwriters: Joey Ramone / Dee Dee Ramone / Johnny Ramone / Tommy Ramone
Blitzkrieg Bop lyrics © Wb Music Corp., Taco Tunes, Mutated Music, Wb Music Corp, W B Music Corp, Bleu Disque Music Co Inc, Wb Music Corp. Obo Taco Tunes, Taco Tunes Inc

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