"Beat on the Brat" as written by and Thomas/cummings Erdelyi....
Beat on the brat
Beat on the brat
Beat on the brat with a baseball bat
Oh yeah, oh yeah, uh-oh

Beat on the brat
Beat on the brat
Beat on the brat with a baseball bat
Oh yeah, oh yeah, uh-oh
Oh yeah, oh yeah, uh-oh

What can you do?
What can you do?
With a brat like that always on your back
What can you lose?

What can you do?
What can you do?
With a brat like that always on your back
What can you lose, lose?

Beat on the brat
Beat on the brat
Beat on the brat with a baseball bat
Oh yeah, oh yeah, uh-oh

Beat on the brat
Beat on the brat
Beat on the brat with a baseball bat
Oh yeah, oh yeah, uh-oh
Oh yeah, oh yeah, uh-oh

What can you do?
What can you do?
With a brat like that always on your back
What can you lose?

What can you do?
What can you do?
With a brat like that always on your back
What can you lose, lose?


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"Beat on the Brat" as written by Douglas Colvin Dee Dee Ramone

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  • +2
    General Commentok here is how the real story goes... joey was sitting in the park in queens and it was the yuppy part of town and there was a kid just screaming for a full 15 minutues for a ballon from the ballon man guy with the cart. joey had a bat with him because he was praticeing hitting balls. he was so tempted to beat the shit out of that little brat. after he told the band about this dee dee the next day brought a song in about it thus making this classic
    CADEN MOOREon November 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbeat on mis brat, beat on mis brat
    tenison January 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was reading in the booklet that comes with the remastered and expanded version of the debut album that this song was inspired by some of the wealthier mothers in Queens with their prams and the brats in it.

    I think of this song as one of the great four songs that open the debut album and the anthology album. It summarises part of the Ramones well - their catchy anti-social nature.
    elwyn5150on October 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its about rich "brats", there's no profoundity in it
    birdiehopon October 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Beat on the Brat" was written by Joey about being annoyed by an unruly little boy in a Queens playground. Joey told Jim Bessman in the Ramones book: "There was a playground with women sitting around and a kid screaming, a spoiled, horrible kid just running rampant with no discipline whatsoever."
    Shocktreatment77on November 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWoa, it seams like alot of us heard many different stories about this song. I read in "Please Kill Me" That he was in the lobby of an apartment building and saw a mother beating her son on the head, but it wasn't with I baseball bat (I don't think) The bat part just rhymed, I think it was prolly a rolled up news paper or something
    Musixexon January 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha i love this song!
    cherrypunkker07on June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYep, this is just an all-around cool song to have a good time to. I was in a punk band in high school (drums), and we played this and I wanna be sedated for a show. We covered the Ramones stuff because it's great, and easy enough for complete amateurs like myself to play. Ramones forever!
    CornellRamoneson September 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya know what i think,,, i think this song is a greatrock antho... it goes out to everyone with their own styles....RAMONES ARE ROCK
    CoNjOutsidersLsSmon March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song just makes me soo so so happy :)
    MyFriendGoOon March 22, 2003   Link

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