"Howling at the Moon (Sha-La-La)" as written by and Joey Ramone....
Sha-la-la-la
Sha-la-la-la-la-la

Ships are docking
Planes are landing
A never ending supply

No more narco
No more gangster
Conservatives can cry

I took the law and threw it away
Cause there's nothing wrong
It's just for play
There's no law, no law anymore
I want to steal from the rich and
Give to the poor

Sha-la-la-la
Sha-la-la-la-la-la

It was glowing, glowing, glowing
Glowing in the dark
It was sparkling, sparkling, sparkling
Sparking in the night
I took the law & threw it away
Cause there's nothing wrong
It's just for play

There's no law, no law anymore
I want to steal from the rich and
Give to the poor

Winter turns to summer
Sadness turns to fun
Keep the faith, baby
You broke the rules and won

Sha-la-la-la
Sha-la-la-la-la-la

Keep it glowing, glowing,glowing
I'm not hurting anyone
Keep it glowing, smoking, glowing
I'm howling at the moon
I took the law & threw it away
Cause there's nothing wrong
It's just for play
There's no law, no law anymore
I want to steal from the rich and
Give to the poor

Oh baby
Oh baby
Oh baby
Oh baby

I took the law and threw it away
Cause there's nothing wrong
It's just for play

I'm smoking, baby
I'm smoking, oh baby

There's no law, no law anymore
I want to steal from the rich and
Give to the poor

Sha-la-la-la
Sha-la-la-la-la-la


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"Howling At The Moon (Sha-La-La)" as written by Joey Ramone

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    General CommentI think it's about getting high in a way. Also, laughing in the face of the law by doing what you want.
    jookiliciouson July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDee Dee said in his book POISON HEART he wrote this song with a member of the Eurythmics, and it's about marijuana usage.
    Daisukeon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit sounds alot like ANARCHY
    CADEN MOOREon December 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI have Hey! Ho! Let's Go: The Anthology and this song is just about the only one I like from the second disc.
    Rasputin007on January 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentkiller song, gotta love it.
    the King of shiton February 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsweet, this is one my favs by the ramones, when i first heard the song and started listening to it, i was tryin to think what it might be about and the first thing that popped to my head is "it sounds alot like smokin" so wow i guess it really was, thats sweet, heres my pick at the song...

    ok i dont get the "howling at the moon" what that might mean but the lyrics are pretty straight forward

    "ships are docking
    planes are landing
    a never ending supply "

    obviously the large amount of pot and easily accessible drug and virtually endless amounts of it

    "no more narco
    no more gangster
    conservatives can cry"

    sorta sounds like the lust for its legalization, telling the gov to realize it such a minuscule problem compared to even legal substances like cigs and alcohol, to more NARCo's wasting time and money while could be focusing on other worse drugs, and it would decrease gang activity slightly since many gangs operate from selling, and obviously, conservatists wouldnt like the idea of legalizing but fuck them, they can go CRY

    "I took the law & threw it away
    cause there's nothing wrong
    it's just for play"

    again, its obviously illegal so hes breakin the law and as i agree, it is just for fun :)

    "I want to steal from the rich &
    give to the poor "

    : ) something i wanna do too!

    "it was glowing, glowing, glowing
    glowing in the dark
    it was sparkling, sparkling, sparkling
    sparkling in the night"

    reminded me of the glowing cherry on a joint and the sparkiling crystals on marijuana

    "I'm smoking, baby
    I'm smoking, oh baby "

    yup, amazing song & lyrics
    lilcrowon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentalso

    "winter turns to summer
    sadness turns to fun"

    like me, some people dont like winter and i find it a bumming season but summer is the greatest thing !!!
    lilcrowon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is the first ramones song ive ever heard and it still appeals to me
    iceyflameon July 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its about weed too... but have you seen the music video?? they are trying to make it come across as a robin hood thing with a 'steal from the rich and give to the poor' theme
    DeeDee_Thunderson January 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, probably has lots meanings. SOunds to be a bit like Robin Hood-a badass who doesn't care about the law and robs the rich to give to the poor-kick ass man

    This song was in the incredible indie Canadian film-ROAD KILL. JOEY RAMONE WAS ALSO IN THIS FILM
    River Wolfon February 02, 2006   Link

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