"R.A.M.O.N.E.S." as written by and Ian Fraser/taylor Kilmister....
New York City, N.Y.C.,
Pretty mean when it wants to be,
Black leather, knee-hole pants,
Can't play no high school dance,
Fuzz tone, hear 'em go, hear 'em on the radio,

Misfits, twilight zone,
Are-A-M-O-N-E-S, are-A-M-O-N-E-S
RAMONES,

Bad boy rock, bad boy roll,
Gabba gabba, see them go,
C. Jay now hit the gas,
Hear Marky kick some ass,
Go Johnny, go, go, go, go
Tommy o-way-o,

Misfits, twilight zone,
Are-A-M-O-N-E-S, are-A-M-O-N-E-S
RAMONES,

Bad boys then, bad boys now,
Good buddies, mau, mau, mau,
Keep it up, rock 'n' roll, good music save your soul,
Dee Dee, he left home,
Joey call me on the phone.

Misfits, twilight zone,
Are-A-M-O-N-E-S, are-A-M-O-N-E-S
RAMONES,


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"R.A.M.O.N.E.S." as written by Michael Richard Burston Ian Fraser Kilmister

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  • +1
    General Commentanyone heard this live by motorhead

    fucking awesome
    Burtoniteon December 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe expression "Marky takes it up the ass" could mean 2 things:-
    1. Literally - in which case the singer is just winding him up as I don't think that Mark's gay.
    2. On stage the drummer is in the background behind the other band members. Therefore, he takes to the stage in the background "up the ass" if you like.
    chrisb1on August 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Marky takes it up the ass"???

    wtf dude, you suck

    it's really "Hear marky kick some ass"
    R-A-M-O-N-E-Son September 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually R-A-M-O-N-E-S it clearly says "Hear marky kicks some ass"
    Sir Bernardon June 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song. it was written by Lemmy from motorhead, which is crazy.
    fuckeron June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok actually theres 2 versions of the song.

    The one C.J. sings it says "Mark takes it up the ass"
    and
    the one Joey sings it says "Hear Marky Kicks some ass" that should clear it up.
    Sir Bernardon June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentForget about Marky taking it up the ass...Sheesh! It is a tribute from Motorhead to the Ramones. Both bands played loud, hard, energetic. Lemmy was showing his respect to the band.
    Tommy_Ramone_IIon May 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you listen to "we're outa here" it does say "take it up the ass"
    EasyTarg8on September 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts just the guys fucking around live. Don't read anything into it. They don't.
    tommyramoneon October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this one :D
    But ... isn't it "Dee-Dee where he wants to be" not "Pretty mean when it wants to be"? It'd make more sense that way.
    Child Of Musicon March 04, 2005   Link

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