"We Want the Airwaves" as written by and Jeffrey Hyman....
Nine to five and five to nine
Ain't gonna take it, it's our time
We want the world and we want it now
We're gonna take it, anyhow

We want the airwaves (that's right, that's right)
We want the airwaves (that's right, that's right)
We want the airwaves, baby
If rock is gonna stay alive

Oh yeah, well, all right
Let's rock, tonight, all night

Oh yeah, well, all right
Let's rock, tonight, all night

Where's your guts and will to survive?
Don't you want to keep rock and roll music alive?
Mister programmer, I got my hammer for to smash my, smash my radio

We want the airwaves (that's right, that's right)
We want the airwaves (that's right, that's right)
We want the airwaves, baby
If rock is gonna stay alive

Oh yeah, well, all right
Let's rock, tonight, all night

Oh yeah, well, all right
Let's rock, tonight, all night

We want the airwaves, airwaves
We want the airwaves, airwaves
We want the airwaves, airwaves
We want the airwaves, airwaves
We want the airwaves, baby


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"We Want the Airwaves" as written by Joey Ramone Jeffrey Hyman

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  • +1
    General CommentIt means a lot. Back in the Ramones' time, the radio, and music in general, was just all pop and disco. Punk was new, not being accepted, and here to kick ass, as were the Ramones! I really related to this song back in '99, when I first heard it. It was when the teenybopper bubblegum pop arrived. Unfortunately, we didn't get a revolution in music after that.
    Dokuroon June 28, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree, it's about the ramones wanting to be played on the radio, but being denied because their type of music wasn't popular at the time.
    knuxmanon December 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe tune to this song is more or less exactly the same as The Ramones "I'm Affected"... so maybe it was just making a statement about wanting to get played and wanting to get rock and roll alive, but keeping the tune as one that people knew, or, you know, they couldn't be bothered coming up with a new one, meh. Something like that. But yes, i agree with the last two comments.
    xAbixRamonexon June 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdude...this is one their best songs,and it's true,it's about them wanting to be played on the radio..uh which they should've!!!cuz they are WAY better than other music that was probably on back then. But the Ramones will never fade,they have forever made an impact on music in America and all over the world.I wasn't even born back then but It's cool cuz I still jam the Ramones all the time!And BTW I think the ramones are the best punk rock band of all time,the misfits too,
    punkreggaeskaon July 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLol..ur right after all that "britney spears" "nsync" crap (which i liked back at the time cuz i was 9 and didnt know any better haha),there hasnt been any good "main stream music" maybe a few rock bands but like it's all gay ass music now like taylor swift,and stupid shit and rap idk u guys know what i mean im sure...but anywhoo fuck the radio anyways!!!Ima keep jammin my ramones,misfits,sublime,rancid,op ivy,nirvana,social d,transplants,leftover crack...those are all really good bands fucka da radio!!!and dee dee ramones solo stuff rox too!
    punkreggaeskaon July 02, 2010   Link

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