i recall back in '79 i was just a wee kid livin' in a dive
didn't drink, didn't dance, didn't ever smoke hash
but it changed when i heard the clash
and you know i needed more so i got
up and out to the record store
i bought all the records i could afford
an' i played em all on my stereo

[Chorus:]
this is a song saluting punkrockers rise
and what they did to change the times
but with such a lifestyle they're burnin'
on both sides
now they're droppin' like flies
all those old punk rock guys

i became a fan & i remain that way
and to this day, i'm still blown away
those bands just cut me to the bone
like the damned, the pistols & the ramones
now we just wanna say
they made us what we are today
so now every time we play
we remember those of yesterday

[Repeat Chorus]

well i became a fan & i remain that way
and to this day, i'm still blown away
and then theres me i'm not dead yet
but never ever know i could be next

[Repeat Chorus]


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    General CommentLove this song, the meaning's pretty straightforward.

    wizardneedsfood: I can understand being disappointed about them liking The Sex Pistols, but The Ramones? Come on.
    ghoststorieson April 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is an incredible song. Its a tribute to all the original punk bands. "like the damned, the pistols & the ramones "
    browntown13on February 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti like this band but I was disappointed to learn that they actually like the sex pistols and the ramones.
    wizardneedsfoodon February 13, 2007   Link

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