"Chinese Rocks" as written by Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone and Dee Dee Ramone....
Somebody called me on the phone
They said, "Hey, is Dee Dee home?
Do you wanna take a walk? You wanna go cop?
You wanna go get some Chinese Rocks?

I'm living on a Chinese Rock
All my best things are in hock
I'm living on a Chinese Rock
Everything is in the pawn shop, it is

The plaster's falling off the wall
My girlfriend's crying in the shower stall
It's hot as a bitch, I shoulda been rich
Now, I'm just digging a Chinese ditch

I'm living on a Chinese Rock
All my best things are in hock
I'm living on a Chinese Rock
Everything is in the pawn shop, it is

Ooh, aah, ooh, aah

The plaster's falling off the wall
My girlfriend's crying in the shower stall
It's hot as a bitch, I shoulda been rich
Now, I'm just digging a Chinese ditch

I'm living on a Chinese Rock
I'm living on a Chinese Rock
I'm living on a Chinese Rock

I'm living on a Chinese Rock
I'm living on a Chinese Rock
I'm living on a Chinese Rock



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"Chinese Rocks" as written by Douglas Colvin Dee Dee Ramone

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    General CommentDee Dee Ramone wrote this. Richard Hell wrote, like, one line...Johnny Thunders and Jerry Nolan had dick all nothing to do with writing this song. this song was written in response to Richard Hell wanting to write a song about heroin that was better than the Velvet Underground's song "Heroin."

    in Dee Dee's biography, Dee Dee talks about this song:
    "When Jerry (Nolan, of the Heartbreakers) was over at my place one day, we did some dope and then I Played him my song, and he took it with him to a Heartbreakers' rehearsal. When Leee Childers started managing them, and got them a record deal, "Chinese Rocks" was their first single of LAMF."

    "...it was dedicated to the boys on Norfolk Street, I can understand that, but the credits are false. Johnny Thunders ranked on me for fourteen years, trying to make out like he wrote the song. What a lowlife maneuver by those guys! By then, I was really too fucked up to care."
    aubible_sighon January 17, 2009   Link

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