"Swallow My Pride" as written by Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone and Tommy Ramone....
She looked at me with dignity, said
"Baby there's one thing you've gotta see
Even though we're headed for war
This nation's prouder than ever before

Yes, there's a sprit in the air
We're more American than anywhere."
Well, I just smiled 'cause I could tell
This little girl's going to hell

All the warmth in her heart can't keep
My blood from running cold
First I fell for her looks
Now I just want to go for the throat

I tried to tell her a hundred times
This little girl didn't understand at all
Pride comes before a fall
Now I wouldn't mind if you swallow my pride

Make me feel all right, deep inside
Feel all right
Pride comes before a fall
This ain't the summer of love (4x)

I don't know what you're thinking of
This ain't the summer of love
This ain't the garden of Eden
There ain't no angels above

Things ain't what they used to be
This ain't the summer of love
This ain't the garden of Eden

There ain't no angels above
Things ain't what they used to be
This ain't the summer of love
This ain't the summer of fun

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"Swallow My Pride" as written by Douglas Colvin Dee Dee Ramone

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    General CommentI'm surprised that no one has written any comments, maybe because this isn't the most famous band, but they still rock. I'll be the very first post for Green River, don't I feel special.....anyways, great song.
    SGMonkee497on August 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentagreed, SGMonkee497. And I am the very second post. I feel special too.
    motherlovebonefanon June 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is perhaps the first truly great grunge song.....only problem is the 'girl' vocals at the beginning. thank god for grunge.
    grungemonkey1990on December 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm also suprised that everyone thinks Nirvana began grunge. It was green river and mother love bone that really began the grunge genre.
    fatcatx2lon May 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnd the Screaming Trees, and the Melvins. :) They helped, too.
    Lizz|Is|Pyroon July 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhy is personality meltdown not on here, i love that song
    converse2on July 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a guy who's sick of his girlfriend's patriotism and support for people like Ronald Reagan. That's what I get since the lyrics were written in the RR era.
    Marquezon July 01, 2008   Link
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    Song ComparisonSay no more Marquez. Couldn't have said it better. grungemonkey1990, this is indeed one of the first great grunge songs ever made.

    As for bands that started the grunge phenomenon, don't forget the U-Men!!! Gibby Haynes certainly didn't!
    feminist92on May 22, 2011   Link

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