"Cherry Bomb" as written by Kim Fowley and Joan Jett....
Can't stay at home,
Can't stay at school.
Old folks say,
'You poor little fool'.

Down the street,
I'm the girl next door.
I'm the fox you've been waiting for.

Hello Daddy,
Hello Mom,
I'm your ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb.
Hello world,
I'm your wild girl.
I'm your ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb.

Stone age love and strange sounds too,
Come on baby let me get to you.
Bad nights causin' teenage blues,
Get down ladies you've got nothing to lose!

Hello Daddy,
Hello Mom,
I'm your ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb.
Hello world,
I'm your wild girl.
I'm your ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb.

Hey street boy what's your style?
Your dead end dreams don't make you smile,
I'll give ya something to live for,
Have ya, grab ya
'Til you're sore.

Hello Daddy,
Hello Mom,
I'm your ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb.
Hello world,
I'm your wild girl.
I'm your ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb.



Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

"Cherry Bomb" as written by John Mellencamp

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General CommentI'm going to have to go with this version, though I do enjoy the Bratmobile version as well. Depends on my mood.
    cassiaon July 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJoan was actually the one who wrote this song. Either way, both versions are totally rad, and this is one of the best songs to just crank to max volume :D
    bluestruckon September 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI cannot believe there isn't like 50 pages of people saying how brilliant this song is!!
    But the meaning is so obviously simple, just a teenage wild child seducing everyone.
    The Runaways wrote this, so obviously other versions could only live in the shadow.
    like Cherie Currie did this so perfectly.
    chchcherrybombon December 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis was originally done by the runaways joan jett covered this song and i think that the best version is the runaways version
    abadexcuseon March 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTotally agree, the Runways one is powerful.
    New_Waveron January 16, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti like the version by Bratmobile ALOT better.
    YeOldDuckon May 10, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General CommentL7's version's better
    Chumpon June 11, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAgreed about the bratmobile comment!
    Riot Grrrlon March 26, 2003   Link

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