"Danny Says" as written by and Jeffrey/cummings Hyman....
Danny says we gotta go.
Gotta go to Idaho
But we can't go surfing
Cause it's twenty below.

Sound check's at 5:02.
Record stores and interviews.
Oh, but I can't wait to be with you tomorrow.

Baby
Oho-ho-ho, we got nowhere to go
And it may sound funny, but's true.
Hangin' out in a hundred
Be watching 'Get Smart' on TV.
Thinkin' about.
You and me and you and me.

Hangin' out in L.A.
And there's nowhere to go.
It ain't Christmas if there ain't no snow.
Listening to Sheena on the radio.
Oh-ho oh-ho.


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"Danny Says" as written by Douglas Colvin Dee Dee Ramone

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  • +1
    General Commentone of my most favorite ramones songs of all time. it's kind of sad because it represents some of the downsides the band had to endure from touring.
    agnostic_rabbion June 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this lyric is incorrect:
    Hangin' out in a hundred
    Be watching 'Get Smart' on TV

    The correct lyrics are:
    Hangin' out in 100B
    Watching 'Get Smart' on TV

    100B is probably the address of a record studio or someone's office. The song is about the obligations of being a rockstar and missing out on fun (surfing), being gone for holidays, and not getting to spend time with a girlfriend.
    sxon January 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe "Danny" mentioned in the song is Daniel Fields, the Ramones' manager on the End of the Century record. The whole song is about trying to keep a relationship going while on tour.
    87thon November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti couldn't agree more
    R_AMONAon September 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPhil Spectre did a great job on this album. The Ramones demo version is really cool and stripped down.
    astrozombieon March 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite ramones song. =)
    reznorfreakon December 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt occurred to me (right after I hit "submit, of course!) that the contradiction is a perfect representation of the politically opposite views of Johnny & Joey.
    Father O Blivionon October 10, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI like the contradictions in the song:

    "But we can't go surfin' 'cause it's 20 below"

    i.e. the cold weather sucks

    "It ain't Christmas if there ain't no snow"

    i.e. I love a white Christmas
    Father O Blivionon October 10, 2008   Link
  • -3
    General CommentThe snow could also be about cocaine of course.
    Christmas a metaphor for a fun time in general, like it's no fun without coke.
    SodaPopinskion April 29, 2009   Link

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