"Daytime Dilemma (Dangers of Love)" as written by Joey Ramone and Daniel Rey....
She came from a happy home
A very happy home
A very happy home

Miss personality,
A grade 'A' student naturally
She had it all worked out

But things aren't what they seem
Is this real or just a dream
And things will never ever be the same again

She came from a happy home
A very happy home
A home of happiness

Miss personality, a grade 'A' student naturally
She had it all in place
But things aren't what they seem
Is this real or just a dream
Things will never ever be the same again

The dangers, its the dangers of love
The dangers, its the dangers of love

She came from a happy home
A very happy home
A very happy scene

She caught him with another
It turns out it was her mother
What a tragedy
Can things be what they seem
Is this just some crazy dream
Things may never ever be the same again

The dangers, its the dangers of love
The dangers, its the dangers of love

Keep telling li-ie-ies, but you did
You know you did
Its coming, its coming, its coming

The dangers, its the dangers of love
The dangers, its the dangers of love

What went wrong she couldn't tell
But we know it all too well

The dangers, its the dangers of love
The dangers, its the dangers of love


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"Daytime Dilemma" as written by Joey Ramone Daniel Rey

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    General Commentfantastic song
    lastcaressmisfit82on April 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti agree.
    punkrawkrebelon January 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics are very clear; the dangers of love meaning that a girl who was everyrhing considered socially correct ("miss personality a grade A student naturally") actually got involved with someone who was morally incorrect
    marxon April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDamn, this is the kind of Ramones song that I really love, but not too many know. Much more powerful than people give them credit for. Oh, Pearl Jam does a greeeeeeat cover of this.
    Foundation4lifeon October 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThing song is indeed about a relationship that very quick turned destructive. But to me its about more than just that. Its about how you can live your life in a very regular and normal way, and at the end of the day, still find that things have turned against you. Whats even more ironic and possibly sadder, is that when things started out, they were fine! How could things have gone from that good to that bad? "What went wrong, she couldn't tell" Moreover, this has really hurt her, and she "... will never be the same again."

    This song is also about one other thing. Its about how people can hurt each other in the name of love. You can say to someone I love you, and find that your love leads you to do hurtful, painful and ugly things to someone else. And perhaps whats worst or saddest of all, you can be from "a happy home" and never expect any of this to hit you or affect you. e.g. How could this happen to me? I'm a good person! I followed the rules!
    pboton October 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always figured that it was all those things happening above, but not in real life, but on a soap opera.

    There's the trope of everything being a dream, the concept of "What went wrong, she couldn't tell, but we know it all too well", and the title Daytime Dilemma (referring to the timeslot soaps generally air in). The Ramones wrote a lot of silly stuff about life on the road (hanging out in 100B, watching Get Smart on TV), and spending time on the road rather than working a day job, when you turn on the TV, you're likely to see some soaps.
    Stitchopoulison September 28, 2010   Link

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