"I Wanna Live" as written by Joey Ramone, Daniel Rey and Johnny Ramone....
I've been thinking it over
And I know just what to do
I've been thinking it over
And I know I just can't trust myself

I'm a Gypsy prince
Covered with diamonds and jewels
But then my lover exposes me
And I know I'm just a damn fool

I give what I've got to give
I give what I need to live
I give what I've got to give
It's important if I wanna live
Well, I wanna live
I want to live my life
I wanna live
Well, I want to live my life

As I load my pistol
Of fine German steel
I never thought I'd be so down and out
Having my last meal
But I know I can do it
It just took a few years
As I execute my killers
The morning is near

I give what I've got to give
I give what I need to live
I give what I've got to give
It's important if I wanna live
Well, I wanna live
I want to live my life
I wanna live
Well, I want to live my life

I wanna live
Well, I want to live my life
I wanna live
I want to live my life
I wanna live
I want to live my life
I wanna live
I want to live my life


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"I Wanna Live" as written by Joey Ramone Daniel Rey

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    General Commentthis song is about contiplating suicide it really touched me and i just wana live.... THE RAMONES WERE NOT ONLY LEGENDS THEY WERE GODS! long live the ramones!
    Joey_RAMONE_RIPon September 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOne who realizes he is not who he portrays himself to be, realizing that he is someone else. Deciding to commit suicide or not, having the will to live.
    Tommy_Ramone_IIon April 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti like that line "as i Execute my killer." its a clever medaphor for suicide.
    oidimedon May 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentto me when he says as i execute my killer i think he is saying i killed the suicide. the mornign is near and i made it one more day, and then he just says the next part cause all he wants is to live. he has given whats he had to give and hes given what he needs to live and he is trying to not give into the suicide.
    oldskoolpunker23on July 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite song by the ramones that I know of.
    "But I know I can do it
    It just took a few years
    As I execute my killer
    The morning is near "
    ^ That is genius. He may have spent years contemplating killing himself but he finaly got the courage to execute that killer inside of himself
    ClashCityRockerson March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant
    TonyInPortlandon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentProbably their most intelligent song
    Comrade_Liaron April 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA great song! One of the best! 'As I excecute my killer' is probably the best like ever.
    iceyflameon August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song the best part is
    As I load my pistol
    Fine German steel
    I never thought I'd be so down and out
    Having my last meal
    great music
    Gabba Gabba Hey!
    dougmanon August 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenttop song.
    one of the best by ramones.
    well...one of my favs.
    rawr-im-a-tigeron October 23, 2006   Link

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