Twenty, twenty, twenty-four hours to go
I wanna be sedated
Nothing to do, nowhere to go
I wanna be sedated

Just get me to the airport, put me on a plane
Hurry, hurry, hurry, before I go insane
I can't control my fingers, I can't control my brain
Oh no, oh, oh, oh, oh

Twenty, twenty, twenty-four hours to go
I wanna be sedated
Nothing to do, nowhere to go
I wanna be sedated

Just put me in a wheelchair, get me on a plane
Hurry, hurry, hurry, before I go insane
I can't control my fingers, I can't control my brain
Oh no, oh, oh, oh, oh

Twenty, twenty, twenty-four hours to go
I wanna be sedated
Nothing to do, nowhere to go
I wanna be sedated

Just put me in a wheelchair, get me to the show
Hurry, hurry, hurry, before I go loco
I can't control my fingers, I can't control my toes
Oh no, oh, oh, oh, oh

Twenty, twenty, twenty-four hours to go
I wanna be sedated
Nothing to do, nowhere to go
I wanna be sedated

Just put me in a wheelchair, get me to the show
Hurry, hurry, hurry, before I go loco
I can't control my fingers, I can't control my toes
Oh no, oh, oh, oh, oh

Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, I wanna be sedated
Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, I wanna be sedated
Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, I wanna be sedated
Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, I wanna be sedated


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I Wanna Be Sedated Lyrics as written by Jeff Hyman Douglas Colvin

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  • +1
    General CommentThis has to be the catchiest song ever fucking written, I could listen to this song over and over again.
    fuckyouallon March 23, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti looked up what sedated meens and i got this
    sedated
    adj : under the influence of a sedative drug
    so i think its about him taking a pill and losing his mind and control
    WeakAtBest94on April 26, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLook at his name.. need4creed, a name for a band that is (thankfully) no longer existant. NFG sucks a big one compared to the Ramones. The Ramones would kick their ass I bet if they could of got a chance.
    dsgrntld187on June 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't claim to be any kind of expert on the Ramones, but it pisses me off when this is the only song people know by them and they act like they're so clever for knowing it.
    mockingsmileon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written by Joey Ramone (Jeffry Hyman) when he had to go to the hospital because he spilled boiling water on himself and got some burns. (he inhaled steam to clear his sinuses) I read that somewhere, I forget where. I'm like a sponge of useless facts. :)
    mandolinloseron February 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentway to spell liar wrong. :) It was just an opinion, you don't have to be so hostile. (By the way, were you going to explain how you know that it's about capital punishment for a fact or were you just stating it to sound impressive?)
    mandolinloseron February 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlice Cooper - Elected
    samwaltonon July 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI used to think it's just a party party kind of punk song. But yesterday I finally paid attention to the lyrics.

    IMO it's quite obviously about drug/alcohol withdrawal. The 'character' or the band has some empty time to do nothing with, no concert, no party. And the character gets extremely anxious because of the lack of "sedation" or drugs.

    "Hurry, hurry, hurry, before I go insane
    I can't control my fingers, I can't control my brain"

    Having quite some personal experience myself, ^this is just a spot on description of the ordeal. So yeah I think it's a more serious message hidden under the very cheerful melodies and rhythms.
    truerickhavocon November 11, 2022   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song brings back memories
    emopunkskafaceon April 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Ramones are the best!
    sammy4770on April 25, 2002   Link

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