Jackie is a punk
Judy is a runt
They went down to the Mudd Club
And they both got drunk
Oh-yeah

Jackie is a bookie
Judy's taking loans
They both came up to New York
Just to see the Ramones
Oh-yeah

And oh, I don't know why she wrote that letter
Oh no, oh no
Oh I don't know why
We won't forget her, oh no

Jackie's playing hooky
Judy's playing pool
They both got caught for cutting
Got to go to summer school
Oh-yeah

Jackie's scalping tickets
Judy's getting harassed
They both got kicked outside
Didn't have a backstage pass
Oh-yeah

And oh, I don't why she wrote that letter
Oh no, oh no
And oh, I don't know why,
don't't know what's on her mind
I don't know, no, I don't know

But I can't stand to see her cryin'
She's still cryin', she ain't tryin'
She's going to get left behind
Nobody wants you, nobody wants you


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The Return of Jackie and Judy Lyrics as written by Jeff Hyman Douglas Colvin

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    I think this song is about groupies or something

    RedHotChiliPepperon November 13, 2004   Link
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    NNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! ITS ABOUT JAKIE AND JUDY, LATER ON IN LIFE (CHECK OUT JUDY IS A PUNK)

    CADEN MOOREon December 12, 2004   Link
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    Judy and Jackie were two obsessive Ramones fans (according to the Ramones lyrics booklet). They died in a planecrash.

    Child Of Musicon June 03, 2005   Link
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    it's called jackie is a punk, i'm sick of people screwing that up dammit.

    fastfingerzon January 14, 2006   Link
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    i think Child of Music has the right meaning. I love this song along with tons of Ramones song. check out the Tom Waits version of this song on the tribute album. That and totally check out Judy is a Punk

    hell yeah Ramones--gone but will live forever

    River Wolfon February 05, 2006   Link

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