"53rd & 3rd" as written by and John (ramone)/colvin Cummings....
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53rd & 3rd song meanings
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    General Commentit is about dee dee's prostitution. mickey confirms this, so does dee dee, but its up to you whether you'll believe it or not. during a recent trip to new york to research the ramones, i visited 53rd and 3rd, which is not too far from 5th avenue. it is now a street like any other, and no longer a spot for male prostitution.
    idontwanttodiebeforeivelivedon January 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMost of you are stupid
    53rd and 3rd is an interesection in NYC where lots of male prostitutes hung around trying to "turn a trick" (catch the eye of a john)

    In this case, the whore was a green beret In vietnam. He stands on the corner, but never gets picked. When he finally does, he took out his razor blade and did what God forbade (he killed the john) to prove that he isn't a sissy, and now the cops are after him
    pogue mahoneon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about Rambo until I noticed the stuff about turnin' tricks.
    alk3machineon April 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentkitten...i think metallica does 53rd and 3rd on the tribute- kiss does do you remember rock-n-roll radio
    apacherosepeacockon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah, its metallica.
    oidimedon May 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the ramones we need more bands like this.
    GCgirlVicious311on September 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love the Ramones too, and more young people who like today's "punk" should listen to the Ramones and hear how it all started! by the way, this song is about Dee Dee's time spent as a young male hooker on the corner of 53rd & 3rd in Manhatten
    _kurtcobainismygod_on October 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthere is a cover on this Ramones TRibute cd. it is awsome it is covered by kiss i think and it is so cool because you get in to dee dee's mind. kinda a see what he sees .. and feel what he feels i think it is just deeper that the words it is the emotions that he feels

    i also think it is about proving to people that he isn't a wuss and just fucks someone wwho tried to fuck him over it you catch my drift
    twist3dkittenon March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commentlong live the ramones. Best song of my life.
    It makes sooooo much more sense this way..i thought the first verse 2nd line was "I wore a green barette in vietnam"
    disco_blows_dogs_on March 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about Rambo until I noticed the stuff about turnin' tricks. He just wanted some food, man.
    alk3machineon April 25, 2003   Link

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