Sonic Youth - Hey Joni Lyrics

Sonic Youth Daydream Nation cover art
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Hey Joni put it all behind you
Hey Joni now I've put it all behind me too
These times can't add up
Yr life is such a mess
Forget the past, and just say yes

Tell me Joni, am I the one
To see you through?
In this broken town can you still jack in
And know what to do?
I remember our youth, our high ideals
I remember you were so uptight
That time in the trees, we broke that vice
We took some steps and now
We can't think twice

Tell me Joni, am I right by you?
Tell me how yr gonna lose this hard luck?
Hey Joni, when will all these dreams come true?
You'd better find a way
To climb down off that truck

Shots ring out from the center of an empty field
Joni's in the tall grass
She's a beautiful mental jukebox
A sailboat explosion
A snap of electric whip crack

She's not thinking about the future
She's not spinning her wheels
She doesn't think at all about the past
She thinking long and hard
About that high wild sound
And wondering will it last?

Kick it

Hey Joni, put it all behind you
There's something turning, Joni, turning right to you
My head burns, but I know you'll speak the truth, hey!
Hey Joni, put it all behind you
Hey Joni, now I've put it all behind me too
Forget the future
These times are such a mess
Tune out the past, and just say yes

It's 1963
It's 1964
It's 1957
It's 1962

Put it all behind you
Now it's all behind you
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Teen Age Riot
  • 2 Silver Rocket
  • 3 The Sprawl
  • 4 ’Cross the Breeze
  • 5 Eric’s Trip
  • 6 Total Trash
  • 7 Hey Joni
  • 8 Providence
  • 9 Candle
  • 10 Rain King
  • 11 Kissability
  • 12 Trilogy: The Wonder / Hyperstation / Eliminator Jr.

  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley, Thurston Joseph Moore
    album: Track 7 in album Daydream Nation
    release date: 1988-10
    popularity : 75 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Noise/Indie Rock/Experimental/Avantgarde
    length: 4:24
    drums: Steve Shelley
    lead vocals: Lee Ranaldo
    electric guitar: Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore
    mastering: Howie Weinberg
    bass guitar: Kim Gordon
    writer: Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Steve Shelley
    Album Information
    label: Blast First
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5016027609343
    script: Latin