Rocket to Russia Album

Artist(s): Ramones

Cover Art

Ramones Rocket to Russia Cover Art

Tracklist

Cretin Hop

length: 1:56
producer: Thomas Erdelyi and Tony Bongiovi
lead vocals: Joey Ramone
engineer: Ed Stasium
guitar: Johnny Ramone
drums (drum set): Tommy Ramone
bass guitar: Dee Dee Ramone
assistant engineer: Don Berman
writer: Douglas Glenn Colvin, Jeffrey Hyman, John Cummings, Thomas Erdelyi

There's no stoppin' the cretins from hoppin'
You gotta keep it beatin'
For all the hoppin' cretins

Cretin! Cretin!
I'm gonna go for a whirl with my cretin girl
My feet won't stop
Doin' the Cretin Hop
Cretin! Cretin!

One-two-three
Cretins want to hop some more
Four-five-six-seven
All good cretins go to heaven
Rockaway Beach
Chewing out a rhythm on my bubble gum
The sun is out and I want some
It's not hard, not far to reach
We can hitch a ride

Rockaway Beach

length: 2:07
producer: Thomas Erdelyi and Tony Bongiovi
lead vocals: Joey Ramone
engineer: Ed Stasium
guitar: Johnny Ramone
drums (drum set): Tommy Ramone
bass guitar: Dee Dee Ramone
assistant engineer: Don Berman
writer: Douglas Glenn Colvin, Jeffrey Hyman, John Cummings, Thomas Erdelyi
Chewing out a rhythm on my bubble gum the sun is out and I want some
It's not hard, not far to reach we can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach
Up on the roof, out on the street down in the playground the hot concrete
Bus ride is too slow they blast out the disco on the radio

Rock rock rockaway beach
Rock rock rockaway beach
Rock rock rockaway beach
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach

Rock rock rockaway beach
Rock rock rockaway beach
Rock rock rockaway beach
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach

It's not hard, not far to reach
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach
It's not hard, not far to reach
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach
Chewing out a rhythm on my bubble gum
The sun is out and I want some
It's not hard, not far to reach
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach
Up on the roof, out on the street
Down in the playground the hot concrete
Bus ride is too slow they blast out the disco on the radio

Rock rock rockaway beach
Rock rock rockaway beach
Rock rock rockaway beach
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach

Rock rock rockaway beach
Rock rock rockaway beach
Rock rock rockaway beach
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach

Rock rock rockaway beach
Rock rock rockaway beach
Rock rock rockaway beach
We can hitch a ride to Rockaway Beach

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

length: 2:50
producer: Tony Bongiovi and Thomas Erdelyi
lead vocals: Joey Ramone
engineer: Ed Stasium
guitar: Johnny Ramone
drums (drum set): Tommy Ramone
bass guitar: Dee Dee Ramone
assistant engineer: Don Berman
writer: Douglas Glenn Colvin, Jeffrey Hyman, John Cummings, Thomas Erdelyi
Oh oh oh,
Oh oh oh,I love ya X2
I do,I do,
Oh oh oh,
Oh oh oh,I love ya X2
I do,I do.

I told you why we just can't make it,
I want you still but I just can't take it,
The time has come we ought to break it,
Someone had to pay the price.

Oh oh oh oh,
Oh oh oh,it's over x2
It's true,it's true,
Oh oh oh oh,
Oh oh oh,it's over x2
It's true, It's true.

I think of times we were together,
As time went on it seemed forever,
Times have changed now things are better,
Someone had to pay the price.

And I think of times we were together,
As time went on it seemed forever,
Times have changed now things are better,
Someone had to pay the price.

Locket Love

length: 2:12
producer: Thomas Erdelyi and Tony Bongiovi
lead vocals: Joey Ramone
engineer: Ed Stasium
guitar: Johnny Ramone
drums (drum set): Tommy Ramone
bass guitar: Dee Dee Ramone
assistant engineer: Don Berman
writer: Tommy Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone
Lovely lovely locket love
You could use a little of
Hang a chain around you
You're hangin' too
Hang on a little bit longer
Hang on you're a goner

Lovely lovely locket love
Cause a picture never does
Try to expose you
For what you put me through
Hang on a little bit longer
Hang on you're a goner

Never never can tell
How hard you fell
Lovely lovely locket 'cause
The best poison of

Lovely lovely locket love
You got a pocket of
Lovely little tricks you do
Now I'm hangin' too
Hang on a little bit longer
Hang on you're a goner

I Don’t Care

length: 1:40
producer: Thomas Erdelyi and Tony Bongiovi
lead vocals: Joey Ramone
engineer: Ed Stasium
guitar: Johnny Ramone
drums (drum set): Tommy Ramone
bass guitar: Dee Dee Ramone
assistant engineer: Don Berman
writer: Douglas Glenn Colvin, Jeffrey Hyman, John Cummings, Thomas Erdelyi
I don't care
I don't care
I don't care
About this world
I don't care
About that girl
I don't care
I don't care
I don't care
About these words
I don't care

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Sheena Is a Punk Rocker

length: 2:49
producer: Tony Bongiovi and Thomas Erdelyi
lead vocals: Joey Ramone
engineer: Ed Stasium
guitar: Johnny Ramone
drums (drum set): Tommy Ramone
bass guitar: Dee Dee Ramone
assistant engineer: Don Berman
writer: Douglas Glenn Colvin, Jeffrey Hyman, John Cummings, Thomas Erdelyi
Well the kids are all hopped up and ready to go
They're ready to go now they got their surfboards
And they're going to the discotheque Au Go Go
But she just couldn't stay she had to break away
Well New York City really has is all oh yeah, oh yeah

Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker now
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker now
Well she's a punk punk, a punk rocker
Punk punk a punk rocker
Punk punk a punk rocker
Punk punk a punk rocker

Well the kids are all hopped up and ready to go
They're ready to go now they got their surfboards
And they're going to the discotheque Au Go Go
But she just couldn't stay she had to break away
Well New York City really has is all oh yeah, oh yeah

Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker now
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker now
Well she's a punk punk, a punk rocker
Punk punk a punk rocker
Punk punk a punk rocker
Punk punk a punk rocker

Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker now
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker now
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker
Sheena is a punk rocker now

We’re a Happy Family

length: 2:32
producer: Tony Bongiovi and Thomas Erdelyi
lead vocals: Joey Ramone
engineer: Ed Stasium
guitar: Johnny Ramone
drums (drum set): Tommy Ramone
bass guitar: Dee Dee Ramone
assistant engineer: Don Berman
writer: Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Joey Ramone, Tommy Ramone
We're a happy family, we're a happy family
We're a happy family, me, mom and daddy
We're a happy family, we're a happy family
We're a happy family, me, mom and daddy

Siting here in Queens
Eating refried beans
We're in all the magazines
Gulpin' down Thorazines
We ain't got no friends
Our troubles never end
No Christmas cards to send
Daddy likes men

Daddy's telling lies
Baby's eating flies
Mommy's on pills
Baby's got the chills
I'm friends with the President
I'm friends with the Pope
We're all making a fortune selling Daddy's dope

Siting here in Queens
Eating refried beans
We're in all the magazines
Gulpin' down Thorazines
We ain't got no friends
Our troubles never end
No Christmas cards to send
Daddy likes men

We're a happy family, we're a happy family
We're a happy family, me, mom and daddy
We're a happy family, we're a happy family
We're a happy family, me, mom and daddy

We're a happy family, we're a happy family
We're a happy family, me, mom and daddy
We're a happy family, we're a happy family
We're a happy family, me, mom and daddy

We're a happy family, we're a happy family
We're a happy family, me, mom and daddy
We're a happy family, we're a happy family
We're a happy family, me, mom and daddy

Teenage Lobotomy

length: 2:02
producer: Tony Bongiovi and Thomas Erdelyi
lead vocals: Joey Ramone
engineer: Ed Stasium
guitar: Johnny Ramone
drums (drum set): Tommy Ramone
bass guitar: Dee Dee Ramone
assistant engineer: Don Berman
writer: Douglas Glenn Colvin, John Cummings, Jeffrey Hyman, Thomas Erdelyi
Lobotomy, lobotomy, lobotomy, lobotomy!
DDT did a job on me
Now I am a real sickie
Guess I'll have to break the news
That I got no mind to lose
All the girls are in love with me
I'm a teenage lobotomy

Slugs and snails are after me
DDT keeps me happy
Now I guess I'll have to tell 'em
That I got no cerebellum
Gonna get my Ph.D.
I'm a teenage lobotomy

Lobotomy, lobotomy, lobotomy, lobotomy!
DDT did a job on me
Now I am a real sickie
Guess I'll have to break the news
That I got no mind to lose
All the girls are in love with me
I'm a teenage lobotomy

Do You Wanna Dance?

length: 1:56
producer: Tony Bongiovi and Thomas Erdelyi
lead vocals: Joey Ramone
engineer: Ed Stasium
guitar: Johnny Ramone
drums (drum set): Tommy Ramone
bass guitar: Dee Dee Ramone
assistant engineer: Don Berman
composer: Bobby Freeman
lyricist: Bobby Freeman
Do you want to dance and hold my hand?
Tell me baby I'm your loving man
Oh, baby, do you want to dance?
Do you, do you do you do you want to dance?
Do you do you do you do you want to dance?
Do you do you do you do you want to dance?
Well do you want to dance under the moonlight?
Squeeze me baby all through the night
Oh baby, do you want to dance?

I Wanna Be Well

length: 2:29
producer: Thomas Erdelyi and Tony Bongiovi
lead vocals: Joey Ramone
engineer: Ed Stasium
guitar: Johnny Ramone
drums (drum set): Tommy Ramone
bass guitar: Dee Dee Ramone
assistant engineer: Don Berman
writer: Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Joey Ramone, Tommy Ramone
Yeah, I want to be well I want to be well
I want to be I want I want I want I want I want I want

Yeah, I want to be well I want to be well
I want to be I want I want I want I want I want I want

I want my LSD, golly gee, DDT, wowee!
Daddy's broke holy smoke my future's bleak ain't it neat?

Yeah, I want to be well I want to be well
I want to be I want I want I want I want I want I want

Yeah, I want to be well I want to be well
I want to be I want I want I want I want I want I want

I want my LSD, golly gee, DDT, wowee!
Daddy's broke holy smoke my future's bleak ain't it neat?

Yeah, I want to be well I want to be well I want to be well
I want to be well I want to be well

I Can’t Give You Anything

length: 2:02
producer: Tony Bongiovi and Thomas Erdelyi
lead vocals: Joey Ramone
engineer: Ed Stasium
guitar: Johnny Ramone
drums (drum set): Tommy Ramone
bass guitar: Dee Dee Ramone
assistant engineer: Don Berman
writer: Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Joey Ramone, Tommy Ramone
You better know what you want
You know how little I got

I can't give you anything
You think I'm kind of cute
But who's going to bring home the loot?
Make up your mind about
Hope you don't doubt that

I can't give you anything

Ramona

length: 2:38
producer: Thomas Erdelyi and Tony Bongiovi
lead vocals: Joey Ramone
engineer: Ed Stasium
guitar: Johnny Ramone
drums (drum set): Tommy Ramone
bass guitar: Dee Dee Ramone
assistant engineer: Don Berman
writer: Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Joey Ramone, Tommy Ramone
Hey Johnny, hey Dee Dee
Little Tom and Joey
You know we're comin' over
Sweet sweet little Ramona
You're getting better and better
It's getting easier than ever
Hey you kids in the crowd
You know you like it
When the music's loud

Sweet sweet little Ramona
She always wants to come over
Sweet sweet little Ramona
I think I'll try and phone her

I let her in if you're wondering why
Cause she's a spy for the BBI
I let her in and I started to cry
And then I knew I wanted to die
Oooh, little Ramona

Surfin’ Bird

length: 2:38
producer: Thomas Erdelyi and Tony Bongiovi
lead vocals: Joey Ramone
engineer: Ed Stasium
guitar: Johnny Ramone
drums (drum set): Tommy Ramone
bass guitar: Dee Dee Ramone
assistant engineer: Don Berman
writer: Al Frazier, Sonny Harris, Carl White, Turner Wilson
A-well-a ev'rybody's heard about the bird bird bird bird
B-bird's the word oh well-a bird bird bird
Bird is a word oh well-a bird bird bird
Well-a bird is the word oh well-a bird bird bird
B-bird's the word a-well-a bird bird
Well-a bird is a word a-well-a bird bird
B-bird's a-well-a bird bird bird
B-bird's a word a-well-a bird bird bird
Well-a bird is a word a-well-a bird bird
B-bird's the word now well-a
Don't you know 'bout the bird
Well ev'rybody knows that the bird is a word
Oh well-a bird bird b-birds oh word well!

A-well-a ev'rybody dance about the bird bird bird bird
B-bird's the word oh well-a bird bird bird
B-bird's the word a-well-a bird bird bird
B-birds the word now when a bird bird
B-birds a word now when -a bird bird bird
B-bird's a word now well-a bird bird bird
B-bird's the word oh well-a bird bird bird
B-bird's the word a-well-a bird bird bird
B-bird's the word a-well-a don't you know 'bout the bird
Well ev'rybody's talkin' a-bout the bird a-well-a bird bird
B-birds the word well papa com-a mau ma-papa
Com-a ma mau papa com-a mau mau
Papa com-a mau mau well-a don't you know 'bout the bird
Well ev'rybody know that the bird is a word a-well-a bird bird

Why Is It Always This Way?

length: 2:16
producer: Thomas Erdelyi and Tony Bongiovi
lead vocals: Joey Ramone
engineer: Ed Stasium
guitar: Johnny Ramone
drums (drum set): Tommy Ramone
bass guitar: Dee Dee Ramone
assistant engineer: Don Berman
writer: Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Joey Ramone, Tommy Ramone
Hey hey hey
Why is it always this way?

Last time I saw her alive
She was wavin', wavin' bye bye
She was contemplating suicide
Now she's lying
In a bottle of formaldehyde

And oh, I just don't know
Why I can't let her go
Oh I just don't know

Hey hey hey
Why is it always this way?

Last time I saw her alive
She was going to the wash and dry
She was outside hitchin' a ride
Now she's lying
In a bottle of formaldehyde.