1. Monday, April 13, 2009

    tony, much respect… 

    But “The Return of Jackie and Judy” shouldn’t be on that list. Weakest song on that LP if you ask me. – Merle

    I’d wager Mr. Tom Waits would disagree.

    “The Return Of Jackie And Judy”
    (written by the Ramones for “End of the Century”)
    Tom Waits
    “We’re a Happy Family, a Tribute to the Ramones” & “Orphans”

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

    Jackie is a bookie, Judy’s taking loans
    They both came up to New York
    Just to see the Ramones

    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

    Jackie’s scalping tickets
    Judy’s getting harassed
    They both got kicked outside
    Didn’t have a backstage pass

    And oh, I don’t why she wrote that letter
    Oh no, oh no
    And oh, I don’t know why,
    Dont’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