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I wanna be sedated

June 22nd, 2008 · Posted by Skuds in Music · 1 Comment · Music

The Ramones have been described in many ways, but I wonder if the best word to sum them up would be “aspirational”?  For reasons we don’t need to go into now, I was looking through the track listings of their albums and was struck by the number of song titles that say “I wanna” in one way or another.

Here is a list of all the “I wanna”s, along with a few “I don’t wanna”‘s:

  • I wanna be your boyfriend
  • Now I wanna sniff some glue
  • I don’t wanna go down to the basement
  • I don’t wanna walk around with you
  • I don’t wanna be learned/I don’t wanna be tamed
  • Now I wanna be a good boy
  • I wanna be well
  • I just want to have something to do
  • I don’t want you
  • I wanna be sedated
  • I want you around
  • I wanna live
  • I don’t want to grow up


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  • skud's sister

    Do the ‘don’t wannas’ count as aspirational? More stroppy to my way of thinking.