The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)

Here is a rocker by the Ramones to make your Christmas wonderful…and don’t fight!

This song was released in 1989 and was on the album Brain Drain. The album peaked at #41 in the Billboard 100 and #75 in the UK in 1989.

It is the last Ramones release to feature bassist/lyricist/vocalist Dee Dee Ramone, the first to feature Marky Ramone since his initial firing from the band after 1983’s Subterranean Jungle and the band’s last studio album on Sire Records.

I’ll revisit power-pop next year.

Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)

Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight with

Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight
Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight
Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight with you

Where is Santa at his sleigh?
Tell me why is it always this way?
Where is Rudolph? Where is Blitzen, baby?
Merry Christmas, merry merry merry Christmas

All the children are tucked in their beds
Sugar-plum fairies dancing in their heads
Snowball fighting, it’s so exciting baby

I love you and you love me
And that’s the way it’s got to be
I loved you from the start
‘Cause Christmas ain’t the time for breaking each other’s heart

Where is Santa at his sleigh?
Tell me why is it always this way?
Where is Rudolph? Where is Blitzen, baby?
Merry Christmas, merry merry merry Christmas

All the children are tucked in their beds
Sugar-plum fairies dancing in their heads
Snowball fighting, it’s so exciting baby

Ay yeah yeah yeah

I love you and you love me
And that’s the way it’s got to be
I knew it from the start
‘Cause Christmas ain’t the time for breaking each other’s heart

Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight with
Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight with
Merry Christmas, I don’t want to fight tonight with you

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

10 thoughts on “The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)”

  1. Most modern XMAS songs don’t do it for me, but I like this one. The video is quite amusing. My friend is a big fan of the Ramones. I still haven’t heard much of their stuff. Two groups I have to hear more are The Ramones and the Smiths. The latter in particular I love what Ive heard of so far.

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