Ramones ( The ) - MERRY CHRISTMAS I DON'T WANNA FIGHT TONIGHT

First performance: 07/12/2003


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song only once:
 

Bruce performed the song together with Little Steven during the second night of the Christmas Benefit shows in the Concention Hall in sbury Park. The song was dedicated to Johnny Ramone. Bruce played piano during the song.
 
 
 

Songinfo

'Merry Christmas, I don't want to fight tonight' is taken from the eleventh album 'Brain Drain' by the Ramones. The album was released on March 23, 1989. T
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

On a visit to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Bruce revealed he originally wrote one of his most iconic songs, 'Hungry Heart' for The Ramones :
 
"I saw the Ramones in Asbury Park,” he told Fallon, “and we were talking for a while and I was like, ‘Man I’ve got to write the Ramones a song.’ So I went home and I sat at my table and I wrote it in about the time it took me to sing it. I brought it in and we went to make a demo for it or I played it for [Johnny Ramone], and he said, ‘Nah, you better keep that one.’ He was right about that. It did pretty well." 

Lyrics

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