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"Chinese Rocks" or "Chinese Rock" is a song written in 1975 by New York punk rock musicians Dee Dee Ramone and Richard Hell, mostly composed by the former. Inspired by Lou Reed's "Heroin", the song openly details the day-to-day ravages of opiate addiction, based on Dee Dee's real-life experiences. Authorship of the track is heavily disputed. Hell made several claims that it is his, though it is generally accepted as mostly Dee Dee's work. The song was first recorded by Hell's The Heartbreakers, and later by Dee Dee's band the Ramones. The Ramones' recorded version and the version they initially performed at live shows changed the words "is Dee Dee home?" to is "Arty home?", although the earlier version was sometimes used after Dee Dee left the Ramones' lineup. In live performances, the Heartbreakers, but not the Ramones, also sometimes substituted sexual references for some of the mentions of "Chinese rocks." 


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Somebody call me on the door
Say hey hey hey it's Arty home
You want to take a walk, you want to go cop
You want to go get some Chinese rock

I'm living on a Chinese rock
All my best things are in hock
I'm living on a Chinese rock
Everything is in the pawn shop

The plaster fallin' off the wall
My girlfriend's cryin' in the shower stall
It's hot as a bitch, I should've been rich
But I'm just diggin' a Chinese ditch

I'm living on a Chinese rock
All my best things are in hock
I'm living on a Chinese rock
Everything is in the pawn shop

The plaster fallin' off the wall
My girlfriend's cryin' in the shower stall
It's hot as a bitch, I should've been rich
But I'm just diggin' a Chinese ditch
I'm living on a Chinese rock
All my best things are in hock
I'm living on a Chinese rock
Everything is in the pawn shop
I'm living on a Chinese rock
I'm living on a Chinese rock
I'm living on a Chinese rock
I'm living on a Chinese rock

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Ramones

The Ramones were an American rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first punk rock group. Despite achieving only limited commercial success, the band was a major influence on the punk rock movement in both the United States and the United Kingdom. more »

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Written by: DEE DEE RAMONE, DOUGLAS COLVIN, JEFFREY HYMAN, JOEY RAMONE, JOHN (RAMONE) CUMMINGS, JOHNNY RAMONE

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