Pinhead
Ramones Lyrics


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Gabba-gabba, we accept you, we accept you, one of us
Gabba-gabba, we accept you, we accept you, one of us

I don't want to be a pinhead no more
I just met a nurse that I could go for
I don't want to be a pinhead no more
I just met a nurse that I could go for
I don't want to be a pinhead no more
I just met a nurse that I could go for
I don't want to be a pinhead no more
I just met a nurse that I could go for

D-U-M-B, everyone's accusing me
D-U-M-B, everyone's accusing me

I don't want to be a pinhead no more
I just met a nurse that I could go for
I don't want to be a pinhead no more
I just met a nurse that I could go for

Gabba-gabba-hey, gabba-gabba-hey
Gabba-gabba-hey, gabba-gabba-hey
Gabba-gabba-hey, gabba-gabba-hey
Gabba-gabba-hey, gabba-gabba-hey




Gabba-gabba-hey, gabba-gabba-hey
Gabba-gabba-hey, gabba-gabba-hey

Overall Meaning

The Ramones' song "Pinhead" is a punk rock anthem about rejecting the societal norms and embracing a countercultural lifestyle. The chorus of "Gabba-gabba, we accept you, we accept you, one of us" is a direct reference to the 1932 film "Freaks," in which a group of carnival performers chant this mantra to show their acceptance of the film's protagonist, a woman who had betrayed her circus family for a relationship with a normal man. The song repurposes this chant to create a sense of community among outsiders and celebrate individuality.


The title "Pinhead" is also a reference to carnival performers, specifically those who were born with microcephaly and were once called "pinheads." This term is now considered derogatory, but the song reclaims it by using it to refer to those who reject conformity and embrace their uniqueness.


The lyrics repeat the phrase "I don't want to be a pinhead no more" several times, emphasizing the desire to break free from societal expectations and find a sense of belonging. The verses that follow express a desire to find companionship with someone who understands this perspective - in this case, a nurse who is also rejected by society for questioning authority.


Overall, "Pinhead" is a rallying cry for those who feel like outsiders to come together and celebrate their individuality. It is an anthem for non-conformists and people who have been rejected by mainstream society.


Line by Line Meaning

Gabba-gabba, we accept you, we accept you, one of us
We welcome you into our circle, you are now one of us


I don't want to be a pinhead no more
I want to break free from the herd mentality and think for myself


I just met a nurse that I could go for
I have found someone who shares my interests and values


D-U-M-B, everyone's accusing me
People judge me based on my appearance and behavior, calling me stupid


Gabba-gabba-hey, gabba-gabba-hey
We express our enthusiasm and unity through our shared chant




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: DOUGLAS COLVIN, JEFF HYMAN, JOHN CUMMINGS, THOMAS ERDELYI

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