Pet Sematary – rock song by the Ramones

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Pet Sematary is a single by American punk rock band the Ramones from their 1989 album Brain Drain.

The song was written by Dee Dee Ramone for the Stephen King movie adaptation of the same name. The single became one of the Ramones’ biggest radio hits, and a staple in their concerts during the 1990s. Members of the band Blondie made a guest appearance in the cheaply made promotional video.

Pet Sematary has been covered by a mass of artists in a myriad of styles, from Anorak’s dancey version to orchestral and industrial versions.

It was blandly covered by Starcrawler for the 2019 Pet Sematary movie.


Under the arc of a weather stain boards,

Ancient goblins, and warlords,

Come out of the ground, not making a sound,

The smell of death is all around,

And the night when the cold wind blows,

No one cares, nobody knows.


I don’t want to be buried in a Pet Sematary,

I don’t want to live my life again,

I don’t want to be buried in a Pet Sematary,

I don’t want to live my life again.

Follow Victor to the sacred place,

This ain’t a dream, I can’t escape,

Molars and fangs, the clicking of bones,

Spirits moaning among the tombstones,

And the night, when the moon is bright,

Someone cries, something ain’t right.

The moon is full, the air is still,

All of a sudden I feel a chill,

Victor is grinning, flesh rotting away,

Skeletons dance, I curse this day,

And the night when the wolves cry out,

Listen close and you can hear me shout.

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