What does 53rd and 3rd mean?

The Ramones: 53rd and 3rd Meaning

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53rd and 3rd Lyrics

If you think you can, well come on man
I was a Green Beret in Viet Nam
No more of your fairy stories
'Cause I got my other worries

53rd and 3rd
Standing on the street
53rd and 3rd
I'm tryin' to turn a trick

53rd and 3rd
You're the...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2011 !⃝

    This song is about a male prostitute killing someone who tries to take advantage of him. It was inspired by Dee Dee's experiences as male prostitute, but there is more to the song than hustling for money.

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 6th 2011 !⃝

    This song is about a Street that he can cross really easily so the Cops won't catch him or something Basically the Song is about a Troublemaker who can run fast from the Cops.

  3. Modlovecat
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    Jul 14th 2005 !⃝

    I'm pretty sure everyone knows this, BUT:

    DeeDee wrote it about his teen to adult life on the corner of 53rd and 3rd hustling his body for money and drugs.

    The end with "then I took out my razorblade" and all that jazz, is just DeeDee was saying that he is no sissy or fag, and doing it doesn't make him any less tough.

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