"Walk the Dinosaur" as written by Donald E. Fagenson, Randall Keith Jacobs and David Jay Weiss....
Boom boom acka-lacka lacka boom
Boom boom acka-lacka boom boom

It was a night like this forty million years ago
I lit a cigarette, picked up a monkey skull to go
The sun was spitting fire, the sky was blue as ice
I felt a little tired, so I watched Miami Vice
And walked the dinosaur, I walked the dinosaur

Open the door, get on the floor
Everybody walk the dinosaur
Open the door, get on the floor
Everybody walk the dinosaur
Open the door, get on the floor
Everybody walk the dinosaur
Open the door, get on the floor
Everybody walk the dinosaur

I met you in a cave, you were painting buffalo
I said I'd be your slave, follow wherever you go
That night we split a rattlesnake and danced beneath the stars
You fell asleep, I stayed awake and watched the passing cars
And walked the dinosaur, I walked the dinosaur

Open the door, get on the floor
Everybody walk the dinosaur
Open the door, get on the floor
Everybody walk the dinosaur
Open the door, get on the floor
Everybody walk the dinosaur
Open the door, get on the floor
Everybody walk the dinosaur

One night I dreamed of New York
You and I roasting blue pork
In the Statue of Liberty's torch
Elvis landed in a rocket ship
Healed a couple of leapers and disappeared
But where was his beard?

A shadow from the sky much too big to be a bird
A screaming crashing noise louder than I've ever heard
It looked like two big silver trees that somehow learned to soar
Suddenly a summer breeze and a mighty lion's roar
I killed the dinosaur, I killed the dinosaur

Open the door, get on the floor
Everybody kill the dinosaur
Open the door, get on the floor
Everybody kill the dinosaur
Open the door, get on the floor
Everybody kill the dinosaur
Open the door, get on the floor
Everybody kill the dinosaur
Repeat chorus 2 one time
Boom boom acka-lacka lacka boom
Boom boom acka-lacka boom boom


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"Walk the Dinosaur" as written by Donald E. Fagenson David Jay Weiss

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    Song MeaningI'm pretty confident that 'walk the dinosaur' is an old slang for choking the chicken. If you catch my meaning. Fits the rest of the lyrics - which are otherwise nonsensical - as well as the dancing in the music video.
    hobbleduckon April 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentMy class in primary school had to dance to this song. :(
    GromReaperon June 29, 2007   Link
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    General Comment(Bloody hell, why can't you edit your comments?)

    I just noticed how many anachronisms there are in this song...
    GromReaperon June 29, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThe beginning reminds me of being @ summer camp.
    redshiftdazzleron December 20, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningAnother great 80's nuclear war tune

    Walk the Dinosaur.” The latter was an infectious sing-along with a Flintstonesque video that probably got played on MTV way too much. But even that seemingly good-time anthem had a dark side.

    “The song’s about nuclear Armageddon,” Jacobs says. “It became a dance because of the video. They connected it with the girls in the little Pebbles and Bam-Bam outfits. All the sudden it became, like, ‘do the mashed potato’ or ‘the twist.’”
    80stuneguyon October 14, 2012   Link
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    Song Meaning"Walk the Dinosaur" is a hit single recorded and released by the band Was (Not Was) in 1987, later featured on their hit 1988 album, What Up, Dog?

    The song features a tight, funky sound, punctuated by horns and cowbell, along with what sounds like cavepeople chanting in the background, while the lyrics relate to life in prehistoric times.
    When released in the UK in 1987, the song reached #10 on the charts, becoming the group's first Top 10 hit there. After the music video to the song (which featured four scantily clad cavewomen dancing to the song, a Flintstones-style TV playing clips from Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur, and then modern people dancing to the song in the "Everybody kill the dinosaur" part) received heavy rotation on MTV, the song reached #7 on the U.S. charts in 1989, two years after its UK success. The song is the biggest hit single for the band in their home country.

    George Clinton recorded a cover of "Walk the Dinosaur" which was the theme song for the 1993 film Super Mario Bros., with slightly modified lyrics to reference the film.
    This song appeared on the soundtrack of The Flintstones in 1994.
    "Walk the Dinosaur" featured in the soundtrack of 1989 comedy movie The Dream Team.
    Queen Latifah cut a cover version of the song for the Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs feature-length animated film (which also featured John Leguizamo, who previously appeared in Super Mario Bros., which the song appeared in). However, Queen Latifah's cover for the movie never made it onto the official soundtrack (also, the lyric "slave" was replaced with "friend" to make it more family-friendly). It was produced by Miami hitmakers Cool & Dre.
    Recently, samples of the song have been used at the end of commercial breaks on The Stephanie Miller Show, and also, a hint of the chorus was sampled by Tony Cha Cha and Sidney Samson for their 2009 song 'Get On The Floor'.
    Also, Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio ranked the song at #61 on the list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever, warning the listeners to look out for a meteor, followed up with a "Boom! Boom! Aka-lacka-lacka-boom!" and the exaltation that the song "is knocked into extinction. Our ears are saved!"
    The song is used as background music in a shock site known as "Walk the Dinosaur" which depicts two dinosaurs in the 69 Position.
    In summer of 2011, a cover of Walk the Dinosaur was included in the animatronic show at Chuck E. Cheese's. The band members poked fun at the ambiguity of the name Was (Not Was).
    As of October 2011, the song can be heard in the prehistoric area of Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. As well, a snippet of the tune can be heard during the Electrical Water Pageant float parade at Walt Disney World Resort in the Seven Seas Lagoon.
    sepultura1987on January 23, 2012   Link

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