Last night I took a walk in the dark
To a place called Palisades Park
To have some fun, to see what I could see
That's where the girls are

I took a ride on the Shoopty Shoop
The girl I sat with almost, almost puked
And when it stopped, she was holding hands with me

My arms were flying up, like a rocket ship
Down, like a roller coaster
Fast, like a Loopty Loop
Then around, like a merry-go-round

We even ate at a hot dog stand
Slam danced to a rockin' band
And when she winked, I gave that girl a hug
In the tunnel of love

You'll never know how good it just can feel
'Til it stops at the top of the Ferris Wheel
I fell in love, down at Palisades Park

Last night I took a walk in the dark
To a place called Palisades Park
To have some fun, to see what I could see
That's where the girls are

I took a ride on the Shoopty Shoop
The girl I sat with almost, almost puked
And when it stopped, she was holding hands with me

My arms were flying up, like a rocket ship
Down, like a roller coaster
Fast, like a Loopty Loop
Then around, like a merry-go-round

We even ate at a hot dog stand
We danced around to a rockin' band
And when she winked, I gave that girl a hug
In the tunnel of love

You'll never know how good it just can feel
'Til it stops at the top of the Ferris Wheel
I fell in love, down at Palisades Park


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    General CommentAmazing cover of the Freddie "Boom Boom" Cannon pop song. This song proves the Ramones were able to cover anything and make it sound like their own.

    Being a 50s song, there's nothing in the lyrics to explain. Meeting a chick at a carnival. What else is there to say?
    Dokuroon June 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song was actually written by Chuck Barris, the creator of the Dating Game and Gong Show.
    Rfeynmanon September 25, 2004   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThe lyrics are wrong. Someone seems to think the Ramones tried to put their own twist on this song to make it edgy - this is not the case. Nowhere in the song is there mention of a girl puking. Nor do they say my arms were flying. They do, however, sing about a girl being CUTE, and their heart flying up... Someone should correct this.

    Oh yeah, and it's a great cover!
    JayoftheDeadon April 28, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionOne more thing... they don't say "you'll never know how good it just can feel". That doesn't even make sense! They sing "You never know how good a kiss can feel."
    JayoftheDeadon April 28, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionOne more thing... they don't say "you'll never know how good it just can feel". That doesn't even make sense! They sing "You never know how good a kiss can feel."
    JayoftheDeadon April 28, 2010   Link

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