"Amusement Parks USA" as written by Brian Douglas Wilson and Mike E. Love....
Let's take your car and to amusement parks USA
At Palisades in Salisbury park the roller coasters are flyin
At Euclid Beach on the flying turns I'll bet you can't keep her smilin'
Buy your girl a cotton candy while you're down on the ground
Then take her on the Twirl-A-Way and spin her around
Let's take your car and mess around at the park all day

The parachutes at Riverview Park will shake us up all day
And Disneyland and p.o.p. is worth a trip to L.A.
Watchin' girls in the air can really get you bad
And I'll bet the laughin' lady makes you laugh like mad
Let's pick up our friends and do amusement parks USA

Hurry, hurry, hurry folks step right up to the beach boy circus.
The best little show in town.
Hurry, hurry, hurry, it's only a dime folks, one thin dime, just one tenth of a dollar.
Come on in and see Stella the snake dancer (is it real?)
She walks, she talks, she wiggles on her belly like a snake.
(she looks like a fake to me) (let's go see her) (it costs too much)
Hurry, hurry, hurry folks, come on and see Stella.
She shimmies, she shakes

You'll crash and burn in the bumper cars at Jersey's Steel Pier
You'll crack 'em up when you stand in front of all the crazy mirrors
At first you'll be a chicken at the jackhammer ride
But you'll do it with a girl sittin' right by your side
Let's take your car and mess around at the park all day


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"Amusement Parks USA" as written by Brian Wilson Michael Love

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    General CommentA great topic for the Beach Boys, and you'd think it was going to be like "Surfin USA" only about amusement parks, but it majorly disappoints with it's stupid canned laughs and dialogue. If you're listening to the album ("Summer Days and Summer Nights") then skip this one and listen to the great "The I Kissed Her" which is the next track.
    The Swing Kingon December 21, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentmy disappointment with this song is the complete opposite. while Summer Days and Summer Nights is a great album overall, Brian was forced to include tracks like this one in order to appease those (Mike Love, Capitol Records) who wanted the band to maintain its surf/cars/girls songwriting formula.
    when you look at the Beach Boys Today, this album, and Pet Sounds, its clear that Brian was forced to compromise a little before he could create a masterpiece
    st3voon February 19, 2010   Link

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