Ridin' along in my automobile
My baby beside me at the wheel
I stole a kiss at the turn of a mile
My curiosity runnin' wild
Crusin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go

Ridin' along in my automobile
I's anxious to tell her the way I feel
So I told her softly and sincere
And she leaned and whispered in my ear
Cuddlin' more and drivin' slow
With no particular place to go

No particular place to go
So we parked way out on the Kokomo
The night was young and the moon was gold
So we both decided to take a stroll
Can you image the way I felt
I couldn't unfasten her safety belt

Ridin' along in my calaboose
Still tryna get her belt a-loose
All the way home I held a grudge
For the safety belt that wouldn't budge
Crusin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go

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"No Particular Place to Go" as written by Chuck Berry

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    General CommentI think it's about a guy who tries to score with his girl but she thinks it over and backs off. Think about it:
    what do you do when you have "No particular place to go"?

    "I stole a kiss at the turn of a mile/my curiosity running wild" - the first verse tells us his intentions, especially this part.

    The second verse is when he begins to make suggestions while they're "Cuddlin'more and drivin' slow", which suggests that things are steaming up. "She leaned and whispered in my ear" tells us that the girl was for it at first.

    The clincher comes in verse 3: what happens when you park the car? And to "take a stroll" is much less innocent if you read into it. And the girl backs down from going all the way because he "couldn't unfasten her safety belt".

    When I listen to the song, I listen to the tone and emphasis on the fourth verse - the joke's out and Chuck knows it, and he's really belting out the last verse about a very awkward ride home.
    drew_007on October 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis may just be me and my dirty mind, but I think the "safety belt" is a double entendre/double meaning.
    TaylorMorrisonon October 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds to me like they wanted to take a walk but her seatbelt was stuck
    JJHx1987on January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a song. :P
    Ilive4hislurvon April 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust a little story of chuck and his girl at the time just driving around. pretty straight forward; cruisin' around, no particular place to go, just him and her
    Kobobbleon June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI feel like Chuck was out for a romantic evening with his girl and, as the song says, when he went to make his move he couldn't get her seatbelt off. I don't think it's a double entendre at all, just a poor guy goofing up on his date. And, doesn't calaboose mean Jail?
    buzzboyon April 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is sooooo random! I mean what kind of person writes a song with the words "safety belt" in it? But I like it anyways.
    marooandcheon October 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think its about him driving his girl out somewhere so they can make out. the line about taking a 'stroll' is about that. the safety belt could be the actual safety belt or if your feeling dirty her bra ;-). the point is that she's stuck or rather he cant get to her if you know what I mean. Then he's mad at the safety belt for being stuck. I think the line 'all the way home I held a grudge for the safety belt that wouldnt budge' is genuis and it cracks me up everytime I hear it. The last time he says 'with no particular place to go' it has added meaning because the 'place' is more sexual. Its a very funny song thats kind of dirty/funny and sweet at the same time. I think its a beauftiful piece of work. His ryhming/meter is world class.
    jamo52on November 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe 1 point no one seems to catch is he sings: "So we both decided to take a stroll" meaning they left the car, so obviously her "safety belt" is not a "seat belt."
    derek11340on March 19, 2017   Link

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