21. Theme 296 ~Song Lyrics~

The Cyclone

I thought since I used the song “Palisades Park” in theme 4, I may as well use the lyrics for this theme.  The author of this song is  Chuck Barris, yes, THAT Chuck Barris of “Gong Show” fame (for those who remember),  and author of the book “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”.  I think  they made  a movie from the book.  Go figure!  (By the way, in case you didn’t know, if you right click the song title & open in a new tab, you’ll be able to see the lyrics as the song plays)

Palisades Park

Last night I took a walk after dark,

A swingin’ place called Palisades Park;

To have some fun and see what I could see,

That’s where the girls are.~

~I took a ride on the shoot the shoot,

The girl I sat beside was awful cute;

And when we stopped she was holdin’ hands with me

My heart was flyin’~

~Up a like a rocket ship,

Down a like a roller coaster,

Fast like a loop the loop

And around  like the merry-go-round~

~We ate and ate at a hot dog stand,

We danced around to a rockin’ roll band;

And when I could,

I gave that girl a hug, in the Tunnel of Love~

~You’ll never know how great a kiss can feel,

When you’ve stopped at the top of the Ferris Wheel,

Where I fell in love,

Down at Palisades Park

Down at Palisades Park

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6 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. That music is so fun and cheerful! Love the postcard too.

  2. Great treatment of theme, photo and the education of those from far-flung places (Me)

  3. Thank you, but I didn’t take the photo, it’s a postcard. When you think back, it was such an innocent time…I can’t imagine any lyrics from today’s music talking about falling in love on a ferris wheel!

  4. Great shot and it perfectly fits the lyrics! I didn’t know Chuck Barris was a songwriter? I wonder if there are any of those old amusement parks left where you can fall in love on top of a ferris wheel?

  5. A colorful look at the past giving hope for better days ahead.

  6. Madelaine, what a fun picture, so bright and colorful, perfect for that song! Very creative!

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