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Chuck Berry — No Particular Place To Go
Album: St. Lous to Liverpool
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Released: 1964
Length: 2:40
Plays (last 30 days): 0
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
Cruisin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go

Ridin' along in my automobile
I was 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 bold
So we both decided to take a stroll
Can you imagine the way I felt?
I couldn't unfasten a safety belt

Ridin' along in my calaboose
Still tryin' to get her belt unloose
All the way home, I held a grudge
For the safety belt that wouldn't budge
Cruisin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go
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This guy ain't ever gonna make it in RnR. 
Long Live                                                                                                                                    Radio Paradise
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Basically this is kind of punk.
That's a really cool album cover - he was still using that Gibson ES-350 then, before he switched to the iconic red ES-335.
 bev wrote:
Is there someone who just randomly goes around giving "1" ratings to every song that comes up just to be perverse?? How can this be a "1"?? People confound me...!
 
Perhaps they are just a really big believer in safety belts.
I've never bothered to look up "calaboose," just thought it was a nonsense southernism for a vehicle of some sort.
It's a prison! I'm sure I'm the last one to know, but if not, there you go. More evidence that Chuck Berry was one of the greatest lyricists ever.
I was 10 years old when this song came out, and I thought it was pretty funny then, but it lacks the energy and drive of his best material. Another way of saying all Chuck Berry music is at least decent, but I prefer the sly humor and wordplay of Nadine and Maybelline to this particular song now.
The Devil's music.

Love it.   
Eh? Unplayed since 2004? 

I just found this on PSD.  

Yay! 
bev wrote:
Is there someone who just randomly goes around giving "1" ratings to every song that comes up just to be perverse??
Yes, yes there is--and that is just one of his many insidious crimes. If you see him, use caution, but do all you can to apprehend him. It is time that the reign of terror wrought by this masked marauder come to an end! :war:
Is there someone who just randomly goes around giving "1" ratings to every song that comes up just to be perverse?? How can this be a "1"?? People confound me...!
No Thanks
:guitarist::drummer:
Ah, a clean slate . . . well, let's see . . . saw Chuck Berry in a show long ago in Pittsburgh, and he was just about to gear it up when they dragged him off stage and cleared the place, alleging some kind of fire code violation. As I remember it, neither Chuck nor the crowd went without a fight.
The Proclaimers' rendition of this song is excellent.