"Walk Like An Egyptian" as written by and Liam Hillard Sternberg....
All the old paintings on the tombs
They do the sand dance don't you know
If they move too quick (oh whey oh)
They're falling down like a domino

All the bazaar men by the Nile
They got the money on a bet
Gold crocodiles (oh whey oh)
They snap their teeth on your cigarette

Foreign types with the hookah pipes say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian

Blond waitresses take their trays
They spin around and they cross the floor
They've got the moves (oh whey oh)
You drop your drink and they give you more

All the school kids so sick of books
They like the punk and the metal band
When the buzzer rings (oh whey oh)
They're walking like an Egyptian

All the kids in the marketplace say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian

Slide your feet up the street bend your back
Shift your arm then you pull it back
Life is hard you know (oh whey oh)
So strike a pose on a Cadillac

If you want to find all the cops
They're hanging out in the donut shop
They sing and dance (oh whey oh)
Spin the clubs cruise down the block

All the Japanese with their yen
The party boys call the Kremlin
And the Chinese know (oh whey oh)
They walk the line like Egyptian

All the cops in the donut shop say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian
Walk like an Egyptian


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"Walk Like an Egyptian" as written by Liam Hillard Sternberg

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  • +4
    Song MeaningThe song describes the long jorney of five men, to Egypt, aiming to destroy an ancient curse
    lulu101398on May 10, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe punk version rulz!!
    striderbraon March 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSongwriter Liam Sternberg wrote this. He got the idea when he was on a ferry boat, and saw people struggling to keep their balance. The way they held out their arms and jerked around made it look like they were doing Egyptian movements
    kmk_natashaon February 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI hear the lyrics a little differently:

    All the school kids, so sick of books,
    They like to flunk in the middle, babe.
    When the buzzer rings,
    They're walking like an Egyptian.
    All the kids in the marketplace say,
    "Walk like an Egyptian."

    That seems to make more sense than what's listed here. In that sense, I think "walking like an Egyptian" means "rebelling". What an appropriate time for this song to make a comeback.
    ClevelandRockon January 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat an awesome song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    blueisaverbon June 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat little sense the lyrics make!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    yeah, it's an awesome song though.
    NotForYouon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about dancing, and everyone dancing with their own style
    scrap_paperon August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood Song ! but the punk cover is better
    sewing-with-nancieon August 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i agree new found glorys cover is much better
    Saves_The_Day_Punkon August 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah
    hectoriron May 05, 2003   Link

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