"Walk" as written by and Vincent Paul/abbott Abbott....
Can't you see I'm easily bothered by persistence
One step from lashing out at you
You want in to get under my skin
And call yourself a friend
I've got more friends like you
What do I do?

Is there no standard anymore?
What it takes, who I am, where I've been
Belong
You can't be something you're not
Be yourself, by yourself
Stay away from me
A lesson learned in life
Known from the dawn of time

[Chorus]
Respect, walk

Run your mouth when I'm not around
It's easy to achieve
You cry to weak friends that sympathize

Can you hear the violins playing your song?
Those same friends tell me your every word

Is there no standard anymore?
What it takes, who I am, where I've been
Belong
You can't be something you're not
Be yourself, by yourself
Stay away from me
A lesson learned in life
Known from the dawn of time

[Chorus]

Are you talking to me?
No way punk
Walk on home boy


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"Walk" as written by Vincent Paul/abbott Abbott

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  • +5
    General CommentThis is the song that gave me back my confidence and self belief. For the years I was at high school I suffered at the hands of bullies who wripped my confidence to shreds and left me in tatters. They basically chewed me up and spat me back out. This song is about attitude and self belief. I got into the metal scene and found an outlet and music I loved. Far from being the victim, I became the victor, this song was my anthem. I forgot all about the bullies and their cruel taunts, I became the person who I am now.



    "Can't you see I'm easily bothered by persistence
    One step from lashing out at you..."

    I was bothered by the persistence of the bullies and I was literally ready to lash out at them...

    "You want in to get under my skin
    And call yourself a friend"

    They tried to be my friends just so they could wrip me to shreads, just to get under my skin.

    "I've got more friends like you
    What do I do?"

    Every friend I had was like them, only my friend on the surface, simply because they were not on my wavelength.

    "Is there no standard anymore?
    What it takes, who I am, where I've been
    Belong"

    There were no standards, the bullies had no standards! I wondered who I was and I tried to "belong", but just didn't.

    "You can't be something you're not
    Be yourself, by yourself
    Stay away from me
    a lesson learned in life
    Known from the dawn of time"

    Music became my outlet and helped me make new friends who were "different" just like me. I found I could only be myself and developed the confidence to say I liked myself and ask the bullies to "stay away from me".

    "Run your mouth when I'm not around
    It's easy to achieve
    You cry to weak friends that sympathize"

    This is EXACTLY what they were like, they would spread all sorts behind my back when I wasn't around. They had these shallow friends who were their sympathisers and joined in. They were the weak ones, not me. The violins symbolies how discordant their lives were!

    "Those same friends tell me your every word"
    The bully's so called friends ended up grassing them up to me.


    RESPECT, WALK, WHAT DO YOU SAY!

    Classic line repeated over and over to myself, my confidene, my spirt was never broken by them.

    Now whenever I go to a club I always shout the words as if they were my own. I have a boyfriend who is as nuts and metal loving as I am and I am starting my Masters degree. More than these shallow people will ever have in their pitiful existences.

    I won RIP DIME!
    shoo_shooon September 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentto me this song is about dealing with people who are fake they are pretending to be something they aren't Trying way to hard to make it look like they are your friend and then they turn around and say shit behind your back... and how they aren't going to take that persons crap!!! it is an awsome song and it is sooo real and true people should really learn something from this song!~!!
    Heavy*Metalon April 18, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentActually beans, as any good Pantera fan would know (and I'm sure you are aware of this) Pantera has four albums out before Cowboys from Hell. Phil was only on the last one (called Power Metal) right before CFH. The other three (I am the Night, Projects in the Jungle, and Metal Magic) featured a singer named Terry Glaze, who helped form the band with Vinne, Dime, and Rex in '83..... Just a bit of info for you all.
    Corpo_ed_animaon July 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWho the hell is rvd?
    The Orderon July 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the best fucking songs Pantera have ever done. Phil Anselmo rocks! The Vulgar Display Of Power is also one of the worlds best records i think it totally fuck you up, like, i got to bang my head to this!
    Proddieon July 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSongs kicks fucking ass. Blast it everytime I play it in my truck.
    Mercuryon May 09, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDimebag came up with the main riff while warming up for a show while Vinnie started tapping the beat on the wall. They were taping all of it for a home video so they were able to remember the riff.
    king nothing2on April 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe last amazing guitarist dead

    RIP DIMEBAG
    nirvana318don December 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow people are dumbassess like the one called i like beans. phil wasnt panteras first singer. terry glaze was. second off this songs is about ppl talking behind ur back and trying to pretend to be ur friend. phil and dime said so themselves
    Dark_Princeon September 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea, pussy's too lol
    erl81on April 18, 2002   Link

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