"Walkin' On The Sun" as written by and Steven Scott/camp Harwell....
It ain't no joke, I'd like to buy the world a toke
And teach the world to sing in perfect harmony
And teach the world to snuff the fires and the liars
Hey, I know it's just a song but it's spice for the recipe

This is a love attack, I know, went out but it's back
It's just like any fad, it retracts before impact
And just like fashion, it's a passion for the with it and hip
If you got the goods, they'll come and buy it just to stay in the clique

So don't delay, act now, supplies are running out
Allow if you're still alive, six to eight years to arrive
And if you follow, there may be a tomorrow
But if the offer is shun, you might as well be walkin' on the sun

Twenty-five years ago, they spoke out and they broke out
Of recession and oppression and together they toked
And they folked out with guitars around a bonfire
Just singin' and clappin', man, what the hell happened there?

Some were spellbound, some were hell bound
Some they fell down and some got back up
And fought back against the melt-down
And their kids were hippie chicks or hypocrites
Because fashion is smashin' the true meaning of it

So don't delay, act now, supplies are running out
Allow if you're still alive, six to eight years to arrive
And if you follow, there may be a tomorrow
But if the offer is shun, you might as well be walkin' on the sun

And it ain't no joke when our mama's handkerchief is soaked
With her tears because her baby's life has been revoked
The bond is broke up, so choke up and focus on the close up
Mr. Wizard can't reform, no God-like hocus-pocus

So don't sit back, kick back and watch the world get bushwhacked
News at ten, your neighborhood is under attack
Put away the crack before the crack put you away
You need to be there when your baby's old enough to relate

So don't delay, act now, supplies are running out
Allow if you're still alive, six to eight years to arrive
And if you follow, there may be a tomorrow
But if the offer is shun, you might as well be walkin' on the sun

(You might as well be walkin' on the sun)


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"Walkin' on the Sun" as written by Gregory D. Camp Greg Camp

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  • +7
    General Commentwow, the fact that the meaning is not obvious really makes the song ring true. 25 years ago was the mid to late 60s (well, when the song was first released, that is). The US was in the midst of the Vietnam conflict and a strong civil rights movement. Hippies stood up and strongly promoted the liberal movement and crusaded for the rights of everyone. Now the hippie movement is nothing but a passing fashion. Most of the kids that partake of it are only in it for the fashion and cool-factor. They take the drugs, but know nothing about shamanism or elightenment or any of the cultural things that started the drug craze. they wear the bell bottoms and tied dyed shirts, but know nothing about riding in a bus on a road trip with 15 other people who haven't showered for a week.

    This song is a testimony to the past and call to all of us to wake up and either get with the program or take a walk on the sun.

    Cheers!!
    rogerstigerson May 30, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe guy's trying to buy the world a clue, basically, because everyone's going crazy with what's cool, wanting to be part of the clique, and taking drugs, that's what they mean by "so put the crack away before it puts you ok, you gotta be there when your baby's old enough to relate" it's a generation gap song. The chorus is about coming together to get out the whole mess.
    acha_tkon June 21, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI really like this song. It has catchy lyrics and a 60ish beat. Great tune.

    To me this song means do not get caught up in all of the hype of today's fads and trends. For instance, crack is a big trend and it should be put away, before it puts you away. Also, the reference to Mr. Wizard refers to psychics and astrologers that have an immediate solution to your problems. They are deemed as God-like but truly are not.
    GreenEyedBabeon November 27, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think it's about the world in general and how fucked up everyones become like with drugs and no one giving a shit about anything real these days...but he's also saying that the world just needs to relax and take a chill pill and see eveything for what it really is and not try to complicate everything with wars and what not
    dirt_dusted_angelon January 23, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti'm about one thousand percent sure that this song is about the LA riots in 1992.
    secretwindowon May 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the lyrics are basically saying "Whatever happened to 'hippy' ideals about love and peace?" That those ideals have gone away ("This is a love attack I know it went out but it's back"). So, don't sit back and let good ideals such as love dissappear! That's my take on it!
    AgentGabbiton June 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't normally like poppy happy bands like Smash Mouth, but well... they just rock. This song makes me feel really good.
    JustWanderingon August 31, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song it rocks enough said.
    zacsteron March 20, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti <3 this song
    PinkFloydrulezon December 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis could very well be smash mouths best song in my opinion. its very catchy, like alot of their stuff but also has a very deep meaning and is a very well composed and quite intricate piece of work
    musicman144on June 07, 2005   Link

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