"A Walk" as written by and Greg Graffin....
I'm going for a walk
Not the after dinner kind
I'm gonna use my hands
And I'm gonna use my mind

And who the hell are you to tell me what to do?
You can't even tie your own haggard shoes
Your closet is a mess, and your backyard's falling down
And I have no grand ideas or intentions of sticking around

I'm gonna build a world
Independent and exempt
All alone I'll be an empire
With no mortgage and no rent

And I don't need to live in your stinking zoo
You can't even feed the animals donated to you
Your storage sheds are ramshackled, flies decorate the walls
And you expect me to die here in this shit-filled tiny stall?

And I know you're watching! everything I do
Call me threat to your children call me socially unglued
Call me master of insanity, unable to relate
Call me lazy, bane, and filthy
Call me monstrous reprobate

I'm going for a walk and there's nothing you can do
'Cause I don't have to live like you
So I'm going for a walk

Lyrics submitted by Misanthropos

"A Walk" as written by Greg Graffin

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is pretty self-explanatory. He's gonna live his life his own way and in his own world. He' also criticizing the world we live in today by calling it a "stinking zoo". A zoo where the "storage sheds are ramshackled" and "flies decorate the walls". He also saying "why must I listen to your rules, regulations and live my life according to your standards(model citizen) when you cant even keep this filthy dead world you've create alive and functioning".
    wrinkledPholeon April 17, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFrankly i recon this song has a sort of 'Break free' feel about it - And I don't need to live in your stinking zoo...
    Mr. Bretton January 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is like waking up and flipping off a globe.
    Neonsolidon May 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYo why hasn't anyone said anything about this song!? It's such a great song with such great meaning. i love the "And who the hell are you to tell me what to do?" part. Man Bad Religion is awesome. good good song
    Hardcore_Slackeron September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song! Y'know I think the part about a zoo is saying that he doesn't want to be some pseudo-rebel cariacture that people adore, I.E., Kurt Cobain.
    tjtech12on September 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is about freedom. Anti-authoritarian song about how he wants to run his own life how he wants.

    If this was there only song I heard I would guess they were libertarian. This song is one of the only ones that critizies democracy and government.
    (wish more did, I find it hard to believe Brett or Greg can be smart enough to see through the haze of religion but can't see the problem with government.
    isearcyon January 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmake fun of this is right
    pinkfadeon April 27, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYou got it.
    Jakeberton June 10, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General Commentok, you're all retarded, this song is about how god treated the devil, and how the devil has left to make his own world, his own empire (hell obviously). and how he was treated very wrongly, along with the rest of the angels in heaven, and how he needs them to do things for him; eg. to tie his shoelaces
    makefunofthison October 11, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt could go either way. If you ask me, you're the retarded one. A song can be interpreted in more than one way.
    Jakeberton November 13, 2004   Link

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