Ooowwww!

Well, is it true what they say about it
They say it's new but I had to doubt it
And then they tell you everything about it
Had enough

I got some people saying this way
I got some people saying that way
I got some people saying there's no way
Ain't it tough

See the idiot walk
See the idiot talk
See the idiot chalk up his name
On the blackboard

See the robot walk
See the robot talk
See the robot write up his name
On the ballot

They say, "This is all I need to get by,"
The truth is, baby, it's a lie

Well, is it true what they say about it
You oughta do what I do and doubt it
He won and now he's gonna
Do something about it
Ain't it sad

And if you don't wanna feel like a putz
Collect the clues and connect the dots
You'll see the pattern that is
Bursting your bubble
And it's bad

See the idiot walk
See the idiot talk
See the idiot chalk up his name
On the blackboard

They say, "This is all I need to get by,"
The truth is, baby, it's a lie
It's a...
It's a lie-ah-ah-ah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh!

This is what it boils down to...

If we review the winning combination
Body at work and a mind on vacation
Who had the brain where it started
To sink in?
It was you

You've seen the idiot walk
See the idiot talk
But you never learned nothing
And nothing isn't over

See the robot walk
See the robot talk
Still you never learned nothing
And nothing isn't over

They say, "This is all I need to get by,"
The truth is, baby, it's a lie


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Walk, Idiot, Walk song meanings
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    General CommentOnce I finally made out what Pelle was saying, I thought the song was about lies, and people who swallow them whole.

    The Hives are a Swedish band.

    I'm Swedish! (To some extent)

    See you at the show.
    lucky_guess_roxon December 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about someone (like me) who is confused about the current state of politics. With telivision telling us all kinds of mixed messages. (Osama attacks us on US soil and the president vowed to catch him dead or alive but instead we end up catching Saddam, for example.)

    "I got some people saying this way
    I got some people saying that way
    I got some people saying there's no way
    Ain't it tough"

    He is basically saying, it's tough to know which way is the right way when you have everyone telling you something different.

    The general public (myself included, don't get bent about it) is a bunch of idiots. Watch us walk, watch us talk. Watch us write our names on the blackboards because we are WRONG, why are we wrong? because THEY said so. Watch our mindless bodies single file into the voting booth.

    "And if you don't wanna feel like a putz
    Collect the clues and connect the dots
    You'll see the pattern that is
    Bursting your bubble
    And it's bad "

    Pay attention to what is going on around you and use common sense. Make up your own mind. Question authority.

    "You've seen the idiot walk
    See the idiot talk
    But you never learned nothing
    And nothing isn't over"

    You've seen it every day but you never learned anything from it. It's not too late to start now.
    chistov23on January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentchistov23, I never thought of it that way. I guess that you're righter that every lyric has a meaning. Thnx.

    See you at the punk show
    lucky_guess_roxon February 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is an awesome song! But I've got a question: does anyone know the lyrics to Genepool Convulsions. It's the B-Side fo Walk Idiot Walk on the vinyl single, and isn't on CD or any album, and I can't find lyrics anywhere. If anyone knows the lyrics and could post them, that woudl be awesome
    whofreak777on February 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentblatently about people following others, exsample obviously politions, and do what they say without qusetioning anything
    thisfuckingsongon May 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbasically about going into things without understanding them or just going along with what your told with out questioning what your being told.

    think you had it chistov but some of your examples are a bit to american for a swedish band but the idea is wright and they are good examples
    Big_scaryon September 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthaha. this song reminds me of when i was leaving the cafeteria at school this one time, and there was a microphone stand just randomly in the hall (but no mic) and since i had been watching this video so much i almost had all the little mic-stand-hand-motion-kicky type things pelle did in it, and i started lip-synching at that one microphone stand. and then i got really into it and some other people were walking through that hall and i didn't notice them for a second and they looked at me really weird and i ran away.
    hooray4dolphinson August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGeorge W Bush
    bkat004on March 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think christov basically has it. I would add that this song is in general about politics. How most of what happens is decided by the rich elite. Everything is sold to the people even politicians who claim different ideas and solutions, are in fact still politicians. Even the opposition runs so similar that its up to people to make their own change.

    I think of Obama when I hear this and Its a good example of how change is promised and we expect change because we are being sold that this new guy is DIFFERENT than the rest. Yet he is a politician like the rest and he definitly was "sold" in that sense to people.

    Barak1987on February 10, 2009   Link

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