"Taking A Walk" as written by and John Prine Pat Mclaughlin....
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    General CommentIt's "found a card in my pocket." It's "beyond my mortal/moral frame."

    Anyway absolutely amazing lyrics with world weary insights and great humour. One of my favourites.

    Would appreciate knowing who the girl in the whitehouse refers to. I'm british and someone American out there will probably have more idea.
    toperic02on October 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentCopyright 2005.
    slightlyaskewon May 23, 2017   Link
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    My OpinionHe made a rather negative comment about GWB in another song, but the reference "disheveled appearance" doesn't quite fit that.
    slightlyaskewon May 23, 2017   Link
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    General CommentContrary to a previous post, I don't find this song funny. I find it confusing. To me, along with the feel of the music, it seems as if it is about wanting to retreat from society.

    I don't consider it a great lyric and JP is certainly a great writer, one of my favorites. But I do like listening to the song. I find it the epitome of 'easy listening.' I just wish I understood it!
    neverbillyon October 02, 2017   Link
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    General CommentProbably something much more general, like our version of democracy and it's reputation around the world. Seems to be connecting the statue of liberty (lady) with that version of our leadership, and the way the world sees what the US stands for.

    Oh, how I miss the good ol' days when Goerge Bush Jr was the scariest thing in the White House.
    Jason S.on May 27, 2018   Link

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