"Walkabout" as written by Ben Montero and Emmett Zeron Smith....
I think I'll go on a walkabout
And find out what it's all about
And that ain't hard
Just me and my own two feet
In the heat I've got myself to meet

A detective of perspective
I need to try and get a bigger eye, open wide
Blood wood flowers in my gaze
Walkabout in a sunny daze
To me now
On a walkabout

You could do it in the city
You could do it in a zone
You could do it in the desert
You could do the unknown
On a walkabout

High desert skies, are what I spy
So fly, you've got to wonder why
The stingrays must be fat this year
Moving slow in my lowest gear

The digeridoo original, man with a dream
I believe the Aborigine
On a walkabout

You could do it with a shuffle
You could do it with a stroll
You could do it with a stride
You could do the unknown
On a walkabout

A walk could cure almost all my blues
Bare feet or in my two shoes
One, two

I think I'll go on a walkabout
Find out what it's all about, can't hurt to try
Use your legs to rock it wide
Take a ride to the other side


Lyrics submitted by PrismPuck

"Walkabout" as written by Anthony Kiedis Michael Balzary

Lyrics © MoeBeToBlame

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    General CommentA walkabout is an Australian aborigine coming of age ceremony where the youth goes into the wilderness by themselves to receive enlightment and that stuff. So thats what RHCP's talking about, going on a walkabout, you can do it anywhere, finding out what its all about with just their feet. Peace.
    Shroomin15on September 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentactually he originally wrote the lyrics to this song while waiting to shoot the video for 'give it away' in the dessert. sean is right, he wrote it on a walk through the dessert, theres a poem he published to his fans a while back which talks about him wandering the dessert painted silver..
    Polakon June 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite chili pepper songs.
    bkbroileron October 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is completely about the australian aborigines' "walkabouts" where they connect with their spiritual world, the "dreamtime."

    i will go part by part supporting this...

    the first verse is about trying to find your place in this world, just as the aborigines do. "Learn the art of life"

    the next part tells us that you can go on a "walkabout" just about anywhere and find meaning to life. as long as you are really searching it will work.

    "The digirido original man with a dream
    I believe the Aborigine"
    the didgeridoo is the most known instrument of the aborigines, said to be the first wind instrument ever. "man with a dream" is reffering to the "dreamtime"

    "You could do it with a shuffle
    You could do it with a stroll
    You could do it with a stride
    You could do it all alone"
    there is no set way to find what we're all about, whatever is most comfortable to you.

    the last verse sums up the song. go on a walkabout to meet who you really are.

    my first comment hope you like
    Billygoaton March 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think anthony just went on a walk and wrote about his walk
    sean7711on July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkool!
    FreeofInsanityon March 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one funky ass song.
    FunKy-CRiMEon June 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI definately agree with sean7711
    Foodon November 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with funky-crime.
    geejodibeeon November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a sweeeeet song. fun to play on bass :) :) :)
    i think it's about going on a walk to think about.. stuff. hahaha
    dosedxbyyouon February 06, 2005   Link

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