All the old paintings on the tombs
They do the sand dance don't you know
If they move too quick (oh whey oh)
They're falling down like a domino

All the bazaar men by the Nile
They got the money on a bet
Gold crocodiles (oh whey oh)
They snap their teeth on your cigarette

Foreign types with the hookah pipes say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian

The blonde waitresses take their trays
They spin around and they cross the floor
They've got the moves (oh whey oh)
You drop your drink then they bring you more

All the school kids so sick of books
They like the punk and the metal band
When the buzzer rings (oh whey oh)
They're walking like an Egyptian

All the kids in the marketplace say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian
Walk like a fucking Egyptian

Slide your feet up the street bend your back
Shift your arm then you pull it back
Life is hard you know (oh whey oh)
So strike a pose on a Cadillac

If you want to find all the cops
They're hanging out in the donut shop
They sing and dance (oh whey oh)
Spin the clubs cruise down the block

All the Japanese with their yen
The party boys call the Kremlin
And the Chinese know (oh whey oh)
They walk the line like Egyptian

All the cops in the donut shop say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian
Walk like an Egyptian


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    General CommentCan’t post on Bangles version so I put it here.

    The lyrics are saying that everyone in the 80s and today is believing gnosticism without knowing they are. And they don’t know its origin.

    Cerinthus of Asia Minor in the first century got it from the *Gnosis of Egypt* according to Irenæus *Against Heresies*. See song lyric about the walls of the pyramids. Paul, Jude and John opposed it from John’s gospel, through the epistles and to the end of the New Testament in the book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Jesus exhorts the seven churches about the false teaching of the Nicolaitans, Jezebel, and Balaam all metaphorically Cerinthus and his followers.

    The non-biblical so called gospels are gnostic also. So called because they take the good news out of Jesus’ mission and ministry which atones for sins by grace not works and established His Kingdom. Gospel in Greek euanggalion anglicized to evangelion means good news. Please see aptly named Gospel of Mark 1:1. Mark got it straight from Peter who was seriously in need of forgiveness as we all are.

    Walk in the lyrics is used to describe the way one lives and behaves from waitress to cops and mall hangouts probably especially in media central, viz. LA but also Russia, China and Japan. This song exhorts the listener to strike a pose or forego humility and repentance before Madonna did.
    leshmeisteron June 04, 2019   Link

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