"A Walk" as written by and Greg Graffin....
Shut off the TV and peel off those sunday gloves
And I'll stain the clean that you've been counting
Old Mr. Fletcher passed by here today
After 40 years of toil he just up and walked away

Fantastic the panic that showed in his eyes
He shrugged when I asked him about it
He said, 'Young man pay heed, you listen well to what I say
Now there comes a time for a man to walk away

Walk away (walk away) I'll be a parade
And I'll be determined that no one shall dissuade
On my way (dissuade) I'll sure take some time
To burn all the bridges that I'm leaving behind

He passed by again and he was shivering from the cold
I'm not sure but I think he was trying
He told me about the weather and something old to pay
'But tomorrow,' he said, 'I'm gonna surely walk away

Walk away (walk away) I'll be a parade
And I'll be determined that no one shall dissuade
On my way (dissuade) I'll take my sweet time
And burn all the bridges that I leave behind

Walk away (walk away) I'll be a parade
And I'll be determined that no one shall dissuade

Lyrics submitted by Misanthropos

"Walk Away" as written by Brett Gurewitz

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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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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