Ooh-wee-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-wee
Walk, walk, walk, walk
Ooh-wee-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh
Walk like a man

Oh, how you tried to cut me down to size
Tellin' dirty lies to my friends (ooh-ah, ooh-ah, ooh-ah, ooh)
But my own father said give her up, don't bother
The world isn't comin' to an end
(He said)

Walk like a man, talk like a man
Walk like a man, my son
No woman's worth crawlin' on the earth
So walk like a man, my son

Oh wee ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-wee-ooh
Walk, walk, walk, walk
Ooh-wee-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh

Bye, baby, I don't-a mean maybe
Gonna get along somehow (ooh-ah, ooh-ah, ooh-ah, ooh)
Soon you'll be cryin' on account of all your lyin'
Oh yeah, just look who's laughin' now
(I'm gonna)

Walk like a man, fast as I can
Walk like a man from you
I'll tell the world, forget about it, girl
And walk like a man from you

Ooh-wee-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-wee-ooh
Walk, walk, walk, walk
Ooh-wee-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh
Walk, walk, walk, walk
Walk, walk, walk, walk
Ooh-wee-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-wee-ooh

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Walk Like A Man Lyrics as written by Robert Gaudio Robert Crewe

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    General Comment
    This guy must have been the pimp back in his day; most of his songs are either love songs or post-love songs. With this song, she obviously lied to the guy a lot and probably didn't respect him much. So he took his dad's advice and just got over her. He figured she didn't really care about him and was just stringing him along because she was afraid (not being true to herself).
    phasetransitionon March 17, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    I don't really agree with the two previous comments 100%. It is actually ironic because my father quoted this song when giving me advice. I wasn't even in a relationship with the girl, but was being played and my father said "No woman is worth crawling on the earth so walk like a man myself". It is basically saying, don't let a woman play you and to use another quote i heard "don't make someone a priority if you are just their option."
    iMacAddict88on June 24, 2007   Link
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    Song Meaning
    I disagree with all three of the comments above. I think they all have pieces, but allow me to put it together. This is a song about a guy who had grown attached to a girl who was spreading lies about him to his friends. His dad told him that no woman is worth that kind of trouble, and that he should walk away from the relationship. He does, knowing he'll get along somehow, and she'll be stung by her own poisonous lies in the end. It's pretty obvious, this is one of the most plainly written songs around.
    LETEon March 14, 2012   Link
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    My Interpretation
    After reading previous comments, then watching Jersey Boys, it seems that there is one simple meaning: grow up. Bob Gaudio, when describing the song to Tommy says "We want teen boys to act like men." So I guess my interpretation would be, don't waste your youth wrapped around a girls finger, grow up and find a woman!
    BK520on January 17, 2016   Link
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    General Comment
    Its just about a guy where the girl dumped him. Its a macho thing. He isnt more of a man becasue he can take it. Men dump women every day.-- As reported by my collaborator here.
    quilceneon August 11, 2006   Link

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