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Walk Like A Man Lyrics

Walk like a man
Oh, how you tried (ooh-ah)
to cut me down to size (ooh-ah)
Tellin' dirty lies to my friends (ooh-ah ooh-ah ooh-ah)
But my own father (ooh-ah) said "Give her up, don't bother (ooh-ah)
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

Bye-aye baby, I don't-a mean maybe
Gonna get along somehow
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
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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).

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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."

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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.

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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!

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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.

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