"Walk Tall" as written by and John Mellencamp....
The simple minded
And the ill informed
Can be easily led astray
And those that cannot connect the dots
Hey look the other way
People believe what they want to believe
When it makes no sense at all
And I wish you all along the sideline
The strength to

Walk tall
Yeah walk on
Through this world
Walk tall

Somewhere out in the distance
Is the death of you and me
Even though we don't think of it much
It's still out there for us to see
If you treat life like a bar room fight
You'll die stinking of gin
No drunkards are allowed in heaven
No sinners will get in

Walk tall
Yeah, walk on
Walk tall
Through this world
Walk tall

So be careful in what you believe in
There's plenty to get you confused
And in this land called paradise
You must walk in many men's shoes
Bigotry and hatred are enemies to us all
Grace, mercy and forgiveness
Will help a man walk tall

So walk tall
Yeah, walk on
Walk tall
Through this world
Through this world

Yeah, walk tall
Then walk on
Walk tall
Then walk on
Through this world
Through this world
Through this world
Through this world

Walk tall
Walk tall
Then walk on
Walk tall


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"Walk Tall" as written by John Mellencamp

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    My OpinionI have loved this song since I first heard it - such a thought provoking song. Still not completely sure about the meaning and all of the small little nuances... However, I am sure that this song is about discrimination... of all kinds. The video - simple, but poignant - is really what caught my eye. It's a video that I would love for most people to see, just once. I would say that, for me, at least, it really left an impression.
    HELENzon March 30, 2010   Link

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