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Walk Like A Man
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons Lyrics


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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

Overall Meaning

The song "Walk Like A Man" by Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons is a story about perseverance and being true to oneself. In the first verse, the singer's friends are trying to tear him down by spreading lies about him. Despite this, the singer's father tells him to ignore the rumors and carry himself with dignity. The chorus then emphasizes the importance of walking and talking like a man and not crawling before anyone, suggesting that self-respect is a crucial factor in achieving success.


In the second verse, the singer decides to move on from a toxic relationship, telling the girl to forget about him because he will walk away from her. The song concludes with the singer walking fast, leaving the past behind him and not looking back. Overall, the song encourages listeners to be confident and strong, no matter what challenges or obstacles may come their way.


Line by Line Meaning

Ooh-wee-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-wee
Start of the song with no particular meaning


Walk, walk, walk, walk
Repeatedly walking in a confident manner is emphasized


Ooh-wee-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh
Continuation of the song with no particular meaning


Oh, how you tried to cut me down to size
Someone tried to bring the singer down by belittling him


Tellin' dirty lies to my friends (ooh-ah, ooh-ah, ooh-ah, ooh)
The person who tried to belittle the singer spread false, derogatory rumors about him among his circle


But my own father said give her up, don't bother
The singer's father advised him to let go and not to waste his time on this person


The world isn't comin' to an end
The situation isn't as serious as it seems, and there will be other opportunities


(He said) Walk like a man, talk like a man
The father asked the singer to conduct himself with confidence and self-respect to show that he is mature and worthy of respect


Walk like a man, my son
The father specifically addresses his son to encourage him to walk with confidence and manliness


No woman's worth crawlin' on the earth
A woman is not worth losing one's dignity and self-respect over


So walk like a man, my son
The father reiterates his advice to the son to walk with confidence and dignity like a man


Bye, baby, I don't-a mean maybe
The singer bids farewell to the person who tried to belittle him with finality


Gonna get along somehow (ooh-ah, ooh-ah, ooh-ah, ooh)
The singer will find a way to move on without this person in his life


Soon you'll be cryin' on account of all your lyin'
The person who belittled the singer will regret their lies and deceit


Oh yeah, just look who's laughin' now
The singer is now in a stronger position and can afford to mock the person who belittled him


(I'm gonna) Walk like a man, fast as I can
The singer will walk confidently and proudly away from this person as fast as possible


Walk like a man from you
The singer will walk away from the person who belittled him like a man and with dignity, leaving that person behind


I'll tell the world, forget about it, girl
The singer wants to publicly announce that he is over this person and wants nothing to do with her anymore


And walk like a man from you
The song ends with the singer repeating his determination to walk away from this situation with pride and dignity


Ooh-wee-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-wee-ooh
End of the song with no particular meaning




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Robert Crewe, Robert Gaudio

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@zainhartono7193

Oh, walk, walk, walk, walk
Oh, walk, walk, walk man
Oh how you tried to cut me down to size
Tellin' dirty lies to my friends
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, walk, walk, walk, walk
Oh
Bye bye 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
Oh, walk, walk, walk, walk
Oh, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk
Oh



All comments from YouTube:

@BrandXSports

"No woman's worth,crawling on the Earth" I am in my sixties and I can tell you that statement is One hundred percent true. No man is either.

@HughJanis566

It's my favorite part of the song I'm 26 listened to this when I was like 4 cus of my grandfather big my Italian lol

@dpavlovsky

Best advice a father can give his son.

@jake90009

Yup and this song doesn’t just apply to men, it can apply to women too in different situations. Everyone can walk like a man when there’s an abuser.

@richardalbritton2862

My Pops music... Didn't dig it as a younger man. Now, Pops is gone... In my 40's, now I get it. Great vibes, great tunes, great music. Thanks for the lesson, Pops
... definitely a man of taste.

@what-bn6xq

I hope your dad is resting in peace, and I hope you can move on from his death.

@nicd1826

It's sooo good. I'm 32 and I prefer music like beach boys and the four freshmen.

@StylesEste

It's a natural progression of age. The older we get the more conservative in thought we get. When things of our youth would offend us, suddenly becomes "Well that really wasn't so bad. It's just about taking responsibility for your own actions."

Music with a message that comes around every generation. Definitely great taste. : )

@hayal8526

❤💋

@jamesblyth4966

may he walk like a man in heaven

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