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Walk
Pantera Lyrics


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Can't you see I'm easily bothered by persistence?
One step from lashing out at you
You want in, to get under my skin and call yourself a friend
I've got more friends like you, what do I do?

Is there no standard anymore?
What it takes, who I am, where I've been, belong
You can't be something you're not
Be yourself, by yourself, stay away from me
A lesson learned in life
Known from the dawn of time

Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk
Are you talkin' to me? Are you talkin' to me?

Run your mouth when I'm not around, it's easy to achieve
You cry to weak friends that sympathize
Can you hear the violins playing your song?
Those same friends tell me your every word

Is there no standard anymore?
What it takes, who I am, where I've been, belong
You can't be something you're not
Be yourself, by yourself, stay away from me
A lesson learned in life
Known from the dawn of time

Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talkin' to me?
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk
Are you talkin' to me? Are you talkin' to me?
No way, punk

Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk, are you talkin' to me?
Respect, walk, what did you say?
Respect, walk
Are you talkin' to me? Are you talkin' to me?
Walk on home, boy

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Pantera's song "Walk" are a powerful expression of frustration and isolation. The singer is easily bothered by persistence and feels one step away from lashing out at those who try to get under their skin and call themselves a friend. The singer acknowledges having more friends like these and questions what they should do. The repeated refrain of "Respect, walk" emphasizes the need for respect and boundaries, telling individuals to be themselves, by themselves, and stay away from the singer. The lesson learned in life is to know when to walk away from individuals who do not respect boundaries.


The song is a commentary on the lack of standards in society and the need for individuals to be true to themselves. The singer questions what it takes, who they are, where they have been, and where they belong. The lyrics suggest that being oneself is more important than trying to be someone they are not. The violins playing signify that the individual cries to their weak friends who sympathize with them, while those same friends tell the singer every word. The frustrating and isolating experience of having friends who are not true friends is not something new and has been known since the dawn of time.


There are several interpretations of the lyrics to "Walk." One interpretation is that the song is about the music industry and the pressure for musicians to conform to a certain image. Another interpretation is that the song is about personal boundaries and respecting those boundaries. The repetition of "Respect, walk" is a powerful reminder that individuals need to respect one another's boundaries and be true to themselves.


Line by Line Meaning

Can't you see I'm easily bothered by persistence?
I am easily irritated by persistent people.


One step from lashing out at you
I am very close to getting angry with you.


You want in, to get under my skin and call yourself a friend
You want to be my friend, but your true intention is to annoy me.


I've got more friends like you, what do I do?
I already have many annoying friends like you, what should I do with you?


Is there no standard anymore?
Have our values degraded so much that there are no standards left?


What it takes, who I am, where I've been, belong
My identity, experiences, and beliefs are all essential parts of who I am and where I belong.


You can't be something you're not
You cannot pretend to be someone you are not.


Be yourself, by yourself, stay away from me
Just be yourself, without trying to be my friend, and stay away from me.


A lesson learned in life
This is a lesson that everyone learns in their life.


Known from the dawn of time
This is a truth that has been known since the beginning of time.


Respect, walk, what did you say?
Did you just say 'respect' to me?


Respect, walk
Show respect and walk away from me.


Are you talkin' to me? Are you talkin' to me?
Are you addressing me? Are you really talking to me?


Run your mouth when I'm not around, it's easy to achieve
It is easy to talk bad about me when I am not present.


You cry to weak friends that sympathize
You complain to your weak friends who only sympathize with you.


Can you hear the violins playing your song?
Do you hear the fake sympathy that people give to you?


Those same friends tell me your every word
These friends of yours tell me everything you say behind my back.


No way, punk
Absolutely not, you punk.


Walk on home, boy
Just get out of here and go back home.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Rex Brown, Philip Anselmo, Darrell Lance Abbott, Vincent Paul Abbott

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Comments from YouTube:

@djc5897

I love the message behind this song. Walking for 30-60 minutes per day can improve confidence, stamina, energy, weight control and life expectancy and reduce stress. It can also reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, bowel cancer and osteoporosis. We need more bands like Pantera promoting healthy living.

@johndawson6057

@@ainwaleen i know that this is a ripoff but i just gave him a like bcoz of his time spent writing this.

@johndawson6057

@@ainwaleen what kind of app does that. And yes i know those types of apps but most do not work believe me i've tried.

@stuart207

Stfu bro just wAlk

@thelaughingman79

damn...you are the only one here to receive phills message.

@HeavyMetalBarpiano

Ehm... yes. I think this is exactly the message of this song. 🤘🎹

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@Tombrosapien

Normal speed: Walk - Pantera

1.25x speed: Jog - Pantera

@dg46discontinued89

Tombrosapien How has this not got more likes?? Had me dying 😂😂😂

@joshuaharris6638

2x sprint

@Demonslayer20111

.75 speed crawl

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