Walk Like An Egyptian

Words & Music:

The Bangles

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All the old paintings on the tombs, they do the sand dance, don't you know.

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If they move too quick, -- Oh-way-oh! -- they're falling down like a domino.


All the bazaar men by the Nile, they got the money on a bet.

Gold crocodiles -- Oh-way-oh! -- they snap their teeth on your cigarette.



Foreign types with the hookah pipes say:  ŇAy-oh!  Way-oh!  Ay-oh!  Way-oh!Ó


Walk like an Egyptian.


The blonde waitresses take their trays,

They spin around and they cross the floor.

They've got the moves -- Oh-way-oh! --

You drop your drink then they bring you more.


All the school kids so sick of books they like the punk and the metal band.

When the buzzer rings -- Oh-way-oh! -- they're walking like an Egyptian.


All the kids in the marketplace say:  ŇAy-oh!  Way-oh!  Ay-oh!  Way-oh!Ó

Walk like an Egyptian.


Slide your feet up the street, bend your back,

Shift your arm then you pull it back.

Life is hard -- Oh-way-oh! --

So, strike a pose on a Cadillac.


If you want to find all the cops, they're hanging out in the donut shop.

They sing and dance -- Oh-way-oh! -- spin their clubs, cruise down the block.


All the Japanese with their yen; the party boys call the Kremlin.

And the Chinese know  -- Oh-way-oh! -- they walk the line like Egyptian.


All the cops in the doughnut shop say:  ŇAy-oh!  Way-oh!  Ay-oh!  Way-oh!Ó

Walk like an Egyptian.

Walk like an Egyptian


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