The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian (Return To Bangleonia)

Walk Like an Egyptian  was a number-one hit in 1985.  It peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart in November 1986 and reached number one in the U.S. on December 20, 1986, staying at the top of the Hot 100 for four weeks.


All the old paintings on the tombs
They do the sand dance, don't you know?
If they move too quick (oh whey 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 whey oh)
They snap their teeth on your cigarette.

Foreign types with the hookah pipes say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh,
Walk like an Egyptian.

Blonde waitresses take their trays
They spin around and they cross the floor
They've got the moves (oh whey oh)
You drop your drink and they give you more.

All the school kids so sick of books
They like the punk and the metal band
When the buzzer rings (oh whey oh)
They're walking like an Egyptian.

All the kids in the marketplace say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian.

Slide your feet up the street bend your back
Shift your arm then you pull it back
Life is hard you know (oh whey 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 whey oh)
Spin the clubs cruise down the block

All the Japanese with their yen
The party boys call the Kremlin
And the Chinese know (oh whey oh)
They walk the line like Egyptian.

All the cops in the donut shop say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh
Walk like an Egyptian.
Walk like an Egyptian.


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