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Poe — Walk The Walk
Album: Haunted
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Released: 2000
Length: 4:48
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My mother spent 10 years sitting by a window
Scared if she spoke she would die of a heart attack
She listened as her dreams silently screamed
They drowned like little dolphins caught in a fishnet

Dear world i'm pleased to meet you

Hey everybody when you walk the walk
You gotta back it all up you gotta talk the talk
Hey everybody when I hear the knock
Don't wanna measure out my life to the tick of a clock

Hey everybody when my daddy died
He had a sad sad story written in his eyes
Hey everybody when you walk the walk
You cannot measure out your life to the tick of a clock

I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum
I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum
I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum
I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum

Hey everybody
When you walk the walk you gotta back it all up
But can you talk the talk
Hey everybody when I hear the knock
Don't want to measure out my life to the tick of a clock
Hey every Hey everbody

I wanna walk to the beat of my own drums
(Say what?)
I wanna walk to the beat of my own drums
(Say what?)
I wanna walk to the beat of my own drums
(Say what?)
I wanna walk to the beat of my own drums
(Say what?)

I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum
I wanna live to the beat of my own drum
I wanna laugh to the beat of my own drum
I wanna hang ten, high, say pleased to meet you
Take to the beat of my own drum
Give to the beat of my own drum
I wanna sing to the beat of my own drum

I wanna fly, (cry), win, (lose), live, (die), take five
Pleased to meet you

My daddy spent 10 years living on the outside looking in
He thought that he would never get back (hey get back)
Watched his dream walk across a silver screen
And he was standing there when the theatre went pitch black

Dear world I'm pleased to meet you

Hey everybody when I walk the walk
I gotta back it all up but can i talk the talk
Hey everybody when I hear the knock
Don't wanna measure out my life to the tick of a clock

Hey everybody (4x) --can you walk the walk?

I wanna walk to the beat of my own drums
(Say what?)
I wanna walk to the beat of my own drums
(Say what?)
I wanna walk to the beat of my own drums
(Say what?)
I wanna walk to the beat of my own drums
(Say what?)

I wanna live (play) to the beat of my own drum
I wanna laugh (sing) to the beat of my own drum
I wanna play (pray) to the beat of my own drum
I wanna hang ten, high, say pleased to meet you

I wanna screw up to the beat of my own drum
I wanna take it out of town and do it to my drum

Scream (shout) Wipe (out), win (loose), wipe (out)
Slumped down on the street making love to my baby
Make love to my baby

Father: It's a wonderful idea, but it doesn't work.

My own drum my own beat

Hey did you ever get the feeling that it's really a joke
You think you've got it figured out and then you find that you don't
So you say goodbye to the world and now you're floating in space
You got no sense of nothing not even a time or a place
Then suddenly you hear it it's the beat of your heart
And for the first time in your life you know your life is about to start

I wanna walk to the beat of my own drum

Daughter:
There's someone knocking in the wall, was it an echo? ba da pa pa
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This kind of sound just makes me nervous.
oh....no. It's Poe. What is it about this woman that annoys me so?


I listen to Radio Paradise to avoid hearing dreck like this. It was painful. I actually stopped the stream until it was done.
is this a remix of spice girls-wannabe?

this is a solid 2.
I don't mind this, but the recording seems flat to me
salice wrote:
sounds dangerously close to spice girls at times tell me what you want what you really really want etc...
for sure, for sure.
Now, if Metallica were peforming this it might have some real teeth to it.
Too much pomp for my taste... although it does start off rocking well.
Love the beginning of the song, hate the end. Makes me feel very anxious. :stop:
did I hear brit in there somewhere?
soooclose 2 spice g's still, a catchy tune except the "make love 2 my baby" c'mon bill...??
I have loved Poe since she broke out will the album Hello. Poe rocks my socks. :dancingbanana_2:
I had this playing on my iPod the other night. The dog heard the word "walk" -- dogs have real sensitive hearing, you know -- and there she was, nudging me, going over to where her leash is stowed and coming back again. It's become the dog's official theme song of her favorite activity.
sounds dangerously close to spice girls at times tell me what you want what you really really want etc...
LAME.
GINRUSH wrote:
String_Chess_Incident wrote:
This song is very full, it has ever stereotypical modern pop idea all thrown into one giant heap of garbage.
Couldn't agree more! Visions of Kelly Clarkson on AI. But what.... Nice.... Floyd....... I'm better now. Nevermind I'm chillin once again. :music:
I like the song, and think the album is pretty damn close to perfect. I frankly can't say there's anything that I'd skip over and not unlike the last 4 or 5 Water's Floyd albums, it's pretty much a full blown concept album. There's nothing about it that's like American Idol. Frankly, when I hear it, I frequently think of Pink Floyd. Not because it sounds like Pink Floyd, but because virtually every song segues into the next and like every Floyd album from DSOTM through the Final Cut, it's a full blown concept album. OmegaConcern wrote:
I love Poe, even this song. This entire album is amazing. Waiting for more... Oh - she did some work with Conjure One (also on RP playlist) a few years ago somehow. Check it out.
If not for RP, I never would have gotten this album...Love it.
Reminds me of the "Garbage" of old. Me like.
String_Chess_Incident wrote:
This song is very full, it has ever stereotypical modern pop idea all thrown into one giant heap of garbage. I think I even heard a GO FIGHT WIN in there at some point.
Couldn't agree more! Visions of Kelly Clarkson on AI. But what.... Nice.... Floyd....... I'm better now. Nevermind I'm chillin once again. :music:
This song is very full, it has ever stereotypical modern pop idea all thrown into one giant heap of garbage. I think I even heard a GO FIGHT WIN in there at some point.
Groovy ending on that.
:eek:
That's a "poe" excuse for a song if you ask me.
I'm saying 'no' to Poe.
Cheezy, but she has fun with it i suppose
davyjrshort wrote:
I know! I just got back in from lunch and heard this playing and thought the same thing, "What? RP is playing pink?" Not totally familiar with Poe so I'm assuming she's related to pop industry stuff. It's okay I guess
Last time I heard her in a "Pop" fashion, was when "Hello" came out in 1994 or 1995. Definately not pop industry stuff here.
Never heard Poe before, but I likey!
Yee Haw
wow, i swear, never heard Poe before. I really like :music: yeh, infectious, good description :jump:
Infectious!
kevinc wrote:
I don't understand what exactly happened, but Atlantic dropped her and for whatever reason, she can't tour or sign with another label. Too bad, because I think this album pretty much perfect. And I never would have heard if if not for RP
Apparently there were a few issues with the label, they got into it and some clause in her contract kept her from recording/touring for a 7 year period, which should be expired now. She was tracking a new album back in 2006, but I haven't seen any updates in quite some time. Check her Myspace page (don't have the link handy, blocked at work). I love Poe, even this song. This entire album is amazing. Waiting for more... Oh - she did some work with Conjure One (also on RP playlist) a few years ago somehow. Check it out.
siandbeth wrote:
I thought it was Pink.
I know! I just got back in from lunch and heard this playing and thought the same thing, "What? RP is playing pink?" Not totally familiar with Poe so I'm assuming she's related to pop industry stuff. It's okay I guess
Everytime this comes on I re-rate it a 1 just to remind myself how much I don't like this song...
skyguy wrote:
tell me what you want what you really really want.....
I thought it was Pink. Or the person that won the first American Idol competition. They should consider replacing Linda Perry as the songwriter for that genre. Not that there is anything wrong with that, I LIKE some of Pink's music.
Smoking hot! Jam baby jam.
Rapidly articulating carbon steel digit machine music. With sex. Industrial cool.
johnironwood wrote:
This is the sort of music that causes me to turn the volume down. My personal impression is that it's unpleasantly discordant and irritating. As always, I'm open to hearing stuff I don't normally listen to--which is what I like about Bill's range. Anyway, I don't mean to simply diss music I don't care for, just want to put out my honest impression, both thumbs up and down. Thumbs down on this selection.
Taken out of context of the whole album this song does indeed grate if you're not familiar with it. Perhaps there is an assumption that Poe has been experienced sufficiently by all to appreciate this track. If one has heard it in its entirety, then IMHO, you would truly "get" this selection. Brilliant.
7 -> 1
sooo lameeee
Here is a link to Aleprechaun's dance interpretation of this song on YouTube: (click here) don't miss her "code monkey" dance either.
tell me what you want what you really really want.....
Song does nothing for me. Interesting album cover, though.
LadyLovelyLocks wrote:
The only sad thing about Poe is that she's not giving us more, more, more! Call me greedy - but hey, me likey!
I don't understand what exactly happened, but Atlantic dropped her and for whatever reason, she can't tour or sign with another label. Too bad, because I think this album pretty much perfect. And I never would have heard if if not for RP
I have to agree most of the other comments. That was the worst Poe song I've heard yet and one of the worst on RP. Wonder how it got on the playlist. To top it off, Bill plays Pink Floyd's "Fearless" (an 11.5) next to make matters worse. Rock on Bill.
I like this. I also find it disturbing that so many of my fellow RP listeners are familiar enough with the Spice Girls that they hear them in this. Maybe if my brain was rotted from listening to that I'd hate the world too.
Cut RP some slack. This is supposed to be an eclectic station, so you don't hear the music you like everytime! Welcome to ecclectic.
sans wrote:
I seriously thought someone tuned to a shitty station...
me too! to call this crap is an insult to fertilizer
The only sad thing about Poe is that she's not giving us more, more, more! Call me greedy - but hey, me likey!
That was the first time I'd ever heard that song, or heard of Poe. I thought it kicked, and on the strength of it, just purchased it through BMG (was shocked they had it).
stop insulting the spice girls by comparing them to this.
Nobody complained when Sinatra sang "My Way". Well, maybe they complained when David Lee Roth did, but that is another story. I think it's kinda groovy...
Arf
liser wrote:
Spice Girls, anyone?
Who are the Spice Girls?
I seriously thought someone tuned to a shitty station.
This is the sort of music that causes me to turn the volume down. My personal impression is that it's unpleasantly discordant and irritating. As always, I'm open to hearing stuff I don't normally listen to--which is what I like about Bill's range. Anyway, I don't mean to simply diss music I don't care for, just want to put out my honest impression, both thumbs up and down. Thumbs down on this selection.
I've got that CD and that's the worst song on it - the others are very good though. the CD is a concept CD that's supposed to go along with the book her brother wrote, "House of Leave"..and the CD samples her father, an exinstential playright from Europe. Really interesting family..but yeah,that song is NOT her best work by far.
Jimi_the_Saint wrote:
WTF? This is one of the WORST songs I have ever heard on RP. I have heard Poe songs before that were much better. This is very Spice Girls, I agree. Blech. :puke:
I agree. That did sound like Spice Girls.
Jimi_the_Saint wrote:
WTF? This is one of the WORST songs I have ever heard on RP. I have heard Poe songs before that were much better. This is very Spice Girls, I agree. Blech. :puke:
Gotta agree with Jimi the Saint... wtf?
WTF? This is one of the WORST songs I have ever heard on RP. I have heard Poe songs before that were much better. This is very Spice Girls, I agree. Blech. :puke:
Yeah, I read the complaints. I like it.
I saw Poe a few years ago and am still laughing about how TERRIBLE she was. Just say "Poe!" and I giggle. Ugh.
I don't get it. I really don't like this. Very pretentious sounding....even if it isn't
Spice Girls, anyone?
Okay, walk the heck off the stage, then, and find a new career.
:roflol:
"It's a wonderful idea, but it doesn't work!"
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Gah! I hate that term Metrosexual! :puke: What does it mean anyway. I'm not into GQ Fashions or trendy blind consumerism. Jeez! I suppose the world can't exist without labels. In the mid 60's I was labeled a beatlemaniac, then a psychedelic hippie, then in the 70's, a punk because I liked the raw energy as opposed to disco. In the 80's I loved new wave while my fellow baby boomers were stuck listening to classic rock. In the 90's it was alternative and now in the middle of the first decade of the new millenium rap/hip-hop dominates. I'm not saying I like it all, in fact most I think really sucks. But I'm open enough to listen to new sounds. That's what I love about RP, for its eclectic diversity of music, which you'll never hear together in one place. As Eric Burdon once said, "If you want to find the truth in life, don't pass music by." :good-vibes:
Right on! :high-five: :roflol: There is only one thing I need to know about music, and Bob Marley said it best: "When it hits you, you feel no pain".
tony620d wrote:
i dunno about u guys.. but they make this stuff called conditioner! get some for straw bail on your head, poe!
Tony, You critisize others for clogging/cluttering up this board and here you are with 5 (count em 5) posts for one song alone. Settle down there brother, go get a cup of coffee, and do some work, your boss is coming down the hall with a log of all the time you spend jerking off on the internet! :ass: :ass: :ass:
You go girl.
I haven't heard this in years! I loved "Hey Pretty" when I was 19. Good memories.
lixy wrote:
There's a word for that; Metrosexual! :nyah: Seriously though, I admire Poe's work. And what on earth was wrong with The Spice Girls first hit? Not that I think it belongs here, but as far as I can tell, there was nothing wrong with it artistically.
Gah! I hate that term Metrosexual! :puke: What does it mean anyway. I'm not into GQ Fashions or trendy blind consumerism. Jeez! I suppose the world can't exist without labels. In the mid 60's I was labeled a beatlemaniac, then a psychedelic hippie, then in the 70's, a punk because I liked the raw energy as opposed to disco. In the 80's I loved new wave while my fellow baby boomers were stuck listening to classic rock. In the 90's it was alternative and now in the middle of the first decade of the new millenium rap/hip-hop dominates. I'm not saying I like it all, in fact most I think really sucks. But I'm open enough to listen to new sounds. That's what I love about RP, for its eclectic diversity of music, which you'll never hear together in one place. As Eric Burdon once said, "If you want to find the truth in life, don't pass music by." :good-vibes:
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
I'm a 56 year old male and I like this. AND I'M NOT GAY!
There's a word for that; Metrosexual! :nyah: Seriously though, I admire Poe's work. And what on earth was wrong with The Spice Girls first hit? Not that I think it belongs here, but as far as I can tell, there was nothing wrong with it artistically.
Yeah, some parts sound like the Spice Girls, but this tune rocks harder. I'm a 56 year old male and I like this. AND I'M NOT GAY! Get out of your angst riddled mope closets and dance, EMO Freaks! :dancingbanana:
This is really, really, really bad. Maybe the worst song I have ever heard on RP. Sorry.
The 6th? member of the Spice Girls...
gets much better at the end, the rest is yeah
great song off a great album from a great artist. IMHO, of course. but she rocks and she's going to come back and blow everyone away....so you just wait. :razz: :cool:
BGGA wrote:
"Tell me what you want, what you really, really want"
:yes: :lol: :high-five: Still, though...it kicks butt. :guitarist:
tony620d wrote:
She can be a freak if she wants because she's hot! F!
tony620d wrote:
wow, look at me, im a freak! it takes all the hands to hold up my big head. F
How many hands does it take to hold up your big______ :beat: :lol:
BGGA wrote:
"Tell me what you want, what you really, really want"
:lol: zig-a-zig-AH!
Can you imagine if Pink did this song?
i dunno about u guys.. but they make this stuff called conditioner! get some for straw bail on your head, poe!
tony620d wrote:
wow, look at me, im a freak! it takes all the hands to hold up my big head. F!
JGD wrote:
sounds like the spice girls
"Tell me what you want, what you really, really want"
sounds like the spice girls
rgj13 wrote:
All hail the return of the dancing bananas. :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananajam: :bananasplit: :bananajumprope: :bananapiano: :bananajumprope: :bananasplit: :bananajam: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana:
God how do I love the dancing bananas....
I can't decide on this one; the music is pretty rockin but there is something about the vocals that I just can't get behind. It sounds a little like one of those weenie Christian rock bands or something. There's just a vague whiff of antiseptic to the vocals and the spice girls affected mock-rapping smells a little funny.
Cool! The little kids speaking is a "House of Leaves" reference.
id like to hear her break it down... 'say wa ta walk -wa ta walk' LAME! F!
WOW, I don't think I've ever heard Poe so happy.
I like the way she walks. :dance:
ScottN wrote:
Aw C'mon! This song is a lot of fun!
scott you defend the gayest songs! LoL!
All hail the return of the dancing bananas. :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :bananajam: :bananasplit: :bananajumprope: :bananapiano: :bananajumprope: :bananasplit: :bananajam: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana:
Creepy cover!
Sweet and Punchy!
GottaSneeze wrote:
I love Poe with a passion! And this album is wonderful. You have to check out the book by her brother, Mark Z. Danielewski: House of Leaves.
I love House of Leaves with a passion! (Couldn't you tell by my nickname?) Forget about Poe. Her brother is a genius. In the spirit of other postmodern works, House of Leaves
asserts its own fictionality through self reference. Unlike any work of modern fiction, it does so recursively. It's a story within a story within a story--like russian nesting dolls. The labyrinthine subscripts, creative typography, and affective psychological tricks all breathe a beautiful and terrifying life into the book itself. Read it, but don't leave it under your bed. You might not even want to keep on your nightstand. In fact, it may be best if it wasn't in your House altogether. Keep it in your car.
Aw C'mon! This song is a lot of fun!
This song is always a strange experience for me... I guess it's the epitome of a guilty pleasure. I hear your criticisms, and in my honest moments I have to agree. But far more often, this song - every other Poe song I've heard - just gives me a big happy. And yes, House of Leaves is a must read, if you're at all interested in finding out the story behind all the strange little spoken word bits on Haunted.
shakitten wrote:
You need to hear the whole album...there are NO Spice Girls or Kelly present, I assure you!
I'll give the album a listen.
pousso wrote:
"Tell me what you want, what you really, really want!" And, the chorus sounds like Kelly Clarkson! Yikes!
You need to hear the whole album...there are NO Spice Girls or Kelly present, I assure you!
Nuance wrote:
Am I the only one who hears Spice Girls?
Hmmm if at all, I can hear them in a way I'd love to hear them. But hey, this track REALLY ROCKS!!! Love that, gets the juices going.
wow, look at me, im a freak! it takes all the hands to hold up my big head. F!
Nuance wrote:
Am I the only one who hears Spice Girls?
"Tell me what you want, what you really, really want!" And, the chorus sounds like Kelly Clarkson!
A strange brew of rap, folk, and funk. Somehow, I can't help but like it.
Keep walking. And listen to the beat of your own drum, as long as we don't have to hear it. I give it a 10. :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:
Nuance wrote:
Am I the only one who hears Spice Girls?
Yeah. I thought it sounded like them, covered with everything-but-the-kitchen- sink production techniques. Way too much style and not enough substance.
redeyespy wrote:
I've yet to hear a song from Poe I didn't not only like, but think was friggin' excellent! EDIT- 7/18/05: Hmmmm. I still think it rocks, but it seems silly and overdone to me now. Funny how time does these things.
I had the same reaction. Wow, this rocks. Later - uh, this stuff at the end is just bad. I'm crazy about Poe and this CD but the last third or so of this song is way over the top. Yep, overdone describes it well.
Am I the only one who hears Spice Girls?
Dianyla wrote:
Good song. She's reminding me a lot of Patty Griffin in this song. (And that's a good thing!)
This reminds me a lot of Patty Larkin.
Dianyla wrote:
Good song. She's reminding me a lot of Patty Griffin in this song. (And that's a good thing!)
That is a good thing, but I'm not hearing it. :stupid: I dig both, but in different ways, because they're not much alike.
I really really really like this song! she reminds me or Arni Defranco!
Monkeysdad wrote:
One more reason to buy this CD!
I'm feeling stupid that I don't already own it --- love everything Bill's played from it.
gypsy222 wrote:
I absolutely adore this album - rocks all the way through. Keep playing POE!
hmm...I thought it was rather derivative and silly. I guess OK for a pop song, but nothing special.
Good song. She's reminding me a lot of Patty Griffin in this song. (And that's a good thing!)
great song! I love poes attitude, feel, voice, its all just great.
GottaSneeze wrote:
I love Poe with a passion! And this album is wonderful. You have to check out the book by her brother, Mark Z. Danielewski: House of Leaves.
Yes, but I thought her first cd was the best.
She's anything but pretentious when you meet her...an engaging and endearing personality...
I don't think I can listen to this song without doing some mad finger-drumming on my desk. Some people chair-dance...I finger-drum. I do like the song, but can understand how some people might not. (These same people probably don't like kittens, have bad housekeeping habits, and are unsafe drivers. But that's OK.) :drummer:
Woot!
I love Poe with a passion! And this album is wonderful. You have to check out the book by her brother, Mark Z. Danielewski: House of Leaves.