Music video: the Bangles sing “Walk Like an Egyptian”


There are video slot machines (you can find them in just about any casino) called “Pharaoh’s Fortune,” with a big King Tut wearing sunglasses on top.  This song plays every time you spin the reels.  You get longer selections during bonus rounds.



So now I associate it with gambling.



All together now:



All the old paintings on the tomb
They do the sand dance, don’cha know? 
If they move too quick (oh-way-oh) 
They’re falling down like a domino 


And the bazaar man by the Nile 
He got the money on a bet 
Gold crocodiles (oh-way-oh) 
They snap their teeth on a cigarette 


Foreign types with their hookah pipes sing
Way-oh-way-oh-way-ooo-aaa-ooo –
Walk like an Egyptian.






About Loren Williams
Gay, partnered, living in Providence, working at a local university. Loves: books, movies, TV. Comments and recriminations can be sent to

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