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Aerosmith: Walk This Way Meaning

Song Released: 1975

Walk This Way Lyrics

There's a backstroke lover always hidin' 'neath the covers
When I talked to my dad he say
He said you ain't seen nothin till you're down on a muffin
Then you're sure to be a'changin' your ways
I met a cheerleader was a real young bleeder...


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    Jun 13th, 2006 6:29pm report

    Down on a muffin is about oral sex....

    Kitty in the middle is referring to pussy....

    Real young bleeder refers to a woman just starting puberty....

    Feet flying up in the air is a reference to sex......

    The song is dripping of sex


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    Sep 26th, 9:15pm report

    Well, everybody knows quite a lot about this classic, but anyway.

    I found out that the very phrase "Walk this way" comes from some TV show, Aerosmith just liked the way it sounds and included it in the song. This is interesting.

    As for the "backstroke lover", it's certainly that boy, a high school loser, secretly playing with himself. Then his Dad catches him red-handed and says, yeah, you don't know anything 'til you do the real thing! So the backstroke lover takes a big chance with that cheerleader who's already experienced and promiscuous and she teaches him everything... Someone here has already posted the explanation of all the technical detais. Enjoy!=))

    All in all, the thing is for the boy it's a very important experience, and for the girl it's like routine (maybe it's "swingin' like you just don't care"?) She's so immoral she probably won't feel any genuine pleasure anymore...


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    Mar 2nd, 2015 3:46am report

    A "backstroke lover" under the covers is referencing masturbation. His father catches him and tells him that when he feels the real thing he wont need to do that anymore.
    "Down on a muffin" references oral sex.
    "A real young bleeder" reveals that this girl started developing early and has many sexual experiences despite still being in high school.
    "With her sister and cousin" he later had a three way with these two girls.
    "Walk this way" is the girl showing him where to put his finger and how to use it (walk you fingers like this).
    "Just give me a little kiss, like this" self explanatory.
    "She start swingin with the boys in tune" she moves her hips with their thrusts.
    "And her feet fly up in the air" she gives herself over to the pleasure throwing her feet in the air while having sex (this is missionary obviously).
    "with your kitty in the middle, swingin like you just don't care" it can sometimes be painful for a woman to have sex the first few times. While this may be true it is more an urban myth than anything else. Here it means that her "kitty" has been used so many times that there is no pain (like you just don't care) and is all pleasure.
    "So i took a chance at the high school dance" he snuck off somewhere to have sex with this girl while a dance was going on.
    "It wasn't me she was foolin cause she knew what she was doing." just in case out hadn't already figured it out she is experienced in terms of sex.


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    Nov 15th, 2013 11:39am report

    The "walk this way" part refers to the new path one obviously takes upon discovering sex. EVERYTHING changes, especially your thoughts. You're not walking "that way" anymore, but "this way"...


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    Jun 22nd, 2013 6:47am report

    This song isn't about sex because sex was a taboo subject in the 70s. Think about it... this song was around when our grandmas and grandpas were living and old people don't like talking about sex. So anyways it's about girls and boys who play on the playground and who go to dances and eat food in the cafeteria and stuff. Also, it's about Frankenstein who is a guy who created a monster by putting an abnormal brain into a very big body.

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    May 4th, 2011 5:07pm report

    Sex. Need I say more?


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    Mar 26th, 2010 3:58pm report

    Down on a muffin refers to oral sex because a girl's genital area can be referred to as a 'muffin.'

    The boy in the story is nervous and unsure about his first sexual experience, and his friends are telling him, "you ain't seen nothing til you're down on a muffin and you're sure to be changing your ways" obviously meaning once he sees it he won't be able to stop thinking about it and he will want to have sex, then it goes into how he met the cheerleader like everyone else explained already.


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    Apr 10th, 2009 4:47pm report

    How is down on a muffin about oral sex?

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    Jul 9th, 2008 7:17pm report

    This song has sex written all over it! Ha, ha, ha! Yeah, I'd have to agree with the first guy, because it sounds to me like there's a popular cheerleader, (who's spreads like peanut, butter, throws it around town like the paper boy, etc.) and she leads a high school loser through his first sexual encounter for her own pleasure. He uses his new knowledge to "teach" the neighbor girl, although her daddy isn't too thrilled! After reading all the lyrics, I found this song HILARIOUS!


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    Apr 25th, 2008 4:12pm report

    I thought this song was really cool because of the way Steven sang it until I just read the lyrics and wow its definitely about sex. You think you know a song until you find out its totally different to what you thought it was when you read the lyrics or actually listen to it really closely or when you were just singing it.


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    Jan 1st, 2007 1:29pm report

    Everybody already knows it but on line I didn't see mentioned was the seesaw swinging with the boys in the school is referring to her going up and down on the boys (fucking the shit out of them)


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    Nov 4th, 2006 11:57pm report

    And just to add - it seems like the girl is a bit of a slag: "see-saw swingin with the boys in school" and she uses him for her own pleasure and gets him 'down on her muffin' - when she says "give me a little kiss like this". And then he nibbles the girl next door with his new found skills. Top dollar.


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    Aug 3rd, 2006 8:44pm report

    I read in the Aerosmith autobiography that the meaning is that a young boy is caught masturbating by his dad.(backstroke lover) His dad tells him no more jacking off, cause he'll be getting pussy. The cheerleader with her cousin part is a girl Steven had the hots for and had fantasies about as a young boy.


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    May 3rd, 2006 5:50pm report

    anonymous, you fool, the only line he got from the Frankenstien movie was the chorus line 'walk this way'. It has come on vh1 and he cudnt find a nice line for the chorus, and as soon as he heard that in the movie, he decided to use it. I love the song, btw.


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    Apr 24th, 2006 4:13am report

    Nah Nah Nah this song was inspired by Young Frankinstein, cause Stephen Tyler was all hopped up on Cocaine looking for a new song, so we went to the movies, and the butler was telling someone to "walk this way" so that's where he got the idea, plus VH1 said so

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    Feb 7th, 2006 2:46pm report

    I heard this song was about a cheerleader leading a less popular kid through his first sexual experience. I could be wrong. But it's kinda hard to find another meaning in that song. = Anyone else's guess is as good as mine.

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