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    Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale

    this is from a very known song called "walking in memphis".I´ve always wondered the meaning of this sentence

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    Re: Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale

    Beal is a street in Memphis. Click.

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    Re: Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale

    Quote Originally Posted by macaronesio View Post
    this is from a very known song called "walking in memphis".I´ve always wondered the meaning of this sentence
    As stated by Papillon, there is a Beale street in Memphis.

    This is another linguistic issue here though.

    Walking with my feet (obvious, one always walks with their feet, but this is written for rhyme and rhythm)
    ten feet off of Beale ("ten feet off" implies "floating above" and is idiomatic for "very happy")

    I was walking on Beale street feeling very excited and happy to be there.
    Last edited by SPQR; 24th December 2006 at 4:00 PM.
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    Re: Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale

    I don't think that there is an additional linguistic issue here.
    Walking with my feet ten feet off the Beale is a way of describing the feet as being ten feet off the Beale not walking with the feet.
    I was walking with my head in the clouds.

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    Re: Walking with my feet ten feet off of Beale

    Quote Originally Posted by SPQR View Post
    As stated by Papillon, there is a Beale street in Memphis.

    This is another linguistic issue here though.

    Walking with my feet (obvious, one always walks with their feet, but this is written for rhyme and rhythm)
    ten feet off of Beale ("ten feet off" implies "floating above" and is idiomatic for "very happy")

    I was walking on Beale street feeling very excited and happy to be there.
    thank you very much.it took me years to know about this.

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