View Full Version : Whats ''Walla Walla''?

Lord Armageddon
05-01-2006, 01:56 AM
Walla Walla is one of my favourite songs and i wonder what does ''Walla'' mean? Does anoyone know? :confused:

05-01-2006, 02:23 AM
I have a friend called James Walla. Relatedly it mentions in the song Folsom Prison, chances are its a nickname of some description for that famous prison. Made knowen by johnny cash due to 'folsom prison blues' and a live performance there.

Lord Armageddon
05-01-2006, 02:36 AM
Thank you for your answer. ;)

05-01-2006, 02:37 AM
To make my post clear:

This is the town called Walla Walla:

And there is a prison wich seems quite notorius (just search on google for "Walla Walla prison"

05-01-2006, 02:55 AM
Isn't there a city called Walla Walla ? And that city is famous for their prisonsystem? Or something like that?

05-01-2006, 04:36 AM
in Australia, isn't it?

05-01-2006, 05:44 AM
Walla is a shortened version of the arabic term "wallahi" which means "I swear to God" and is a very powerful declaration that you are speaking to truth. Walla walla tells the story of an arab youth caught in a life of crime, and he tells his friend "walla walla I will never go back to Folsom prison."

05-01-2006, 07:33 AM
Arabs--aren't they from Australia?

05-01-2006, 07:57 AM
Walla Walla is a city in Washington, not Australia. Well, maybe Australie too.

05-01-2006, 08:17 AM
yeeeeeeeeees, i remember now... the city in australia is WAGGA WAGGA :o

05-01-2006, 10:07 AM
Arabs--aren't they from Australia?
You are kidding, aren't you?

05-01-2006, 01:37 PM
I always thought arabs were from china... :confused:

05-01-2006, 01:47 PM
I always thought arabs were from china... :confused:
At least China is nearest...but Australia?

OfFsPrInG pImP
05-01-2006, 02:10 PM
Since no one really has the fondest clue what they are talking about i will set them strait. Walla Walla is a city in Washington where the Walla Walla state pen is located. Being a state pen thats where the worst go. So when you here our boys say "we will see you in Walla Walla" they are maknig refrance to then pen that is there. I have visited myself and currently live in Washington. So there. Now you know. And if your in the area check it out. Its a nice city. Peace.

05-01-2006, 02:26 PM
Someone already said all that, Offspring Pimp. And yes, Emily, it was a joke.

05-01-2006, 02:40 PM
its kinda obvious wut walla walla means. if u listen to the song it kinda tells u :D

05-01-2006, 05:15 PM
When I was playing my guitar, I was looking at a map on my basement wall. There is a town in Washington State named Walla Walla. NO JOKE

OfFsPrInG pImP
05-01-2006, 08:39 PM
Riggggght. :eek:

05-01-2006, 09:56 PM
its kinda obvious wut walla walla means. if u listen to the song it kinda tells u :D
all the song tell you is that walla walla means prison. it doesn't tell you why.

Lord Armageddon
05-07-2006, 12:50 PM
Thank you all for information. Now i know, what that Walla Walla mean :)

Hyper nova
05-08-2006, 01:02 PM
As its been mentioned Walla Walla is a City in Washington state and it a has a famouse Penitentiary or Prison there. You notice that the song mentions Folsom Prison with isnt the same place.

So the song is about going to prison and Walla Walla and Folsom are examples and doesn't necessarily mean the guy in the song is actually going to those exact prison.

- -Lauren- -
05-08-2006, 05:29 PM
Walla Walla is a city in Washington, it's about an hour and a half from where I live.

It's a very famous State Prison.

06-05-2006, 08:22 PM
Walla Walla is a hard core prison. Props to anyone that has servived that place. For the ones that are still there, stay strong someone is thinking of you.

06-05-2006, 09:36 PM
^^People in Walla Walla penintentiary fequent this bbs. ;)