Walk Away

Album: Welcome To The Cruel World (1994)


  • This is about how difficult it is to leave someone you love: "It's so hard to do and so easy to say... but sometimes sometimes you just have to walk away." Harper starts the song explaining his difficulty getting up in the morning when he isn't with the one he loves: "Oh no, here comes that sun again... that means another day without you my friend." He shows that he misses his relationship and hates being alone as he says: "They say if you love somebody than you have got to set them free, but I would rather be locked to you than live in this pain and misery." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    margot - madison, NJ

Comments: 6

  • Bennett from Kansas City, MoThis song is so powerful. Every time I hear "Oh no, here comes that sun again" I almost cry. Ben brilliantly captures the pain of losing a loved one in that one line alone.
  • Annie from Madison, WiYou could also say it is about the grieving, death of a loved one, process. Letting someone you love "go" so you can move on. It got me through my best friend's death, I can finally let him go and live my life like he wanted.
  • Vince from Leicester, EnglandLove this version as well as the cover by Eliza Carthy on Red Rice (definitely worth seeking out)
  • Kayla from LondonBen Harper has one of the best voices I have ever heard. He is incredible as is this song.
  • Dan from Sydney, AustraliaBrilliant Song , love it
  • Eric from Milwaukee, WiThis song is amazing. It sums up so many emotions in a very distinct song.
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