If you walk away I walk away First tell me which road you will take I don't want to risk our paths crossing someday So you walk that way I'll walk this way
And the future hangs over our heads And it moves with each current event Until it falls all around like a cold steady rain Just stay in when it's lookin' this way
And the moon's laying low in the sky Forcing everything metal to shine And the sidewalk holds diamonds like a jewelry store case They argue "Walk this way", "No, walk this way"
And Laura's asleep in my bed As I'm leaving she wakes up and says "I dreamed you were carried away on the crest of a wave Baby, don't go away, come here"
And there's kids playing guns in the street And one's pointing his tree branch at me So I put my hands up I say "Enough is enough, if you walk away I walk away" (And he shot me dead)
I found a liquid cure For my landlocked blues It will pass away like a slow parade It's leaving but I don't know how soon
And the world's got me dizzy again You'd think after twenty-two years I'd be used to the spin And it only feels worse when I stay in one place So I'm always pacing around or walking away
I keep drinking the ink from my pen And I'm balancing history books up on my head But it all boils down to one quotable phrase If you love something give it away
A good woman will pick you apart A box full of suggestions for your possible heart But you may be offended and you may be afraid But don't walk away, don't walk away
We made love on the living room floor With the noise in the background from a televised war And in the deafening pleasure I thought I heard someone say If we walk away, they'll walk away
But greed is a bottomless pit And our freedom's a joke we're just taking a piss And the whole world must watch the sad comic display If you're still free start runnin' away 'Cause we're comin' for ya
I've grown tired of holding this pose I feel more like a stranger each time I come home So I'm making a deal with the devils of fame Sayin' let me walk away, please
You'll be free child once you have died From the shackles of language and measurable time And then we can trade places, play musical graves Till then walk away, walk away, walk away, walk away
So I'm up at dawn, putting on my shoes I just want to make a clean escape I'm leaving but I don't know where to I know I'm leaving but I don't know where to
Writer/s: CONOR OBERST
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Michael from Galway, IrelandThis song is a work of genius . Music and lyrics interweave to create a hugely authentic and original recreation of what it is like to be helplessly alive and angry . Helpless maybe in the languid tenor of its account, but powerful too in its observant eye which takes in everything that moves. If Conor Oberst never wrote another song, this would be enough.
Cassie from Overland Park, KsConor Oberst is a genious.
Jenna from A Town, NyConor Oberst, in an interview, said it was about September 11th.
Alessandra from St.louis, MoGREAT song! um, sad, but i think it has to do alot with war, but with some, small, other references in there too.
Evrick from Milwaukee, WiM, this some does deal with drinking so wat r u talking about. neither the less this is a great song
Leah from Humboldt, Iaawww...this is a sad-ish song. but conor is the best.
Emma from Hickville, PaI think it's sort of about war in general.
Sarah from Missoula, MtThis song is incredibly sad
Helene from Horseheads, NyI agree. I think it's about many different things, not only the Irag War. It says a lot about running away from different situations, I think.
One of my favorite verses in this is,
"We made love on the living room floor With the noise in background of a televised war And in the deafening pleasure I thought I heard someone say 'If we walk away, they'll walk away'"
I think that verse just speaks so much about how you can never be free of war and pain and hurt, no matter where you are or what you're doing.
Ginette from Richmond Hill, CanadaThere are many things going on in this song. It's got some of my favourite lyrics and It's amazing.
M from Sd, CaI dont think you can say this song is only about the Iraq war. It speaks and touches on many other things like fame and drinking
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