The Walk

Album: Japanese Whispers (1983)
Charted: 12
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  • I called you after midnight
    Then ran until I burst
    I passed the howling woman
    And stood outside your door

    We walked around the lake
    And woke up in the rain
    And everyone turned over
    Troubled in their dreams again

    Visiting time is over
    And so we walk away
    And both play dead then cry out loud
    Why we always cry this way?

    I kissed you in the water
    And made your dry lips sing
    I saw you look
    Like a Japanese baby
    In an instant I remembered everything, everything, everything

    I called you after midnight
    Then ran until my heart burst
    I passed the howling woman
    And stood outside your door

    I kissed you in the water
    And made your dry lips sing
    I saw you look
    Like a Japanese baby
    In an instant I remembered everything, everything, everything

    Take me for a walk
    Take me for a walk
    Let's go in the water
    Take me for a walk Writer/s: Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, Robert James Smith
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Ken from Pittsburgh, PaReally?? Sounds nothing to me like Blue Monday.
  • Daniel from Rio De Janeiro, Brazilby "without you", I think you mean "Inbetween days", right?

    Anyway, you're correct. But if I'm not mistaken, it even led to a fall out between Peter Hook (NO's bass player) and members of the Cure

    but whilst NO ventured deeper into electronic sounds, The Cure kept synths to a reasonable minimal, not far from the usual for a band during the 80s.

    As of 2005, The cure are without a synth player and have been performing all the synth parts using guitars on their live shows, much to their fans sadness. Songs like The Walk are completely trashed without *some* synths in it. Apparently, the new 2008 album will also keep keybaords to a minimum.
  • Anthony from Tokyo, JapanThe reference to New Order is interesting. While they didn't rip off 'The Walk', they began to incorporate New Orders twangy high chorused string sound into many of their songs starting with 'without you' on Head on the door & including many of their hits such as 'Pictures of you', 'Just like heaven', 'Love song' & 'Lullaby'. This sound became very much a cure sound. Much of The cures new sound, post Head on the door could be attributed to New Orders 'Power, corruption & lies' album, particularly the song 'the village'. Smith has admitted to being influenced by New Order. In an interview speaking about Pornography, he said he initially got the idea for the albums dark depiction of death after listening to Movement, New Orders first album since the loss of Ian Curtis. The two albums are sonically quite different though; it is only the theme that was borrowed.
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