Walk On
by U2

Album: All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
Charted: 5
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  • And love is not the easy thing
    The only baggage that you can bring
    And love is not the easy thing
    The only baggage you can bring
    Is all that you can't leave behind

    And if the darkness is to keep us apart
    And if the daylight feels like it's a long way off
    And if your glass heart should crack
    And for a second you turn back
    Oh no, be strong

    Walk on, walk on
    What you got they can't steal it
    No, they can't even feel it
    Walk on, walk on
    Stay safe tonight

    You're packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been
    A place that has to be believed to be seen
    You could have flown away
    A singing bird in an open cage
    Who will only fly, only fly for freedom

    Walk on, walk on
    What you've got they can't deny it
    Can't sell it, or buy it
    Walk on, walk on
    Stay safe tonight

    And I know it aches
    And your heart it breaks
    And you can only take so much
    Walk on
    walk on

    Home, hard to know what it is if you've never had one
    Home, I can't say where it is but I know I'm going home
    That's where the hurt is

    And I know it aches
    And your heart it breaks
    And you can only take so much
    Walk on

    Leave it behind
    You've got to leave it behind

    All that you fashion
    All that you make
    All that you build
    All that you break
    All that you measure
    All that you steal
    All this you feel
    All that you reason
    All that you care (It's only time)
    And I'll never fill up all my mind
    All that you sense
    All that you speak
    All you dress up
    And all that you scheme
    All you create
    All that you wreck
    All that you hate Writer/s: Adam Clayton, Dave Evans, Larry Mullen, Paul David Hewson
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 23

  • Meocyber from Alma, Co just saw U2 in May 2011, This was one of their closers. Typical superb musicianship and deep lyrics. Now, the GReatest Band in the world! I totally can't choose my fave of theirs.
  • Prashant from Kathmandu, NepalRly there are no words to express how his voice and the words coming from it make me feel..... this song is so special to me, so special that I wanna tattooed it on my wrist... it lifts me up everytime I look at it :) Thank you Bono....Luv ya
  • Rob from Sydney, AustraliaFrancis, you are right on! "A place that has to be believed to be seen"! Love it...one of the great U2 songs.
  • Justina from Vilnius, LithuaniaOne of my all-time favorites. Yeah, Genius Bono.
  • Francois from Bloemfontein, South AfricaIsn't this what Life is all about!! Walk on. Very strong spirutial message. Jesus-(Paul) instructed us to run the race. Walk on. But the lyrics that says "you packing a suitcase for a place where none of us have been, a place that has to be believed to be seen"!!! Biblical principal. The world says "seeing is believing", Jesus Christ says believe and you shall see. Halleluja!!!!
  • Josh from Melbourne, AustraliaI think this is the most inspirational song of all time.
  • Robyn from Vic, CanadaThey played this song at my friends funeral. It was a beautiful song and meant so much to everyone. It was the perfect goodbye.
  • Cristiane from Sao Paulo, BrazilActually this songs means a lot to me. I haven't heard this song at any funeral, although it sounds interesting. I PLAYED THIS SONG ON MY WEDDING. IT WAS WONDERFUL BECAUSE THIS SONG MEANS TOO MUCH TO ME.
  • Robyn from Vic, CanadaThis song was played at my best friends funeral. It is a beautiful song, and has such a strong meaning for me personaly. U2 is amazing band, and just knows the hardships of the world.
    It's just such a beautiful song. And was a perfect way to say goodbye to a friend.
  • Arlington from Johannesburg, South AfricaAfter hearing the part about "Home" i started smsing my girlfriend who now is my wife, this line feels like something written especialy for me, i grew up living with relatives,and never had a home where it really felt like home, and i miss the part where i live in a proper home, this song whenever it plays i feel like something is tucking away at the furthest part of my being, "walk on" really comes from a rich place,its a place of love, hope and inspiration,
  • Jonatan Lindqvist from Pitea, SwedenI think this is my favourite song of all time.
    I really like U2s early work to, but this one has ment so much to me that i cant explain.
    I just wanna agree with Jen and say : Bono is a genius..No doubt about it.
  • Brittany from Hamilton, CanadaI love this song so much. The first time I heard it was on Friends they recaped all the episodes when the show was over, and played walk on at the end I cryed and everytime I hear this song it reminds me of Friends my favorite show ever and I cry when I hear it.
  • Gaby from Asuncion, ParaguayHOme... you can't know what it is if you never had one...
  • Rick from Humboldt, IaI think this would make a good song for a funeral. I definitely want it played at mine.
  • Jude from Szombathely, HungaryQuite true, Angela =D Still a wonderfully crafted and emotional song, probably my favourite on ATYCLB.
  • Angela from Hagerstown, MdAll i have to say about the end of the song is: Pink Floyd ROX!
  • Marius from Lüneburg, GermanyThe end of this song is so emotional... it leaves you alone with our feelings, its great
  • Katie from Gasoline Alley, AustraliaI believe that Joey Ramone was listening to 'In A Little While' by U2 as he died.
  • Jeff from Hendersonville , UtI've heard that Joey Ramone was listening to this song as he died (or was dying). Quite an honor for U2.
  • Jen from Boulder, CoBono is a GENIUS. 'Nuff said..
  • Billy Ross from Hagerstown, Mdu2 shot another video for this song after the attacks on 9/11 in NYC. from what i remember, im pretty sure mtv played this alot after the attacks.
  • Chris from Lake Mary, FlWow, I had no idea that the song was about that. Pretty cool where Bono pulls his ideas from.
  • Nicoletta from Bronx, Nythis is such a beautiful song..i find it to better than "Beautiful Day".
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