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The Walk Lyrics

Inside-out, upside-down,
Twisting beside myself.
Stop that now,
'Cause you and I were never meant to meet.
I think you'd better leave.
It's not safe in here.
I feel a weakness coming on.

Alright then, (alright then.)
I could keep...

  1. anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2017 report

    The lyrics is very sad.

    2012 question, to know her number.. find her at Instagram or Twitter.

    Good Luck Bro!

  2. anonymous
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    Jun 5th 2017 report

    It may be wrong, but to me this song has always been about depression. As someone who has suffered it myself, I feel I can relate to the lyrics. Depression can feel like being two people, that your illness is another being who follows you and taunts you - and that's how this song comes across to me. You can't live with the illness, but you can't escape it either.

  3. JordannaMusikBullet
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    Dec 16th 2012 report

    The song is about trying to resist being in love whom you are not comfortable with. But, that person has devious charms, and is trying to make you love him.

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 2nd 2012 report

    I started with the idea this song was about getting a little too close for comfort with another but now I think it is about coming too close to a part of yourself that you don't want to embrace. It is similar to what she was saying in "Glittering Clouds". She seems an interesting young lady, anyone got her number?

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 10th 2010 report

    I feel the song is about attempting to resist a potential lover, and it shows how easy it is to give in to what we never dreamed we would ever let happen.

    "Inside-out, upside-down,
    Twisting beside myself.
    Stop that now,
    'Cause you and I were never meant to meet.
    I think you'd better leave.
    It's not safe in here.
    I feel a weakness coming on."
    In the first few verses, It's plain to see she doesn't want to see him anymore, but the last line "I feel a weakness coming on" hints that she secretly does, but for some unknown reason, (She has someone already, she knows he's no good for her, etc,) she lays down the law by telling him "You'd better leave", and "Stop that now," As in he needs to stop alluring her to fall in love with him.

    "Alright then, (alright then.)
    I could keep your number for a rainy day.
    That's where this ends.
    No mistakes no misbehaving.
    I was doing so well.
    Could we just be friends?
    I feel a weakness coming on."
    Over time, it depresses her to not see him, and gives in only slightly by "keeping his number for a rainy day," but she reminds him again, that "That's where this ends, no mistakes no misbehaving," And settles with the idea that since she doesn't want to be his lover, but she doesn't want to go without seeing him, that they could "just be friends"... Even then, she's still feeling "The weakness coming on"

    The chorus and the reast of the song are obviously her continuing to talk about the struggle, how "It's not meant to be like this" and how it's "not what she planned at all"

    Finally, something happens where she's grown so weak fighting the tempation, and suddenly..

    "Big trouble losing control.
    Primary resistance at a critical low.
    on the double gotta get a hold.
    Point of no return one second to go.
    No response on any level,
    Red-alert this vessel's under seige.
    Total overload all systems down they've got control.
    There's no way out.
    We are surrounded.
    Give in, give in and relish every minute of it. "

    Also, in the chorus she repeatedly blames him for making her fall in love. He have must be a deviously charming individual.

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