"The Walk (Tightrope)" as written by and Zachary Walker/hanson Hanson....
Well deep in the woods
Where nothing is seen
A tightrope is strung to his heel
And high on the walk
He's down on one knee
He waits for the slow of the breeze
Oh, wow, look at him now on his feet
High up in the sky

And every moment extends endlessly
It feels as though time isn't moving
And every second, one breath not to breathe
I watch as he moves to the beat

Well I'm on the floor
I watch from my seat
I watch as he sways with the trees
And slowly he moves, but so elegantly
I'm more on the edge of my seat

On the tightrope
Everything's bare
All that there is is from here to there
On the tightrope
The goal is quite clear
Don't lose yourself in your fear

Everyone waits on the walk
Some are long and some small
But all of them tall
Everyone must make a choice
Will I go for it all and possibly fall?
The tightrope is thin
I could possibly win on the walk

Well high on the walk
The tightrope it bends
And nobody knows where it ends
To win or to lose
You're all on your own
Everyone must be alone

On the tightrope
Everything's bare
All that there is is from here to there
On the tightrope
The goal is quite clear
Don't lose yourself in your fear


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"The Walk" as written by Taylor Hanson Isaac Hanson

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    General Commenti luv luv luv this song its my fav hanson track also zac is the best he rocks
    doodleson April 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentplzzzzzzzzzzz sum1 share my luv 4 this song
    doodleson April 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song was by far the best on the Underneath: Acoustic DVD. It's a metaphor for life and risks you must take to suceed.
    faithful_sparkleon July 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfaithful_sparkle, i'm with you on this one. the whole song is full of metaphors for living life and taking risks.

    apparently, in a recent h.net chat, zac said this song was about believing in god...still on the same track as what i thought the song was about already, but i like my interpretation better.
    tayterbugon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYet another amazing Zac song.

    I love this part:
    "On the tightrope
    Everything's bare
    All that there is is from here to there
    On the tightrope
    The goal is quite clear
    Don't lose yourself in your fear"

    It's so stripped down, like you KNOW what you have to do, do let that fear stop you. And Zac's voice sounds awesome here.
    EarnYourWingson January 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just can't believe it's about faith in god. This song seems to go hand in hand with 'Broken Angel', about watching someone you've built up, put on a pedestal, falter and fall from grace.
    potterheadon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti truely can't see the god in this song...

    it seems like it is about not being afraid to try things, and you're going to fail but keep trying... it has the same meaning to me as broken angel...
    popprincess85on April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf zac wrote the song, his meanings for it cannot be set aside...he knows the most about the song so lets believe him...just a thought...

    maybe God is the man on the tightrope...as people we look to this higher being (literally higher, in this case) with hope and anticipation (on the edge of our seats). There are bends and trials along the way that make us question God's ability to "cross the tightrope" (pull through and fulfill our hopes).

    I also agree that it sounds like what most have said here...that we should not let fear get in out way of getting to where we want to in life.
    banookieon January 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI definitely see God in this song. The Walk itself is God's path for you, God has a path for everyone to follow, and you can either follow it and win and reach God's potential for you or you can choose not to. I don't think the man on the tightrope is God tho, I think it's someone who is following God's path and how it is to watch someone live their life that way, how it makes you think if you could do it yourself because it's definitely not an easy path.

    I love this song, not because of the religious sentiments, but the tone and the sound, and also the other interpretations you can get from it. That interpretation I just gave it just one, I see the "taking risks" one as well
    lonelyzephyr83on April 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't really see anyhting about God in this, but I'm not really religious, so I'm probably not the best one to ask.

    As I see it, the tightrope is metaphorical for life and path you are following. You've got to take chances and maybe you will fall off, but you'll never know until you try. You don't know where you'll end up once you get across, but at least you're going somewhere.

    Looking at it now, I can kind of see where you are getting the religious stuff. Hmm.
    BookwormAir13on May 08, 2007   Link

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