"Walk on the Moon" as written by and Chikudate Hopkin....
I saw the photograph, an image of you
Things have never looked, looked like this
It's never been like this
I'm swimming in gray
I'm just swimming in gray

Let them all walk away, all walk away
So there's no one to blame
They all feel the same
Let them all walk away, all walk away
I'll be left with the shame

You saw the photograph, an image of me
You'll never see me like this
It's never felt like this
I'm swimming in gray
I'm just swimming in gray

Let them all walk away, all walk away
So there's no one to blame
They all feel same
Let them all walk away, all walk away
I'll be left with the shame


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"Walk on the Moon" as written by Keith Andrew Hopkin James Hlibka Hanna

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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song! I wish more Asobi Seksu lyrics were posted on here. Their music is so dreamlike and wonderful.
    EnnaBon August 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentuummm this one is filled with sadness, it is filled with surrender, the image stands as a metaphor of fault, an image of you, an image of me.......the deed is done and the speaker is willing to take the blame ....swimming in gray is like swimming in blues.
    Mindsweeperon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this could be about someone who killed someone by accident or something. Like a car accident. She's swimming in gray because she's sad and feels the shame for killing whoever she killed.
    I really don't know what they mean. But there's a thought.
    The song doesn't have nearly as many metaphors or anything, its just there isn't enough detail.
    Bexxaon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat I always imagined this song was about a relationship on the brink of dissolving. In the beginning she is looking at a picture of her lover. In the picture, everything is easy, her lover looks so happy, but in reality, they’ve never been happy, like that or she was never able to make them _that_ happy. I think what she means by “I’m swimming in gray” is like she feels trapped in the gray area of the relationship-in between the beautiful façade that she doesn’t want end and the reality of what is actually going on.

    In the chorus, I think she is allowing him/her to take the easy way out of the relationship, just to leave because they both know its not working and no one has to be the ‘bad guy”
    boiledmermaidon August 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song echoes a lot of what I feel right now. From the way I see it, it seems like everyone he/she knows is drifting away. In photographs,you can see how people look or act, but you aren't actually seeing them in real life. This could signify how far away they are, but still close enough to see the changes. To me, this song is letting go of the people that have drifted/are drifting away, despite how hard it may be or how many memories are tied to those people (referring to "swimming in gray").
    AsobiJanaion February 27, 2009   Link
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    Song ComparisonIf you like this & think that it's dreamy then check out "Ocean" by the same band. It's an amazing track that carries me away. Love this band.
    timfieldon July 17, 2017   Link

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