"Walking Away" as written by and Pasquale James/terwilliger Gasperini....
Well, hello. How are you?
Won't you pull up a chair?
Won't you tell me your story because I really do care
About talking, talking, talking away.

Here's to me, to you, to us,
To everything, I hope it never falls apart.
We're talking, talking, talking away.

Well you look so fine,
And you seem so kind,
And I've gotta say that I'm having a good time
Dancing, dancing, dancing away.
Here's to me, to you, to us,
To everything, I hope it never falls apart.
We're dancing, dancing, dancing away.

Could things get any better now?
If they can, I cannot see how,
But as the time goes by,
You stop and sigh.
You stop and sigh and then you wonder why.

I can't stop feeling as I'm walking away,
And I could never understand half the things you'd say,
As we're walking away.
So I said here's to me, to you, to us,
To everything, before it fell apart,
And we're walking, walking, walking away.

Things weren't better then.
You felt that you had to pretend.
But as the time goes by, you stop and sigh.
You stop and sigh and then you wonder why.


Lyrics submitted by KeasbyKnights, edited by Vaskivo

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    General Commenti listened to this song again and i reolized it was kind of depressing that the guy had a girlfriend that he really liked and it didnt work out
    jokerinthepack59on July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI kinda liked the old catch version where the bass line was a little more heavily emphasized.
    oofuson April 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe bass playing in this one is technically far superior... but I do agree with you. Catch's version almost sounded like it was being played slap.

    This and Supernothing are the only two tracks that I prefer the Catch 22 versions of.
    Pacon April 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey ruined a good song.

    I do not like the new horns for this song. They're too clean and a bit weak sounding. And I absolutely hate the end of the trumpet-trombone duet. When the trumpet does it's falling notes. It sounds like they gave up. The other version sounds so bright and ends with such pizzaz.

    I still like the bass in the Catch version too because it has a more of a swing feel to it. Which is what I originally loved about the song.

    For this song, I'll listen to the Catch verson.
    Cireon May 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFrom a trumpet player's perspective, the trumpet part in this is WAY more fun to actually play. From a listener's persepctive, I dunno. I don't like how staccato the notes are played, but I like the modified melodies better. Is a toughie, t'be sure.
    Pacon June 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI do like the catch version better but I wont dwell on it.

    On to the meaning of the song, it's like a sonnet, it changes meaning during the middle of the song. The first half of the song two people are friends and they hope it never ends as they are talking and dancing, but then the guy in the song learns she (hopefully it was a she as they were dancing) was faking their friendship, for attention or whatever.

    This song has sort of the same meaning as "Dear Sergio:" except the person in "Dear Sergio:" had the same problem and Sergio was looking down on him like "what an ass" where as in this song no one was critisizing her like Sergio was in "Dear Sergio:"

    Both the person in "Dear Sergio:" and in this song were faking a relationship to try to fit in. Justifications from these lyrics:

    "but as the time goes by,
    you stop and sigh.
    You stop and sigh and then you wonder why."

    shes wondering why she faked a relationship because she never liked him.

    "Goodbye to me, to you, to us,
    to everything, because it fell apart,
    as we're walking away."

    He recognized that and now hes leaving her.

    If you have a hard time understanding this read the lyrics to dear sergio and read all the comments, then read the lyrics to this song and then my comment.
    imhoterroron July 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is pretty good i think both versions are good i dont no i think i like streetlight version better
    jokerinthepack59on July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this version is *far* superior to the Catch 22 version (which I also love). It was always obvious they were trying to go for a loungy, jazzy feeling for the song, and I think StreetLight's rerecord caught that perfectly, especially with the trumpet/trombone deul in the middle. This song and Day In Day Out are the only 2 songs off of SM's rerecord of Keasbey that I'm sure are better than they're predecessors. The other songs I can't decide.

    -Moses
    mouse_clickeron July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSuch a fun song to listen to, I realy like it. REminds me of the New York or somethin!g. =)
    *gabriela*on July 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPeople...quit comparing Streetlight Manifesto and Catch 22, just get to the lyrics...thats what the page is about. Well anyways, I would have to agree with imhoterror. It is about someone that everything was perfect with their relationship but then things just started drifting apart. Something I can relate to, its got heart. Sad but cheery song.
    lordlemmingon October 15, 2006   Link

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