"Walk It Down" as written by and David Byrne....
I...I am just a number
I...hang on to what I got
You...say what you want to
I...I...I...I just try to stay alive
I...put myself together
People say, get away, somebody will turn you in
Life, life without surrender
Togetherness...ecstasy is what I need
I can laugh, but I should cry
When love and understanding are the ultimate crimes

[Chorus]
(And I said) Walk it down. Talk it down.
(oh, oh, oh) Sympathy. Luxury.
Somebody will take you there.
Walk it down. Talk it down.
(oh, oh, oh) Sympathy. Luxury.
Somebody will take you there.

She...says she remembers.
Time...long time ago.
We...belong together.
I...I...I...I turn up the radio
Lies, lies and propaganda
I...gonna tell you what I need
Life, life, without surrender
Togetherness...ecstasy is what I need
I got yours and you got mine
And I can swim, but I should fly

[Chorus]

Ain't no crime to believe
I took my money, I bet my life
What you see is what you get
But it sure ain't what we need.

[Chorus]


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"Walk It Down" as written by David Byrne Chris Frantz

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  • +1
    General CommentIt seems kind of Orwellian to me.

    People say that there's no way to beat the system but I say don't lose hope.

    -I think that's the message. This was one of the first pop songs I remember enjoying.
    ShineYouDiamondon August 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song with a great organ solo! Top notch
    bkat004on June 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like Popsicle of Love, no?
    words&trickson September 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIt's about a jew in Nazi Germany struggling to live and love in such a heartless place.

    need I say more?
    L0BSTERB0Xon October 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIt's about a jew in Nazi Germany struggling to live and love in such a heartless place.

    need I say more?
    L0BSTERB0Xon October 28, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis reminds me of any conversation I have with friends with drug related felonies whom become children of the state as a result. Driving privileges taken away, peeing in a cup with someone staring at you, calling someone to tell them wherever you go.... Years go by and they are constantly haunted by a felony when they apply for a job or business license. The state abandons them and they have only loved ones to hold them up. Fight all that negativity with positiveness and assurance. It is Orwellian and very real.
    loosedloonon April 28, 2016   Link

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