And so it erodes, from my septum to a numbed aorta,
Yet I longed to run as I watched you grow smaller,
And finally fade into the long perspective.

This time you won’t be calling out,
So I’ll keep on longing, keep on longing,
As you keep on walking.
I longed to run.

We’ll never walk together through leaves and over bridges,
To the sound of bells ringing out from that lone tower.

Steps strive towards,
Yet broken limbs keep this child where he lies,
Awol and choking on the bitter taste of desperation,
The leaves still turn.

This time you won’t be coming back.
A lifetime of longing, a lifetime of longing,
We all saw it coming.
I longed to run.

We’ll never walk together through leaves and over bridges,
To the sound of bells ringing out from that lone tower.
We’ll never walk together through leaves and over bridges,
To the sound of bells ringing out from that lone tower.

Remember me from time to time (from time to time)
And all I’d sacrifice in my life to share just one last walk with you.
Remember me, remember virtue (from time to time)
Remember me, remember me.

This time you won’t be calling out,
So I’ll keep on longing, as you keep on walking.

I won’t fade away, I won't fade away.
I won't fade away, I long for another day.
I won't fade away, I long for another day.
I won't fade away, I long for another day.
I won't fade away, I long for another day.


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  • +1
    General CommentBased on the story of the same title by Kurt Vonnegut. About a man's love that has escaped him and all he wishes is for her to take a walk with him so he can explain to her what she means. And as much as she denies his attempts, he still has faith [though this version seems to be a bit less hopeless, hence, "This time you won't be coming back."]

    One of the best songs on the album.
    loveisfictionon December 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike love is fiction mentioned this song is influenced by the Kurt Vonnegut Jr. short story, Long Walk to Forever.

    Newt, a private first class (PFC) goes AWOL from his camp in Fort Bragg, NC to see his life long friend, Catharine, who is to be married in a week. Newt asks her for a walk, afterwords mentions that he went AWOL just to see her. As they walk, he tells her that he loves her but doesn't really expect her to love him back. He tells her to remember him from time ti time. She begins to cry, but doing so invites him to kiss her through her expressions. He does and she feels guilty. They stop for a moment to admire the bell tower of a school for blind children. They stop and sit beneath a tree and Newt asks Catharine to close her eyes. As she does, he falls asleep. She admires him as he sleeps. He awakens an hour later and tells her he will leave and turn himself in; that he went AWOL for just one more walk with her. As he turns and walks away, Catharine thinks that if he turns around and calls her name, she will run to him. He does, so she runs to him.

    The song seems to switch the roles slomewhat, Newt watches Catherine walk away and waits for to call out to him, but in this version there is no happy ending.

    The song title is taken from the line Newt keeps telling Catharine when she erefuses to keep walking: One foot in front of the other-through leaves and over bridges.
    TheJesuson January 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCorrection: title of the story is actually "A Long Walk to Forever."
    loveisfictionon December 11, 2006   Link

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