"Walk Off" as written by and Aaron B. Dessner Matthew D. Berninger....
Every house on the street
Will get on their feet
Carry the sleepers out into the weather, from the violet cities
The violet cities

They'll turn on their lights and open their eyes
Drop to their knees and they'll drink from the river in the violet cities
The violet cities

On and on they'll lead us on and
On and on they'll lead us on
We'll all get high and walk off
Into the country, ridiculous country
Where the blue sky will smother us
Believe me, believe me, believe me
The blue sky will smother us

They'll open their doors and they'll sing to the sun
We don't know anymore how to glitter we come
From the violet cities
The violet cities

If we stand there and stare and everyone's come
They may never find out that we came here at all
From the violet cities
The violet cities

On and on they'll lead us on and
On and on they'll lead us on
We'll all get high and walk off
Into the country, ridiculous country
Where the blue sky will smother us
Believe me, believe me, believe me
The blue sky will smother us
Believe me, believe me, believe me


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    General CommentIt's kind of a pitty this song probably wouldn't fit on the High Violet album (though they still could have put it as a hidden bonus track), because it could give some meaning to the album title.

    I don't know what it's about, a version of heaven, or maybe just a better place we'll visit when let go.
    anianon October 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the songs from this band (and this band is just... my band... i listen to them every day... its ridiculous how religiously i put the vinyle on the turntable every day... because they mean so much to me...) that i like the least. i dont know why. the lyrics, i can feel them. but in a kind of way i think this song is weird. but it's also the conclusion to the name of their last album "high violet". the violet cities means the modern world for me. the suburbs, the people getting on and off their house to the work. i dont know the meaning of the song but i see the morning and the young day rising shy in the sky. i like the song but far less than others (my favorite EVER could be Slow Show, story of my life...) but i feel quiet when i listen to walk off. maybe one day that song will be my favorite. sorry for my english. i am french, and i am drunk. i was listening for the twelve time that song tonight. it was a really bad and sad night and that song fells good right now.
    mistakenforvaljesteron September 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentGod, the vocals on this are breathtaking.
    Tiger_milkon April 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWith respect to the "violet" that color is that which results from a 50/50 mix of red and blue (as in States?). The song could be read as a hope/plea for a utopia/heaven that's either apolitical or political, but regardless where humans care more about each other as humans, rather than their political persuasion.
    Leforton August 19, 2013   Link

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