"Walking On The Moon" as written by and Gordon Matthew Sumner....
Giant steps are what you take
Walking on the moon
I hope my legs don't break
Walking on the moon
We could walk forever
Walking on the moon
We could live together
Walking on, walking on the moon

Walking back from your house
Walking on the moon
Walking back from your house
Walking on the moon
Feet they hardly touch the ground
Walking on the moon
My feet don't hardly make no sound
Walking on, walking on the moon

Some may say
I'm wishing my days away
No way
And if it's the price I pay
Some say
Tomorrow's another day
You stay
I may as well play

Giant steps are what you take
Walking on the moon
I hope my legs don't break
Walking on the moon
We could walk forever
Walking on the moon
We could be together
Walking on, walking on the moon

Some may say
I'm wishing my days away
No way
And if it's the price I pay
Some say
Tomorrow's another day
You stay
I may as well play
Keep it up, keep it up


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"Walking on the Moon" as written by Gordon Sumner

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  • +3
    General CommentI'm pretty sure no one's leg can break while walking on the Moon. :P
    EnduringChillon June 27, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyeh, i think guitarboy is definitely right, i think hes using his leg as a metaphor for his heart as well.. "i hope my leg dont break". when he leaves her he's in a state of bliss, he doesnt want it to stop, he wants to keep "walking on the moon", and thus, doesnt want his leg (heart) to break.
    Schr4nzon May 26, 2004   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI have a very personal interpretation for this track. Basically, at the minute, I am working with a woman to whom I'm quite attracted. However, she doesn't feel the same, so I've got to move on and forget about her. However, that's easier said than done. Just two weeks ago, I happened to be in work and this song came on the radio and got me thinking of the girl in question and my feelings for her.

    "Giant steps are what you take, walking on the Moon".

    I'm taking giant risks and walking on thin ice at the same time because I'm in love with this woman and I also have to work with her.

    "I hope my legs don't break, walking on the Moon".

    Pretty self-explanatory, I hope my heart doesn't break by being in love with her.

    "We could walk forever/be together, walking on the Moon".

    If I were to win her heart, there's nothing I wouldn't do for her. She would make me so happy.

    "Some may say, I'm wishing my days away, no way".

    Some people know of my feelings for her and tell me to 'keep dreaming', but "tomorrow's another day", as Sting says.

    "Keep it up".

    Even though I accept that I may never get to be with her, I will 'keep it up', as Sting informs. Basically, here he is saying that 'a man can dream.
    CARNLOUon September 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about wanting to be in love with a girl. "We could ve together". It feels like he's walking on the moon when he's been with her. "Feet they hardly touch the ground". He's optimistic they'll eventually get together but others aren't so sure. "Some may say I'm wishing my days away".

    That's my interpretation.
    GuitarBoyon June 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI must have been the man you envisioned. This song came unbidden to my head after just such an event a few years ago.
    Boss Manon July 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe tempo is just right for the lyrics, too
    welshbard482on December 12, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeh i think schrr4nz summed it up, its a straight up love song liek most of the police's tunes, still awesome though prolly my favourite police song
    barreton December 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeing in love is so magical, we never want it to stop. It's like walking on the moon, or even better.
    Still, we know it's dangerous, because when it ends we can end up with a broken leg (heart).

    That's my take on this song. I agree with the other comments, specially with apcmdn13.
    Outernationaliston October 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is badass. It's basically that the writer wants this relationship to last forever and not ever have to get fucked over in love.
    Lateralus518on June 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEmotional vs Logical thinking. Emotional "clouded"- We could walk forever, walking on the moon, we could be together...... Logical- Some may say I'm wishing my days away, no away, and if it's the price I pay......
    temptation777on June 26, 2010   Link

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