"The Walk" as written by Robert James Smith and Laurence Andrew Tolhurst....
I called you after midnight
Then ran until I burst
I passed the howling woman
And stood outside your door
We walked around the lake
And woke up in the rain
And everyone turned over
Troubled in their dreams again

Visiting time is over
And so we walk away
And both play dead then cry out loud
Why we always cry this way?

I kissed you in the water
And made your dry lips sing
I saw you look
Like a Japanese baby
In an instant I remembered everything

I called you after midnight
Then ran until my heart burst
I passed the howling woman
And stood outside your door

I kissed you in the water
And made your dry lips sing
I saw you look
Like a Japanese baby
In an instant I remembered everything

Take me for a walk
Take me for a walk
Let's go for a walk
Take me for a walk


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"The Walk" as written by Shannon Hoon Glen Graham

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  • +4
    General CommentTormented man can't get the girl out of his mind. Everything is changing. Can't stand to be apart. Passion. Can't get her out of his mind. Sexual flashbacks. Marriage Proposal.

    "The Walk" is marriage = walking down the aisle at the wedding. Let's go for the Walk is the proposal.
    Colli012on July 29, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIn an instant I remembered everything is such a great line. I dunno why :)
    beehauson December 16, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis unique song is about a dream. His dream of a girl he want but can't have cause she's dead. So hes in the dream and thinkin of things they'll do togeather. And when he says I kissed you in the water (rain) and made your dry lips sing cause their happy togeather. I saw you look like a japanese baby cause she's smiling and in the rain. But in his dream of seeing her face and then in a instant I rememberd everything. (Visting time is over)
    liljake1989on November 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is great on mtv unplugged with everyone playing the kazooo. but this is of the dodgy japenese whispers album that was popular.
    i dont think robert minds this album though as much as three imaginary boys. not that those songs dont mean anything to him
    mouhtofyoureyeon April 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is pretty har d to decipher. It's really good though, it's almost a dance track. My favourite line is " and everyone turned over, troubled in their dreams again" . maybe it's about an affair these two people are having - calling after midnight, 'visiting time' and waiting outside 'your door'. But then it starts to turn in to more than an affair 'Visiting tome is over, and so we walk away, and both play dead then cry out loud, why we always cry this way" .
    planet_queenon December 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the only Cure song that Robert Smith's mother doesn't think is crap.
    samwaltonon September 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought the exact same thing as teapot. I think they're both hospitalized somewhere, and after everyone goes to bed they sneak outside and have their way. Great song.
    Stroaterson October 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMe too, I believe he 's dreaming until he suddenly wakes up and remembers that he doesn't have her.
    moulin.rouge2001on July 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreminds me of magical times with former special girls
    corpseboyon December 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought it was about a relationship between two people in a mental assylum (passed the howling woman). The narrator simply has some sort of dementia, whereas the firl has down's syndrome (I saw you look like a japanese baby). Although people with down's syndrome don't generally go to assylums.
    teapoton December 17, 2005   Link

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