And love is not the easy thing
The only baggage that you can bring...
And love is not the easy thing
The only baggage you can bring
Is all that you can't leave behind

And if the darkness is to keep us apart
And if the daylight feels like it's a long way off
And if your glass heart should crack
And for a second you turn back
Oh no, be strong

Walk on, walk on
What you got they can't steal it
No, they can't even feel it
Walk on, walk on
Stay safe tonight

You're packing a suitcase for a place none of us has been
A place that has to be believed to be seen
You could have flown away
A singing bird in an open cage
Who will only fly, only fly for freedom

Walk on, walk on
What you've got they can't deny it
Can't sell it, or buy it
Walk on, walk on
Stay safe tonight

And I know it aches
And your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on
walk on

Home, hard to know what it is if you've never had one
Home, I can't say where it is but I know I'm going home
That's where the hurt is

And I know it aches
And your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
Walk on

Leave it behind
You've got to leave it behind

All that you fashion
All that you make
All that you build
All that you break
All that you measure
All that you steal
All this you feel
All that you reason
All that you care (It's only time)
And I'll never fill up all my mind
All that you sense
All that you speak
All you dress up
And all that you scheme
All you create
All that you wreck
All that you hate


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Walk On Lyrics as written by Adam Clayton Paul David Hewson

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentA few pointers; this song was released on All That You Can’t Leave Behind which came out in 2000 [a time before 9/11] so it wasn't written for those events but after they did happen, U2 transformed it into a song of hope for the millions affected.

    Another point, Aung San Suu Kyi is a non-violent, pro-democracy activist who has been under house arrest for many years. For more information on her see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    This song is amazing, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that Bono is talking to YOU when he sings it. It seems that every line relates to me [as I’m sure it does to everyone else who listens to it]. I don’t think I have a favourite line but I really love;

    What you got they can’t steal it,
    No they can’t even feel it
    Walk on, walk on...
    Stay safe tonight

    This song has helped me through some tough times and I thank God for it and for U2’####### – it is nothing short of a gift.
    achtungbaby02on October 02, 2006   Link

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