"Walking" as written by and Logan Kroeber Meric Long....
You can fight the fire that's in your head
Lay it down, the hour has come to end
Walk around without her just for a bit
Looking back upon the way things had been

Man, I've been wasting so much time
Walking the same street every night
Don't you think maybe it's about time?

You can light the fire that's in your head
Put it off, tomorrow will come instead
We don't watch the tower that tells us when
Pull the wicked flower out from its bed

Man's been wasting so much time
Sending the children out to fight
Don't you think maybe it's about time?

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"Walking" as written by Meric Long Logan Kroeber


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    General CommentWhat is the fire in my head? Ambition? Love? Anger?
    Aoshieon November 11, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI just listened to this album for the first time and I'm absolutely enamored with their style. I have to agree with spongetastic; the songwriting is so simple, and yet the percussion manages to keep it feeling fresh even through multiple listens through. I'm a big fan so far.

    This song was stuck in my head for awhile, and now that i've seen the lyrics i'm sure it will be there much longer.

    I think it's obvious that this song is about change, with all the references to time. I think the "fire" represents that transition that occurs internally, whether it's trying to deal with a recent split with your significant other or a split with the way you view yourself. Change usually comes through inner trials (by fire). A wonderful opening song, and a strong message we all can relate to.
    randomblakmanon June 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love the banjo part in this song.
    wahooloozeon April 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe Dodos have changed the way I understand music. Only now, after listening to them, do I realize that music can be as simple as The Dodos make it. It's simple, but so very good.
    Spongetasticon July 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIs that Laura Marling singing backing vocals in this song, or just someone who sounds similar to her?
    SnootFrackon August 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm with wahoolooze, banjo part is great.
    L0RYon September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSeeing them tonight.
    I am absolutely ecstatic!
    boohskeyon October 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love their sound so much.
    Landsharkon March 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree that this song is about change, but i think it's more focused on war, " Man's been wasting so much time Sending the children out to fight" and other references about the fire in your head (hot headed?)
    razzledazzleroseon December 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song seriously made me ball my eyes out the first time I heard it. Still have no idea why til this day. haha
    Emilyjaneismynameon November 19, 2010   Link

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