"St. Walker" as written by Sameer Gadhia, Eric Matthew Cannata, Jacob John Tilley, Francois Paul Comtois and Payam Reza Doostzadeh....
Oh, street walker in cloves
Tell me where you go
Tell me where you go
Tell me where you go,
Tell me where you walk without moving at all

Oh what a pretty high note
Where you run to, I'll go glistening
I should never know that
You were far from me,
But here in sin
Because I want water where it's found
And you know, there there.

Oh tell me where you go
In the night, shadows are walking on the wall
Street walker where I go, is all of my fault
Just tell me where you are
Tell me where you love without leaving at all, and I'll go!

Oh what a pretty high note
Where you run to, I'll go glistening
I should never know that
You were far from me,
But here in sin
Because I want water where it's found
And you know
If there is water, you'll drown
Drown down in it

Drowning! drowning! drowning!

Oh what a pretty high note
Where you run to, I'll go glistening
I should never know that
You were far from me,
But here in sin
Because I want water where it's found
And you know
If there is water, you'll drown
Drown down in it


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"St. Walker" as written by Francois Paul Comtois Eric Matthew Cannata

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    General CommentThis is a great song probably one of the best from the album , but I guess nobody knows what this song is about.
    nikoramboon September 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSome of the lyrics make me thing that he's singing about a prostitute.

    "I should never know that you were far from me, but here in sin."
    "In the night shadows are walking on the wall ... Tell me where you love without leaving at all and I'll go!"

    And from the way the chorus goes maybe she's getting in too deep, and he's obsessing about it; "Because I want water where it's found / and you know if there's water, you'll drown / drown in it."

    At least that's the impression I got from it..
    SaintWalkeron September 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is indeed about a prostitute.

    Street walker is a fairly common euphemism for a prostitute, as they walk the street to put themselves on display/get picked up by johns.

    charliedontsurfon December 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think that, on the surface, this song is the story of a prostitute who walks the street at night and and lives "in sin." However, notice how this song is wrought with irony. The "street walker" walks "without moving at all," and wears cloves [which are associated with Easter because their budded shape resembles the nails of the Cross] although she lives a life of sin and defilement. These small examples of irony hint at the central contradiction the speaker finds within himself:

    "Because I want water where it's found
    And you know
    If there is water, you'll drown"

    Here the irony is that, although the singer desires water [which is essential to life], he stays far away from it because he fears drowning. In this way, the "water" represents his simultaneous need for and fear of love. Although he needs love, he is too scared to venture away from the street walker's shadow to find a relationship with true substance. So, he uses prostitutes, or perhaps shallow and baseless relations, as a substitution for a loving relationship with true substance.
    Also, the singer continually seems to chase after the street walker, saying "tell me where you go," and finally, "tell me where you love without leaving at all." He keeps running and chasing after the street walker the same way that he futilely attempts to overcome his fear and find lasting love. But sadly, he finds himself running after a glistening mirage that leaves him as soon as he gets too close. Maybe he is even the one to back off before he gets too intimate with anyone. Whatever the reason, the final piece of irony is heartbreaking: He is so afraid that love will drown him in sorrow that he ultimately finds himself drowned in loneliness.
    sarannsabon July 10, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song reminds me of the Moulin Rouge when the man falls in love with the prostitute because she can sing and she's beautiful. And while she wants to be with him, she can't find a way out of the hole she's dug herself into. Which is where all the irony come in. It seems to me, like the contrasting statements are her thoughts of going back and forth.
    sgallen159on August 25, 2012   Link

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