She said, "It wasn't cold"
She left her coat at home that day
She wore canvas shoes
White canvas shoes

Around her neck
She wore a silver necklace
"It was given to me by my father", she said
"It was given to me"

She took the back way home
Past the lights at summerhill
Turn left on to the north strand
And on, on towards the sea

He said he was an artist
But he really painted billboards
In large capital letters
Large capital letters
He was telling jokes
But nobody else would listen to him

I saw you that day
Your lips were cherry red
Your legs were crossed
Arms wide open

Your hair was colored gold
And like a field of corn
You were blown by the wind
You were blown by the wind

Walk, walk, walk to the water
Walk, with me awhile
Walk, walk, walk to the roadside
Walk me in a light

A room in the Royal hotel
With sea facing views
A man with a suitcase
Full of things he doesn't need
I'm looking through your window
I'm walking through your doorway
I'm on the outside
Let me in
Let me love you
Let me love you
Let me

Walk, walk, walk to the water
Walk with me yeah
Walk, walk, walk to the roadside
Walk with me awhile


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Walk To The Water Lyrics as written by ; ADAM CLAYTON, DAVE EVANS, LARRY MULLEN, PAUL HEWSON

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    nope, just a brilliant example of cooparating musicians. heartbreaking song!

    stormbonoon January 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I wonder: is the "phony artist" (who really paints billboards) really the singer, or someone else?

    He's spoken of in third person, while the singer refers to himself extensively in first person.

    I'm also not sure if he's being mocked (for his "art") or pitied (no one else would listen to him.)

    NiccoloDeiContion September 10, 2009   Link
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    North Strand & Summerhill are streets in Dublin down towards the docks and the sea. The Royal Hotel may refer to the Royal Marine Hotel in Dublin which has a sea facing view.

    Haunting song possibly inspired by a walk down to sea front in Dublin given the above evidence!

    Onlineon October 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    a brilliant song !! a one night stand or something?

    coggsteron November 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song should have made the Joshua Tree album; it's a great analogous complement to With or Without you in terms of tempo and mood.

    BonoVox87on March 01, 2007   Link
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    One of their ten best b-sides.

    Haunting.

    gweepson March 09, 2007   Link

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