walk on

24 Apr

I have to confess that when I first met Jonathan and he told me he was a U2 fan, I groaned. “What do you like them for?” I asked. Jonathan politely told me that I didn’t appreciate good music! About three years into our marriage U2 released their Elevation album, and I was hooked! I’ve missed out on seeing them live twice; once in Vancouver where I was weeks away from giving birth to our daughter, and once at Twickenham in London – we had the tickets, but not the babysitters! Next time we get tickets I will go! I’m writing all of this simply to share some song lyrics with you which really speak to Jonathan and I. I think they are really apt for many of us who have been on a “different” kind of Christian journey over the past few years. You can watch the video on You Tube here as well if you want!

Walk On

And love
It’s not the easy thing
The only baggage
That you can bring
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
Before the 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 got
You can’t deny it
Can’t sell it or buy it

Walk on
Walk on
You stay safe tonight

And I know it aches
How your heart it breaks
You can only take so much

Walk on
Walk on

Hard to know what it is
If you never had one

I can’t say where it is
But I know I’m going

That’s where the heart is

And I know it aches
And your heart it breaks
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 feel
All this you can
leave behind

All that you reason
All that you care

It’s only time
And I’ll never
fill up all my

All that you sense
All that you scheme
All you dress up
And all that you see

All you create
All that you wreck
All that you hate


4 Responses to “walk on”

  1. Paul April 25, 2008 at 15:23 #

    i’ve had the pleasure of seeing them twice 🙂

    and that is one of my fave songs 🙂

  2. Rick April 28, 2008 at 01:23 #

    very cool

  3. lynhallewell April 29, 2008 at 19:08 #


  4. Jenni Gover April 30, 2008 at 11:12 #

    I find music very inspiring. Not a huge U2 fan but they have some good stuff. Haven’t heard this one yet so will have to check out their vid 🙂

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