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John Hiatt — Walk On
Album: Walk On
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Released: 1995
Length: 5:05
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Someone called out to you
And it sounded just like crying
On a street where nobody
Even knows your name
Your mind was getting high on the sweet air
As your spirit was flying

Steam rising from the sidewalks
Of New Orleans after an evening rain
Steam rising from the sidewalks
After an evening rain

And it only made the heat
Feel like it was walking even closer
As you headed up St. Charles
To catch a streetcar named Desire
Young couple struggling in the doorway
Like he was trying to force her

In the distance you swore
You could hear them open fire
Tires squealing in the distance
As you heard them open fire

Walk on, walk on
Don't look back
Don't ask questions
Don't you try to understand
Walk on, walk on
Straight back down to your hotel room
Where she lies waiting for her man

You're so afraid you might be losing love
That is makes you worry
And you wonder if she's ever seen this
Kind of fear in you
And you think of that young couple
In the doorway
And it makes you hurry

You wonder what kind of fear
They might be living through
Yeah you wonder if
They saw that fear in you

Walk on, walk on
Don't look back
Don't ask questions
Don't you try to understand
Walk on, walk on
Straight back down to your hotel room
Where she lies waiting for her man
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John Prine's better
 (delete) wrote:

Am not overly impressed with Hiatt, but like and appreciate him. Of course, it may just be me missing his genius, which I suspect may be true. Therefore, I listen and absorb, mostly without too much comment.

This song is very good, though.



 
I feel much the same way about John Hiatt.  His music just doesn't grab me and his voice simply grates on me.  I absolutely don't see the connection.  However those that do like JH tend to post his song lyrics and refer to the poetry of his lyrics so I guess maybe that's it.  But hey, I'm the one missing out....
 icuski2 wrote:
You're violating a No Country Zone. Please cease and desist before I have to subdue you with a PSD>>

 
No need for threats.  That's what the button is for. 

Please feel free to use it liberally and then you won't need to tell us all about it.
You're violating a No Country Zone. Please cease and desist before I have to subdue you with a PSD>>
LOVE John Hiatt,  and this album!  (Walk On)


You were born to wonder.
Born to wander, born to blunder.
Even when you're six feet under,
There's a place...you must go. 

Am not overly impressed with Hiatt, but like and appreciate him. Of course, it may just be me missing his genius, which I suspect may be true. Therefore, I listen and absorb, mostly without too much comment.

This song is very good, though.


This guy is Awesome it's in his soul
 CCinSB wrote:
I just like him...plain and simple.

 
I'm right there with ya. His live shows are quite good as well.
I just like him...plain and simple.
Sorry, no.
justlistening wrote:
well, not a big fan of mr. hiatts voice, but i still enjoy his music now and then. just curious about your simple music/simple mind theory - can you honestly say you've never tapped your foot to a simple song. i've meant people who say everything but classical music is simple-minded and all the rest is merely fodder for the masses. why classify musical taste? i'm glad not everyone likes what i like - makes the world much less boring and reminds me that i'm not the center of it.
 

 I probably like Hiatt's voice more than you, but that's only because he brings great music with it, but I'm totally onboard with everything else you said.
 lbrc wrote:
blah. . try to fit 50 more words into a melodic line, i don't think you can say enough. oh yeah, and wine and howl more. great guitar chord progressions also. simple music for simple minds i guess. if your gonna howl, at least hold it in tune for crying out loud.
 
whine
you're

Who is simple minded?
chinacat wrote:
Just saw the solo tour. He played for over 2 1/2 hours and I was on the edge of every word and note. To open, he must have played at least 1/2 of Muddy Waters and then picked up some of the ones he didn't later on.Great evening! :guitarist:
I just saw the concert up here as well, and he played for over 2 1/2 hours here too, what a great show. Highly recommend it to anyone. :cheers:
:clap: I might go see him on my birthday here in Rochester. Saw him outdoors a few years back and he put on a great show.
Just saw the solo tour. He played for over 2 1/2 hours and I was on the edge of every word and note. To open, he must have played at least 1/2 of Muddy Waters and then picked up some of the ones he didn't later on.Great evening! :guitarist:
Great song, awesome album! Haven't heard his last album with The Goners, but since Stolen Moments, there are two must have John Hiatt albums - Walk On, and Crossing Muddy Waters. It's so cool to have good music and lyrics from a perspective a bit more mature and self-effacing than the average singer-songwriter.
halifin wrote:
Love John Hiatt - can't listen to him enough. Not the greatest voice, but with songwriting like that, who cares?
Right you are!
Absolute killer stuff. There are about 10 songs ever written that I'd rate a 10, this is one. 2 or 3 others would be by Hiatt too.
Quite likeable to me.
Love John Hiatt - can\'t listen to him enough. Not the greatest voice, but with songwriting like that, who cares?
originally posted by justlistening: well, not a big fan of mr. hiatts voice, but i still enjoy his music now and then. just curious about your simple music/simple mind theory - can you honestly say you've never tapped your foot to a simple song. i've meant people who say everything but classical music is simple-minded and all the rest is merely fodder for the masses. why classify musical taste? i'm glad not everyone likes what i like - makes the world much less boring and reminds me that i'm not the center of it.
i'm sorry, you made a good point. let me clairify by saying simple is fine as long as it's good. this is just aweful. where is the mute button on this thing? :evil: :lol:
originally posted by lbrc: blah. . try to fit 50 more words into a melodic line, i don't think you can say enough. oh yeah, and wine and howl more. great guitar chord progressions also. simple music for simple minds i guess. if your gonna howl, at least hold it in tune for crying out loud. :evil: :evil:
well, not a big fan of mr. hiatts voice, but i still enjoy his music now and then. just curious about your simple music/simple mind theory - can you honestly say you've never tapped your foot to a simple song. i've meant people who say everything but classical music is simple-minded and all the rest is merely fodder for the masses. why classify musical taste? i'm glad not everyone likes what i like - makes the world much less boring and reminds me that i'm not the center of it.
This song is starting to rub off on me... I like it!
blah. . try to fit 50 more words into a melodic line, i don\'t think you can say enough. oh yeah, and wine and howl more. great guitar chord progressions also. simple music for simple minds i guess. if your gonna howl, at least hold it in tune for crying out loud. :evil: :evil:
Love this tune. I really like the lyrics and slide playing on this one. John Hiatt is one of the great songwriters of our time.