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Take a Walk
Passion Pit Lyrics


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All these kinds of places
Make it seem like it's been ages
Tomorrow's sun with buildings scrape the sky
I love this country dearly
I can feel the latter clearly
But never thought I'd be alone to try

Once I was outside Penn Station
Selling red and white carnations
We were still alone
My wife and I
Before we married, saved my money
Brought my dear wife over
Now I want to bring my family state side

But off the boat they stayed a while
Then scattered across the coast
Once a year I'll see them for a week or so at most
I took a walk

Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, oh-oh-oh
Take a walk, oh-oh-oh
I take a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk

Practice isn't perfect
With the market cuts and loss
I remind myself that times could be much worse
My wife won't ask me questions
And there's not so much to ask
And she'll never flaunt around an empty purse

Once my mother-in-law came
Just to stay a couple nights
Then decided she would stay the rest of her life
I watch my little children, play some board game in the kitchen
And I sit and pray they never feel my strife

But then my partner called to say the pension funds were gone
He made some bad investments
Now the counts are overdrawn

I took a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, oh-oh-oh
Take a walk, oh-oh-oh
I took a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk

Honey it's your son I think I borrowed just to much
We had taxes we had bills
We had a lifestyle to front
And tonight I swear I'll come home
And we'll make love like we're young
And tomorrow you'll cook dinner
For the neighbors and their kids
We could rip apart those socialists
And all their damn taxes
You'll see I am no criminal
I'm down on both bad knees
I'm just too much a coward
To admit when I'm in need

I took a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, oh-oh-oh
Take a walk, oh-oh-oh
I took a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
I took a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
I took a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk

Overall Meaning

Passion Pit's song "Take a Walk" is a nostalgic and emotional reflection on the struggles and perils of the American Dream. The lyrics are about a man who immigrated to the United States with his family, worked hard, and made sacrifices to provide a better life for his loved ones. He is proud of what he has achieved but also worries about his family's future and the challenges they face in a society that is often unforgiving and unkind.


The first verse establishes a feeling of displacement and disorientation, with the singer feeling like he has lost touch with his past and his present. He loves his country, but he feels alone and vulnerable, unsure of the future that awaits him. The second verse explores the singer's memories of his past, from selling carnations on the street to bringing his wife and family to the US. He remembers the sacrifices he has made and the hardships he has endured, but he also sees the beauty and hope that his life has brought him.


The chorus is an expression of solidarity and longing. The singer takes a walk to clear his mind and find solace in the rhythms and sounds of the city. He sings "take a walk, take a walk, take a walk" repeatedly, as a way to keep himself grounded and focused on the simple pleasures that life has to offer. The song ends with a confession of vulnerability and fear, with the singer admitting that he is not as strong as he appears on the surface. He is just a man, with fears and doubts like everyone else.


Line by Line Meaning

All these kinds of places Make it seem like it's been ages Tomorrow's sun with buildings scrape the sky
The singer is in an urban area that makes him feel like time has flown and he's greeted with buildings that seem to touch the sky in the early dawn.


I love this country dearly I can feel the lighter clearly But never thought I'd be alone to try
Although the singer loves the country, he's still alone and trying to survive.


Once I was outside Penn Station Selling red and white carnations You were still alone My wife and I
The singer used to sell flowers outside Penn Station when he was still married, but they were still alone.


Before we marry, save my money Brought my dear wife over Now I want to bring my family state side
Before marriage, the artist saved the money and brought his wife over, and now he wants to bring his family to the US.


But off the boat they stayed a while Then scatter cross the course Once a year I'll see them for a week or so at most I took a walk
Even though his family arrived by boat, they left after a while and moved away. He now only gets to see them once a year for a short period.


Practice isn't perfect With the market cuts and loss I remind myself that times could be much worse
The singer acknowledges that he's not perfect in his job, and the market cuts and losses are a reminder of how things could have been worse.


My wife won't ask me questions And there's not so much to ask And she'll never flaunt around an empty purse
The singer's wife doesn't ask many questions, and they don't have much money to begin with. However, she's not materialistic and won't flaunt an empty purse.


Once my mother-in-law came Just to stay a couple nights Then decided she would stay the rest of her life I watch my little children, play some board game in the kitchen And I sit and pray they never feel my strife
Speaker's mother-in-law came to stay for a few nights but ends up staying for life. The artist watches his kids play games in the kitchen, hoping they'll never feel the stress he's under.


But then my partner called to say the pension funds were gone He made some bad investments Now the counts are overdrawn I took a walk
The artist's partner tells him that the pension funds are gone due to bad investments, and their accounts are overdrawn. In response, the artist takes a walk.


Honey it's your son I think I borrowed just too much We had taxes we had bills We had a lifestyle to front And tonight I swear I'll come home And we'll make love like we're young And tomorrow you'll cook dinner For the neighbors and the kids We could rent the Wart of socialists And all their ten taxes You'll see I am no criminal I'm down on both bad knees I'm just too much a coward To admit when I'm in need
The artist borrowed too much money, and he and his family are struggling financially. He promises to come home and enjoy a pleasant evening with his wife while avoiding his problems. He is not a criminal but too afraid to ask for help from others.


Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk Take a walk, oh-oh-oh Take a walk, oh-oh-oh I took a walk Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
The singer takes a walk multiple times, possibly to clear his head or escape his situation, as the lyrics repeat.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Michael Angelakos

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@ordinarytree4678

@Judg3m3nt
bro are you me?

Even down to the childish father.

My dad tried to raise me to be a slave to all employers and sacrifice my health and comfort for money.

Through him I saw how I dont want to live the male life he did, I rebel against the gender norms for men to make money at all costs to provide.

There are costs I dont want to pay, and this song reminds me why I dont want to pay them.

I've already suffered, got tinnitus from a factory, I cant let my health go for another dollar just because I'm a man and "thats my only value".



@shivamsingh3296

All these kinds of places
Make it seem like it's been ages
Tomorrow's sun with buildings scrape the sky
I love this country dearly
I can feel the lighter clearly
But never thought I'd be alone to try

Once I was outside Penn Station
Selling red and white carnations
You were still alone
My wife and I
Before we marry, save my money
Brought my dear wife over
Now I want to bring my family state side

But off the boat they stayed a while
Then scatter cross the course
Once a year I'll see them for a week or so at most
I took a walk

Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, oh-oh-oh
Take a walk, oh-oh-oh
I take a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk

Practice isn't perfect
With the market cuts and loss
I remind myself that times could be much worse
My wife won't ask me questions
And there's not so much to ask
And she'll never flaunt around an empty purse

Once my mother-in-law came
Just to stay a couple nights
Then decided she would stay the rest of her life
I watch my little children, play some board game in the kitchen
And I sit and pray they never feel my strife

But then my partner called to say the pension funds were gone
He made some bad investments
Now the counts are overdrawn

I took a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, oh-oh-oh
Take a walk, oh-oh-oh
I took a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk

Honey it's your son I think I borrowed just to much
We had taxes we had bills
We had a lifestyle to front
And tonight I swear I'll come home
And we'll make love like we're young
And tomorrow you'll cook dinner
For the neighbors and the kids
We could rent the Wart of socialists
And all their ten taxes
You'll see I am no criminal
I'm down on both bad knees
I'm just too much a coward
To admit when I'm in need

I took a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, oh-oh-oh
Take a walk, oh-oh-oh
I took a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
I took a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
I took a walk
Take a walk, take a walk, take a walk
Take a walk, tak



All comments from YouTube:

@okimcringe

It’s the end of the decade guys.

Lets take a walk.

@cleanliness2223

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@criftycrafter4914

I searched too long for this song

@dimiid._

Now we got the 3rd world war haha

@novaplutoh2556

There never was a year 0, the end of the decade is 2021

@novaplutoh2556

Idk why but comments like these trigger me for literally no reason

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@Sofia-jh9kb

This song isn’t related to any thing in my life yet it makes me remember everything

@darkstarfighter2884

A bit of nostalgia possibly eh

@raivkyro8122

Probably Minecraft intros

@klaus6861

ya like jazz?

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