I'm Walking Behind You
Eddie Fisher Lyrics


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I'm walking behind you on your wedding day
And I'll hear you promise to love and obey

Though you may forget me, you're still on my mind
Look over your shoulder, I'm walking behind

Maybe I'll kiss again with a love that's new
But I shall wish again I was kissing you

'Cause I'll always love you wherever you go
And though we are parted, I want you to know

That if things go wrong, dear, and fate is unkind
Look over your shoulder, I'm walking behind





If things should go wrong, dear, and fate is unkind
Look over your shoulder, I'm walking behind

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Eddie Fisher's song "I'm Walking Behind You" tell the story of a man who is walking behind his ex-lover on her wedding day. He hears her promise to love and obey her new husband, but his thoughts are consumed with her, even though she may have forgotten about him. He imagines a future where he may kiss again with someone new, but he still wishes he was kissing her. The overall message of the song is that he will always love her, even though they are now apart. He promises to be there for her, even if things go wrong and fate is unkind.


The lyrics of the song speak to the idea of lost love and the difficulty of moving on after a breakup. The singer is still consumed with thoughts of his ex-girlfriend, even on her wedding day, which shows the depth of his feelings for her. It is also interesting to note that he promises to be there for her if things go wrong in the future, which suggests that he still hopes to be with her one day.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm walking behind you on your wedding day
Even though you are moving on to start a new chapter of your life, I am still there with you, even if from a distance.


And I'll hear you promise to love and obey
I may not physically be present but I will be there in spirit, hearing all that you pledge to your new partner.


Though you may forget me, you're still on my mind
Even if you don't think about me in the same way anymore, I still think about you and always will.


Look over your shoulder, I'm walking behind
Even though you can't see me, know that I am always there, following your journey from a distance.


Maybe I'll kiss again with a love that's new
Perhaps I will try to find love again, but it will never quite compare to the love I felt with you.


But I shall wish again I was kissing you
No matter who I kiss now, I will always long for the times I shared with you and the love we had.


'Cause I'll always love you wherever you go
No matter where life takes you, I will always love you and carry our memories in my heart.


And though we are parted, I want you to know
Despite the fact that we are no longer together, I want to make sure you know that my feelings of love for you have not dwindled.


That if things go wrong, dear, and fate is unkind
If life takes a turn for the worse and things don't go as planned, know that I will be there to support you.


Look over your shoulder, I'm walking behind
Even in the toughest moments, when you think you are alone, remember that I am there, supporting you from afar.




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Billy Reid

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Titan Polus

I'm walking behind you
On your wedding day
And I'll hear you promise
To love and obey

Though you may forget me
You're still on my mind
Look over your shoulder
I'm walking behind

Maybe I'll kiss again
With a love that's new
But I shall wish again
I was kissing you

'Cos I'll always love you
Wherever you go
And though we are parted
I want you to know

That if things go wrong, dear
And fate is unkind
Look over your shoulder
I'm walking behind

If things should go wrong, dear
And fate is unkind
Look over your shoulder
I'm walking behind



All comments from YouTube:

Bob Beckwith

Eddy Fisher was #1 in the early fifties. Almost every one of his songs was a hit! He had a truly melodic, strong voice!

Leonard Bresland

Unlike all others, his wonderful voice chimed like a bell

VincentDS

Eddie Fisher had a great voice. That is Sally Sweetland singing background. She lived to 103 and backed up singers like Perry Como as well.

joseph graif

Thank you so much for identifying Sally Sweetland. It's a always a treat to learn something new in music.

Ileana5173

Una de mis canciones preferidas de mi adolescencia. Gracias por brindarla!

Henry Horner

This song brings back memories of more than a half-century ago. It reminds me of opportunities lost, of friends long gone and forgotten events.

dlanor epmart

My Dad loved Eddie Fisher. I remember one summer day we were driving back home and this song came on the radio.

Henry Horner

This surely is music evoking old, half-forgotten memories. Of mistakes made in our youth.

Titan Polus

I'm walking behind you
On your wedding day
And I'll hear you promise
To love and obey

Though you may forget me
You're still on my mind
Look over your shoulder
I'm walking behind

Maybe I'll kiss again
With a love that's new
But I shall wish again
I was kissing you

'Cos I'll always love you
Wherever you go
And though we are parted
I want you to know

That if things go wrong, dear
And fate is unkind
Look over your shoulder
I'm walking behind

If things should go wrong, dear
And fate is unkind
Look over your shoulder
I'm walking behind

Terina Plyler

Sounds so stalkerish.

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