I Don't Want to Walk Without You
Engelbert Humperdinck Lyrics


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All our friends keep knocking at the door
They've asked me out a hundred times or more
But all I say is, "Leave me in the gloom"
And here I stay within my lonely room
'Cause

I don't want to walk without you, Baby
Walk without my arm about you, Baby
I thought the day you left me behind
I'd take a stroll and get you right off my mind
But now I find that
I don't want to walk without the sunshine
Why'd you have to turn off all that sunshine?
Oh, Baby, please come back or you'll break my heart for me




'Cause I don't want to walk without you
No, sire

Overall Meaning

These lyrics from Engelbert Humperdinck's song "I Don't Want to Walk Without You" express the singer's profound loneliness and longing for their loved one. The first two lines indicate that the singer has been invited to go out with their friends numerous times, but they choose to stay home alone. The repetition of the phrase "all I say" emphasizes the singer's steadfastness in their decision. The second stanza reveals the reason behind the singer's loneliness: their significant other has left them. The singer had hoped that taking a walk and enjoying the sunshine would alleviate their feelings of heartbreak, but instead, it only emphasizes their dependence on their love. The singer begs their love to return, emphasizing that they "don't want to walk without" them, and that their absence is literally causing a darkness to descend on the singer's life.


The song expresses a universal theme of the need for human connection and the pain of loss. The lyrics, along with Engelbert Humperdinck's soulful interpretation, capture the depth of the singer's emotions, and the song has resonated with audiences since its release. It is an excellent example of how a great performer can take a simple message and convey it with power and emotion.


Line by Line Meaning

All our friends keep knocking at the door
Despite all the people around me, I still feel lonely.


They've asked me out a hundred times or more
My friends have tried to get me out of my house so many times.


But all I say is, "Leave me in the gloom"
I refuse to go out and prefer being all alone.


And here I stay within my lonely room
I've been locked up in my room by my painful memories.


'Cause I don't want to walk without you, Baby
I can't bear to walk alone without you, my love.


Walk without my arm about you, Baby
I need to feel your warm embrace whenever I walk.


I thought the day you left me behind
At first, I believed that I could carry on without you.


I'd take a stroll and get you right off my mind
I figured I could just take a walk and forget about you.


But now I find that
But now I realize that it's impossible to forget about you.


I don't want to walk without the sunshine
Without you, my love, the world feels dark and bleak.


Why'd you have to turn off all that sunshine?
I don't understand why you had to leave me and make everything so much darker.


Oh, Baby, please come back or you'll break my heart for me
My heart can't handle being apart from you, and it will shatter if you don't return.


'Cause I don't want to walk without you
In conclusion, I can't bear to walk without my love by my side.


No, sire
Absolutely not; I refuse to go through life without you.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: FRANK LOESSER, JULE STYNE

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