Walkway Blues
M83 Lyrics


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Taking a foreign flight
Looking for signs of life
When you flashed upon my screen
Testing the atmosphere
Your silhouette appears
And I know I'm not alone

But empty haze
Is all that remains
I'm lost on the sidewalk
Just calling your name

I'm lost on the sidewalk calling your name
I can't stand to see you walking away
I sleep on the concrete everything's changed
You walked off with someone new anyway

I'm lost on the sidewalk (calling your name)
I can't stand to see you walking away
I sleep on the concrete (everything's changed)
You walked off with someone new anyway

Live via satellite
Checking my vital signs
Because it all feels so unreal
Everything good must end
But we can live again
In the glass simulacra

I can't replace
Your ethereal waves
I sleep on the concrete
And dream of days

I sleep on the concrete everything's changed
You walked off with someone new anyway
I'm lost on the sidewalk calling your name
I can't stand to see you walking away

I'm lost on the sidewalk (calling your name)
I can't stand to see you walking away




I sleep on the concrete (everything's changed)
You walked off with someone new anyway

Overall Meaning

"Walkway Blues" by M83 feat. Jordan Lawlor is a song that explores the pain of unrequited love and the mixed feelings that come with it. The opening lines show the singer taking a foreign flight and searching for some kind of meaning in their life. Suddenly, the person they have been searching for appears on their screen, and they feel like they are not so alone anymore. However, their feelings are still mixed because while they are happy to have some kind of connection, they know that it's not enough. The chorus repeats the idea that they are lost and alone, calling out their lost love's name.


The second verse introduces the concept of living via satellite and checking vital signs, suggesting that the singer is obsessed with their former lover and is trying to monitor their life. Everything, however, feels unreal and artificial. Although they know that everything good must end, they cling to the hope that they can live again in a glass simulacra (a simulation of reality). The second chorus repeats the same sentiments as the first, with the singer sleeping on the concrete and dreaming of days that have passed.


Overall, the song is a melancholic ode to the pain of unrequited love and the longing for something that has passed. The lyrics paint a picture of a protagonist who is lost and alone, desperately searching for something that they cannot have.


Line by Line Meaning

Taking a foreign flight
Leaving my current reality for something new


Looking for signs of life
Seeking something meaningful while traveling


When you flashed upon my screen
When I saw you, I felt a connection


Testing the atmosphere
Exploring the chemistry between us


Your silhouette appears
Your image seems familiar and comforting


And I know I'm not alone
Feeling a sense of companionship through technology


But empty haze
Feeling lost and alone


Is all that remains
Feeling disconnected and uncertain


I'm lost on the sidewalk
Feeling unsure about what to do next


Just calling your name
Wishing for your presence


I can't stand to see you walking away
Feeling sad and helpless when you leave


I sleep on the concrete everything's changed
Feeling abandoned and alone


You walked off with someone new anyway
Knowing that you have moved on from me


Live via satellite
Connected through technology


Checking my vital signs
Monitoring my emotions and reactions


Because it all feels so unreal
Feeling disconnected from reality


Everything good must end
Acknowledging the impermanence of happiness


But we can live again
Holding onto the hope of a better future


In the glass simulacra
In a virtual world


I can't replace
Feeling helpless to move on


Your ethereal waves
Missing your energy and spirit


And dream of days
Longing for a happier time




Lyrics © ROUGH TRADE PUBLISHING, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: ANTHONY GONZALEZ, JORDAN LAWLOR

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Aimen Hamami

[Verse 1]
Taking a foreign flight
Looking for signs of life
When you flashed upon my screen
Testing the atmosphere
Your silhouette appears
And I know I'm not alone

[Pre-Chorus 1]
But empty haze
Is all that remains
I'm lost on the sidewalk
Just calling your name

[Chorus 1]
I'm lost on the sidewalk calling your name
I can't stand to see you walking away
I sleep on the concrete everything's changed
You walked off with someone new anyway

[Chorus 2]
I'm lost on the sidewalk (calling your name)
I can't stand to see you walking away
I sleep on the concrete (everything's changed)
You walked off with someone new anyway

[Verse 2]
Live via satellite
Checking my vital signs
Because it all feels so unreal
Everything good must end
But we can live again
In the glass simulacra

[Pre-Chorus 2]
I can't replace
Your ethereal waves
I sleep on the concrete
And dream of days

[Chorus 3]
I sleep on the concrete everything's changed
You walked off with someone new anyway
I'm lost on the sidewalk calling your name
I can't stand to see you walking away

[Chorus 2]
I'm lost on the sidewalk (calling your name)
I can't stand to see you walking away
I sleep on the concrete (everything's changed)
You walked off with someone new anyway



All comments from YouTube:

Snazzy Labs

So funky. So smooth. I love it.

Mahi Mahoo

Hey Quin

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Jordan Hill

I just heard this on my roommate’s shuffle through the floor, I jumped up from my seat, ran down the hall and the stairs, burst into the room and demanded to know who it was. When he said he had no idea I shazam’d it. Here I am, one of the fortunate ones. A land of musical milk and honey. Welcome to every single one of my playlists for the rest of time.

Adino1

Better than my story
I found it watching porn
😐

lucy scirocco

couldn’t have described this song better myself 😭💜

lucy scirocco

@Adino1 😂

Donald Duck

@Adino1 sauce?

Diego

Forever ❤️

Marlon Montoya

Gracias Chae, tremendo temazo acabo de conocer

Amandha silva

Vim por causa dela tbm

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