Daily Archives: April 27, 2013

Radio XIXX, side A, track 4: “Walk On Water” by Eddie Money

Eddie Money - Walk On WaterOh, Eddie Money, you know what I think I like the most about this song?  It’s that at it’s heart, it’s this passive-aggressive, sarcastic missive.  Which, regrettably, is how I operate as well, Eddie Money.  If you’re not familiar with the unpleasant way that men such as myself will try to flip things around and go on the attack when we’re shown we’ve done something terribly wrong in a relationship, you’d probably miss it.  Sadly, I don’t do well with getting in trouble with my wife, so both she and I are very familiar with the tactics employed by you, Eddie Money.  It’s all there: the deflections (“Worse things have been done by better men”), the whining (“How long have I gotta pay now.  I’m still payin'”), and finally, the piece de resistance, the deliciously passive-aggressive chorus (“If I could walk on water, would you believe in me?”).  So over-the-top passive-aggressive, Eddie Money.  I love this song so much, I’m surprised I haven’t thrown that line out during my wife and my infrequent squabbles.  Tell ya what, Eddie Money, next time we get in a fight because of something I did (which is generally the reason we’d be fighting anyway), I’m going to throw that line out, “What, do I have to walk on water or something?” during the course of our argument, maybe even sing it, and we’ll see how successful it is at defusing the argument.  Of course it’s not a bad idea, Eddie Money, that’s just silly.

“Walk On Water”

Well, if I could walk on water

And if I could find some way to prove

If I could walk on water, would you
Believe in me

My love is so true

(Na na na naa na, na na na na)
(Na na na naa na, na na na na)
(Na na na naa na, na na na, na na na naa na naa)

Well, I’m no angel, now
I’ll admit
I made a few bad moves I
I should regret

I hurt you once
Or so you said
Just one more chance is
All you get

Didn’t mean ta do you wrong again
Worse things have been done by
Better men

Baby, baby, don’t, don’t treat me this way
How long have I got ta pay now
I’m still payin’

Well, if I could walk on water

And if I could find some way ta prove

If I could walk on water, would you
Believe in me

My love is true

Na na na na na na na na

Oh

All year long
I told ya lines
Ta err is human
Forgive is divine

Don’t be a fool
Don’t settle the score
‘Cause I can’t take it no more

I can’t take it

Well, if I could walk on water

And if I could find some way ta prove

If I could walk on water, would you
Believe in me

My love is true

Well, if I could walk on water (if I could)
Is that what I’m gonna have ta do?
If I could walk on water, would you
Believe in me

My love is so true

(Na na na naa na, na na na na)
(Na na na naa na, na na na na)
(Na na na naa na, na na na, na na na naa na naa)
Do I have to walk
Walk
Walk on water for you

Hey baby, baby, there’s a little
Time, let’s spend it together

We’ll get over what we left behind, there’s a future together

Yeah, well, let’s stay together

Ooo, yeah!

I keep walking, walking, walking

For you

For you

Well, if I could walk on water

And if I could find some way ta prove

If I could walk on water, would you
Believe in me

My love is true

If I had ta walk (na na na naa na, na na na na)
If I had ta walk, walk, walk (na na na naa na, na na na na)
Do I have ta walk on water (na na na naa na, na na na, na na na naa na naa)
Walk on water for you

Do I have ta walk on water (na na na naa na, na na na na)
Do I have to find some way ta prove (na na na naa na, na na na na)
Do I have to walk on water (na na na naa na, na na na, na na na naa na naa)
Walk on water for you

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