All that You Can't Leave Behind

Walk On

  1. Beautiful Day
  2. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
  3. Elevation
  4. Walk On
  5. Kite
  6. In A Little While
  7. Wild Honey
  8. Peace On Earth
  9. When I Look At The World
  10. New York
  11. Grace
  1. if you see at the booklet, there's a note, were u2 says that this song is dedicated to Aung San Suu Kyi, pronounced ( Ong San Soo Chee ), in some parts of the lyrics U2 mention the struggle of this woman to free her country. Burma, a country of 47 million people is ruled by fear. A military machine of 400.000 soldiers denies a whole nation its most basic rights. Aung San Suu Kyi, pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace laureate, symbolises the struggle of Burma's people to be free. She has spent six years under house arrest, her movements are still severely restricted, her phone is frequently cut and she is prevented from seeing her family. Hundreds of her supporters are detained, many suffering torture and in some cases death. Her message is a simple one - that only by fighting fear can you truly be free - a message Burma's military fears and aims to silence.

    Pedro Pablo Gomez Valencia petruskoni@hotmail.com (14:th of January 2001)

  2. 'Walk On' was two songs that both had great chords but weren't great songs." [Adam] laughs. "We sewed them together." -David Fricke in Rolling Stone (April 9, 2002)

    From Salvation in the Blues, compiled by Chris Taguchi chris@taguchi.ca (3rd of April 2007)

  3. From the "Walk On" Video from Rio de Janeiro -At the beginning, a passenger jet is shown landing. -Edge's T-shirt: IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ANY PROFESSION OTHER THAN A MUSICIAN WHAT WOULD IT BE? -Bono's T-shirt: Black with the text, 'Ang San Suu Kyi', under her portrait in a white rectangle in the center. -At the end, there is a small TV with Ang San Suu Kyi saying, "This is not yet the end. There is a long way to go. And the way might be very, very hard. So please stand by."

    From Salvation in the Blues, compiled by Chris Taguchi chris@taguchi.ca (3rd of April 2007)

  4. Bono talked about the song Walk On in an interview with Sonicnet.com. "It was inspired by a Burmese leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and her struggle for free elections in Burma. She left the comfort of her home in Oxford, as an academic, and her family and her son and her husband, and went to do the right thing for her people. And it was just one of the great acts of courage in the 20th century. And it's continuing into the 21st century - she's been under house arrest for some time now, and people get, you know, we all get very worried about how she's doing. At first, I was writing it from the point of view of her family, or her son, you know, her husband, and then in the end I kept it a little abstract and just let it be a love song about somebody having to leave a relationship for the right reasons."

    From Salvation in the Blues, compiled by Chris Taguchi chris@taguchi.ca (3rd of April 2007)

8th of December 2007