R.E.M. Walk Unafraid Lyrics

As the sun comes up, as the moon goes down

These heavy notions creep around

It makes me think, long ago

I was brought into this life a little lamb

A little lamb

Courageous, stumbling

Fearless was my middle name.

But somewhere there I lost my way

Everyone walks the same

Expecting me to step

The narrow path they’ve laid

They claim to

Walk unafraid

I’ll be clumsy instead

Hold me love me or leave me high.

Say “keep within the boundaries if you want to play.”

Say “contradiction only makes it harder.”

How can I be

What I want To be?

When all I want to do is strip away

These stilled constraints

And crush this charade

Shred this sad masquerade

I don’t need no persuading

I’ll trip, fall, pick myself up and

Walk unafraid

I’ll be clumsy instead

Hold me love me or leave me high.

If I have a bag of rocks to carry as I go

I just want to hold my head up high

I don’t care what I have to step over

I’m prepared to look you in the eye

Look me in the eye

And if you see familiarity

Then celebrate the contradiction

Help me when I fall to

Walk unafraid

I’ll be clumsy instead

Hold my love or leave me high.

Walk unafraid

I’ll be clumsy instead

Hold me love me or leave me high.