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Walkaway

Posted: 02 Apr 2012, 14:08
by Cal2008
Does anyone know why walkaway did not get single release? I heard it was going to before bag it up as a single.

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 02 Apr 2012, 20:06
by GeriPopLover
Cal2008 wrote:Does anyone know why walkaway did not get single release? I heard it was going to before bag it up as a single.


I wish it WAS... It was one of the very few tracks I loved off of the Schizo-album. My favorite actually off of that one, next to "Look At Me". :hmm:

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 02 Apr 2012, 20:23
by Fenrik
My favorite Geri Halliwell track ever! :love:

Would love to see a musicvideo of it. I think it would have done great in the charts (at that time). Sort of dated now but I still love love love it!

Would also have loved to hear a remix of it!

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 02 Apr 2012, 21:50
by Cal2008
i song the song at drama college 2 of my friends lov the track made a girl cry the lyrics. One of my fav geri tracks.

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 02 Apr 2012, 22:10
by Adam
I never heard it was going to be released before Bag It Up, I think there was rumours it was going to be released after Bag It Up... But I imagine that looking back that was more fan speculation, as Walkaway would be the most obvious choice for a 5th single... Personally I think that Geri thought that that would be milking it, so just decided to leave it at four singles.

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 02 Apr 2012, 23:44
by Cal2008
remember a interview with geri with foxy i think bag it up was number 1 and geri said walkaway was going to be last single of the album but changed it to biu as she wanted to finsh with a party track as last single of phonic.

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 03 Apr 2012, 21:24
by faster84
One of her best ballad ever, I loved it and I still love it

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 03 Apr 2012, 21:27
by Luke S
she should have release double AA - Look At Me / Walkaway back then in May 1999


...but I guess she rather wanted to present her strong part and maybe it was a right decision

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 03 Apr 2012, 21:48
by Falcon
One of the few songs i don't care for. Singings bad, lyrics not much better and musics average. It does pick up in the end but by that time you're bored of it.

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 05 Apr 2012, 00:52
by halloweenhead
I think Walkaway is really special and she could of had a number 1 with it. Lyrically, though, I think she could have only released it as her debut solo single. That could have been interesting - choosing a ballad as her comeback would have really surprised people. x x

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 05 Apr 2012, 14:43
by GeriPopLover
halloweenhead wrote:I think Walkaway is really special and she could of had a number 1 with it. Lyrically, though, I think she could have only released it as her debut solo single. That could have been interesting - choosing a ballad as her comeback would have really surprised people. x x


As well it was about leaving the Spice Girls and it would have been pretty big commercially-wise as well. I love the song though, very few I like from Schizo-album.

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 05 Apr 2012, 15:16
by Javi
Walkaway being the 5th single would be so pointless. The song is about her and her departure of the Spice Girls, so releasing that song 2 years after she left and when she already was a big solo UK female act would've been a mistake.

If Walkway had been a single, the only option would've been the 1st single, but I'm glad it remained an album track though. I love the song, but I can't see it as a single. It reminds me of Melanie C's "Feel The Sun". They're both pop masterpieces (and both about leaving the past behind / Spice Girls) but they wouldn't have been good singles.

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 05 Apr 2012, 16:10
by Ian
It's a nice song but not worthy of being a single. It's too slow and they would have had to have edited it down... No.

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 05 Apr 2012, 18:30
by PoshInMaine
Did anybody do a cover of it that did it justice?

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 05 Apr 2012, 18:37
by PoshInMaine
Something I always loved was that the song "Goodbye" was released by the Spice Girls and dedicated to Geri... and then in Walkaway she sings, "But I know it's too late for this Goodbye"... I'm sure they're not related - I just always thought it was interesting.

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 06 Apr 2012, 03:03
by BoyV
It's an okay song. Nothing great or #1 material in my opinion.

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 06 Apr 2012, 17:24
by Javi
Something I've never liked about the song is the line "Just one tender moment I cannot find. Maybe I had none". I hate that verse, as if she didn't had any good memory of her years with the Spice Girls, something I'm sure it's 100% untrue.

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 06 Apr 2012, 18:14
by Toefje
I think she means a moment where she could be her true self or something

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 07 Apr 2012, 11:21
by onebigfan
I love this song. She is basicly describing how she felt when she had just left the Spice Girls. How lonely she must have been and how unsure about what the future held. Not only had she given up her career but also 4 of her good friends. Must have been the hardest desicion of her life and that's what this song is telling us. I never used to like this song at all, until I find myself in a similar situation and I actually listened to the lyrics and realised how much meaning is in this song.

I agree that this should have been released with Look At Me - what an epic return it would have been for her ...

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 07 Apr 2012, 14:38
by Fenrik
IER wrote:Something I've never liked about the song is the line "Just one tender moment I cannot find. Maybe I had none". I hate that verse, as if she didn't had any good memory of her years with the Spice Girls, something I'm sure it's 100% untrue.


I love the second verse. It`s my favorite part of the song.
She may have felt like this exactly when she wrote the song.

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 08 Apr 2012, 01:32
by halloweenhead
I'm glad Geri wrote Feel The Fear, because Walkaway is such a sad song and I think we (as Spice fans) needed another song which addressed her leaving the band. Feel The Fear is like the sequel to Walkaway.

"Just one tender moment I cannot find - well maybe I had none"

"We were strong together - now I realize"

x x

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 15 Feb 2017, 18:39
by Schurli_22
Does anybody have a Instrumental from this song???
If yet could anyone send it me Please?

Re: Walkaway

Posted: 17 Feb 2017, 16:33
by PoshInMaine
I LOVE Walkaway. I think it would have been a great first single or a AA side with Look At Me. Just in the vein of "leaving the past behind and now here's my new beginning".

The only line that annoys me is when she sings, "That the tears you saw in my eyes, will be there forever". I always thought it should be "won't be there forever" as if she's saying "I will get over the pain." instead of "I'll never get over it." I dunno, maybe I'm overthinking it.