The Walk (The Cure song)

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"The Walk"
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Single by The Cure
B-side "The Dream, "The Upstairs Room", "Lament"
Released 5 July 1983[1]
Format 7" & 12" vinyl
Length 3:33
Label Fiction
Songwriter(s) Robert Smith, Lol Tolhurst
Producer(s) Steve Nye
The Cure singles chronology
"Let's Go to Bed"
"The Walk"
"The Love Cats"

"Let's Go to Bed"
"The Walk"
"The Love Cats"

"The Walk" is a song by English rock band The Cure, released as a stand-alone single in July 1983. It later appeared on the compilation album Japanese Whispers.


One of the three B-sides to the single is "Lament", which is a re-recording of a promo single released in late 1982 for the Flexipop magazine. Unlike the earlier version, which was garbled and experimental, the lyrics are understandable and the music has a different composition.[citation needed]


Released as a single in July 1983, "The Walk" was something of a commercial breakthrough for the group with regard to their singles output, peaking at number 12 and giving them their first entry into the UK top 20.[2] It was also the first of their 17 consecutive Irish top 20 hits between 1983 and 1992.[citation needed]

The Cure recorded a completely new version of "The Walk" for their remix album Mixed Up, as the original master tapes could not be located. They later recorded an acoustic version for their Greatest Hits compilation.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "The Walk"
  2. "The Dream"


  1. "The Upstairs Room
  2. "The Dream"
  3. "The Walk"
  4. "Lament"

US mini-LP

  1. "The Upstairs Room"
  2. "Just One Kiss"
  3. "The Dream"
  4. "The Walk"
  5. "Lament"
  6. "Let's Go to Bed (Extended Version)" (only available on some later European releases)



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