From the recording The Journey Home
A slow walk through the city at night turns disappointment into happiness.
Written and performed by Steve Harley
Down at the boardwalk
Waiting for a sign
Starin' at the Lights above the waterline
She said she'd be here 'bout an hour ago
Why did I wait? I don't know,
but then I found myself takin' in the view
So I start movin' underneath the night
to cushion the losin' and to help me feel alright
I keep walking at a slow pace. Walking at a slow pace.
Waiting with the late crowd between the traffic lights
when my first look at you burst into sight
Our eyes met as you were hailin' a ride
And something unexpected clicked inside
and then I knew what I had to do.
So I kept movin', under city lights
while I'm never losin' a way of keeping you in sight
as I keep walking at a slow pace. Walking at a slow pace.
Now you're comin' my way, not too far behind.
I slow up my tempo so you'd catch up in time.
And when you did you were sportin' a smile,
and we walked together for quite awhile.
No longer lonely and feelin' fine.
And we were movin' together through the night
As we were cruisin' toward a faint horizon light
as we were walking at a slow pace. Walking at a slow pace.