Bruce Springsteen:One Step Up Lyrics

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One Step Up

This song is by Bruce Springsteen and appears on the album Tunnel of Love (1987).

This song is featured in the television series Cold Case.
This song has been covered by Kenny Chesney under the title "One Step Up".
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One Step Up
Woke up this morning, my house was cold
Checked the furnace, she wasn't burnin'
Went out and hopped in my old Ford
Hit the engine but she ain't turnin'

We've given each other some hard lessons lately
But we ain't learnin'
We're the same sad story, that's a fact
One step up and two steps back

Bird on a wire outside my motel room
But he ain't singin'
Girl in white outside a church in June
But the church bells they ain't ringing

I'm sitting here in this bar tonight
But all I'm thinkin' is
I'm the same old story, same old act
One step up and two steps back

It's the same thing night on night
Who's wrong, baby, who's right
Another fight and I slam the door
On another battle in our dirty little war

When I look at myself I don't see
The man I wanted to be
Somewhere along the line I slipped off track
I'm caught movin' one step up and two steps back

There's a girl across the bar
I get the message she's sending
Mmm, she ain't lookin' too married
And me, well, honey, I'm pretending

Last night I dreamed I held you in my arms
The music was never-ending
We danced as the evening sky faded to black
One step up and two steps back (One step up and two steps back)

One step up and two steps back (One step up and two steps back)
One step up and two steps back


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