Bruce Springsteen - One Step Up Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen Tunnel of Love cover art
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Woke up this morning my house was cold
Checked out the furnace she wasn't burnin'
Went out and hoped 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 sittin' 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 sendin'
Mmm she ain't lookin' to 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
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ain’t Got You
  • 2 Tougher Than the Rest
  • 3 All That Heaven Will Allow
  • 4 Spare Parts
  • 5 Cautious Man
  • 6 Walk Like a Man
  • 7 Tunnel of Love
  • 8 Two Faces
  • 9 Brilliant Disguise
  • 10 One Step Up
  • 11 When You’re Alone
  • 12 Valentine’s Day


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: David Wolinski, David J Wolinski
    album: Track 10 in album Tunnel of Love
    release date: 1987-9-30
    popularity : 81 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 4:23
    vocal: Bruce Springsteen
    mixer: Bob Clearmountain
    recorded by: Toby Scott
    additional: Patti Scialfa
    additional recorded by: Rob Jacobs
    assistant mixer: Mark McKenna
    composer: Bruce Springsteen
    lyricist: Bruce Springsteen
    Album Information
    label: CBS
    country(area): France
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 5099746027018
    script: Latin