One Step Up

Woke up this morning the 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 ringin'
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' 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
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Notes

Chords

Live history

"One Step Up" has been performed live a total of 59 times.
First known performance:
1988-02-25, Worcester, MA
Tunnel of Love Express Tour
Last known performance:
2014-05-06, Houston, TX
High Hopes Tour

Release history

Total releases: 4
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Bruce Springsteen, Tunnel of Love, album, 1987-10-06
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Bruce Springsteen, Video Anthology 1978-2000, movie, 2001
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Bruce Springsteen, The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition), compilation, 2015-10-16
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Bruce Springsteen, The Album Collection Vol. 2, rerelease, 2018-05-18