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"One Step Up" is a song by Bruce Springsteen from his 1987 Tunnel of Love album. It was released as the third single from the album, following "Brilliant Disguise" and the title track. It reached position #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #3 on the Adult Contemporary chart in the United States. It also reached #2 on the U.S. Album Rock Tracks chart, giving Springsteen three straight top two tracks from the album. The song was only released as a single in America. Wikipedia

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Song Lyrics

Woke up this morning my house was cold

Checked out 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 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

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Alternative Versions

Release History

Disc Track Album Year
1 10 Tunnel Of Love Studio Album 1987
1 1 One Step Up Single 1987
1 1 One Step Up Single 1988
2 10 X3 - Nebraska / Tunnel Of Love / The Ghost Of Tom Joad Compilation 2007
1 15 Video Anthology / 1978-88 Video 1989
1 11 Grand Rapids Night Unofficial 2005
1 21 Roses And Broken Hearts Unofficial 1988
1 20 Bloomington Night Unofficial 1998
1 18 Prisoner Of Love Unofficial 1988
1 11 Grand Rapids Night Unofficial 2005
1 19 At 6 P.M He Left " La Mandria " Unofficial 1988

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Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love
Track Song Title Duration
1 Ain't Got You 2:11
2 Tougher Than The Rest 3:56
3 All That Heaven Will Allow 2:40
4 Spare Parts 5:01
5 Cautious Man 3:58
6 Walk Like a Man 3:45
7 Tunnel of Love 5:13
8 Two Faces 3:03
9 Brilliant Disguise 4:15
10 One Step up 4:22
11 When You're Alone 3:24
12 Valentine's Day 5:11
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