New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

ONE STEP FORWARD

I'm sending you these letters across miles and miles of water.
Tell Stevie that I saw his friends and mother that I love her.
Well, I know I haven't been here long and I know it seems much longer
but every letter you write back makes me a little stronger.

Everybody here has seen as many years as me.
It's only now they realise what they are here to see.
So I'll take my pen and I'll write you a note and send it off in a letter
and we'll hope that writing these troubles down will make me feel better.

One step forward oir one step left.
I raise my gun and I take my aim.
I'm just a pawn in the government's game.

The first day I was posted was the longest I have known.
I can't believe the bitterness the human heart can show.
The hatred of another is a blindness in their eyes.
All I do is stand between them wondering why.

One step forward oir one step left.
I raise my gun and I take my aim.
I'm just a pawn in the government's game.

Little boy stand with stones in hand and cold eyes of steel.
I wish I could throw my rifle down and tell him how I feel.
Well, I know I haven't been here long and I know it seems much longer
but every letter you post to me makes me a little stronger, stronger.

- Paul Young



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/p/paul_young/one_step_forward.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×