Woke up this mornin' the house was cold
Checked the furnace she wasn't burninWent out and hopped in my old Ford
Hit the engine but she ain't turnin' *
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 churchbells they ain't ringinSittin' here in this bar tonight
And 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 all night
Who's wrong and 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 *