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Tom Dalton: Music

2 Steps Forward

(Tom Dalton - vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, strings; Paul Feurer - electric guitar)
June 18, 2006
Words and Music by Tom Dalton
This rock song describes the recovery after a hurricane and the value of persistance, patience and determination.
2 Steps Forward

We had a plan, it was so clear – set it in motion
After the hurricane disappeared – But we’re not through yet
I'm holding on and letting go – things are working out fine
We’ll be ok a month from now, when the money comes

2 steps forward 1 step back - we’re getting somewhere
2 steps forward 1 step back - making progress
2 steps forward 1 step back - taking it slowly
2 steps forward 1 step back - inching our way

Looks like the end of paradise, but we’re going to survive
This time we’ll build those buildings right – for a category 5
New homes, new roofs and impact glass – spare no expense
We’re working smart, we’re working fast – for 2006


If this year is going to be the one – make no mistake now
Get all your preparations done – this is the real deal
I’m taking major steps this time – had to change my shoes
Don’t be so serious she says – “We’ve got each other now”


© 2006 Tom Dalton