One Step Ahead

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Debbie Gibson

Deborah Ann "Debbie" Gibson (born August 31, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. In 1988 she was pronounced the youngest artist to write, produce, and perform a #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, with her song "Foolish Beat" and she remains the youngest female to … more »

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Always gotta be one step ahead
You know where you're lying
when you make your own bed
You'll never end up in the red
So watch your step, one step ahead

Energy up!
Bring the energy up!
On the double

Steppin' on toes is a common routine
Sneakin' up from behind
You won't get anywhere
Dancin' out of time
If you're living up to expectations
You may as well be dead
Gotta go for it gotta go for it
Always gotta be one step ahead
So 

[Chorus]
Don't calm down
Bring the energy up
Don't depend on lady luck
Can't walk you just run instead
If you want to be one step ahead

Look over your shoulder
And predict what's to come
You're not feeling life if you're simply numb
So don't be dumb grab the brass ring
You really can't depend on anything
Gotta make it happen all by yourself
Why rely on anyone else?
So

[Chorus]

Don't calm down
Bring the energy up

Don't depend on lady luck
Can't walk why not run instead?
If you want to be one step, one step ahead

This dream is holding me tight
Keeping me up all night oh
It's not out of reach just out of sight
Do you think I'll get it?
Think I may, say I might oh

This dream is holding me tight
Keeping me tossing and turning
It's not out of reach just out of sight
Do you think I'll get it?
With the way I'm burning
I just might!

It's time to rap
Huh!

Always gotta be one step ahead
You know where you're lying
when you make your own bed
You'll never end up in the red
So watch it!

Don't calm down, bring the energy up
You gotta go for it, go for it, go for it
Don't calm down, bring the energy up
You gotta go for it, go for it, go for it
Don't calm down, bring the energy up
(You gotta go for it, go for it, go for it)
Are you listenin'?
Don't calm down, bring the energy up
(You gotta go for it, go for it, go for it)
Yeah-yeah, yeah, yeah!

Don't calm down
Bring the energy up
Don't depend on lady luck
Can't walk gonna run instead
If you want to be one step ahead (I know you do, huh!)

(Don't calm down, bring the energy up)
You gotta be one step ahead,
If you know what's good for you
If you know what's good for you
(Don't calm down, bring the energy up)
Don't no why rely on lady luck?
Don't calm down, bring the energy up!

Written by: DEBORAH ANN GIBSON, LAMONT HERBERT DOZIER

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, MUSIC SALES CORPORATION

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