"One Thing Leads To Another" as written by Alfred Agius, Cyril Curnin, Peter Greenall, James West-oram and Adam Terence Woods....
The deception with tact, just what are you trying to say?
You've got a blank face, which irritates
Communicate, pull out your party piece
You see dimensions in two
State your case with black or white
But when one little cross leads to shots, grit your teeth
You run for cover so discreet, why don't they:

Do what they say, say what you mean
One thing leads to another
You told me something wrong, I know I listen too long
But then one thing leads to another.

The impression that you sell
Passes in and out like a scent
But the long face that you see comes from living close
To your fears
If this is up then I'm up but you're running out of sight
You've seen your name on the walls
And when one little bump leads to shock miss a beat
You run for cover and there's heat, why don't they:

Do what they say, say what they mean
One thing leads to another
You told me something wrong, I know I listen too long
But then one thing leads to another
One thing leads to another

Then it's easy to believe
Somebody's been lying to me
But when the wrong word goes in the right ear
I know you've been lying to me
It's getting rough, off the cuff I've got to say enough's enough

Bigger the harder he falls
But when the wrong antidote is like a bulge on the throat
You runs for cover in the heat why don't they

Do what they say, say what they mean
One thing leads to another
You tell me something wrong, I know I listen too long
But then one thing leads to another
One thing leads to another
One thing leads to another


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"One Thing Leads to Another" as written by Alfred Agius Adam Woods

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  • +3
    My InterpretationI could apply this song to soooooooooo many things. Politics, business, and false friends are way up on the list for me.
    LadySeraphinaon December 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt can mean a lot of things to different people. For me it describes a relationship.
    SongMeanings.orgon July 29, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought it was about drug addiction
    hangwire13on March 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry, bradleyb, but this song is not about G. Bush. This song was released in 1983, 18 years before G.B. stole, I mean, was voted to the office. That's even 6 years before G.B. senior took office.

    Interesting opinion though. I'm curious, what is in the lyrics that made you think of that?
    Droidacon April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRight idea, wrong presidency in my opinion. It definitley sounds like a political song alright. Since it came out in 1983 (thanks drodiac) it was probably about the Reagan administration.
    craigbenjion June 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a very clever song, despite it's almost pop sound. It certainly sounds as if he's describing a president, or at least some type of leader.

    This song has such a good vibe to it, it flows so well, it's just a perfectly made song I don't know what else to say about it.
    Muzzyon January 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCy Cernin can sing the telephone book and I think it'd rock. :)
    Thia007on November 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me it's like the "it's always something" type bologny that comes attached to some relationships.
    redshiftdazzleron December 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationOriginal thought was about being betrayed in a relationship, but all the comments are making me think deep.
    clare11208on July 30, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI never had any idea what this song was about (I assumed a relationship), but even though it was way too early it does match up with W perfectly.
    RoboLuncheonon March 11, 2005   Link

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