"One Step Behind" as written by Christopher John Cheney and Andy Douglas Strachan....
Come in sit by the light
Tell us everything that happened tonight
We know you were there
There at the scene of the crime

No, no you've got it all wrong
So don't blame me
For something I haven't done
It was all just a big mistake

And now you can't think straight
'Cause they're onto you now
And they've figured you out
'Cause they're onto you now

They're always just one step behind
And you're so scared of what they'll find
And now you're running for your life
You're buying everything they sell
Those pushed will always say they fell
You got a postcard sent from hell

With my strong alibi
You can't frame me, don't even try
You don't know me
You're not even trying to see

And now you can't think straight
'Cause they're onto you now
And they've figured you out
'Cause they're onto you now

They're always just one step behind
And you're so scared of what they'll find
And now you're running for your life
You're buying everything they sell
Those pushed will always say they fell
You got a postcard sent from hell

And you don't belong
And the papers are never wrong!
Just like the public don't forget, don't forget, don't forget

And now you can't think straight

And now you can't think straight
You're not even trying to see

They're always just one step behind
And you're so scared of what they'll find
And now you're running for your life
You're buying everything they sell
Those pushed will always say they fell
You got a postcard sent from hell


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"One Step Behind" as written by Christopher John Cheney Andy Douglas Strachan

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    General Commentlove The Harmonics
    BlinkMeon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so wicked. it is one of my favorites on their State Of Emergency album. i saw it live in may and their got four of the people from hunters and collecters to play the instrumental bit. it was absolutley ausum..
    i am not very sure about the meaning. it could be about being afraid to show the world who you are or about a criminal or something like that...any ideas?
    yolanda.on September 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmaybe it's about injustice.

    i love the lyrics though, especially "those pushed will always say they fell"

    best band ever.
    mel-luvs-tleon May 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits got really strong imagery... and i think theres more than one character; interagater and interagatee.. but thats kminda obvious... it always makes me imagine a movie of film clip ;)
    tash1310on October 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm thinking this song is about the non-stop circle some police detectives find themselves in, when it's obvious someone has commited a crime, yet, because there is no solid evidence, it's impossible to convict them.

    And damn, this song gets so climactic at the end, with the horns coming in, and the music getting louder and heavier, so rousing, I love turning the stereo up loud at this bit just because it's awesome.
    TheTuxedoon May 25, 2009   Link

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