"One Step At A Time" as written by Mich Hansen, Jonas Jeberg, Robbie Nevil and Lauren Evans....
Hurry up and wait
So close, but so far away
Everything that you've always dreamed of
Close enough for you can taste
But you just can't touch

You wanna show the world, but no one knows your name yet
You wonder when and where and how you're gonna make it
You know you can if you get the chance
In your face as the door keeps slamming
Now you're feeling more and more frustrated
And you're getting all kind of impatient, waiting
We live and we learn to take

One step at a time
There's no need to rush
It's like learning to fly
Or falling in love
It's gonna happen and it's
Supposed to happen that we
Find the reasons why
One step at a time

You believe and you doubt
You're confused and got it all figured out
Everything that you've always wished for
Could be yours, should be yours, would be yours
If they only knew

You wanna show the world, but no one knows your name yet
You wonder when and where and how you're gonna make it
You know you can if you get the chance
In your face as the door keeps slamming
Now you're feeling more and more frustrated
And you're getting all kind of impatient, waiting

We live and we learn to take

One step at a time
There's no need to rush
It's like learning to fly
Or falling in love
It's gonna happen and it's
Supposed to happen that we
Find the reasons why
One step at a time

When you can't wait any longer
But there's no end in sight (When you need to find the strength)
It's your faith that makes you stronger
The only we get there is one step at a time

Take one step at a time
There's no need to rush
It's like learning to fly
Or falling in love
It's gonna happen and it's
Supposed to happen that we
Find the reasons why
One step at a time

One step at a time
There's no need to rush
It's like learning to fly
Or falling in love
It's gonna happen and it's
Supposed to happen that we
Find the reasons why
One step at a time


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"One Step At a Time" as written by Robbie Nevil Jonas Jeberg

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentOMG, when i first heard this song on American Idol, i fell in love with it immediately. I'm not a Sparks fan, but i just could relate to this song. It reminds me of what I'm going through right now. Love this song so much. Very comforting.
    amywmyon May 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song while searching more Jordin Sparks songs. To me, this song relates a lot to my own personal experiences of not meeting the right guy yet. Or even getting close to it. I relate to this song, and she sings so beautifully.

    Girlish_Intentionzon May 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think its also about opportunities, and getting rejected from things. with the lines 'You know you can if you get the chance
    In your face, and the door keeps slammin'
    and you just gotta keep up and give it another try.
    hayles89on June 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThat line is "But there's no end in sight"
    mywreckofthedayon June 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm obsessed with this song right now! the meaning is pretty straight forward
    Death_Bunnyon June 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion, this song is about waiting for the right time for love to come, and not rushing yourself into a relationship just for the heck of it.
    "It's going to happen when it's supposed to happen."
    Leave it to fate.
    Stolen_By_Musicon July 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLOVE THIS SONG. to me its not about love though,
    because she goes

    "like learning to fly or falling in love"
    why would she say that about falling in love? thats stupid. everyone assumes these songs are always about love and boys, but there are more important things, like dreams and goals FYI.


    to me its about working sooo hard for your dreams and you feel like you'll never get there. you want it so bad but it feels impossible, but that it all comes one step at a time and it will happen if you keep trying.


    "You wanna show the world but no one knows your name yet, you wonder when and where, and how you're gonna make it, you know you can if you get the chance"

    about dreaming and showing the world you're worth it, but you're not a big name and nobody knows you, so you have to work your way to the top, and wanting someone giving you a chance at your dreams so you can show them what you can do.





    love it though.
    it motivates me to keep working hard with softball
    because it will all pay off.
    loveshelbyon August 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBTW the lyrics are wrong
    its

    "learning to fly OR falling in love"
    not 'while'
    loveshelbyon August 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is a grrrreat song i love it!
    i think the meaning of it is quiet obvious...
    this is about someone struggling with their dreams..singing for example..how you go through the ups and downs of trying to make it through the business and it will all come when the time is right you just need to be patient.
    but i also think it can be about a relationship..a person looking for the right one and that it will come when it's meant to come.
    happyface18on August 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much!
    the foot steps in the background really sets up a catchy beat!
    i love that she's singing about trying to become successful in the music business,

    "Hurry up.. and wait.
    So close, but so far away
    Everything that you always dreamed of....
    close enough for you to taste
    but you just can't touch."

    she's won american idol but she STILL is so far from her dream... she thought that that would push her into the spotlight..

    "You wanna show the world
    but no one knows your name yet.
    You wonder when and where,
    and how you're gonna make it.
    You know you can if you get the chance
    In your face, and the door keeps slammin.
    Now you're feeling more and more frusterated
    and you're gettin all kind of impatient
    waiting......we live and we learn"

    she saying that she know that she can do it but record companies/execs are slamming the doors on her ideas, and maybe even her in general... she's getting really frustrated with the business in general..

    "To take one step at a time
    thre's no need to rush.
    it's like learning to fly
    while falling in love.
    it's gonna happen when it's
    supposed to happen. and we find
    the reasons why, one step at a time..."

    she's decided to just accept it and know that she WILL be successful, but in time... she realizes that nothing good happens overnight.

    "(when you need to find the strength)
    it's your faith that makes you stronger
    the only way to get there,
    is one step at a time"

    she just puts her trust in god (or what ever she has faith in) to pull her through... LOVE THIS SONG
    peri.da.hmmon August 26, 2008   Link

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