"One Step Closer To You" as written by and Michael Franti....
I've been down for far too long
Till my faith was nearly gone
I never knew somebody just like you
Could be a friend I could call my own

Till I let go of a broken heart
I let go to an open heart
I let go of my broken dreams
I let go to the mystery

And I believe in the miracles
I believe in the spiritual
I believe in the one above
I believe in the one I love

And take one step closer to you
I just take one step closer to you
And even when I've fallen down
My heart says follow through
I take one step closer to you

I never meant to hurt you, no
And you never meant to hurt me too
But it seems like you always do

And even though I'm scared sometimes
If ever see you fallen down
I will be the one that's there for you

So I let go of a broken heart
I let go to an open heart
I let go of my broken dreams
I let go to the mystery

And I believe in the miracles
I believe in the spiritual
I believe in the one above
I believe in the one I love

And take one step closer to you
I just take one step closer to you
Even when I've fallen down
My heart says follow through
I take one step closer to you

I'm walking, I keep on walking to you
I keep on walking to you
I'm walking, I keep on walking to you
I'm walking and I'm never going to stop now

I just take one step closer to you
I just take one step closer to you
I take one step closer to you
And it don't stop, I take one step closer to you

I just take one step closer to you
I just take one step closer to you
Even when I've fallen down
My heart says follow through

I'll take one step closer
I'll take two steps closer
Just take one step closer to you
I just take one step closer to you

And even when I've fallen down
My heart says follow through
I take one step closer to you



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"One Step Closer to You" as written by Michael Franti

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    General Commenti am SO in love with this song! i can't believe no one else has commented on it. it just makes me happy whenever i hear it.
    lostincoffeerings93on December 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDamn, this song is so amazing. I believe it's about two people- probably friends or in a more serious relationship- that have been very close, but have for some reason grown apart. These two have hurt each other in some way, whether the each realize it or not (perhaps they both do and just refuse to say anything about it). In this song, Michael is taking a stand against the typical notion of simply letting go of what they had and saying that he would rather set aside his pride and do what ever it takes to make amends and become close to that person again. The most powerful lines of this song I believe are: "To let go of a broken heart, and let go to an open heart, to let go of my broken dreams, and let go to the mysteries" They echo with me so much and I can feel where he is coming from. Letting go of the torment in your soul and looking forward as positively as possible is the attitude he decides to take in this situation. I believe in this very much and hope that I too can do this in order to fix what little I had with someone very special to me and possibly achieve something greater. I could go on and on about this one song...but that's the just of it from me.

    Peace.
    OneInTheSameon May 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song a few days ago when I woke up before my boyfriend. Feeling sad about what we both knew was coming, I went outside to think alone. This came on the radio, and it spoke to my soul, making me cry at first, then peace and understanding washed over me.
    It's about being hurt numerous times throughout life, eventually becoming bitter. His words made me realize that no matter what someone does to you, acts in hurtful ways, or just can't give themselves to you, they are also human with a heart and are good in ways that drew is to them in the first place.
    It reminded me that holding on to anger only hurts both people worse. Forgive, let go, be friends, and remember to see the amazing things that other human being offers. Yes, the hurt you feel in your heart aches so much but truly letting go of that, not blaming, or looking at the other with angry eyes heals and will make not only you a happier person, but both of your lives will be richer.

    Listen to "See You in the Light" by him, as well.
    Therapeutic and uplifting even more than this amazing song.
    MELOMANIACon April 20, 2015   Link

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