"Stepping Stone" as written by Aimee Ann Duffy and Steve Booker....
I remember way back way back when
I said I never wanna see your face again
Cause you were loving yes you were loving somebody else
And I knew oh yes I knew I couldn't control myself
And now they bring you back into my life again
And so I put on a face just like your friends
But I think you know oh yes you know whats going on
Cause the feelings in me oh yes in me are burning strong

But I will never be your stepping stone
Take it all or leave me alone
I will never be your stepping stone
I'm standing upright on my own

You used call me up from time to time
And it would be so hard for me not to cross the line
The words of love lay on my lips just like a curse
And I knew oh yes I knew they'd only make it worse
And now you have the nerve to play along
Just like the maestro beats in your song
You get your kicks you get your kicks from playing me
And the less you give the more I want so foolishly

But I will never be your stepping stone
Take it all or leave me alone
I will never be your stepping stone
I'm standing upright on my own

But I will never be your stepping stone
Take it all or leave me alone
I will never be your stepping stone
I'm standing upright on my own

But I will never be your stepping stone
Take it all or leave me alone
I will never be your stepping stone
I'm standing upright on my own


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"Stepping Stone" as written by Aimee Duffy Steve Booker

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    General CommentI love this song. I love how mellow it is. I personally can really relate to it, I reminds me of a relationship I was in for quite a few years, it was constantly on & off, I couldn't stop going back to him so it's so good to hear a song with such honest lyrics
    Chel91on October 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLovely song. One of my favourites from her album.
    kahreeon May 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is beautiful...one of my favorites as well. I just love her voice. she is true talent =]
    quixotictoxicon May 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this song talks about how this guy uses a girl as sort of something to fall back on, or to get somewhere he wants to be... a "stepping stone" but the girl says she's "standing upright on my own" and she doesn't need to be treated like that.

    i especially love the chorus of this song
    "but i will never be your stepping stone
    take it all or leave me alone
    i will never be your stepping stone
    i'm standing upright on my own."

    props to duffy, she is an amazing artist with an amazing voice!
    lyrical love*on July 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's actually about duffy having feelings for a guy and not having the nerve to tell him ... guy kinda knows and kinda teases her
    she said so in an interview, this and mercy are sort of autobiographical, this being about love she didnt admit and mercy about a purely sexual relationship
    menforon August 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMenfor, You know, I knew I identified with it for a reason and I couldn't place it. The autobiographical parts, and out of context specifics are what kept me from getting it. Totally hooked on this song right now. Reminds me of being in similar situations...
    ~
    nosoulboy13on October 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much
    I heard it properly forthe first time today and realised how much it sounds like what ive been through recently
    an ex always comes running back when he has no1 else, and foolishly i take him back because i love him but recently i realised that i refuse to let him walk all over me and that i want actual closure
    i can so see where shes coming from. its beautiful
    princess*delilahon November 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfor me, this song is about a girl in love with a guy who doesn't give her as much as she gives to him. in fact, he's not in love with her, he's rather using her in their relationship, has her as a crutch but now she realizes that this is not what she wants and tells him that she will no longer be his "stepping stone" so he'd better destroy her once and for all ("take it all") or just leave ("or leave me alone") because now she can live on her own ("I'm standing upright on my own").

    this is such a beautiful song - I can relate to it completely.
    prom_queenon November 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just heard this song through a commercial teaser for a TV show. Beautiful.

    I think it describes unrequited love. The woman is in love with a man that she had a sexual relationship with but she stops herself from continuing it. 'Not being a stepping stone' doesn't really refer to him using her to get money or fame but rather him using her for sex then moving on to the next 'stone' or woman in line.

    I'm so glad they are bringing back artists that actually have talent. Reminds me of the good stuff from the '60s :)
    kristaseleneon January 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOMG THATS SO ME RIGHT NOW!!!
    xgemz85xon July 27, 2009   Link

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