"A Step You Can't Take Back" as written by Danielle Brisebois, Gregg Alexander and John Carney....
So you find yourself at this subway
When your world in a bag by your side
And all at once it seemed like a good way
You realized its the end of your life
For what it's worth

Here comes the train upon the track
And there goes the pain it cuts to black
Are you ready for the last act?
To take a step you can't take back

Take in all the punches you could take
Took 'em all right on your chest
Now the countless back is breaking
Again, again
For what it's worth

Here comes the train upon the track
And there goes the pain it cuts to black
Are you ready for the last act?
To take a step you can't take back

Did she love you?
Did she take you down?
Was she on her knees when she kissed your crown?
Tell me what you found

Here comes the rain, so hold your hat
And don't pray to God, cause He won't talk back
Are you ready for the last act?
To take a step you can't take back
Back, back, back
You can't take back
Back, back, back

So you find yourself at this subway
When your world in a bag by your side


Lyrics submitted by ShootTheM14

"A Step You Can't Take Back" as written by Danielle Brisebois Gregg Alexander

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    Song MeaningI think this song is about a person standing on a train platform after a painful breakup. The bag contains all of their worldly possessions. They realize that this relationship once seems like a good thing but now is end for them. On one hand it seems like the act of getting on the train may be the step they can't take back but I think instead this person is thinking of stepping in front of a moving train to end the pain by committing suicide. I guess for me that is the only confusion is the last act ending their life or simply leaving this relationship that has them feeling pain so bad it cuts to black.
    ShootTheM14on July 28, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about Gretta's thoughts after breaking up the long relationship with Dave and she's thinking about moving on and leaving all those memories behind. Maybe it's about the moment after she leaving Dave's place and carries all her stuffs waiting for the train and thinking what about to do next because if she chose to leave maybe there'd never be a chance to come back again like stepping on the train with one-way ticket.
    everylittlepieceson August 24, 2014   Link
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    General CommentWhat do you interpret by these verses...

    Did she love you?
    Did she take you down?
    Was she on her knees when she kissed your crown?
    Tell me what you found

    Thank you! =)
    faby29on November 26, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the few songs from the movie that director John Carney co-wrote (for good reason). The song serves as a common ground for two characters to connect. If you take the movie away, I'm not sure I would like this song as much if at all... But of course that is not the case.
    Reynaldoon July 25, 2015   Link

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