"Five Steps" as written by James E Green, Tamir Ruffin and Wendy Miller....
I don't know how much longer
You're going to be here
So I say my prayers
Every night

One for my mother
One for my father
And one for the love of my life

So if you decide to leave today
Then leave tomorrow at the door
And take only
Half of yesterday
And Forget all hope for the present
Cause it just went away

[Chorus]
We were 5 steps
From eternity
We were 4 steps
4 steps past love
And 3 wishes
3 wishes from
Touching the heavens above

Another day is gone
Another night now dawn
Waiting patiently hoping you'll return
But not before long

Why did you say goodbye
I still feel your presence
In my bed at night

And what was reality once
A love True in form
Has now added pain
For a man scorn

Forced to wear the memories of pain
Around an empty heart

Now I sit in silence and begin to think
As laughter echoes through the air
I can't get you off my mind
But a whole new love
I could never bare

So now I lay
Me down to sleep
And I pray my Lord my soul to keep
And if I die, before I wake
Then I promise I'll be there for you always

[Chorus: x 4]


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"5 Steps" as written by Tamir Ruffin James E Green

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    General CommentThis is a great song this is one of my favorite songs from dru hill. Although it's old, it's one of the best in my opinion. The song to me is just how a guy loves a girl so much that he's always thinking about her even if they broke up. It's a sweet song.
    sesco3on May 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the person above, it is one of their older songs, but it's the best one. I think of the video every time I hear this song so I think that's why I love it so much.
    Emoqueakon August 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe video creeped me out, but it's one of the best songs off the first album
    ihearttiggeron December 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of something i went through so this is how i intepret it. once there was a relationship between to people. they had proably been working on it for awhile and maybe one was catching feelings for the other or maybe both were, but something happend and one left. and now the other cant seem to get over how close they were to being completly happy with the other.

    5 steps from eternity
    4 steps past love which in my opinion means they both alrady knew they had feelings of love for each other, they maybe just never told one another.

    Now the only thing with that person are the memories of how happy they were and how they will proably never find another love like that so why even bother trying.

    i relate to this song so much. its hard to think of all the great times you had with someone you gave you heart too and then relize that you will never be able to see them or talk to them ever again :(. espically when that person ment the world to you
    jazzy143on May 27, 2010   Link

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