"Two Steps Behind" as written by and Elliott....
Walk away, if you want to
It's okay, if you need to
You can run but you can never hide
From the shadow that's creepin' up beside you

There's a magic runnin' through your soul
But you can't have it all

Whatever you do
I'll be two steps behind you
Wherever you go
And I'll be there to remind you
That it only takes a minute of your precious time
To turn around
I'll be two steps behind
Yea, yea

Take the time
To think about it
Just walk the line, you know you just can't fight it
Take a look around you'll see what you can find
Like the fire that's burnin' up inside me

Now there's a magic runnin' through your soul
But you can't have it all, no

Whatever you do
I'll be two steps behind you
Wherever you go
And I'll be there to remind you
That it only takes a minute of your precious time
To turn around
I'll be two steps behind
Yea, yea
Oh, ho

Oh, there's a magic running through your soul
But you, you can't have it all

Whatever you do
I'll be two steps behind you
Wherever you go
And I'll be there to remind you
That it only takes a minute of your precious time
To turn around
I'll be two steps behind
Yea baby, two steps behind
Oh sugar, two steps behind


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"Two Steps Behind [Acoustic Version]" as written by Joseph Elliott

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  • +2
    General CommentIf you take this song literally, it WILL come off stalkerish,
    however,
    the band, i think, intented for the song to be understood metaphorically.
    meaning, that he'llalways be there for her, a.k.a two steps behind, and that she should realise it, "take a minute of her precious time... to turn around"

    great acoustic hit, good shit
    deludedon August 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt's about Christ. That's what I take from it.
    PhoenixSouvenir75on March 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoriginally a b-side, then featured in one of those arnold schwartzenegger movies. awesome song, i love the lyrics. "it only takes a minute of your precious time to turn around and i'll be two steps behind"
    emmychloeon June 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this was an awesome song. However, I guess by the time they wrote it, they had already grown up if you know what I mean. I guess eventually its not about the sex, drugs, and riffs anymore, they want to teach a lesson with their music. As a 16 year old, nothing could be more horrifying!
    aceticaon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. . .It's one of my favorites from Def Leppard. . .Great lyrics I think.
    FyreGoddesson August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a perfect song to chill out too. I don't think it was the end of their wild days just another side to them.
    antmannon June 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is again really pretty. They know how to write a ballad.
    allenegirlon May 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm 14 and I just saw them in Concert, the Rock of Ages concert; they had us sing along with us. Joe Elliot has an amazing voice.
    Thunderbirdon July 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm 14 and I just saw them in Concert, the Rock of Ages concert; they had us sing along with us. Joe Elliot has an amazing voice.
    Thunderbirdon July 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI THINK IT WAS THE TIME WHEN THEY WERE STARTING FADE AWAY,INFACT RETRO ACTIVE WAS NOT A VERY HIT ALBUM BUT THIS SONG WAS AND I THINK THEY HAVE BECOME MORE MATURED WITH THIS SONG
    deaf leppardon July 28, 2005   Link

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