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Click here for a link to the One Step Away music video. I don’t know about you, but I used to love trying to figure out what the lyrics meant when a great song came out. You know, when there’s a line that is just a killer, or a phrase that you just wish you’d written yourself.  I still love listening to Amos Lee’s Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight (http://bit.ly/rGb7HG). All the lyrics are crafted so well but my favourite line is ‘We all need a place we can go, over the rainbow’.

One Step Away’s main theme is inspired by the movie Beauty and the Beast by Disney (well, we all have the kid in us, don’t we). The songs were beautiful and so poignant in the movie. The concept of Beauty and The Beast, as we all know, is a simple one: look beyond face value. I only learned later about Howard Ashman, one of the two songwriters (lyricist) on the film. He died following complications from AIDS at the age of 40 in New York City shortly after completing work on the movie.

So, this is my own sense of the story, fused with childhood memories of growing up on the south side of Edinburgh.  Hopefully, you’ll like some of the lines and even more you’ll enjoy the song itself.

Thanks for reading, listening and watching!

– Kathy

One Step Away

Little girl in a street so crowded playing with her doll
Imagination wishing her away
To where the beauty is reflected by one
Who covers his face to hide the disgrace of blindness so long ago
Oh this madness creeping so slow

Young man with an eye of kindness looks through the glass
Imagination wishing she had more
Feelings are stirring she is breaking this bond
That covers his face, forgetting disgrace

I know in my dreams your light is ever walking one step
And maybe I know you were always walking with me
When you say you were just one step away

A woman in a street of childhood plays with her smile
Always the thought of how she had the strength to leave
This greying town with its suburban lords
Breaking you down till you get used to the sound

I know in my dreams your light is ever walking one step
And maybe I know you were always walking with me
When you say

A shade of history is wild
But I hoped maybe I would find a light

I know in my dreams your light is ever walking one step
And maybe I know you were always walking with me
When you say, you say

I know in my dreams your light is ever walking one step
And maybe I know you were always walking with me
When you stay one step away

 

The video was produced by Silly Wee Films with ProductionAttic. Many thanks to them for making this such a fun experience. Thanks also to The Audio Lounge recording and rehearsal studios in Glasgow for the use of their venue.

 

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