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A Step Too Far
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Produced by Phil Ramone
Performed with Heather Headley and Sherie Scott
Another version was performed with Barbara Scaff and Jenny Mackay
Available on the album Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Tim Rice
It's so strange he doesn't show me more affection than he needs
Almost formal, too respectful, never takes romantic leads
There are times when I imagine I'm not always on his mind
He's not thinking what I'm thinking, always half a step behind
Always half a step behind
I'm in every kind of trouble, can't you tell, just look at me
Half ecstatic, half dejected, all in all I'm all at sea
Easy turns I thought I wanted, fill me now with chilling dread
You can never know the chaos, of a life turned on its head
Of a life turned on its head
I am certain that I love him, but a love can be misplaced
Have I compromised my people in my passion and my haste
I could be his life companion anywhere but where we are
Am I leader, am I traitor, did I take a step too far
Did I take a step too far
[The demo version replaces the third verse with the following verse:]
Take a little time to panic, shake off your complacent state
I know all I ever wished to, of a life destroyed by fate
It's so strange you never notice anything but where you are
Step outside your gleaming prison, or is that a step too far
Or is that a step too far
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