One Foot in Front of the Other
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I didn't think I'd get back up
I didn't think I'd be alright again
You know it's easy when you're young, bounce back and whatever
I just bounce back like it never happened

And you'll probably never realize
Or never even know
But when you let me talk for hours and hours like forever
And after that, yeah, I let you hold me close

Oh, it felt like I put one foot in front of the other today
I stretched my arms out wide and it felt real strange
And then my legs, they started shaking
And my hands, they started quaking
'Cause things just take longer to heal these days

But I'm coming for you, babe
It takes a minute, yeah
But wait, I'm nearly at your pace
Oh yeah, I'm coming for you, babe

I didn't think I'd get back up again, yeah
I didn't think I'd be okay
'Cause you know it's easy when you're young, bounce back and whatever
You just bounce back like it never happened

Oh-oh-oh, and you'll probably never realize
Or ever even know
When you let me talk for hours
And I let you hold me close

I put one foot in front of the other today
I stretched my arms out wide and it felt real strange
And then my legs, they started shaking
And my hands, they started quaking
'Cause things just take longer to heal these days

So I put one foot in front of the other today
I stretched my arms out wide and it felt real strange
And then my legs, they started shaking
And my hands, they started quaking
'Cause things just take longer to heal these days

Oh-oh, but I'm coming for you, babe
Oh, it takes a minute, yeah
Oh, but wait, I'm nearly at your pace
Oh yeah, I'm coming for you, yeah, yeah, yeah

'Cause oh, yeah, I put one foot in front of the other today
I stretched my arms out wide and it felt real strange
And then my legs, they started shaking
And my hands, they started quaking
'Cause things just take longer to heal these days

Oh, but I swear I'm coming for you, yeah
Oh-oh, oh, it takes a minute, yeah




Oh, but wait, I'm nearly at your pace (yeah, I'm nearly at your pace)
Oh yeah, I'm coming for you, babe

Overall Meaning

In "One Foot in Front of the Other," Griff reflects on the process of healing after a difficult experience. Initially, she didn't believe she would be able to recover emotionally and mentally, but she has been able to take small steps forward each day. She speaks of feeling strange as she stretches her arms out wide and feels her legs and hands shaking, suggesting that this process of moving forward is both new and challenging.


The lyrics suggest that Griff has been deeply affected by a past experience, and she finds solace in talking to someone who lets her share her thoughts and feelings. It's unclear whether the person she's referring to is a friend, family member, or romantic partner, but their support has clearly been meaningful to her. She feels as though she is slowly but surely returning to a state of emotional stability, and she is confident that she will eventually be able to fully recover.


The lyrics of "One Foot in Front of the Other" are a powerful reminder that healing after a difficult experience is a slow and often challenging process. Griff's vulnerability in opening up about her struggles and her determination to move forward serve as an inspiration to listeners who may be going through similar experiences.


Line by Line Meaning

I didn't think I'd get back up
I didn't think I would recover from my past experiences or traumas


I didn't think I'd be alright again
I didn't think I would ever feel whole or happy again after what I went through


You know it's easy when you're young, bounce back and whatever
When you're young, it's easier to recover from setbacks because you have more energy and resilience


I just bounce back like it never happened
I was resilient and able to recover quickly from whatever adversity I faced


And you'll probably never realize
You may not even understand or be aware of my struggles and hardships


Or never even know
You may never know how difficult it was for me to overcome certain challenges


But when you let me talk for hours and hours like forever
When you let me open up and express my thoughts and feelings for an extended period of time


And after that, yeah, I let you hold me close
After being heard and understood, I let you comfort me and offer emotional support


Oh, it felt like I put one foot in front of the other today
I made small but significant steps towards recovery today


I stretched my arms out wide and it felt real strange
I did something outside of my comfort zone and it made me feel uncomfortable or vulnerable


And then my legs, they started shaking
My body physically reacted to the stress or uncertainty of the situation


And my hands, they started quaking
I felt nervous or anxious about what I was doing


'Cause things just take longer to heal these days
I may not be able to recover as quickly as before because of the complexity or severity of my situation


But I'm coming for you, babe
I am determined to reach my goals and achieve what I want, despite the challenges


It takes a minute, yeah
It may take some time to get there, but I am patient


But wait, I'm nearly at your pace
I am getting closer to achieving my goal and catching up to where you are


I'm coming for you, babe
I am motivated to reach my destination and won't give up


Oh-oh-oh, and you'll probably never realize
You may not see the progress I am making or the effort I am putting in


When you let me talk for hours
When you give me the opportunity to express myself fully and without interruption


But I swear I'm coming for you, yeah
I promise to keep pushing forward and reaching for my goals




Lyrics Β© Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Sarah-Faith Griffiths

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@kniightlight

It's crazy how people who have been here since "Mirror Talk" have gotten to see her flourish into one of the most amazing artists..I hope one day to be like her because I make music too and I'm 17! I'm just glad I get to watch our next generation of musical artists because Griff is one of the biggest inspirations in my new music I haven't dropped yet!

@noobstyle6499

so true, btw your song is dope

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