Autumn, Emilie - One Foot In Front Of The Other Lyrics




How did I get myself into all of this mess?
How did I end up with this deadly home address?
How did I come to this, where every song I sing
Is nothing but a list of pain and suffering?

We never will forget, and no, we will not forgive
We fought hard not to die, yet we don’t know how to live
How do we change our world to what we want it to be?
How do we move beyond all of this misery?

One foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one…

I’ve been in chains since I was nothing but a kid
We don’t know freedom, not quite sure that we ever did
Now that we have it, how will we make use of it?
We’ve been committed — now to what do we all commit?

I used to have a home, now I don’t even have a name
I’m nothing but a number, here we are all the same
We’ve lost so much, so many of those we love are dead
How do I get these memories out of my fucking head?

One foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one…

How do we bear this burden, far too much to carry?
How do we change our prison to a sanctuary?
We’ve been kept from the light, no one ever gave a damn
If I’ve no one to fight, how do I know who I am?

One foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
In front of the one…

We waged a war with Hell, and look, we still survive
But just because we live does not mean that we’re alive
We’ve won the final round, but how to enjoy the win
When we’ve been broken down and we’ll never know what could have been
Heaven help us, where do we begin?

One foot in front of the other foot
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In front of the one!

One!

One!





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Autumn, Emilie One Foot In Front Of The Other Comments
  1. ratboy68

    emilie: HOW DO I GET THESE MEMORIES OUT OF MY FUCKING HEAD?
    me, a person with ptsd: WIG! 👨🏼‍🦲🗣️🗣️🗣️

  2. Ivana Victoria Morgenstern Valo

    I´ve been through ten years of mental disease and this song makes me feel the enough strength to move on, one foot in front of the other foot.

  3. seawolf

    *_how do i get these memories out of my fucking head?_*

  4. outrageousbaton 17

    So i found this song i think in 2016 and at first i liked the song but i didn't have any meaning with me like the people in the comments but now three years later i am crying so hard this song has helped me with so much despressing thought and anxiety and other stuff.
    I would never know that in three years i would change that much.
    O and if your reading this thank you for reading and i hope you have a nice day.

  5. Alice Pettersson

    It's amazing how incredibly motivating and comforting a song can be.😁❤

  6. Chelsea Johnson

    This song used to be my mantra years ago, now I'm no longer in a position where I have to fight everything, have my own life and the type of problems I have now seem so insignificant to what they had been. You can achieve the life you want

  7. Generic Comment

    I don't know why but this is one of the few songs by her that made me honestly break into tears

  8. kwgrid

    Love the lyrics, not the melody.

  9. Jack's Film Orchard

    If this doesn't motivate you..idk what will.

  10. patricia mccaskill

    She , the song is the rally cry for all Benzo Warriors who are suffering daily. It inspires me and brings me to tears.  Akircia some of us in the comments section DO care.

  11. Cheesu Puffs

    reading all the comments about how this song touches everyone really made me tear up. this song makes me cry every time i hear it and just reading everyone feeling the same just really makes me feel so good.

  12. Ivana Eskic

    How did I get myself into all of this mess?
    How did I end up with this deadly home address?
    How did I come to this, where every song I sing
    Is nothing but a list of pain and suffering?

    We never will forget, and no, we will not forgive
    We fought hard not to die, yet we don’t know how to live
    How do we change our world to what we want it to be?
    How do we move beyond all of this misery?

    One foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one…

    I’ve been in chains since I was nothing but a kid
    We don’t know freedom, not quite sure that we ever did
    Now that we have it, how will we make use of it?
    We’ve been committed — now to what do we all commit?

    I used to have a home, now I don’t even have a name
    I’m nothing but a number, here we are all the same
    We’ve lost so much, so many of those we love are dead
    How do I get these memories out of my fucking head?

    One foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one…

    How do we bear this burden, far too much to carry?
    How do we change our prison to a sanctuary?
    We’ve been kept from the light, no one ever gave a damn
    If I’ve no one to fight, how do I know who I am?

    One foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one…

    We waged a war with Hell, and look, we still survive
    But just because we live does not mean that we’re alive
    We’ve won the final round, but how to enjoy the win
    When we’ve been broken down and we’ll never know what could have been
    Heaven help us, where do we begin?

    One foot in front of the other foot
    In front of the one foot in front of the other foot
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    In front of the one!

    One!

    One!

  13. M Anon

    As a person who suffers from bipolar, this song has become my theme. This woman almost seems like she's inside my head.

  14. vodkasvoice

    This is the thing they don't tell you about abuse: how hard it is to figure out what to do once you're away from the source of your pain. Once you've been broken down, it's so hard to figure out how to fix yourself, or what you should even be anymore. Even if you're fortunate enough to end up somewhere safe, you've still got so much damage to work through and learn to live with.

    I love this song.

    Ivana Victoria Morgenstern Valo

    Please, don´t believe only in the damage. Yes, you were broken and yes, you are not the same, but you can cure, you can heal. And maybe you will be something different of what you expect, and yes, I know the pain sometimes is unbearable but you have a chance to rebuilt yourself. And that chance is maybe the only thing you may only need. Write every chapter of your life. You were broken, but you´re alive and you can decide.

  15. Laya

    This sounds like a song they would play in my little pony

  16. Squarerooto

    i would love to listen to this
    yet there isnt a clean version

  17. mercuropheliac

    2016 in a nutshell

    Małgorzata Klejn

    mercuropheliac <3

  18. Sai beanetc Hernandez

    anxiety, it just makes you vulnerable with no precise timing. yeah, so one foot in front of the other foot is pretty difficult to accomplish....hmm, shoulf stop now. •~•

  19. Akircia ღ

    That song always gives me a power and makes me feeling better when I am dissociating and everything looks like dying, gives me nice feelings, even when I am behind the wall. Probably there in comments section nobody cares, I just wanted to say that song helps "us" a lot.

  20. J. D.

    I love her

  21. John Stafford

    This song still reduces me to tears every time I hear it! As a veteran who suffers from PTSD, this song gives me an outlet and conveys how I feel! And now I feel shame for admitting so and anger because I know some still won't believe me.

    Erin Rose

    I believe you ...

    Ally Rose

    John Stafford I have ptsd from abuse and people always say I'm not a veteran so it's not ptsd and I'll get over it..I believe you

    Dana Zubatá

    Everybody can suffer from PTSD, I was abused as well and I also have PTSD, don't listen to others, they will never understand the misery. I hope you'll feel better soon.

    Potato M

    Thank you for your service. I hope that you're able to enjoy life here on out to the fullest.








    Personally, I have not been to war, or been abused, but where this connects to me is that during elementary, I was largely socially isolated and treated with repulsion by most of my peers. Long story short, if you know about that "cheese touch" thing, it was like that - Except it was the "Brandi Touch," so then everybody would cross their fingers and run off, and tell everybody else to run away too. In the end, that had made me suicidal from the age of 9 to 11, but in the past year and a half, I've actually been slowly building myself up (while before I'd left being suicidal, and just stayed there in life), and in the past month, gained a lot more confidence and life motivation. So, yeah.

    My reason isn't as extreme, but in a way, it still manages to fit in. Maybe the "we" would be me and books, since reading and writing poetry kept me away from kitchen knifes in that stage of life.

    NoirElSorrow

    I believe you kind sir. I know this is comment was made over 2 years ago but i wish to say this. I do hope you have found peace to some degree in dealing with what has happened. I wish you well in this life.

  22. Harleen Quinzel

    Just .... Amazing i can even find words to describe this song it's so beautiful!!!

  23. ThatTwitchyLady

    This song really helps me cope with the anniversary of my rape at 13.

    Sarah Randall

    Jesse Colton, we all have darkness within us. And, ThatTwitchyLady, I understand where you are coming from. I was abused by my father for 5 years (8-12), and I still have not yet recovered. Yet, we still continue to climb toward the light by putting one foot in front of the other foot.

  24. ThatTwitchyLady

    This song really helps me cope with the anniversary of my rape at 13.

  25. Kaneki

    ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE ONE FOOT ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER FOOT THE ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER FOOT THE ONE FOOT.

  26. jessiuss

    god when i first heard this song i thought it came from a musical. then today i heard another one of her songs so i had to look her up. absolutely stunning

    jessiuss

    @Jesse Colton ooooo ok thanks!

  27. Lydia Evening

    I was listening to this on the cross trainer and broke down in tears. I love this song so much.

  28. Lovely Luminance

    My god, I'm in tears. This is beautiful.

  29. PearlyBird

    Sorry to bring anime into this, but I totally think this song fits Eren Jaeger from Attack on Titan.

    Darth Lazurus

    Worthless piece of shit I'd have tae agree.

  30. Ewi Senna Sannuß

    I barely can hold out listening to this because it touches me so. What the fuck.

  31. spankme2nite

    Just keep swimming

  32. Júlia Ribeiro

    Simplesmente uma bela música <3

  33. cjd

    I love the harmonies here!

  34. Faziel Black

    Having just come out of a mental hospital Emilie autumn has become quite the role model for me.

  35. harry forbess

    This is such an inspiring song

  36. Yorkie Dan

    I've never heard an angel before but i think i just have, I cried.

  37. Jessica Hunter

    I think the live version is so much more moving and powerful. I was sobbing doing the dishes and I don't really know why...

  38. Silke Wagner

    Hm, few illusions makes this few off a popshow. If god tortured u down over till midlife... it´ll use all hell collectivly to supress any human chances, ripping on any human hope. Did it show u ego? Guess. What does it mean that it left u ur arms n leggs? That u don´t have to see them regrowing mostly *cough*... Hey Emilie, we believe in magic? Deep psychology? That´s Hypno... electroshocks are the opposite off relaxing, deep and... guess actual psychology.

    So, midlife. We know: Usually a far overaverage IQ, socialskills and looks should´ve rather seen a life instead off a massacre. A transsexual usually has a redlight to see income... as usually as germany got a working socialsystem. After two years off a allmighty morbid sadists joke... you know the things it replaced people around u with... could mistake day for night, whatever for whatever. Missing arms n leggs? Wanna feel the "wonder off regrowth" or dya rather choose the "blink of an eye" shortcut? Well, god got class, means: Subtle is the usual, hollywood the obvious rareity. You know: People sacrifing each other n kids on bonfire for rain, soccer matches or bigger titts. So, well... as god still "needs to show me", i hang round here, spamming the web, watching a horrormovie: not only before my window n door sadly. 

  39. Ru A

    I...Need someone to talk to.

  40. Carlos Bonafe

    This song, My life, Thank you Emilie Autumn. I cried but I feel so much stronger. You are a gift to humanity. Continue to open the eyes of others.

  41. thephantombutterfly

    I feel a little braver each time I listen to this song

    Potato M

    Maybe feel a bit closer to us Gryffindors?

    Nah, kidding, but I'm with you.

    thephantombutterfly

    =) Maybe a little

  42. doggierandom

    this song reflect everyone's life on this planet

    Smug Squid

    m-my life is pretty good actually. 

  43. Smug Squid

    ............Kanaya?

  44. Tranique Henson

    Song of my life. -sighs-

  45. Amodos Studios

    I think i've never heard a song with so sincere lyrics ever before. Sadly enough they represent the current lives of so many people in this world.

    After all these things we've gone through, for better or worse! The lyrics of this song contain the only answer we've ever managed to come up with.

    Those recovering from their bad past experiences: Let this song encourage you to get over all of it and get on with your life. While at it give yourself a moment to immerse yourself in this beautiful and unique music.

    Judging by how Emilie's music has evolved over the years and become more and more positive and lively, i'm certain that Emilie is feeling a lot better now than ever before!

  46. Luke H

    EA is not human. she is beyond human! she can make her songs have feelings :)

    Bully Koopa

    So can we finally hail her as a goddess? Because I think we oughta.

    Tranique Henson

    @Moth Noetavano Yes! I agree completely

    Eugenia123345

    Most definitely!! 

  47. Angel Meadows

    Never realized how well this song fits my life until just now.

  48. Exur

    I actually spent a good 2 minutes wondering what Electronic Arts had to do with this lol...

  49. maria fernanda

    Opa, um brasileiro! Concordo, haha! Essa muita é muito bela.

  50. tragedyonbroadway

    i LOVE these lyrics. so much.

  51. Miranda Vaught

    Wow favourite Emilie song as of now.

  52. TheSunshade Brigade

    Yeah I guess so yeah :D

  53. ashgreen2080

    Think it has something to do with that strange walking choreography in "One Day More" lol

  54. Katie Metzger

    I have anxiety. This song keeps me going. It makes me feel, safe.

  55. Lydia Ritter

    No, I totally agree:D

  56. sunshineforce

    I don't believe in destiny, but it's almost to much of a coincidence that I find this song when I needed the most. It makes you want to keep going. Emilie Autumn is an amazing lady.

  57. ZiliX

    S'true. This and Take the Pill both seem to reach far within where I dare not let anyone else and tell me it's okay.
    I don't believe it, of course, but it is nice to hear.

    Ally Rose

    ZiliX I feel the same way but take the pill makes me cry because the line about the doctor is very true a lot of the time

  58. Eugenia123345

    I just love how this song understands me completely understands, especially since no one else understands me at all!! I LOVE you Emilie Autumn!! Plague rat forever!!

  59. Eugenia123345

    /watch?v=WWiXF59uiEs I did a video about Emilie Autumn. I hope you end up watching it, and stuff. Enjoy!!

  60. Nick Dijkstra

    Do you hear the people sing, singing the song of angry men!
    Since Emilie likes musicals as well, this may have been an inspiration for this song :)

  61. Rockinouthard97

    Saw her last night and this song was amazing and we all got involved. It was so good

  62. Alex Andrew

    This song has helped me through so much. I am thankful that The Headmistress Came out with this ballad.

  63. funtime minty

    She is the most amazing artist. I have nothing but respect for her.

  64. Code Name Albino

    How dare you use the G-word on an Emilie Autumn video!

  65. spooky boogie

    nossa é música não tenho palavras para descrever como é bonita

  66. Katelyn Kleber

    Now I know who to look up when I get my next iTunes gift card.

  67. Cydney

    I don't have words to describe how beautiful this song is

  68. lindajoify

    This song has helped me with health issues more than any other song in my life. So inspiring and a great song for motivating oneself to keep on going on. Thanks, Emilie Autumn! xoxoxoxo

  69. B S

    Shemale can actually be a quite offending Word, and that you are using it in this context as something as synonymous to "ugly" is even more offending to trans people. Of course everyone has a personal taste about what they find Beautiful and you might not find Lady Gaga and Emilie Autumn goodlooking, but saying someone is ugly can also be offending, so if you want to avoid hurting someone please keep that thought to yourself. Otherwise have a good listen! :)

  70. Alli Cake

    .. Lady Gaga and Emilie Autumn have different style. Both are equally beautiful.

  71. Rankerquat

    I'm just trying to find that song from "Santa claus is coming to town"
    ;__;

  72. Kierstin Valiant

    This song describes my life perfectly. It made me cry so much. I just go by life one step at a time. Day by day.

  73. GeneralBunnyManson

    This song sounds so victorious when it gets to the chorus, the other stanza's are despairing but then the chorus is sung and it has a feel of "You can do this keep going." its wonderful.

  74. masterrobertson

    now that you mention it, i do kinda hear a slight similarity

  75. Thomas Bainbridge

    Agreed, Definitely Agreed

  76. kcool134

    NO.

    It sounds like it to me, too. :D

  77. UsedTissue

    This song gets me through every hard day I've ever had since I've found this piece. Thank you, truly.

  78. Ballad of a Downfall

    it's 7/8, it's played off-beat by a lot. sounds good, though.

  79. Alex Torregrosa-Marquez

    i'm trying so hard to match up the drumbeat at the beginning and in some verses... agh, i just can't find the rhythm! man, i think there's something wrong with my ears.

  80. UniqualovesAustin

    I love this song.But is it just me or does this kinda sound like Asia's "Heat Of The Moment".

  81. TheSunshade Brigade

    is it weird that i think that this song should be a part of Lés Míseráblés? o.o

  82. Amy Vyollon

    Yesterday my Beloved was died. He was hit by a car on friday. He was 27 years old. He was a mathematician, programmer and engineer. We loved each other so much since 5 year. We've planned everything. And now I'm totally broken.

    Please Emilie help me that I can continue my life!

  83. Dirigible Plum

    I love how optimistic this song is despite all of the terrible things she's singing about. :) Like it's admitting that perhaps after such experiences you won't be the same again but that at least you'll have the will to keep on going nonetheless.

  84. catdogcattt

    Add to...Favorites :)

  85. Loes

    No one will ever be that awesome. iloveherr <3

  86. Fifi Germanotta

    Ok, really? Have you not her the lyric "No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgender life, I'm on the right track baby I was born to survive."
    Is that not meaningful? I don't know, maybe I'm biased noting the fact my girlfriend is transgender and is bullied by people everyday who tell her she's a man and not the beautiful woman she really is and the fact that that lyric is so important to the both of us that we like Gaga.
    We also love EA, and no one wants to hear your mindless trolling.

  87. Fifi Germanotta

    Gaga is beautiful and so is EA. Get the fuck out of the Asylum, you're needed at the Douchedag Facility,.

  88. Adeena

    Yep... One step at a time...

  89. georgius orpheus

    this frickan just makes me wanna rally the troops and march into battle! >.< i love this song more than sex <3

  90. mick Shaw

    This is my calming down song whenever I'm angry and boy does it work :')

  91. Lingua Melodic

    As always - unique and great.

  92. I Kat Goat

    You're right,that "Lady Gaga" contraption is scary ,it should never be compared to the real deal of Emilie Autumn.It an't studio or CGI.No it's just a Lady writting and produceing .based on her on life .Anyone out there doing the same should fill a kindred .

  93. lindajoify

    Thank you for your music. Thank you it heals me more than anything else. Keep after it. You're simply amazing.

  94. Clover Schilling

    There's no need to put down one womans looks to praise another. This is the sort of sexist attitude EA wants people to get away from, for crying out loud.

  95. NI2

    You're not Alone!

    Was my song 2012...

  96. Bumblebeexx

    This song is so empowering for me. I cry.

  97. Miro Astore

    My girlfriend's been fighting depression for some time now, i think this song might save her life in the future, almost puts me in tears everytime.

  98. layne doshier

    this song is so origional, and really shows what emilie's music really is. i love it, more artists should look to her for inspiration :)