Ratt - One Step Away Lyrics




I waited for you baby on that hot summer night
I was so hot for ya, you were nowhere in sight
You thought I was foolin'
So your heart took a flight
I guess we're star crossed lovers
We just can't get it right

Two years later I was out on the town
I saw you on the street and my heart hit the ground
I guess love is like a chain
And you're always bound

It's better late than never
Girl am I gettin' through
It's better late than never
Than livin' without you

I'm one step away
We're ships in the night
But tonight you ain't gonna get away
I'm one step away
The timing is right this time
And I'm gonna make you stay
One step away, one step away

I'm callin' on you baby
Like a blast from the past
I heard your heart was broken
I knew it wouldn't last
Some things are forever
And some things burn out fast





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  1. Serene Chaos UK

    CLASSIC ! Good 'ole 80s/early 90s power pop; tacky (in a classy way !), vibrant, enlightening & really wholesome !

  2. Nabin Bista

    Refreshing memories of the time when we were collegue

  3. Terezinha Hilbig

    I Love this song : Ratt 🖤🤘🎸

  4. Born Free

    2019 & forever!

  5. Chuck Rennert

    Ratt was cool!

  6. martin Martin

    This band is the bomb

  7. Jamie

    I waited for you baby on that hot summer night
    I was so hot for ya, you were nowhere in sight
    You thought I was foolin'
    So your heart took a flight
    I guess we're star crossed lovers
    We just can't get it right

    Two years later I was out on the town
    I saw you on the street and my heart hit the ground
    I guess love is like a chain
    And you're always bound

    It's better late than never
    Girl am I gettin' through
    It's better late than never
    Than livin' without you

    I'm one step away
    We're ships in the night
    But tonight you ain't gonna get away
    I'm one step away
    The timing is right this time
    And I'm gonna make you stay
    One step away, one step away

    I'm callin' on you baby
    Like a blast from the past
    I heard your heart was broken
    I knew it wouldn't last
    Some things are forever
    And some things burn out fast

    It's better late than never
    Girl am I gettin' through
    It's better late than never
    Than livin' without you

    I'm one step away
    We're ships in the night
    But tonight you ain't gonna get away
    I'm one step away
    The timing is right this time
    And I'm gonna make you stay
    One step away, one step away

    I waited for you baby on that hot summer night
    I was so hot for ya, you were nowhere in sight
    You thought I was foolin'
    So your heart took a flight
    I guess we're star crossed lovers
    We just can't get it right

    I'm one step away
    We're ships in the night
    But tonight you ain't gonna get away
    I'm one step away
    The timing is right this time
    And I'm gonna make you stay
    One step away, one step away

  8. Rickey Engle

    from what,,

  9. JAMIE Lewis

    Why wasn't this song played on the radio ? I only heard it cuz I bought the album Detonator.

    Tony Brainard

    JAMIE Lewis hair metal was on it's way out replaced by thrash and grunge. Sucked big cuz a Ratt concert was a party!

    JPMcFlyFeelsTheBern

    Yeah I discovered it in 2000 buying their Ratt N Roll greatest hits. I don't get why it wasn't a huge hit, it's kind of a power ballad and really catchy, seems perfect for 1990-91

  10. Mick Obrien

    I hate to say it... But Ratt would have been much more successful if they had a pretty boy as their singer.
    Every 1980's rock band with a pretty boy did better than those with ugly singers. It's sucks that this matters, but it does. Because cheesy 1980's pop bands, glam bands, and hair bands appealed to teenage girls, especially bands that released the obligatory staple--the power ballad.
    If teenage girls don't all feel like they 'want' the singer singing to them, they just don't listen. If, for example, Vince Neil or Bret Michaels or Axl Rose or Jon Bon Jovi was their frontman, Ratt would have been at least twice, maybe 5 times bigger. Because their songs are exactly on par with those other bands. Human nature, especially for tween and teen girls is very basic. A pretty boy can do anything and the dumb girls will like it.

  11. Anthony's Outdoors

    That Intro is epic

  12. Anthony's Outdoors

    Better late than never. Born in 86 and I just discovered this song today. Probably my new favorite Ratt tune.

  13. steven gentry

    Great Song I can't believe I never got this Album because it rocks

  14. James Reed

    I'VE BEEN A FAN FOR YEAR'S THESE GUYS ARE THE HEART OF ROCK. THEY KILL IT. ONE OF THE FEW BANDS I'VE NEVER SEEN LIVE DAM

  15. moto Johnny

    You know who you are

  16. moto Johnny

    Ha the ladies from the 80s thank you for the best year's of my life

  17. moto Johnny

    I was 18 in 84 it was on

  18. antelopeking1

    The 80’s were the best! Guitar solo is awesome!

  19. Mark

    I'm one step away from throwing my computer in the trash after hearing this pathetic song

    LockedandLoaded Signs

    Instead you decided to keep the computer and listen while you vacuumed the sand outta your vagina!

    JPMcFlyFeelsTheBern

    No offense dude but how'd you even find this song if you hate it? You'd pretty much have to be a hair metal fan to even know about it. 80s babies (like me) grew up on the best music

  20. Danny Elmore

    This album was amazing! It was just a little too late! Grunge took over and a lot of good albums went nowhere!

    Micky Shami

    100% agreed with u Danny! Huge ratt fan from Pakistan

    Steve Whitehouse

    Rock is no comparison to Grunge shit !!!!!

  21. Average Internet Joe

    Most underrated Ratt song ever

    Micky Shami

    Hi Joe! Totally agreed with you this song is the most underrated ratt song from the most underrated ratt album detonator! I never understand why this great album wasn't a big hit

  22. Micky Shami

    Most beautiful song in heavy metal history. Marvellous guitar playing by warren Demartini and ultimate backing vocals by Juan croucier and phenomenal vocals by Stephen pearcy

  23. Steve Jones

    it's better late than never...Girl am I getting though?

  24. JPMcFlyFeelsTheBern

    My favorite Ratt song and very melodic. I'm surprised this wasn't a big crossover pop hit! Kinda reminds me of Dokken's "In My Dreams"

  25. David Anderson

    You wish you were born in the 80s why you would have been to young for glam metal

    JPMcFlyFeelsTheBern

    We weren't old enough to party, but we can remember the music as kids. I'm 1985 and vividly remember being a 5 or 6 year old kid at the tail end of the glam era

  26. destROYer T

    My high school song 1990, damn I'm old!😀

  27. Denis Scully

    Back when you actually needed talent to make music wish i was born in the 80s

  28. my love songs

    Warren DiMartini was always a top-notch guitarist! He handled both lead and rythym duties after Robbin Crosby passed away.

  29. Sean Curry

    This should still popular thank god I was born in1973 the exact time when music totally kicked ass.

  30. Michael Busuttil

    Why don't they make songs like this anymore... I'm proud to have grown up in this era. Long live rock.

    Rod Hannah

    Because at the time the music industry and MTV heavily oversaturated the market with knock off acts and overexposure in the media. They found a way to bottle a formula for this kind of music and pretty soon people were tired from the excess.

  31. jeffs1000

    This is considered ratts worst song. And I agree. Yuck

    GrantH

    jeffs1000 Most people who have watched this video disagree

    Micky Shami

    Fuck u jeff

  32. Trpo Bakero

    Man wish i was born earlier in Usa to see this boys rockin'.... Ratt'n'roll from Croatia fan.

  33. JO ANNE LEWIS

    One of my Favorites...

  34. mjex

    8 people are not 1 step away

    destROYer T

    mjex there are 10 now 😀

  35. Keith STAFFORD

    Keith & Susan Yellowstone summer 91 song.. haven't seen her since but I still have this song...Ratt is my life!

  36. Allen Mundorff

    One of Blotz's few writing contributions, but it's a gem.

    my love songs

    Allen Mundorff Bobby sucks! Stephen, Warren, Juan, and whoever they have on drums is the REAL Ratt!

    FedorovAvtomat

    my love songs

    I think Bobby gets too much hate in all honesty. When Robbin Crosby passed into legend, Bobby was hurting bad. The two were like Ozzy and Randy Rhoads. Instead of drugs and loads of alcohol a-la Ozzy, Bobby was more acting out in a furious manner. I think he wanted things to be like they were with the whole crew. I admit I saw Bobby Blotzer: Featuring Ratt(joke from UK interview) when they were on tour. He seemed... off. Like he both hated, yet loved his old bandmates.

    Steve Jones

    and he's a great drummer. All the man wants to do is make music and go out as Ratt.

    Micky Shami

    Yes man you are 100% right

  37. Coffee&Consciousness

    Other than Out of the Cellar, this was my favorite Ratt record. They were so on point and the songwriting was Great. Just too late. Seattle came and infected & killed Melodic Metal.

    Micky Shami

    100% agreed with u

    mxshoop

    So true.

    Elëctric Elf

    The record companies killed rock music for over a decade with pushing Grunge down people's throats. "Commercial" heavy and hair metal was an organic movement from the mid 07's to the 80's, Grunge lasted for 4 years at best

  38. Nuno Dorgan

    Best Ratt song

    Dark Coven

    All their songs are the Best.

  39. Doug Lohman

    i honestly dont know why there wasnt a music video to this song it should have been a hit single

    defpickles98

    this came out when grunge started to break out

  40. Lance Dawson

    great time to grow up

    Roger Maakestad

    The FUCKING BEST!!!

  41. Sean Hecht

    I waited for u baby on a that hot summer night.....awesome tune awesome time ....star crossed lovers ....Tara I always love ya

  42. colemann76

    So underrated. Almost a perfect pop rock song

    crash 30179

    Loved this song

    James Mario Wilson

    AMEN My Friend, AMEN!

    Emperor Romeo

    It's Metal

  43. Adam Krueger

    I fucking love this song!!!

  44. koktier Pongen

    2016...... still the best (Y)

    Ricardo JM

    as of 2019 too

  45. Danielle Tsinajinnie

    Love this song by Ratt ☺☺☺☺☺

  46. patrick boylan

    kick ass tune should of had a video sounds like a hit record

    colemann76

    Should have been a single and a hit

  47. yo mama

    What an amazing song