Two Steps From The Blues

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One month from the day I first met you
Your promises proved to be untrue
So step by step, I've been a fool
Now I'm just two steps from the blues

The reason we didn't get along
Was telegrams and telephone
One brings bad news, the other rendezvous
That keeps me two steps from the blues

Here is a chance to be loved or be lonely
My heart awaits your call
I know it's better to have loved and lost
Than never have loved at all

So, darling, let's try to make amends
And if it should fail, let's try and try again
Oh, it makes no difference what you say or do
I'm so forgiving, I'm so forgiving
And I can't go on living two steps from the blues

Two Steps From The Blues (unreleased cover)
Written byDeadric Malone & John Riley Brown
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions (1982, 1984)
Elvis Costello, solo (2007, 2020)
Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve (2020)

First known performance:
July 29, 1982, Austin, TX
Last known performance:
May 14, 2020, #TheNewGig webcast
     (29 known performances)

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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Bobby Bland  1961 Two Steps From The Blues AMGWikipedia
Bonnie Bramlett  1976 Lady's Choice

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