1 step forward, 3 steps back
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[Verse 1]
Called you on the phone today
Just to ask you how you were
All I did was speak normally
Somehow, I still struck a nerve
You got me fucked up in the head, boy
Never doubted myself so much
Like am I pretty? Am I fun, boy?
I hate that I give you power over that kinda stuff

[Chorus]
‘Cause it’s always one step forward and three steps back
I’m the love of your life until I make you mad
It’s always one step forward and three steps back
Do you love me, want me, hate me?
Boy, I don’t understand
No, I don’t understand

[Verse 2]
And maybe in some masochistic way
I kind of find it all exciting
Like, which lover will I get today?
Will you walk me to the door or send me home crying?

[Chorus]
It’s one step forward and three steps back
I’m the love of your life until I make you mad
It’s always one step forward and three steps back
Do you love me, want me, hate me?
Boy, I don’t understand

[Bridge]
No, it’s back and forth, did I say something wrong?
It’s back and forth, going over everything I said
It’s back and forth, did I do something wrong?
It’s back and forth, maybe this is all your fault instead

[Chorus]
It’s one step forward and three steps back
And I’d leave you, but the rollercoaster’s all I’ve ever had
Yeah, it’s one step forward and three steps back
Do you love me, want me, hate me?
Boy, I don’t understand
No, I don’t understand“1 step forward, 3 steps back” is about the ups and downs of life and the challenge of navigating relationships with an inconsistent partner, as every time Olivia takes a step forward towards meeting her true love, she immediately feels pushed back from her goals.The song contains a slight interpolation of Taylor Swift’s 2017 track “New Year’s Day,” while bearing some similarities in its main concept from another song by Swift, “Dear John” (2010).Rodrigo has praised Swift several times, citing her not only as a heavy inspiration for her introspective songwriting and melodies, but also as a role model in the music industry, as she told Nylon Magazine:Obviously, I think she’s the best songwriter of all time, but she’s so business-savvy and she really cares about her career in that regard, too. That’s been really inspiring for me to watch somebody take control of her career life like that.

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