One Step Ahead

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"One Step Ahead"
The Golden Age cover
Song by American Music Club from the album The Golden Age
Released 2008
Format CD
Length 3:33
Label Merge Records (US) / Cooking Vinyl (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Dave Trumfio
The Golden Age track listing
  1. "All My Love"
  2. "The John Berchman Victory Choir"
  3. "The Decibels And The Little Pills"
  4. "The Sleeping Beauty"
  5. "The Stars"
  6. "All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco"
  7. "Who You Are"
  8. "Windows On The World"
  9. "One Step Ahead"
  10. "The Dance"
  11. "I Know That's Not Really You"
  12. "On My Way"
  13. "The Grand Duchess Of San Francisco"

"One Step Ahead" is the 9th song on American Music Club's 9th album, 2008’s The Golden Age.


"Come aboard," she said, "though I know that water scares you
I won't let you go outside the rail, I swear I won't fail
Keeping one step ahead
I wish you'd stop shivering - it's all the torn clothes you wear
It's all the things in life you don't dare
Keeping one step ahead
All the things in your life no one could forgive," she said,
"I don't care how you choose to die
I only care if you wanna live
Keeping one step ahead"


Mark Eitzel performing "One Step Ahead" on April 22, 2007 in Cardiff, Wales, UK.


  • Mark Eitzel - vocals, guitars, keyboards, additional production & editing
  • Vudi - guitars, accordion, keyboards
  • Sean Hoffman - bass guitar, backing vocals, guitar
  • Steve Didelot - drums, percussion, backing vocals, guitar

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