One Foot on the Ladder

(Pat Robinson, Brad Coleman)



Keep one foot on the ladder
One foot on the ground
The people you pass ... on your way up ...
You'll pass on your way down
It's great to be ambitious ... and what you give comes back around
But keep one foot on the ladder
And one foot on the ground

Daddy told me many times, take things nice and slow
Don't be in a hurry, to get where you wanna go
Life it has a rhythm ... everything in time ...
Take the steps ... you need to take
But take them one at a time

CHORUS #1
Keep one foot on the ladder
One foot on the ground
The people you pass ... on your way up ...
You'll pass on your way down
It's great to be ambitious ... and what you give comes back around
But keep one foot on the ladder
And one foot on the ground

The years rolled by and as I grew, I soon became a man
And with me grew my appetite, to accomplish all I can
Friends got hurt, hearts were torn, but I finally got ahead
People said " ... be careful son ... you just might bump your head ...

CHORUS #2
I put both feet on the ladder, left nothing on the ground
When I finally needed someone ... no one was around
And the people I passed on my way up ...
Were the people on my way down
I should've kept one foot on the ladder
And one foot on the ground

When you're way up on the ladder, be careful don't look down
If you ever need someone ... no one will be around
The one's you pass ... on your way up ...
Will be there on your way down,
You can't have both feet on the ladder
And both feet on the ground

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