The Next Step - Kelley Hunt (4:10)

One of the most talented singers and piano players around, Kelley tears up this tune written by Jim Ritchey. The song tells us it's up to each one of us to take the next step to peace and understanding. Kelley's blues/roots/ gospel range shines through in this beautiful piece; she sings lead and background vocals, and plays her usual awesome piano. For more information about Kelley, her CD's, schedule, bio, etc., visit www.kelleyhunt.com. Copyright Mama Reno Music, ASCAP 2005.

LYRICS: THE NEXT STEP

It's a hard old word that we've got to live in
The next step is mine
Everybody in it needs a lot of forgiving
The next step is mine
The journey's long and the trial's demanding
The next step is mine
But we're gonna get some peace and some understanding
The next step is mine

Chorus:
The next step is mine
The next step is mine
Put one foot in front of the other
Love my neighbor and love my brother
Move it all along just a little bit further
The next step is mine

There ain't one train gonna take us to glory
The next step is mine
It's step by step to the end of the story
The next step is mine
Two steps up and one step back
The next step is mine
But we keep on moving and that's a fact
The next step is mine

Chorus:
We won't be alone there's a great big chorus
The next step is mine
Following the steps of the ones before us
The next step is mine
If we don't give up we won't be defeated
The next step is mine
Gonna treat everybody like we want to be treated
The next step is mine