"Could You Be The One?" as written by and Bob Mould....
Could you be the one they talk about?
Hiding inside, behind another door?
Is it only happiness you want?
Does wanting a feeling matter any more?

It doesn't mean that much to me
Sometimes I don't mean that much to you
And I don't even know what I'm hiding for

And I don't even know what I'm crying for
Don't even know what I'm hiding for

Cry inside
Cry inside

Could you be the one they talk about?
Life is a game that only you can make
Maybe I'm about to throw it out
I've given it all, that's all I can take

It doesn't mean that much to me
Sometimes I don't mean that much to you
And I don't even know what I'm hiding for

And I don't even know what I'm crying for
I don't even know

Well, could you be the one?
Could you be the one?
Could you be the one that's hanging all around?

Don't even know what I'm crying for
Don't even know what I'm hiding for

Don't even try
Hide and sigh

And I don't even know what I'm crying for
Don't even know what I'm hiding for
Don't even know, could you be the only broken-hearted one?
Could you be the one?
Could you be the one?
Could you be the one that's hanging all around?

Don't even know
I don't even know?
Well, could you be the one?
Could you be the one?
Could you be the one?
Could you be the one?


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"Could You Be the One?" as written by Bob Mould

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    General CommentThe "crisis of faith" interpretation is interesting, but I'm not really convinced that's what "Could You Be the One?" is really about.

    To me, it seems this song is about Mould's homosexuality, which by this point was an open secret and common knowledge, although he had never came out, as it were.

    There's an awful lot of hiding and crying and broken hearts in the song to support this analysis. I admit, it's kind of an obvious conclusion to jump to, but it really makes the most sense to me. It also could be about a lovelorn longing and crush on someone.

    Just throwing my those out there.
    Bennyshambleson April 25, 2014   Link
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    General Commentthis song rules, more ppl should comment
    fuckyouallon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe melodies on this song are the best part.
    akira_256on October 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe melodies on this song are the best part.
    akira_256on October 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree. great melodies, and great lyrics too.
    akira_256on October 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGood job replying to yourself.
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    Jakeberton November 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is fucking insanely amazing
    NishFetson December 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthanks i try
    akira_256on July 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthanks i try
    akira_256on July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite husker du song
    cornersoulon January 24, 2007   Link

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