"Only" as written by Frank Joseph Bello, Charlie L. Benante, John Robert Bush, Scott Ian Rosenfeld and Daniel Alan Spitz....
Everything is perfect
Everything is sick, that's it
You can't tell me to stop it
You can't tell me not to quit, that's it

Revolve around yourself
It's you and no one else
Hard for me to stay
Swinging moods that change
From calmness to deranged
Unpredictable, unpredictable

You would see if
Only
You hadn't taken things out of my hands
Only
You never wanted to understand

Clashing ways to live here
Compromise for me
I'm at both ends of the spectrum
You're somewhere in the between
Ah, come clean

Revolve around yourself
It's you and no one else
Hard for me to stay
Swinging moods that change
From calmness to deranged
Unpredictable, unpredictable

You would see if
Only
You hadn't taken things out of my hands
Only
You never wanted to understand
Only
You hadn't taken things out of my hands
Only
You never wanted to understand
Only
You hadn't taken things out of my hands
Only
You never wanted to understand

Crucified, terrified, sacrifice, my whole life
My whole life, my whole life, my whole life
My whole life
If only
I can't contain myself
I can't contain myself
I just can't take myself


Lyrics submitted by sleighte

"Only" as written by Daniel Alan Spitz Charlie L. Benante

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General Commentfirst comment on this awesome song!!
    it sounds like cobeing intervened to stop an addiction
    "i can't contain myself." "You hadn't taken things out of my hands
    Only
    You never wanted to understand"
    DryEraseSmileon April 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti remember when this came out i couldnt believe this was anthrax.... they were alot better with bush than those other singers they had
    stpfan22on April 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJames Hetfield once said that this was "The perfect song" and i think i agree with him
    BobbyjointRitualon April 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe solo in this song is freakin amazing. I cant think of any change on that solo that would make it any better. Simply perfect.
    sG4RYton September 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is actually about a dis functional marriage. When Scott Ian wrote the songs on this album he was going through a rough divorce.
    xoblivi1on August 13, 2015   Link

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