"I'm One" as written by and Peter Townshend....
Every year is the same
And I feel it again
I'm a loser, no chance to win
Leaves start fallin'
Come down is callin'
Loneliness starts sinking in

But I'm one
I am one
And I can see
That this is me
And I will be
You'll all see
I'm the one

Where do you get
Those blue, blue jeans
Faded, patched secret so tight?
Where do you get
That walk oh so lean?
Your shoes and your shirt's all just right

I'm one
I am one
And I can see
That this is me
And I will be
You'll all see
I'm the one

I got a Gibson
Without a case
But I can't get that even tanned look on my face
Ill fitting clothes
And I blend in the crowd
Fingers so clumsy
Voice too loud

But I'm one
I am one
And I can see
That this is me
And I will be
You'll all see
I'm the one

I'm the one

I'm the one


Lyrics submitted by Chris_Gough

"I'm One" as written by Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Spirit Music Group

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  • +1
    General CommentJimmy knows he has four personalities, but he's in denial. He's trying to convince himself that he is okay, he can control all four and he can ultimately be one, even though it can never happen.
    Regos the Saneon June 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts partly about Pete Townsend and his beginnings as a Mod. Of course, it translates to Jimmy. "Where did you get those blue blue jeans" refers to Levi's 501's, a must-have for the casual mod look.
    So yep.
    Mods. Ill-fitting clothes, and I blend in the crowd.
    sonofmodon October 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis man knows that he has his faults, he is not like everybody else. he has come to the conclusion that he is crazy, nervous, unfashionable, etc. but he is himself, and as long as he remains a free spirit, he can accept it.
    piperatthewallon August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much, I covered it back in the day when I used to play coffee houses. Accepting one's faults is empowering. Singing those lyrics (especially the chorus) into a microphone in front of a crowd is pretty cool too!
    NunoInfoon June 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it relates to me so much because I am kind of the kid that everyone thinks is weird. It makes me cry a lot, it's such a great song. Every song on Quadrophenia is so touching for me.
    whofreak777on November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is AMAZING. I absolutely love it. The beginning starts out so quiet and then it gets louder...and plus the message will always be one that people can relate to.

    One of the best songs I've ever heard.
    guitaresson February 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEven though anyone at any age can relate to this, I think it's mainly about teenage fears and self-doubt.
    AlamoBasementon January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEvery year is the same
    And I feel it again,
    I'm a loser - no chance to win.
    Leaves start falling,
    Come down is calling,
    Loneliness starts sinking in.

    But I'm one.
    I am one.
    And I can see
    That this is me,

    Change the lyrics from "year" to "week" and thats what i feel in my life now. a few months back i was the life of the pub/club/party, "Mikey'll get the atmosphere goin". Now outta desperation i've made a few fuck up's and been made a cast out by all these people,....

    But I'm one.
    I am one.
    And I can see
    That this is me,
    AND I WILL BE,
    YOU'LL ALL SEE
    I'M THE ONE!!.

    Because if i get knocked down I always bounce back, This time i'm gonna bounce back bigger than ever!!
    (just thought i'd share that with you lol)
    Maleprozon May 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel like this most days and theres no chance of things changing, and the feeling of lonely ness
    kempeon August 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song plays in my head when walking through the local mall ;)
    hockyjockyon September 29, 2008   Link

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