"Only You" as written by and Vince Clarke....
Looking from a window above, it's like a story of love
Can you hear me
Came back only yesterday
I'm moving further away
Want you near me

All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
And all I ever knew
Only you

Sometimes when I think of her name when it's only a game
And I need you
Listen to the words that you say it's getting harder to stay
When I see you

All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
And all I ever knew
Only you

This is going to take a long time and I wonder what's mine
Can't take no more
Wonder if you'll understand it's just the touch of your hand
Behind a closed door

All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
And all I ever knew
Only you

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"Only You" as written by Vince Clarke

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    General CommentI remember the heartache after a break up back in the 80's and this song playing over and over on the radio and the tears just roliing down my cheeks again and again. Oh the pain fo being a teenager. This sure captured it.
    LolaBaton October 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great, one of my favorites. It is a little difficult to attach a meaning to it simply because the meaning is different for everyone. Some people see this as a breakup song and to other's it is their wedding song and I think that is the beauty of songs like these. They have the ability of taking us back to that point in our lives when we felt heartache or joy.
    eloz24on July 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentfirstly this reminds me of The Office as its played on the christmas special as Tim and Dawn finally get together!
    but it also has personal meaning for me
    theres this girl on my course at uni, a few months ago i used to really fancy her (but i had a rival mate who also did). i asked her out but she said no but we we remained good friends. i never lost the feelings though and she knew how much i liked her...
    for her 21st we went down to where she lives in surrey where we went out in the evening. at a nightclub she was dancing with my mate and they were kissing, passionately. i was very upset and broken!
    the night after she apolagised in a txt for her 'drunken insensitive actions' and how nothing more would happen as were both friends to her.
    2 days later it was valantines day. i sent her a card, disguising my writing and not signing it. i also quoted lines from this song on the envelope.

    she worked out the card was from me, and said it was the most amazing card shes ever had, and its one of her favourite songs! i had no idea she even knew the song!
    so i'll always think of this song as something which helped me turn a really shitty weekend completely on its head and repair a strong friendship which really looked like it could be lost at one point.
    Paul_draperon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAre you mad? Only three comments? This is one of the greatest songs ever. I would like an explanation of the lyrics. I really don't understand the story. Sorry for my bad english.

    It was the song on my wedding. !
    catalunyaon January 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI first heard this song in the christmas special of the Office. And really started to notice it about 3 days ago. I'm crazy about it now.
    To me it has some kind of bittersweetness to it.
    Alot like I feel, when I fall in love.
    It is a beautiful song.
    Tyler2004durdenon December 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEven more beautiful when harmonized by The Flying Pickets.
    agmlegoon July 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is so good. I discovered it through the Office Christmas Special as well; such a moving scene. Then just this morning I heard it on the radio and it's been stuck in my head all day, I had to buy it! The lyrics are simple but heartbreaking, and it has the 80s charm which makes it better than all the cover versions I've heard to date.
    treacheroustigeron July 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPaul draper,
    that story really was beautifull, i couldnt stop thinking about it, its heartbreaking.
    i really hope things turned out well for you guys and your still friends.
    john lemmonon September 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite song in the whole world. It's beautiful, the lyrics and the music. I love the synth too. And not to mention Alison's stunning voice, she makes this song what it is. I love it and will always love it.
    aw77on June 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti lovee this song! i first heard it in the movie can't hardly waut (favorite movie ever) and i fell in lovee with it. its beautiufll

    i heard it was about a death err something like that but maybe i'm wrong
    manda31on July 22, 2009   Link

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