"Only One" as written by Benjamin Eric Harper, William Ryan Key, Peter Michael Mosely, Longineu Warren Iii Parsons and Sean Michael Wellman-mackin....
Broken, this fragile thing now
And I can't, I can't pick up the pieces.
And I've thrown my words all around,
But I can't, I can't give you a reason.

I feel so broken up (so broken up),
And I give up (I give up),
I just want to tell you so you know..

Here I go,
Scream my lungs out and try to get to you,
You are my only one.
I let go,
There's just no one that gets me like you do
You are my only,
My only one.

Made my mistakes, let you down
And I can't, I can't hold on for too long.
Ran my whole life in the ground
And I can't, I can't get up when your gone.

And something's breaking up (breaking up),
I feel like giving up (like giving up),
I won't walk out until you know..

Here I go
Scream my lungs out and try to get to you,
You are my only one.
I let go
There's just no one that gets me like you do
You are my only,
My only one.

Here I go,
So dishonestly.
Leave a note
For you my only one.
And I know,
You can see right through me.
So let me go
And you will find someone.

Here I go,
Scream my lungs out and try to get to you,
You are my only one.
I let go,
There's just no one, no one like you
You are my only,
My only one.

My only one
My only one
My only one
You are my only,
My only one.


Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28

"Only One" as written by Longineu Warren Iii Parsons Benjamin Eric Harper

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +4
    General CommentI sang this song for a talent show at my high school.
    You can search for 'jalyn and josh only one' on youtube.
    It is such a powerful and expressive, beautiful song. This
    song took my singing to an entirely new level, full of emotion.
    To me, it was about a guy making a mistake in a relationship, (nothing specific)
    and he knows he cant fix it, and hes really upset because he very much valued the relationship, adn she is the only one for him. However he knows she can do better, so he knows he has to set her free and let her find someone who wont let her down.
    A really powerful part for me is
    "Here i go so dishonestly" {he doesnt want to leave but he knows he has to}
    "and i know you can see right through me" {she kindof sees that he cant be the one she deserves}
    "so let me go, and you will find someone" {lets end this. so you can find someone better}

    Yeah so its really sad. I could relate. Sometimes you feel like youre holding back the one you love. Its a terrible feeling. This song is so powerful and i love it.
    jalynmichelleon March 16, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwords can't express what I feel whenever I listen to this song. His words, his voice, the drums, guitar...wow
    dorky_twilighteron March 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy only one!!! when he's screaming that in the end, makes you feel more alive =]
    ace0rzon June 29, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti saw yellowcard two weeks ago, they closed with this song, it was so beautiful
    xerickxon April 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song, while it is sad and about a love he wants, is empowering. The chords, the melody, seem to make me strong and get over the girl i want... the one i can't have. I know this song is probably about a slightly different topic... it just works well for me, as does most Yellowcard..
    djdanon April 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is one of my favourite songs from yellowcard. The violins in it are beautiful, proving, if no one has believed yet, that Yellowcard put violins to good use. Also, in the chorus, when the main singer is literally scream-singing so high that it doesnt seem that he could go a higher pitch, it just sounds awesome. This is a sad song, I agree, and they really should make a video for this song. Soon too. This song is one of my most favoured songs on this cd, and it is a song I doubt anyone could say no to.
    /-[PunkRockDude]-\on April 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about loving someone and trying to get her to listen to you and to at least pay attention to you.
    baby_graceon June 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentam i the only one who thinks this song is about suicide?


    I feel so broken up
    And I give up

    Here I go so dishonestly
    Leave a note for you my only one
    And I know you can see right through me
    So let me go and you will find someone

    i dunno maybe im just very morbid lol
    kiitttenon June 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWel my initial reaction to the song was that someone he loved died and he knows he can't get back to them so he just has to pick up the pieces and move on, but that person will still be in his heart
    TheSwitchfooton July 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song means so much more to me now than it ever did...My partner took his life 3 days after I left due to circumstances that gave me no choice. He had burned this song and many others onto CD's and left them on top of our puter. He had in many ways 'screamed his lungs out' to try to get to me....but I didn't get it. I didn't understand how desperate he was. I will never get over it. 'here I go, so dishonestly, leave a note, for you my only one'....Dishonestly, because he knew he was taking away my right to ever try to fix things. He was leaving me to battle the pain he had battled all his life. Because of his shame at leaving this way, because he gave up, and because he left a note instead of voicing the words that would have had me running to him in a second to stop him.

    To my babe, I love and miss you every single minute of every single day...and I'm so sorry I didn't hear you when you 'tried to get to me'. I will love you for as long as I live and your memory lives on in our son and in my shattered heart...
    BJ_2on September 28, 2008   Link

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