"One" as written by and Maurice/bailey White....
Is it getting better
Or do you feel the same
Will it make it easier on you now
If you've got someone to blame

You said one love
One life
When it's one need
In the night
One love we get to share it
It leaves you baby if you don't care for it

Did I disappoint you
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without

Well it's too late
To drag the past out
Into the light
We're one but we're not the same
We get to carry each other
Carry each other

Have you come here for forgiveness?
Have you come to raise the dead?
Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head?

Did I ask too much?
More than a lot?
You gave me nothing now
It's all I've got
We're one but we're not the same
Well we hurt each other and we're doing it again

You said love is a temple
Love the higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law

You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
I can't be holding on
To what you've got
When all you've got is hurt

One love
One blood
One life
You've got to do what you should
One life with each other
One life but we're not the same
We get to carry each other
Carry each other

Lyrics submitted by snc8698, edited by lillymacantire

"One" as written by Paul Hewson Laurence Mullen

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group,

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    General CommentI think One is one of the best songs ever written... I like the Johnny version better than the original
    Jerkyon November 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the greatest song ever written. its a damn shame not many have commented apon it, you should definetly download this one
    johnny cash's version is equal to if not better than bono's
    -one love
    iminheaton March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDon't get me wrong, I LOVE Johnny Cash, he's one of the best artists of the last century, but I really don't think this was the best cover of this song. I mean, he makes a good song, but I just think it's missing the passion and emotion of the original. Again, nothing against J.C., but it could have been better.
    wisewhizon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis version's better than Bono's, U2 are overrated and Bono's trying so hard to put feeling into this song but can't. Johnny Cash puts feeling into it, he's one of the greatest artists of all time.
    definitelymaybe94on January 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentextremely good, just not the real mccoy
    Mr_sarajevoon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love both versions. This version is a great acoustic version and has great soul, but Bono wrote the lyrics and you can really feel the passion in his voice.
    zmilla111on February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe first version of this song that i heard was a live one by REM, so that will always be my favourite one, but i was just wondering who it was who actually sang the origional? i always thought it was johnny cash, but apparently not from the comments on this page. please get back to me.
    scar_eireon June 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentscar_eire U2 were the band to originally write and sing this song on the achtung baby album
    deankavanagh1234on June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a gorgeous song. It's much much better than U2's version. And I'm Irish! I think Johnny's voice really suits a song like this.
    smuffyon June 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh, thanks. i never would have guessed that it was u2. i never liked their version.
    scar_eireon July 04, 2006   Link

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