"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 CommentSheesh, kids these days...

    No, this song was NOT written for the movie Can't Hardly Wait, it was released by Yaz in 1982 on eighties classic "Upstairs at Eric's".

    No, *his* voice is not gorgeous, it was sung by Alison Moyet, who does admittedly have a deep voice, smokey for a woman, but is all female.
    genetruon June 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is in the top 3 greatest 80s songs of all time. and this song is played at the end of "cant hardly wait" and it makes the movie perfect. this song reminds me of my love...we would play it over and over because its just one of those songs you cant get sick of ever. damn no comments. jeez 80s fans.
    Franniebaby23on April 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentu are sooo right genetru. kids these days think they know everything.

    by the way...one of the best songs ever written and may i add "midnight" is awesome too. vince clarke is a genius and alison moyet is a great vocalist!
    miyagyion August 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNo one is talking about the song meaning itself.
    michaelwesleyon June 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about separation from your only love and the long and uncertain road back home.

    'Only You' came out in 1982, when I was in the third year of my relationship with my future wife. It has been 'Only Her' for 28 years. Now my chronic addiction is tearing us apart.

    We are recently separated: "I'm moving farther away, want you near me."

    My pleas to come back home are being met with tough liove: "Listen to what you have to say, it's getting harder to stay."

    I realize now: "This is going to take along time, and wonder what's mine, can't take no more. All I want is the touch of your hand behind a closed door."

    And as the reality sets in, the chorus keeps going through my head: "All I needed was the love you gave. All I needed for another day. And all I ever knew, only you."

    Why didn't I see this before? The past tense of the lyrics gives a sense of capitulation. But I am not giving up as long as I get sober.

    For another take on growing old and possibly alone, listen to Lukas Graham and his song, '7 Years,' which asks when we are 60, "Will I think the world is cold or will I have lots of children who can warm me?"

    Time will tell, one day at a time....
    Dgyazoo82on December 12, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. i love the beat.
    miyumoko1on February 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti first heard this song from the movie, can't hardly wait, and i juss recently remebered and d/l it and i realized how awesome this song is. his voice is gorgeous and the sound of it is wat makes it one of the best 80's songs. it sounds beautiful and romantic. i love it.
    aeris1213on April 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis reminds me of freshman year in college. My roomie had a mix tape from her boyfriend and played it every night. I never got sick of it. What a great song.
    mhurrellon May 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentand may i add...i heard this, but not quite sure if its true. when vince clarke left depeche mode, he offered martin gore, andrew fletcher, and david gahan this song. However, they refused and left in bad terms.

    i can't imagine david singing this song...yikes. good thing that it landed on alison moyet's lap.
    miyagyion August 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfreewheelinmike and drunkfool have no idea what they're talking about, though at least they're amusing in the process. genetru and miyagyi are welcome antidotes.

    Genius song, long before the tie-ins.
    raffishtenant2on November 11, 2007   Link

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