"One Word" as written by Midge Ure, William Currie and Christopher John Payne....
One word breaks a golden silence
Silence tells me all I need to know
One word, one word
Tells me everything I need to know
One world driven into madness
Madness driven by the depths below
One world, one world
Tells me everything I need to know

It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day

One lie tells a thousand stories
The greatest stories that were ever told
One lie, one lie
Tells the greatest stories ever told
One man can predict the future
A future journey into outer space
One man, one man
A future journey into outer space

It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
It's not the way that I want it
It's just way that I need it
Day after day

It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
One word, one word
It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
One word, one word.


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"One Word" as written by Midge Ure Christopher John Payne

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    General Commentit means if my father is rich and famous, i'm guaranteed an album contract. suck my ass.
    Jimmy_Gordonon April 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI actually quite like this song.. i heard it randomly and didn't realise it was Kelly Osbourne at first.
    I like the lines "One word brings a code of silence, silence tells me all i need to know" and "One lie tells a thousand stories, the greatest stories that were ever told" Although its a pretty simple song i don't really know what its about so i'll leave that to anyone else...?
    emochick182on May 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about her addiction to pain killers... and how it feels to be on pain killers.... lucid, dreamy, numbing....
    clarkthe2ndon June 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about one word which she doesn't here which tells her all she needs to know.
    For example in example of lovers: I enjoy your company
    The One word she doesn't here is LOVE.
    ~Isis
    MIsison June 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA guy im close to expresses himself with lyrics... he sent me this song and asked me to figure out what it meant... it took me weeks! (seriously), but i figured out ALL of it!.....
    the ONE WORD refered to, isn't actually only one word - it means he is waiting for you to tell him how YOU feel about him... waiting for YOU to break the silence...
    The MADNESS is his mind buzzing with thoughts of "what if" and "does she love me" - that kind of thing...
    ITS NOT THE WAY THAT I WANT IT... (etc), means he doen't want to just be friends, he wants more, but he has to put up with it for now and it IS better than nothing...
    the ONE GREATEST LIE is the masking of feelings for eachother - masking the love and pretending everything is ok the way it is...
    And finally - the bit about the future basically means - yes he hates the way things are at the moment and he wants more, and so he hopes things will be different in the future... THAT YOU WILL BE TOGETHER...
    i hope that is of help... please let me know.
    pepsi x
    pepsipurpleon June 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI dont really like this song. Seriously, Kelly Osbourne has a really shit voice I dunno how she gets a fricking record contract. Yuk, she makes me sick
    BeachBabe182on June 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like this song-- Mostly because I dig the video. Alphaville, anyone?. Hahha.

    It's certainly a change from her old stuff, but, it's a good song for her voice. I look forward to more songs from her.
    politicalscratchon July 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentpepsipurple, your explanation is actually wrong. the song is about kelly going to rehab. one word tells her everything to know because when her mom confronted her about it and one word was all she needed to know before she knew that she was going to rehab. the chorus refers about how she doesn't want to go to rehab but she needs to go for her health and family. the 'one lie..' lyric refers to her lying to her family about taking the drugs.
    zeplinsong89on August 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song, i think its really catchy. I heard it a good while ago but didnt realise it was kelly osbourne. Did she write this? if so i think its about her rehab stint too. great song tho.
    Brand*New*Dayon August 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI didn't know that this was Kelly Osbourne until I found out, but I really like this song.
    xangelicxon August 25, 2005   Link

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