"The One And Only" as written by Mariah Carey, Carl Terrell Mitchell and Samuel C. Lindley....
I am the one and only, oh yeah

Call me, call me by my name or call me by number
You put me through it
I'll still be doing it the way I do it
And yet, you try to make me forget
Who I really am, don't tell me I know best
I'm not the same as all the rest

I am the one and only
Nobody I'd rather be
I am the one and only
You can't take that away from me

I've been a player in the crowd scene
A flicker on the big screen
My soul embraces one more in a million faces
High hopes and aspirations, and years above my station
Maybe but all this time I've tried to walk with dignity and pride

I am the one and only
Nobody I'd rather be
I am the one and only
You can't take that away from me

I can't wear this uniform without some compromises
Because you'll find out that we come
In different shapes and sizes
No one can be myself like I can
For this job I'm the best man
And while this may be true
You are the one and only you

I am the one and only
Nobody I'd rather be
I am the one and only
You can't take that away from me

I am the one and only
Nobody I'd rather be
I am the one and only
You can't take that away from me


Lyrics submitted by richie, edited by eazecs

"The One and Only" as written by Nik Kershaw

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentNo one's commented?

    Great song, catchy as hell.
    judodaveon April 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyep the 1 n only!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    JimBobon June 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgr8 sng!
    hbk4life1990on June 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh, yes!
    I love this song....my friends and I are screaming it.....we don't sing it...we scream it....!
    especially the part....
    "No one can be myself like I can
    For this job I'm the best man
    And while this may be true
    You are the one and only you"
    tricaon August 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know much about the artist - to be honest I originally I thought this song was by Asia (my bad).

    That said, I really like this song. It captures so much of what I've believed/preached for years - God created you to be who YOU are (not to get all preachy here), each and every person is unique and special. Neil Peart may communicate the idea in more intricate and intimate terms, but for those who need a billboard - this song does a great job of expressing the sentiment.

    Well done Chesney!
    Tristaron September 06, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:) The forerunner to Justin Bieber...
    Thia007on November 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's one of those songs that cheers you up when you hear it because it's catchy, positive and uplifting.
    lennon4628on November 25, 2012   Link

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