"One X" as written by Adam Wade Gontier, Neil Sanderson, Brad Walst and Barry Stock....
Do you think about
Everything you've been through?
You never thought you'd be so depressed
Are you wondering
Is it life or death?
Do you think that there's no one like you?

We are, we are, we are
We are the ones
We get knocked down
We get back up, and stand above the crowd
We are one
We are the ones
We get knocked down
We get back up, and stand above the crowd
We are one

The life I think about
Is so much better than this
I never thought I'd be stuck in this mess
I'm sick of wondering
Is it life or death?
I need to figure out who's behind me

We are, we are, we are
We are the ones
We get knocked down
We get back up, and stand above the crowd
We are one
We are the ones
We get knocked down
We get back up, and stand above the crowd
We are one

The life I think about
Is so much better than this
I never thought I'd be stuck in this mess
I'm sick of wondering
Is it life or death?

We are the ones
We get knocked down
We get back up, and stand above the crowd
We are one
We are the ones
We get knocked down
We get back up, and stand above the crowd
We are one

We stand above the crowd
We stand above the crowd
We stand above the crowd (crowd)
(We stand) we stand above the crowd
We stand above the crowd (we stand)
We stand above the crowd

(We are the ones) we stand above the crowd
(We get knocked down, get back up) we stand above the crowd
(We are the ones) we stand above the crowd
(We get knocked down, get back up) we stand above the crowd

We stand above the crowd
We stand above the crowd
We stand above the crowd


Lyrics submitted by Aussiestevo

"One-X" as written by Barry Stock Adam Gontier

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's actually about being around heaps of people but you still feel like your the odd one out like you have an x on you.

    It's for all the people that feel alone even when they have friends, family, people to talk to yet this depression clouds their vision so they can't see help that is being offered, i feel it's a very deep song and can relate to it in many ways.

    Being a teen i do have mood swings, and have been diagnosed with chronic depression so it's easy to understand the "we get knocked down, we get back up, and we stand above the crowd." for me its the depression kicks in, i take my meds and get back into a better mood and sometimes i can feel like im on top of the world.
    Aussiestevoon June 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about being singled out from the rest of the crowd. Being the one that has the bull's eye on their back.
    phoenix6475on June 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSomehow with the title of the song, and even the whole album. I think it's a blanket statement for the Generation X crew. People in their later 20s and 30s. The whole album itself is very interesting... a great closing track to the album.
    Trebmalon June 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTalent
    Sea_Of_Faces90on June 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! I've had so many times where I felt completely alone and felt like I didn't exist... So I could really relate! It has a very anthemic feel, and it’s a great closer!

    What phoenix said is very close to what Adam said. Well put.
    HELENzon July 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagain, as I said, this song is about being singled out from the rest of the crowd. Being the one that has the bull's eye on their back.
    phoenix6475on July 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Aussiestevo, it's mostly about being depressed and being singled out, feeling that you aren't noticed. Awesome song, one that I can really relate to. One X is seriously one of the best CDs I've bought, I wasted my money but it was so worth it! 3DG forever!
    poeticjustice1on September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song fits me perfectly, and im guessing very few of you know what its like to truely be alone.
    Yeah, i got friends, but they dont treat me equal, i go near em and they move away, yet they say their friends of mine. I classify them as enemies from now on. I have no one to look to, and no one to talk to. Besides, helps a sign of weakness. Anyway, on to my awesome translation, yeah, I got the X, the bullseye, the mistreatment. I think it shows the ones that are treated shitty early in life rise up later during the working years and rise up 'above the crowd' and become the greaters, looking down on old rivals.
    Daxunyrron November 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about looking back on everything that happened in your life and realising you never meant to end up where you are, but at the same time realising that you rose and are better for it.
    fish n' chips
    Tineke
    Tinekeon November 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDaxunyrr I understand i have the same problem with my friends
    tristriamon December 09, 2006   Link

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