"You're the One" as written by and Benjamin A/walker Bush....
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    General CommentSimple, poetic, intimate, sexy. The protagonist confides in his beloved a tender and primal memory; the moment his mother, the one who gave him life, professed her love. He is now free to choose who he invites into his life. On the opposite end of the corporeal story arc, he is choosing the one he hopes to die with. With so many people hedging their bets in love, trying to retain the upper hand, there is strength and beauty in declaring one's desire to go from boyfriend to man-for-life. This song is a moment in time; young love when people are not afraid to utter the word "forever." This song gets me every time. It a panty-dropper that works on the mind, body and soul.
    total_blam_blamon July 22, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI ADORE this song. I decided Im getting married to this song.
    I believe its about different kinds of love experienced throughout life.

    productofthe80son January 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally, I think the words missing should be "life is done". So the last line goes like this:
    "Will you be true till life is done?"
    How beautiful that is.
    pbiemanson January 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIve had a couple of listens.. I agree, it sounds right.

    I'll edit the lyrics,
    this song owns.
    productofthe80son January 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI beliebe pbiemans is right about the lyrics. Last stanza should be:

    Will you
    Be true
    Till life
    Is Done
    gooleyon February 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    MemoryAnyone who loves the keys or this song needs to check out their later reinterpretation at most recent live shows. They really bring it to a whole new level. You tube has some good videos, but of course if you ever get the chance to see them live DO IT. I have done it twice and those have been some of the most amazing nights of my life.
    cardonad258on March 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely one of my favorite Black Keys songs. So chill, I love it.
    brianlgon August 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds to me like it's about his mom. In the beginning he says his mom loved and adored him. Now that he's older he is returning those feelings
    iggy96on October 18, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General Commentit sounds like he's speaking to his own child, and saying sorta like "when i was young like you, my mum told me this, and now i'm passing it on to you."
    i don't know that fer sure but that's what comes to mind when i listen.
    any other interpretations?
    i wish more people were sitting here thinking about the lyrics than saying "this songs really cool" and whatnot.
    part of the beauty of poetry is that it's usually not straight forward, but it can be, and sometimes even one poem contains both things that are understandable on a surface level, and things that can only be understood once delving deeper.
    let's delve yallll
    FreeJigsawEarthon November 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAgree. Am thinking about my own son, being my "love" and knowing he will grow up and hopefully find his own...beautiful song, love dan's carmel voice...is magic....
    darla509on November 25, 2010   Link

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