"1" as written by Cornell Haynes and Waiel Yaghnam....
Lying naked in the sun making eyes at everyone
You're the one
Later on you'll stand alone, a lone empty moon, with an empty heart in you're empty hands
And the flowers and the trees
All laughing at your bike
And the neighbors kids run and hide
If they only knew you were really one of them
But you're not
You're the
One
The one
The one
The one

The one
The one
The one
The one
Could it be we're alone and the moon was full of gold
You're heart was filled with blood and the sun was in you're hands
The sun that burned you then,
Now warms you're empty heart,
People come and go,
But you're the
One

The one
The one
The one


Lyrics submitted by maddilne, edited by Delux247, Tenikov, volkswerk

"1" as written by Waiel Yaghnam Cornell Haynes

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  • +2
    General CommentTo me it sounds like "below an empty moon" not a lone empty moon.
    vervetayloron September 30, 2011   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationLying naked in the sun
    Making eyes at everyone
    You're the one
    Later on, you'll stand alone
    Below an empty moon
    With an empty heart
    In your empty hands
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    The person is exposed and vulnerable because of their carefree nature and optimistic attitude and since they're always nice and friendly to everyone, some look at the person with hate. They don't like them and think to themselves how insecure and childish the person is. The person is then cast as different and is teased. The other people imagine happily how soon this person will be quiet, empty, and alone.
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    And the flowers and the trees
    All laugh when you walk by
    And the neighbor's kids
    Run and hide
    If they only knew
    You were really one of them
    But you're not
    You're the one
    ------------------------------------
    Absolutely nothing accepts this person now. Not even others like them. The other people only see this person's flaws and in the most exaggerated way and aren't willing nor wanting to see the truth. The person is seen as sort of a monster now though they've done nothing.
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    Could it be, we're alone
    And the moon was full of gold
    Your heart was filled with blood
    And the sun was in your hands
    The sun that burned you then
    Now warms your empty heart
    People come and go
    But you're the one
    ------------------------------------
    The people who alienated the person before are now reflecting on what they did. They start questioning if maybe the person isn't alone, was never alone. Maybe they didn't need anyone but themselves to be happy from the beginning. Maybe they (the people who shunned the person) are really the ones who were alone. And so they see how the person is just like them; just another human being. They see that this person was the one that brought happiness to others and feel bad for making it backfire on that person. The person is content though and holds no grudge though the others regret and the person's happiness (which has never gone away completely) is rekindled and brighter now as they look forward to the future. People will come and go. Some are good and some are bad. But this person is "the one". No longer are they "the one" who is teased and unaccepted, but "the one" who is the best, the nicest, the happiest and who can overcome all.
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    curiouscheshireon March 18, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionLying naked in the sun
    Making eyes at everyone
    You're the one
    Later on, you'll stand alone
    Below an empty moon
    With an empty heart
    In your empty hands

    And the flowers and the trees
    All laugh when you walk by
    And the neighbor's kids
    Run and hide
    If they only knew
    You were really one of them
    But you're not
    You're the one

    One, one, one, one, one...
    The one

    Could it be, we're alone
    And the moon was full of gold
    Your heart was filled with blood
    And the sun was in your hands
    The sun that burned you then
    Now warms your empty heart
    People come and go
    But you're the one

    One, one, one, one, one...
    The one
    bitta2sweeton October 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfavourite joy zipper song!
    always thought it seemed a little religious
    or maybe a true love situation
    dellvkhon May 11, 2009   Link

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