"The One" as written by Stephan Douglas Jenkins, Vanessa Carlton and Linda Perry....
Holiday
And I come home
I hope to see this boy I know
I cant wait for us to be alone

Flipping through the radio
We sing along to the indie show
The songs they plague me more than I can say

In the tape I made you
Hope you think of me when it plays through
Feel kind of sad now that its done

And you think my times were free
All the ways you say to me
Sweet versions of lets wait and see

But you're always a golden boy
And I'm the girl that you enjoy
My parents say Is'nt he a gifted son
Time is always passing by
And still I have to wonder why
You cant come to tell me I'm the one

Summer goes and we have grown
We have our friends live on our own
Still I'm not the girl you want me to be

Say gravity can bend the time
Funny I always liked your mind
But this whole thing is crushing me

But you're always a golden boy
In this girls heart that you destroyed
You smile at me then have your fun
Time is always passing by
Still I give you another try
And hope that you will see that I'm the one

Say your scared
Get too close
Come lets see how it goes
See you now at the show
7th in the 7th row
Now when you look at me
You see what I've known for so long
Sad that you can be so lovely and so wrong

Came to say that I've moved
I see your face
You don't approve
I guess you could say that I'm already gone

But your always be my golden boy
I'm the summer girl
That you enjoyed
Some melodies are best left undone
I feel the time pass away
But in my songs you'll always stay
Don't need for you to tell me I'm the one
No, no
I don't need you to tell me I'm the one
You'll never know that I was the one


Lyrics submitted by jordaaan

"The One" as written by Daniel Philip Carter Jason Keith Perry

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentone of the lines in the song is posted wrong. it's "the songs they PLAY MEAN more than i can say"
    explodingcaron October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely a top favorite on her new CD. The piano and buildup is just great.. self-explanatory song.. really enjoy this one.
    Museicalinon October 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti feel like this song was taken from my own diary. it's kind of scary
    blueclarityon October 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti feel like this song was taken from my own diary. it's kind of scary
    blueclarityon October 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti feel like this song came straight out of my diary too :)
    for me, or at least how this song has played out in my life... this is about a summer romance. It felt so right at the time and though both of them knew it was not the right time, it seemed like sometime in the near future, they would be together.. he would realize she's "the one".
    they've both moved away, for me we both moved.. seperate colleges, finding their own friends and she's waiting now for him to realize that he needs to make his move. He doesn't want to get into a long distance relationship because he's scared that they'll get too close and it won't work.. so he goes out and has his fun and she is miserable, writing this song lol. Now, even though the future is up in the air, the song is "undone".. they will still have that summer where they enjoyed each other in thier memories, she will keep that memory alive in her songs.
    spunkygal35on November 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if this is the same love she's talking about in White Houses... I think it may be.
    kelsi_spiceon November 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhite houses is different you can listen to it and see because the boy and the girl in white houses stay together.


    In the beging of the song there coming home for christmas or something and she's so exited to get to see him again and spend time with him


    They act crazy listen to songs and sing them and have fun


    She missed him so much that she made him a "tape" and she wants him to think of her but now that it's threw she regrets it.

    he's with her when he wants to be with her and he wont get close to her and he makes up excuses why he shouldn't

    but he'll always be her "golden boy" and she loves him no matter what and she's his trophy her parents think he's the best thing ever but time is going on and he wont say she's the one


    summer goes on and they grow more apart and the live in different places they have different friends but she's still not the girl you want her to be

    it will all be better in time but she loved they way you thought but she's starting to think it's not going so well and it's crushing her

    but she still loves him but he's is destroying her he smiles at her and then he goes and has fun with his friends time is still passing by but she'll let it slide but still wonders why she's not the one

    he says he scared to get to close because of the long distacne relationship but she wants him to see how it goes now she see him and she came to say that "it's over" but she see his face and you don't aprove of him and she leaves him

    but he'll still be her lver boy and she'll be the girl that was his in the summer times they had together some things are left untouched time passes away but you'll still have yout memories she doesn'y need him anymore but she still wonders why she wasn't the one.
    Nicoler_rollerpapon November 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoes stevie nicks sing in the background? or is it vanessa?
    ItsLoveMakeItHurt0on December 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti believe that it's like this:
    she had a summer romance with a boy that was just amazing.
    everyone loved him. but at the end of the summer, he ended it, most likely because he moved.
    they stayed good friends for a long time; they grew apart, and almost lost feelings for eachother.
    than she saw him over christmas break.
    and i think that her feelings came back, but his didn't.
    some more time passes, and she realizes that she doesn't need him, but she still thinks that she was the one for him.

    :/
    erinnxosmileon January 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it was Stevie. At first, it was weird, but after a while, their voices work well together.

    It could be about the guy in White Houses. But no, obviously, because if a couple stays together for one song, they couldn't have broken up before this song. Duh!!!

    (sarcasm)
    LNikkyon January 26, 2008   Link

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