Four and three and two and one

Uh huh, her name was Stephanie somethin'
She lived out in Richfield right off of Portland
I'm talkin' 'bout way back in 9th grade
Still had a ponytail, couldn't grow a high fade
Used to take the 5 way out of the suburbs
Waitin' at the bus stop there was my love bird
She would get on, sit down, scoot me over
And smile with a jheri curl, resting on my shoulder
And we would hit the mall together
Maybe hold each other's hand
Or share a Dr. pepper and
All we ever did was kiss, no sex
But in our defense there was never any stress

Your number one
Your number one
Your number one
Your number one

On the phone late at night
When I'm supposed to be in bed
Momma doesn't know I'm talkin' to Lanette
I had a lot of sweet nothing to say
You could say not a whole lot has changed to this day
We was 14, but she had breasts
Although we was both too young for anything sexual
Just wanted her to know that she was special
She used to write me notes, "Do you like me? Yes/No"
And I don't know if it was practice for later
But both of use would break our back to spend time together
I don't ever remember trying to make her feel bad
Back then, we didn't see things like that

Your number one
Your number one
Your number one
Your number one

There used to be a spot called the Boulevard Theater
And as a kid, when a movie came out I would see it there
Sneakin' into the R rated feature
I think I was 15, that's how I met Lisa
She showed up with a group of fly girls
So and me and my crew was in super fly world
After the flick we all went outside
Paired off, took a walk into that night
I can't imagine that happening now
The innocence is gone and all the magic ran out
I wonder if my son will get to understand the fun
That comes from a summer with the one you call the one

Your number one
Your number one
Your number one
Your number one
Your number one
Your number one
Your number one
Your number one

There used to a be a fear and a nervousness
But back then it wasn't cause of domestic disturbances
It used to just hurt your heart
But now it's not enough until it rips the universe apart
Got to see a lot of love when I was a kid
Heartbreak made me want to die but I never did
So this is for my old babysitter
Wanted to sneak out and fall asleep by the lake with ya
Smells like candy, felt like family
For every girl that ever held me in the back seat
Used to vision being love struck with them
'til I got blind-sided by these grown up women


Lyrics submitted by HellionChild, edited by Doublewire

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    General CommentI love this song.

    I'm guessing its about the purity and innocence of young love. Its seems like every summer he's got a new girl who's 'the one'. But there's no complications to the relationships so its all good.

    My favourite part

    "i wonder if my son will get to understand the fun
    that comes from a summer with the one you call the one"

    says it all really.

    Might also be a flip-side to The Number None?
    shockerizationon April 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHow are there no comments?! I came here to see if anyone knew why this song was about growing up around Portland, since to my knowledge, Slug has pretty much always lived in Minnesota. Oh well though.
    christchin910on November 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWait, I just did some research. I feel like such an idiot. I thought he was saying Richfield was a suburb of Portland, and he took Interstate 5 there. It makes sense, but I should have known.
    christchin910on November 18, 2009   Link

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