"It's The Only One You've Got" as written by Bradley Kirk Arnold, Matthew Darrick Roberts, Christopher Lee Henderson and Robert Todd Harrell....
How do you know where your going,
When you don't know where you've been?
You hide the shame that your not showing,
And you wont let anyone in.
A crowded street can be a quiet place
When your walking alone.

And now you think that you're the only one
Who doesn't have to try.
And you wont have to feel,
If you're afraid to fight,
Then I guess you never will.

You hide behind your walls of 'maybe nevers'
Forgetting that there's something more,
Than just knowing better.
Your mistakes do not define you now
They tell you who you're not.
You've got to live this life you're given,
Like its the only you've got.

Memories have left you broken.
And the scars have never healed.
The emptiness in you is growing.
With so little left to feel.
You're scared to look back on the days before.
You're too tired to move on.

And now you think that you're the only one
Who doesn't have to try.
And you wont have to feel,
If you're afraid to fly,
Then I guess you never will.

You hide behind your walls of 'maybe nevers'
Forgetting that there's something more,
Than just knowing better.
Your mistakes do not define you now
They tell you who you're not.
You've got to live this life you're given,
Like its the only you've got.

Oh, what will it take?
Oh, to get you to say that I'll try.
And what would you say if this
Was the last day of your life?

You hide behind your walls of 'maybe nevers'
Forgetting that there's something more,
Than just knowing better.
Your mistakes do not define you now
They tell you who you're not.
You've got to live this life you're given,
Like its the only you've got.

You hide behind your walls of 'maybe nevers'
Forgetting that there's something more,
Than just knowing better.
Your mistakes do not define you now
They tell you who you're not.
You've got to live this life you're given,
Like its the only you've got.


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"It's the Only One You've Got" as written by Christopher Lee Henderson Bradley Kirk Arnold

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    General Commentit's " And you won't have to fail if you're afraid to fly then I guess you never will" I love this song so much it has a great meaning to it and every time I hear it, it makes me want to go ask out the girl I really like alot because it is true if you are afraid of even trying then you know for sure you're not going to get it (whatever "it" is) but if you try then at least theres a chance you could get it. Every single word of this song is true.
    CGILUon March 17, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy two favorite lines of this song,
    "Your mistakes do not define you now
    They tell you who you're not."

    Those two lines alone have so much emotion and thought into them. This whole song is one of the best on the album, although the whole album is just amazing. I think the lyrics speak for themself as to what the meaning is. Live your life like it's the only one you got.
    bigguy_132on May 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree. the meaning is pretty straight forward. I really like this song. The whole cd is worth buying though.
    dkyle_06on May 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthose are my favorite lines too bigguy_132 but this song in itself is just amazing.
    t_doton May 24, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"You hide behind your walls
    Of maybe nevers
    Forgetting that there's something more
    Than just knowing better
    Your mistakes do not define you now
    They tell you who you're not
    You've got to live this life you're given
    Like it's the only one you've got " Wow this is just so true. I lived with parents constantly afraid of mistakes I may make or the mistakes they have made. But this song to me means yeah we all make mistakes but that's not who u are. And ppl may call you names like "b****" Or "S***" and you may not be really. That's not who u are. GREAT song! LOVE THE ALBUM GO BUY IT!!!!
    pixie_loveon May 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing, I'm really happy of having this album, even if I had to wait for 5 weeks to hear it here in Chile.
    Ramønon July 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, best on the album IMO, but there's a mistake - the 2nd chorous should say "If you're afraid to fly" not fight.
    Lloydje25on December 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favourite song... and i know a lot of songs! this is the only one that got me thinkin bout life and the future.. im really young so i dont really get the meaning of the song and so i start thinkin bout random stuff during it... but the first time i heard it and actually listened to the lyrics it gave me goosebumps.. no kidding! plus this song has a lot of really good lines... thats another reason its my favourite
    randomfunguyon May 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery few songs can give me chills but this one definitely did. he has an amazing voice, especially on the AOL Sessions version
    Migs88on January 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song made me very emotional. It bring back memories of thngs that has happened in life. It got me thinking about my life and how I'm living it rite now
    jojo23on September 16, 2009   Link

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