"Would've Been The One" as written by Solange Knowles, Makeba Ronnie Riddick, Matthew Kahane and Matthew Kahane....
Enlightening charmer, sent from where
A Casanova, lovely glare
And I was chosen, I was there
The wells get deeper, more unfolds
And at the bottom, there she goes
But wells are endless, I've found more

Flowers candy flirty late nights
On the speed dial, that was you too
Dinner movie sweet heart kisses
He don't dance, but tangles with two
I thought you plus me divided me from him
But I discovered, many more and again again

And you don't know, you fill many spaces
And she don't know, she's one of many lies
And he don't know, how he stole many places
And we all know, we can't fix him if we tried
I would've been the one

I held the title, wore the crown
I was the trophy, while you ducked down
And she was cool with just fooling around
(Yes she was, yes she was, yes she was)
Now number four was there to ride
And five was crazy, his wild child
And when we're rocky he calls number nine

Flowers candy flirty late nights
On the speed dial, that was you too
Dinner movie sweet heart kisses
He don't dance, but tangles with two
I thought you plus me divided me from him
But I discovered, many more and more and again

And you don't know, you fill many spaces
And she don't know, she's one of many lies
And he don't know, how he steals many places
And we all know, we can't fix him if we tried
I would've been the one

I was the one, yes I was the one
And yes that was my name
Inked up on his arm
And if he loved me that much
And still did me wrong

You feeling sorry, but you are holding on

I was the one, yes I was the one
Key word is was, yes I was the one
I figured out he was empty on my own

He had to find the answer
In something or someone

And you don't know, you fill many spaces
And she don't know, she's one of many lies
And he don't know, he stole many places
And we all know, we can't fix him if we tried
I would've been the one

Do do do doo do do
I would've been the one


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"Would've Been The One" as written by Matthew Kahane Makeba Riddick

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    General Commentthis song is absolutely amazing. I don't normally get blown away by the lyrics of a song, but she has done it here. I love the play on the numbers with the "one" from the title. Basically, she's the main chick of some guy and she's singing about his escapades with numerous girls. One of the best on this album!
    stilldirrtyjaon August 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this song! I believe this may be my favorite from this album, this one and TONY. I hate when people compare her and Beyonce just because they are sisters, they have two totally different types of music styles! I think its about how she was the main chick for some guy and wouldve been the one (his wife) if it wasnt for all his infidelities. I love the line "I was the one, yes, I was the one. Key word is was!"
    youaintright20on August 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me the song means that she's with this guy who is not being faithful. The guy is cheating on her with all these different girls and she feels like all these girls that he's messing with doesnt know that if they werent in the picture she would be the one and she use to be before he started cheating. I love the part where she's like, "I was the one YES I was the ONE and YES that was my name inked up on his arm and if he loved me that much and still did me wrong. You feelin sorry but you're still holding on..." I know how she's feeling because I went through that with my ex. I think by that she meant he loved me so much he got my name tattooed on his arm but he's cheating on me and you feel sorry for me but he's just gonna do the same thing to you. I LOVE SOLANGE for this song! Well, I've always loved her and her music but this song right here just did it for me because I just went through this with my ex. But her whole album is the ish! Im loving the old skool vibe its got and her videos too. GO COP IT!
    LadytheDiamondon September 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAfter this Solange's album, Beyoncé is kinda musically dead to me.
    Solange is one hell of a songwriter, she's an artist.
    Beyoncé is just a pop singer.

    I hope Solange keep on the control of her music, so the next album can come even better than this one.

    I LOVE YOU SOL-ANGEL!!!
    Come to Brazil, please!!!
    cairobragaon September 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLOVE this song! I can't relate to it firsthand, but I am always moved by great music! I have loved Solange sincve her first album came out. Now she is finally being noticed.
    Kanakakeon January 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthe was making her think that they were exclusive and so in love and everything publicly knew that they were together and they truly were functional and peachy but he had to go and cheat with other woman not realizing that he didn't need anything else but kept it hidden and he relied on the emotional things with her and when he needed a distraction instead of fixing it with her he would wander...
    kellyvilla08on September 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSo who actually wrote this song?
    BlueImeldaon October 14, 2009   Link
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    General Comment^My liner notes say Solange and Jack Splash wrote the song. Im assuming he produced it too.
    youaintright20on February 18, 2010   Link

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