"One in Ten" as written by and Stephan Jenkins....
No chance I could be her boyfriend
I'm trying to flip butch girls again
We could see what life pretends
And why don't I still call a friend?

She says, you know I love you, but I feel so one in ten.

And life is short and dull
Categorize to the full, until the charm is gone.
And you're a big girl, if you wanna get it on, you will
And if you don't, you won't

She says, you know I love you, but I feel so one in ten.

You could have such a life, with me
You could knit baby sweaters,
We could watch the flat screen t.v.

She says, you know I love you, but I feel so one in ten.

What's the differences, when it goes down?
If it's a girl, or if it's guys?
Can't you just close your eyes?
Baby, close your eyes.
Baby, close your eyes.

Love doesn't come in perfect packages, that means I qualify.
And I know it's not your way, but I thought we could give it a try.

She says, you know I love you, but I feel so one in ten.
You know I love you, but I feel so one in ten.
You know I love you, she'll always be my one in ten.


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"One in Ten" as written by Stephan Jenkins

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    General CommentOne in Ten because "One In Ten people are gay". Though they actually think it might be One in Five now. I know a local gay organization called One In Ten.
    sadie0o0on October 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyou know i love you but i feel so lesbian.
    ultragabeon February 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the time Stephan had a crush on a lesbian. It was obviously love of the unrequited type.
    AmoebaCheebaon July 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok so i know this is about a lesbian but if its about a guy in a girl what does it mean to be 1 in 10?
    sprint12on August 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentit's about rachel maddow hahaha i love stephan a lot of people don't like this song but i don't think they realize it's just a joke and i think it sounds really great with the horns. it's all in fun and i love how it's heartbreaking but then... not really haha
    jasssson August 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song would have been better without the horns.
    THOR9595on August 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've never heard this song, but I like the lyrics.
    NeverXMindon October 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, I was zoning out at work and only heard the chorus. I thought it was talking about how people will say "you're one in a million" or "the only one in the world for me", but she only thought she mattered enough to be one in ten.

    But... yeah. Lesbians.
    tokataroon June 27, 2012   Link

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