"O.N.E." as written by Atticus Ross and Claudio Sanchez....
One's not enough
I won't stop 'til I've given you up
Here, right as I am, it's hard having fun
It's much easier said than it's done

Hold me like before
Hold me like you used to
Control me like you used to

No
You don't move me anymore
And I'm glad that you don't
'cause I can't have you anymore
But I thought you should know
You don't move me anymore
And I'm glad that you don't
Because I can't take it anymore
Oh

The room's still now when I'm lying
'cause the well of the night has gone dry
When they ask to behave, I pay them no mind
Now I doubt if I'd have been so kind

Hold me like before
Hold me like you used to
Control me like you used to

No
You don't move me anymore
And I'm glad that you don't
'cause I can't have you anymore
But I thought you should know
You don't move me anymore
And I'm glad that you don't
Because I can't take it anymore
More

Hold me like before
Hold me like you used to
Hold me like before
Hold me like you used to
Hold me like before
Hold me like you used to
Control me like you used to
Hold me like before
Hold me like you used to
Control me like you used to

No
You don't move me anymore
And I'm glad that you don't
'cause I can't have you anymore
But I thought you should know
You don't move me anymore
And I'm glad that you don't
Because I can't take it anymore

But I found you should know

It feels like being tranquilized
I know the separation kills us so
But I won't stop falling like raindrops
Because I like it when you lose control


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"O.N.E." as written by Christopher E Keating Anand Mathew Wilder

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  • +4
    Song MeaningI feel like this song is about the inner turmoil you feel when you really want someone, but you know that person will hurt you. You try to convince yourself that person doesn't have the same effect on you as they used to. Still the tension is there - "the separation kills us so" - and its almost paralyzing - "feels like being tranqualized." Its about being addicted to a person... That person who is always in the back of your mind... That overwhelming physical attraction to someone you know is terrible for you. You both want each other, but you know that it won't work out. Maybe you always wonder what might have been if the circumstances had been different.
    It reminds me of the old saying: Sometimes love just isn't enough; or the Led Zeppelin song "Ten Years Gone" about lovers who have just got the timing wrong. It sounds like he's in denial about the effect this person has on him (as evidenced by the abrupt "No!"), but still he longs for her to hold him/ control him like before when things were good/ less complicated. Both people know that the sexual tension is there, but they're trying to control themselves when really they both just want to "lose control." Maybe each person is just waiting for a situation (getting really drunk haha) where the other person will cave... But that's just my take :)
    I love love love this song! I feel like it perfectly captures the tension between ill-fated lovers!
    mcpooch7on May 01, 2010   Link
  • +4
    My Interpretationfighting addiction / sobriety
    lvlon May 05, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentNo, you don't move me anymore.

    Almost like Peter Bjorn and John - It don't move me no more, except Yeasayer's version is better.
    Devilbirdon January 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningdoes anyone know what the acronym (O.N.E) stands for?
    slouser17on February 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is incredible, i love it
    Hippolytaon April 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentApparently it's about drinking/ alcohol addiction and breaking the habit.
    Makes sense if you listen to the song with that in mind.
    LKY91on April 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt's about hooking up with an ex bf/gf over and over again and dealing with the detrimental psychological repercussions while simultaneously attempting to come to terms with it.
    carrionfeaston May 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it fits the alcohol addiction mould very, very well.
    Sarenaon July 01, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think you could interpretate it into trying to get over someone you love/d. but i think "ones not enough" kind of leads onto the alcohol addiction. but with personification.
    hold me like before
    hold me like you used to
    CONTROL me like you used to

    i adore yeasayer
    tfcvbnmon August 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"'cause the ~well~ of the night has gone dry"

    <3
    floatingparadeon December 30, 2009   Link

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