"Just One" as written by and Aaron Nebeker....
Let all things be as they should
Let my heart just drift like wood
And will I break and will I bow
If I cannot let it go?

Feel that sun just hold you right
Leave you burning down the night
Feel that wind lap up your soul
If you cannot let it go
If I cannot let it go

Born in with a reason
Blown out like a ghost
We came with our best lines
Told them like jokes
If I could have known then we were dying to get gone
I can't believe we get just one

And when your thirst can come to me
I am a river for the sea
When you can hold me in your sway
I give myself away
Will I give myself away?

Born in with a reason
Blown out like a ghost
We came with our best lines
Told them like jokes
If I could have known then we were dying to get gone
I can't believe we get just one
Let all things be as they will
Let my heart beat itself still


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"Just One" as written by Aaron Nebeker

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    My InterpretationWow, good stuff. Just saw BP live at this their album release show.

    This is the first song that caught me from the new album. I got it at the cd release show and I got the lyrics from the insert. Excited to be able to type one in here and be sure it's accurate.

    Pretty and simple in structure, but the words and delivery are really great. They're overtly sad and yet subtle. Because of that, effectively heart-breaking.

    I think it could be interpreted a couple different ways, but it's most surely a love song. I almost think it owes a little of the sentiment to the classic "One" by U2, without being that literally a break-up song. It's about someone he finds beautiful for sure, but it's obvious they're not meant to be together.

    The real question though, is what "I can't believe we get just one" refers to. He seems to lament the way things are, the way things worked out. My guess is, one fate, one chance, one choice, one life, and/or one love.
    200DiscChangeron September 17, 2011   Link
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    General Comment@200DiscChanger @thrindle t think you're both right. Think about it this way. What if it's a love letter
    jebr12on October 29, 2016   Link
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    General Comment@200DiscChanger @thrindle i think you're both right. Think about it this way. What if it's a love letter to life itself?
    jebr12on October 29, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSam Wolfe did a really nice job performing this on American Idol, BTW.
    nouggieon April 20, 2014   Link

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