"One" as written by Atticus Ross and Claudio Sanchez....
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
Two can be as bad as one, it's the loneliest number since the number one
'no' is the saddest experience that you'll ever know
Yes, it's the saddest experience you'll ever know
Yes, because one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever know

It's just no good anymore since you went away
Now I spend my time just making thoughts of yesterday
(one by one)

Because one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever know
One, is the loneliest number
One, is the loneliest number
One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do
One is the loneliest number, much worse than two
One is a number divided by two


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"One" as written by Celia Whitler Billy Montana

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    General CommentIt was this song that got me interested in Aimee Mann and i still consider it one of her best ones.Think it's pretty clear what it's about so i'll conclude this piece of art with a dot.
    Brutinon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI first heard this song in the film "Magnolia" and I thought it was brilliant. The music matches the sombre lyrics perfectly. Sadness never felt to happly
    Doomcookieon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThat should have been sadness never felt so happy.
    (I can't type AND I study English, d'oh!)
    Doomcookieon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is actually a cover of the Three Dog Night song.
    Ipsemeton August 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsimple..
    bisoon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHonestly, this is NOT one of my favorite Aimee Mann songs. Although the lyrics seem to suit her and I did think this song worked very well in the movie Magnolia. Her version is definitely sadder/lonelier than the original.
    Digi-Gon June 29, 2006   Link

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