"The Only One I Know" as written by Martin Victor Blunt, Robert James Collins, Timothy Burgess, Jon Brookes and Jon (gb 2) Baker....
The only one I know, has come to take me away
The only one I know, is mine when she stitches me

The only one I see, has found an aching in me
The only one I see, has turned her tongue into me

Everyone has been burned before, everybody knows the pain
Everyone has been burned before, everybody knows the pain

The only one I know, never cries, never opens her eyes
The only one I know, wide awake and then she's away

The only one I see, is mine when she walks down our street
The only one I see, has carved her way in to me

Everyone has been burned before, everybody knows the pain
Everyone has been burned before, everybody knows the pain

Everyone has been burned before, everybody knows the pain
Everyone has been burned before, everybody knows the pain


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"The Only One I Know" as written by Robert James Collins Martin Victor Blunt

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  • +2
    General CommentThe song's refrain is taken precisely from the Byrd's song "Everybody's been burned": songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858492510/
    NadavAon March 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChoon man!
    dave_1987on April 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat catchy song. great band.
    peace_love_empathyon December 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song. This is on their first album in 1990 called Some Friendly. This is a tremendously catchy song and I love the chorus! The singer sounds a lot like Ian Brown from The Stones Roses, though, and incidently their incredibly influential album was released only a year before The Charlatans' one.
    tigertour02on February 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. The Charlatans are underappreciated - I think.
    monster36604on January 12, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Comment"The Only One" represents the essence of the one ideal love that everyone carries within; and which people attempt throughout their lives to project onto various significant others, with greater and lesser successes..
    passerby22312on June 06, 2009   Link
  • -2
    General Comment'everyone has been burned before, everybody knows the pain' love it! everyone knows what its like to be hurt. a classic 90s tune..
    SkinnyEffon June 02, 2008   Link

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