"For Once In My Life" as written by Ronald N. Miller and Orlando Murden....
For once in my life I have someone who needs me
Someone I’ve needed so long
For once unafraid I can go where life leads me
Somehow I know I’ll be strong

For once I can touch, what my heart used to dream of
Long before I knew
Oh someone warm like you
Would make my dream come true, yeah yeah (For once in my life)

For once in my life I won't let sorrow hurt me
Not like it's hurt me before (Not like it's hurt before)

For once I have someone I know won't desert me
I’m not alone anymore (I’m not alone anymore)

For once I can say
This is mine you can’t take it
As long as I know I have love I can make it
For once in my life I have someone who needs me (Someone who needs me)

Hey hey hey, yeah (Someone who needs me)
Oh baby, Lord baby

(For once in my life)

For once in my life I won't let sorrow hurt me
Not like it's hurt me before (Not like it's hurt before)

For once I have something I know won't desert me
I’m not alone anymore (I’m not alone anymore)

For once I can say
This is mine you can’t take it
As long as I know I have love I can make it
For once in my life I have someone who needs me (Someone who needs me)
For once in my life (Someone who needs me)
Somebody that needs me (Someone who needs me) Oh baby, for once in my life


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"For Once in My Life" as written by Orland Murden Ronald N Miller

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  • +3
    General Commentwhen i first heard this song i thought it was about finding love in another person. however, more recently whenever i hear this song, i always feel like he is singing about loving one's self and being secure with that love. maybe i'm just applying the song to my current situation?
    JustGreenEnvyon June 28, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentYeah I can understand how you would say that... but I think it was meant about a significant other - no deeper meanings although the "I wont let sorrow hurt me" line does kinda sound like something that youre saying... but an extremely adorable song about love and how great it feels to have someone who loves and depends on you
    AmylinaBallerinaon February 21, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is the ultimate celebratory song of finding love at last. This is the song people should sing at the top of thier lungs when they find love. Well, at least I did....*blushes* heh heh heh
    TasChiBandGirlon May 17, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI just read the lyrics and I think it's about God.
    311rhcpon April 24, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it's about having somebody who you know will be there for the rest of your life. And with them you are yourself completely.
    lauren_6_6_6on November 01, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me, in reading the lyrics its a lot more personal of a song. There comes a number of times in everyone's life where they have to get comfortable with themselves and accept themselves fully... and this song celebrates that moment, if you are lucky enough to appreciate, love and fully embrace who you are.

    The lyrics all refer to "I" mostly, some toward "you", yet there are no mentions of "we" which indicates to me that there is one, and it always comes back to how he has all this strength, all this does truly come from within <3
    ellathepoeton May 08, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It is about how wonderful when you finally do find love. It makes me want to fall in love.
    angelica_gon June 21, 2003   Link

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