"One Trick Pony" as written by Gerald Eaton, Brian West and Nelly Furtado....
I am not a one-trick pony
I am not a one-trick pony
I really feel no one can own me
I really feel nothing can hold me

Nobody can control me
Nobody can conform me
Nobody can disown me
Nobody can ignore me

So slow down
One-trick pony

I am not a one-trick pony
I am not a one-trick pony
For you I will not dance
For you I will not prance

And where I was last
I'll never be at
And after that
I've already passed

So slow down
And hear this sound
One-trick pony

Yeah, you do it for a price
I can see it in your eyes
See that role was never mine
Cause I don't want to stand in line
See how that one-trick story goes
If she weren't on top you'd never know
Cause a one-trick pony steals the show

So back down
To the ground
And chill out

Girl, you better shape up, girl, you better shape up
Yeah the ride is so fast
Yeah, you better shape up
Yeah, just keep your chin up
No half ass, no half ass

One-trick pony
Ride ride ride


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"One-Trick Pony" as written by Brian West Gerald Eaton

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    General CommentIrony at its finest.

    Then after writing this she uses sex appeal to sell records a couple years later. Sad.
    barely.consciouson September 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song on the album.
    Pampason May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree. This is the first song performed on her Come As You Are Tour 2004. It was an amazing intro filled with tons of energy.
    mink0on June 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my theme songs. I love the idea of being who you are and not conforming to what ppl want. Why cant we all just be ourselves??
    Furtado Fan37on August 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow. I just love the instruments in this song. It has such a beautiful melody, and upbeat tempo. I think this song's meaning is simply about the essence of being one's self. Being in tune with your feelings, and being aware of your surroundings. Beautiful song.

    "For you I will not dance."
    vrintageon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow. I just love the instruments in this song. It has such a beautiful melody, and upbeat tempo. I think this song's meaning is simply about the essence of being one's self. Being in tune with your feelings, and being aware of your surroundings. Beautiful song.

    "For you I will not dance."
    vrintageon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree...it does have a good upbeat tempo. i am listening to it at the moment. i like the message of the song too. it talks about being ourselves and not letting anyone else tell us who we are.
    portugallive4iton August 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems very dense to me.

    I think that it is generally about being yourself..but also about not submitting to others and..for lack of a better word, their shit.


    in a cliche teenage way it makes me think of a girl who has hooked up with a boy and then he decides to stop talking to her right after. and shes saying "hey, there's more to me" girl is having an epiphany of who she is and that she doesn't need said boy to make her feel good about herself and that she is indeed better for much more than just..a hook up.

    i'm sure that's NOT what it is about..but..analogy?
    rockstar_reactionon October 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti also agree with barely.conscious...it's a shame. i really likes the feel and sound of her old stuff. her new stuff is a bit disappointing..
    rockstar_reactionon October 08, 2007   Link

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