One word breaks a golden silence
Silence tells me all I need to know
One word, one word
Tells me everything I need to know
One world driven into madness
Madness driven by the depths below
One world, one world
Tells me everything I need to know

It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day

One lie tells a thousand stories
The greatest stories that were ever told
One lie, one lie
Tells the greatest stories ever told
One man can predict the future
A future journey into outer space
One man, one man
A future journey into outer space

It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
It's not the way that I want it
It's just way that I need it
Day after day

It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
One word, one word
It's not the way that I want it
It's just the way that I need it
Day after day
One word, one word.


Lyrics submitted by x_mattbellamy_x

"One Word" as written by Midge Ure Christopher John Payne

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentA guy im close to expresses himself with lyrics... he sent me this song and asked me to figure out what it meant... it took me weeks! (seriously), but i figured out ALL of it!.....
    the ONE WORD refered to, isn't actually only one word - it means he is waiting for you to tell him how YOU feel about him... waiting for YOU to break the silence...
    The MADNESS is his mind buzzing with thoughts of "what if" and "does she love me" - that kind of thing...
    ITS NOT THE WAY THAT I WANT IT... (etc), means he doen't want to just be friends, he wants more, but he has to put up with it for now and it IS better than nothing...
    the ONE GREATEST LIE is the masking of feelings for eachother - masking the love and pretending everything is ok the way it is...
    And finally - the bit about the future basically means - yes he hates the way things are at the moment and he wants more, and so he hopes things will be different in the future... THAT YOU WILL BE TOGETHER...
    i hope that is of help... please let me know.
    pepsi x
    pepsipurpleon June 15, 2005   Link

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