When the sky is falling from above you
And the wind is raging from the coast
And you want someone who truly loves you
I will be the one who loves you the most, yes

When the masquerades in Burlesque Falls
Become too ordinary to boast
And you complain about the parade and curtain calls
I will be the one who loves you the most, yes
I will be the one who loves you the most

When the women with their stolen graces
Don't invite you to play host
To their daughters with fake faces
I will be the one who loves you the most, alright, yes

When all the debutantes desert you
And all the doorways are all closed, yeah
And all the hurricanes have hurt you
I will be the one who loves you the most, alright
I will be the one who loves you the most

When your ludo sneering swang beside you
And leave you hollow like a ghost
The you just want somebody to confide to
I will be the one who loves you the most, yes
I will be the one who loves you the most, yeah

See when you forgive your imperfections
And you've auctioned all your clothes
And you look to see your true reflection
You will be the one who loves you the most
You will be the one who loves you the most, yeah
You will be the one who loves you the most

Yes, alright
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Alright, yeah
Yeah, loves you the most, yes
Loves you the most

Lyrics submitted by RuthLess

"The One Who Loves You the Most" as written by Brett Dennen

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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    General Commentit's beautiful.
    he's telling her he will always love her and be there for her when the shallow, fake, worldly things let her down. he loves her for who she truly is and not who she's trying to be.
    julysunon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRomantic.
    I think it's about loving some one but still waiting for them to love themselves.
    Like being with some one who's insecure.
    And this insecure makes a big deal about all these things happening to her (as julysun puts it 'shallow, fake, worldy things)...and she just doesn't feel that fantastic because she's 'not invited to play host' and the 'debutants have deserted' her. And he's trying to say he's still there.
    I agree with Ize that she doesn't notice because of the 'you want someone who truly loves you'.. She can want it, but she probably can't recognise it because she doesn't love herself.
    Sarenaon June 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti don't think this song is about a woman at all, i think it's about learning to love yourself.
    instead of looking outside yourself for someone to complete you and fill you up, Brett is showing us that all the love we need is inside of ourselves, and when we can finally recognize that, we no longer have to keep searching for someone to love us, because the most powerful love of all is already within us.
    brilliant message.
    xtine7487on November 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAw this awesome song is so adorably sweet it makes me smile everytime I hear it!
    To me it is about him admitting that he will always be there, whatever happens, yet at the end, he realises that the one he is confessing to doesnt see him at all. It's really cute the way he sings it. A lovely voice If i do say so.
    But it's really sad cos she obviously doesnt really appreciate him and his being-there-ness.
    "and you just want somebody to come find you"
    He is lost
    Alone, desperate for her
    Yet, alas she is pretty much blind.
    Izeon April 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh man...i haven't heard the actual song but the lyrics sound awesome. awn how sweet
    *may*on June 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song...however there are a couple of mistakes in the lyrics above:
    It's not *in burlesque falls* it's *and burlesque balls*
    Also, it's not *hurting calls*..pretty sure it's *curtain calls* :)
    alissaprivon August 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBrett Dennen is such a f*ing amazing poet. I think the rhetorical audience in this song is a girl but really any loved one who is burdened by the fakeness of society as @julysun says and he's singing of how he is there to love them honestly and unconditionally but they will never truly be happy until they have found peace with themselves and learn to love themselves regardless of their own imperfections as @xtine7487 says.
    utinaeniduinon January 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOh the countless hours I have danced to this song while holding my new born colicky baby. This song will always bring tears to my eyes.

    When I listen to this song, I hear a father/mother talking to their daughter through various points in her life...a little girl who is sad for not being invited to play host with the other little girls...or talking to his/her teenaged girl who is upset because she is not cool like all the other debutante (who, I point out, are the epitome of fakeness). I hear a father/mother who is trying to comfort his/her daughter and convey that all these little things, that may, at that moment, seem like the be all and end all, actually don’t matter. That at the end of the day, true happiness will only be found when you can look past these superficialities (... “and you've auctioned all your clothes”...) And love you for who YOU are (imperfections and all).
    therealfuzzballon May 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone noticed how this is the same exact phrase structure and form as Bob Dylan's Queen Jane? Still a great tune though.
    jonpaulmusicdotcomon February 16, 2011   Link

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