"Always only for me" as written by and David Berman....
On holidays, in lonely haunts
At closing time, in restaurants
I can't keep on pretending not to see
Yeah, I'm starting to suspect
Though I hope I'm incorrect
That maybe I'm the only one for me

Holding hands, starlit walks
Making plans, silly talk
All I see are couples in the street
I always had a hunch
I would crumble in the crunch
Yeah, maybe I'm the only one for me

Only one for me
Only one for me
Only one for me
I'll put my dreams high on a shelf
I'll have to learn to like myself
Yeah, maybe I'm the only one for me

Bended knee, honeymoon
Nursery, another soon
Into my mind, the thought begins to seep
If no one's fond of fucking me
Maybe no one's fucking fond of me
Yeah, maybe I'm the only one for me

Only one for me
Only one for me
Only one for me
I'll put my dreams high on a shelf
I'll have to learn to like myself
I'll put my dreams high on a shelf
I'll have to learn to like myself

Maybe I'm the only one for me

On holidays


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"Maybe I'm the Only One for Me" as written by David Berman

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    My InterpretationWhile I don't know what Moving Mountains was going for in this song, it makes perfect sense to me. I know everyone relates songs to their relationships, but I think that it is definitely acceptable because love is often one of the things that affects our lives and our music the most. My ex boyfriend used to listen to this band because I feel like his outlook on life was very close to the meanings put forth in all their music. He barely ever expressed his feelings but he was the deepest person i know. I think this song is about not wanting to feel because you do in fact feel so deeply, about being unable to escape your own cynicism. I think he felt like he was poisonous. He had all these feelings, but he couldn't express them and wouldn't allow himself to even acknowledge them half the time ("My son you're all choked up"). He knew that this killed me because I just wanted him to return the affection ("she was dying as I bit my tongue"). Guys have a tendency to fall for someone fast, so to prevent getting hurt they choose not to feel ("wishing you could see how fast it takes to fall in open valleys"). I think he would have died for me like the song says. He would be capable of doing something this profound, but yet wouldn't allow himself to do something as simple as repenting or regretting because that would mean giving in to your emotions. Overall, he knew he couldn't escape the feelings he felt at the end of the day. That's why he broke up with me, because I made him feel all those things he was trying to avoid. The part where it says "I knew too soon to save her" could mean that he wasn't ready or wasn't in a stage of his life where he was willing or able to be what I needed or it could be the opposite of too late to save her, because he was what I needed saving from.
    bittersweet16on July 04, 2014   Link
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    General CommentReally don't understand this song!
    sakattack3on May 12, 2013   Link

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