So I find a reason to shave my legs
Each single morning
So I count on someone on Friday nights
To take me dancing and then
To church on Sundays
To plant more dreams
And someday think of kids
Or maybe just to save a little money

You're the one I need
The way back home is always long
But if you're close to me I'm holding on
You're the one I need
My real life has just begun
'Cause there's nothing like your smile made of sun

In a world full of strangers
You're the one I know

So I learned to cook and finally lose
My kitchen phobia
So I got the arms to cuddle in when there's a ghost or a muse
That brings insomnia
To buy more thongs
And write more happy songs
It always takes a little help from someone

You're the one I need
The way back home is always long
But if you're close to me I'm holding on
You're the one I need
My real life has just begun
'Cause there's nothing like your smile made of sun

You're the one I need
The way back home is always long
But if you're close to me I'm holding on
You're the one I need
My real life has just begun
'Cause there's nothing like your smile made of sun

You're the one I need
You're the one I need

With you, my real life has just begun

You're the one I need
You're the one I need

Nothing like your smile made of sun

Nothing like your love
Nothing like your love, ah
Nothing like your love


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The One Lyrics as written by Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll Glen Ballard

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    Ahh!!!

    it's not "When there's a ghost or a news" it's "When there's a ghost or a muse"

    plus, that "??" bit, it's "With you my real life has just begun"

    Please edit these lyrics, dearie, for Shakira fans worldwide.

    syd_Melon June 14, 2002   Link
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    Fixed...

    -- SM Mod.

    Idanon June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Also:

    "So I count on someone on Friday nights To take me dancing again" is "So I count on someone Friday nights to take me dancing and then"

    syd_Melon June 15, 2002   Link
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    wow syd mel u know your lyrics!! ;) i like this song, its cute.

    Tracyon June 18, 2002   Link
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    he, he, he I do my research :)

    syd_Melon June 20, 2002   Link
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    i like the line about shaving her legs

    wild floweron July 01, 2002   Link
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    Lyric Correction: "To plant more trees" should be "To plant more dreams". Make sense? :)

    StarrySkieson July 11, 2002   Link
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    The chorus and the music are definetely beautiful. I think this love song is definetely shadowed by Underneath Your Clothes, although that song kicks a$$ too.

    titandawg0126on July 17, 2002   Link
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    love this song. its soothing. its good to play really loud and sing with when u need to calm down.

    annieneedsabandILon August 07, 2002   Link
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    yeah, I love this song... & I'm OCD about correct lyrics, too... haha & although I prefer her songs in spanish, this is my favorite of her songs in english

    rubyslippers17on August 28, 2005   Link

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