I'm the Only One

Album: Yes I Am (1993)
Charted: 8
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  • Please baby can't you see
    My mind's a burnin' hell
    I got razors a rippin' and tearin' and strippin'
    My heart apart as well

    Tonight you told me
    That you ache for somethin' new
    'Cause some other woman is lookin' like something
    That might be good for you

    Go on and hold her till the screaming is gone
    Go on believe her when she tells you
    Nothing's wrong

    But I'm the only one
    Who'll walk across the fire for you
    And I'm the only one
    Who'll drown in my desire for you
    It's only fear that makes you run
    The demons that you're hiding from
    When all your promises are gone
    I'm the only one

    Please baby can't you see
    I'm trying to explain
    I've been here before and I'm locking the door
    And I'm not going back again
    Her eyes and arms and skin won't make it go away
    You'll wake up tomorrow and wrestle the sorrow
    That holds you down today

    Go on and hold her till the screaming is gone
    Go on believe her when she tells you
    Nothing's wrong

    But I'm the only one
    Who'll walk across the fire for you
    And I'm the only one
    Who'll drown in my desire for you
    It's only fear that makes you run
    The demons that you're hiding from
    When all your promises are gone
    I'm the only one

    Go on and hold her till the screaming is gone
    Go on believe her when she tells you
    Nothing's wrong

    But I'm the only one
    Who'll walk across the fire for you
    And I'm the only one
    Who'll drown in my desire for you
    It's only fear that makes you run
    The demons that you're hiding from
    When all your promises are gone
    I'm the only one

    Yeah, yeah, yeah

    And I'm the only one
    Who'll drown in my desire for you
    It's only fear that makes you run
    The demons that you're hiding from
    When all your promises are gone
    I'm the only one

    I'm the only one baby
    I'm the only one
    Nobody else is gonna love you Writer/s: Melissa Etheridge
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Michael from IrelandA song that is gender-neutral should have no pronouns or mention of Gender in the song. To say that I'm the only one is a gender-neutral song is wrong. A gender-neutral (love) song, doesn't have 'she/her' or 'him/he' or mention of a specific gender in it. This song does therefore it isn't gender-neutral. Any gender-neutral songs that I know of have 'me/myself' or 'you/yourself.'
  • Chad from Austin, TxIf I may; I'm a guitarist of 35 years playing-all kinds and styles but mostly rock. Rock and roll is about a heart that loves, needs, enjoys, and shouts about everything that is really awesome and beautiful in this world, and that's why Women are such a prolific subject of the genre. Of course Etheridge likes boobs: boobs are SUPER awesome. That's rock and roll and that's what Etheridge does- very freaking well I might add.
  • Pat from Virginia Beach, VaI do not agree with the songfact about this being a song from Etheridge's trilogy that includes "Bring Me Some Water" and "Lover Please". Melissa has many, many songs about breakups...certainly more than just three. I do agree with all the comments about love. If you can't get over the fact that Melissa is a lesbian, you don't deserve the privilege of hearing her music!!!
  • Dee from New York, OrLove this song. The choice of it's vocabulary accents the extreme desire and passion Melissa had. Sometimes I sang this to my baby. Weird, I know, but it was like I was the one up rocking her to sleep and probably someday she'll choose her Mom as her hero. It is a similar passion....parents also feel like they are "the only one who'll walk across the fire for ya...:
  • Rick from Boston, MaI agree Shannon. Love is love, that's it, doesn't matter your gender or your partner's gender. My band covers this song and I love it every time.
  • Shannon from Phelan, CaI feel sorry for anyone who changes the way they feel about a song because of the sexual preference that the singer has who is singing the song. Are you really that concerned with what a person does behind their own closed doors that you can't hear the beauty of their music? That's just sad and narrowminded. Melissa Etheridge has some of the deepest lyrics written today. And to label her and her music is simply asinine. Of course, Melissa is laughing all the way to the bank, so I guess it really doesn't matter.
  • Karen from Crystal Lake, IlI don't think it matters if she is a lesbian. I think this song applies to love no matter your sexual preferance.
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