The Only One Lyrics

Billy Bragg


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Bragg
album: Track 9 in album Workers Playtime
release date: 1988-9
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock/Indie Pop
length: 3:27
vocal: Billy Bragg
engineer: Martin Hayles
acoustic guitar: Billy Bragg
cello: John Palmer
assistant engineer: Graham Dear
producer: Wiggy and Joe Boyd
composer: Billy Bragg
lyricist: Billy Bragg

Cover Art

Billy Bragg Workers Playtime cover art
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Sometimes when you lose your way to me
I think you don't care at all
If you don't get here soon
I'll tear the clock down from the wall
Your family and friends don't understand
They treat me so strange
The book you said to read
Well I have read but nothing's changed

The clocks go forward the clocks go back
Yet here I sit if I was the only one and
Oh you cannot hear me
Oh you cannot hear me
Can anybody hear me out there

He's up on his high horse again
You're down in the park
I'm left to fight my impulses alone here in the dark
The chain that fell off my bike last night
Is now wrapped 'round my heart
Sometimes I think that
Fate has been against us from the start

I long to let our love run free,
Yet here I am a victim of geography
And oh you cannot hear me
Oh you cannot hear me
Can anybody hear me out there

She said, kiss me or would you rather
Live in a land where the soap won't lather
And oh
You know you are the only one
Yes you are the only one
Yes you are the only one


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 She's Got a New Spell
  • 2 Must I Paint You a Picture
  • 3 Tender Comrade
  • 4 The Price I Pay
  • 5 Little Time Bomb
  • 6 Rotting on Remand
  • 7 Valentine's Day Is Over
  • 8 Life With the Lions
  • 9 The Only One
  • 10 The Short Answer
  • 11 Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards