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Adele – One And Only lyrics
You've been on my mind
I grow fonder every day
Lose myself in time
Just thinking of your face

God only knows
Why it's taken me so long
To let my doubts go
You're the only one that I wanted

I don't know why I'm scared
Cos I've been here before
With every feeling, every word
I've imagined it all
You'll never know, if you never try
To forgive your past, and simply be mine

I dare you to let me be, your
Your one and only
I promise I'm worthy
To hold in your arms
So come on
And give me the chance
To prove I am the one who can
Walk that mile
Until the end starts


If I've been on your mind
Do you hang on every word I say
Lose yourself in time
At the mention of my name

Will I ever know
How it feels to hold you close
And have you tell me
Whichever road I choose you'll go

I don't know why I'm scared
Cos we've been here before
With every feeling every word
I've imagined it all

You'll never know
If you never try
To forgive my past

And simply be mine

I dare you to let me be your
Your one and only
I promise I'm worth it
To hold in your arms
So come on
And give me a chance
To prove I am the one who can
Walk that mile
Until the end starts

I know it ain't easy
Giving up your heart
I know it ain't easy
Giving up your heart (nobody's perfect)
I know it ain't easy (trust me I've learned it)
Giving up your heart (nobody's perfect)
I know it ain't easy (trust me I've learned it)
Giving up your heart (nobody's perfect)
I know it ain't easy (trust me I've learned it)
Giving up your heart (nobody's perfect)
I know it ain't easy (trust me I've learned it)
Giving up your heart

So I dare you to let me be your
Your one and only
I promise I'm worthy
To hold in your arms
So come on
And give me that chance
To prove I am the one who can
Walk that mile
Until the end starts
Come on
And give me the chance
To prove I am the one who can
Walk that mile
Until the end starts
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    I only started listening to this song last night, and I absolutely love it. Adele is a truely gifted artist who has the power to evoke feeling into her music, the fact that she writes her music based on her experiences makes her music heart felt and genuine and just simply true. One and only is an amazing song, that everyone at some point in their life can and will relate to, its about you loving, someone so deeply and you being so scared of telling them exactly how much you feel for them because you're not sure if they'll feel the same. My favorite part of the song is the part where she sings " i dont know why i'm scared, i've been here before, every feeling, every word ,i've imagined it all, you'll never know if you never try. To forgive yor past, and simply be mine". I believe these lines of the song express exactly what it is about. You love that person so much, daydream of them constantly. Of you being together, you wishing you could own up to your fears and just tell them how you feel. But that's so hard cause you're afraid of getting hurt. Maybe because of previous heart-breaks. Okay I've said enough. I don't know exactly the meaning that adele put to this song while she was writing it. But this is just my interpretation of it:-) .
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    He'll always be my one and only,
    no matter what hardships we go through. We stick together & fight through them all. It's not about giving up because things seem to be only getting worse. It's about giving up on the bad feelings & move on with good feelings because no matter where you go there's always going to be a struggle. We were made to fight through thick and thin. With him, I'm willing to go through it all; because I know that we can make it (l).
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    The classic story of a boy and a girl. This time there's a boy on the ouside looking in. This girl and boy have their fights, but are convinced they need each other, they play cat and mouse and he's always talking to other girls yet she can't let go of him even though she knows he does her wrong, he's a player, nothing else. They finally break up, the outside boy wants her to know she can be treated like a princess, if she can give him a chance. Let him, be her one and only. I was the girl and the outside boy told me to listen to this song, I've been in love with it and him ever since.
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    Sometimes, life might give you exactly what you wanted, all you dreamed and hoped for. But just because you were dying to experience those moments it doesn't mean you aren't scared. There's always ginna be a moment in life when you take your time and think if it's worth giving your heart to someone, even if you're sure he's the one. In my oppinion, that's exacthy the kind of feeling adele has been through when she wrote these lyrics.
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    To me this song means being in love with someone who your very close to already, a best perhaps, and them not loving you in the same way. Maybe they've had something happen in their past which means they don't want to fall in love with you but they still want to be close to you as a friend. But all you want is for them to give you one chance, to show them how perfect you could be together. That's what this song means to me.
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    It's also about falling in love with the wrong person. Or when the other person for some reason thinks he doesn't deserve to be loved. "you'll never know if you never try to forgive your past and simply me mine"
    Sometimes it's hard to let go all the fears, the prejudice, the past. But when we love someone the past doesn't matter as long as the present with that person is perfect.
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    Tell me how are we suppose to remain friends when you got a whole lot of feelings you don't want to show? I relate to this song so bad, am inlove with this guy whom I've been friends with for over three years now. He tend to show me the love he has but with a wink of a eye all of that is gone. I guess this is a learning curve.
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    What I believe this song is saying that a person is in love with someone and admits it openly, but the other person is scared to admit that they are in love with the individual. So the person who is for sure in love with the next individual is trying to make them see they are in love with them. Basically telling them its ok to love me, because I love you too.
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    I think the meaning to this song is two people that really like eachother but one of them has a bad past and can't really trust anyone. But yet the other one in the relationship is trying to show the other that showing her/him won't hurt, it won't hurt to have them in their arms. Sometimes, you have to take a chance inlove even though "it's not easy giving up your heart".
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    I love the subtitle. One and only. I love a person and this person is my one and only.
    This song is perfectly explained by april 4, 2012 5: 09 am and his/her bonus comment.
    For me, I too believe that this two individuals has love existing between them and she wants her to be the one that he will love all the way and she be his one and only.
    Any male or female who loves another truly wants to be loved by their loved one and be their one and only.
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    Guys think that they'll find the perfect "princess", the perfect woman for them. It happens often that when they think they have found her, after a while they come up with the smallest defect and she's not the "one" anymore. Woman on the other hand are more objective and understand that no body is perfect. In this song she's only asking for a chance to prove that she can make him happy.
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    This song is about a woman who was hurt in the past and when she found someone new she brought that into the relationship. She was scared and doubted what could be and when she confronted her fears. She was able to tell the new guy how she really feels after she pushed him as a result of the past. She was ready for the new man to be his. Love this song. Cookie.
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    For me it means, let me be that one person who is yours and you being mine. Let me take care of you and hold you forever and that never will a day come when I get sick of holding you. It means to love someone so deep that words don't come close. This song for me means to love unconditionally but first asking that other person to completely let go of their guard and allow it.
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    I completely relate to this song at this point of my life. This is exactly how I feel.
    About the guy who stole my heart. Yet I have no idea how he feels about me. Sometimes he really shows interest in me. But other times I feel that he doesn't care. So far I feel that I'm the only one trying to form something between us. But like they say it takes two to tango. Anyways this song really touched my heart.
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    This song means not letting a child from a previous relationship that's not yours, ruin present and future relationships because you got attached to the kid and you miss him and now the person who loves you unconditionally has to deal with the love loss from the past//and now this relationship is being poisoned from a past that has nothing to do with the right now. {{sorry guys I know this has nothing to do with the song in entirety but I needed to vent}} lol.
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    It means she is starting to like this person alot and she wants to be with them, but she is scared of getting hurt like she has before cuz she has heard all the same words before. And then she is telling the person she likes to forget there bad past & it will be worth it to have her. For the other person to give her a chance cuz she wants to be his one and only.
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    I believe the meaning of this song is. You and the person you like, are say, best friends. You start to gain feelings for him. Although he is going around flirting with other girls. You don't know really how to tell him how you feel, and you wondering how it would reflect on your friendship. Sadly, you want yourself to be his one and only, and really, there is no easy way to say it.
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    It means, that I want you back, and I have strong feelings for you. Do you want me back? I can promise you so much, if you just give me the chance. My feelings for you are indescribable and I can't stop thinking about you. I still get scared sometimes, but if you forgive me, and let me be your one and only, I have so much to offer, and I promise I won't let you go. I can prove, that I'm worthy for you.
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    I feel shes been in this long term relationship and both her and her man have cheated and shes asking him to give her another chance give there realtionship another chance shes asking him to let go of his past and make her his one and only make there relationship there one in only and to walk that mile to the end of time and to just forgive and forget. Nobodys perfect.
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    This song is about a guy that adele really cares about. Adele I know love hurt the best advice I wud give you is to move on without this guy, I know it's hard to move on, ur not ugly you are a beautiful young lady that sing song to let people remember about the past and love ones, and fight not to give up on something that they want or become, I love all ur songs adele keep up the good work.
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    She had fantazied about him alot. "you've been on my mind" she knows he just been hurt so she takes advantage of the moment to dare him to " forgive the past" to give  her a chance and that she's worth it. "the one and only" he needs. She express that she umderstand it aint easy to give up his heart again. She wonders if she'll "ever know how does it feel to hold him close". She doesn't understand why she feeling nervous cause she had repeatly play the senario of finally tell him. (jm).
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    It's interesting that as soon as I listened this song for the first time I felt like it has summarized a long time of my life: being in loved of a friend who I know for several years, who has just broken up with his girlfriend, and trying to tell him what I feel but it's such a difficult task because I don't about what's going on through his mind.
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    I think that it's about a guy that she has known for a long time and that she has always sort of felt that she has liked him as more than a friend but she can't say it, but she can imagine it and she doesn't know why its so hard to say it. }
    and then I think it goers on to be about her doubts on whthether th boy likes her.
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    I believe its about a woman who realises the feelings she has for a male friend are not just for a friend but is something more true more pure. Shes amased she didn't realise it before but the problem when she tells him he rejects her as he has had bad experiences in the past and just wants to stay friends. So she wonders if he will ever forgive and forget his past experiences and simply be hers.
    Sadly know how she feels :(
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    "to me, the song means adele and the one she loves have both been hurt in the past. Likely for different reasons, they are both scared to give this relationship a start and now adele has let him in and it may have been too late, so now she is telling him to open up and let himself be hers. "
    I just wanted to add that I feel he may not be the only female in his life. I have lived this song, I have lived other songs of hers, this man she sings about is in a relationship. The love was not black and white, but it was strong.
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    When I hear this song. I think of this guy who passed away who I really liked; it fits me. Like I didn't believe him when he said he liked me and I didn't believe it myself when I realized I liked him. Now he's been on my mind all the time and I do 'grow fonder with every word he says' in videos and so on. =p are. I. P
    ^^^ but obviously she's singing to someone she can't have like an impossible crush. She's basically saying to get out there and get what you want or else you'll hopelessly be in love. I can relate to this song in so many ways like my impossible crush since kindergarten xd.
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    I really like adele fro her great life of singing and for the song I love is great and for sence of her heart is to really like her voice looks like I am going to be happy and my best friend madeline kerr she sings like adele. Adele loves in her own heart into me and thank you for sing us a song my teachers aide mrs parker from corrimal high aide. Remy.
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    One and only. Such a beautiful song. It made me optimistic in some views 'bout love. For the guy that I've been loving for so long,. "will i ever know how it feels to hold you close? ",. I know that for you I'm just invisible but "you'll never know, if you never try... So i dare you to let me be your one and only". Btw this song is for you:)
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