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Posted 15 October 2013 17:45


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I have listened to 'The Only One' on the Moon Landing stream just now. I have only heard it once, but it affected me deeply. Firstly I had a pang of jealousy for the love he was expressing to another, (Well we all want to be the girl he is singing about don't we) Then I had real sympathy for him as he sang his story of how she was the Only One. He bore her his soul, and told her his secrets. I don't know why this is, but I have read somewhere that if a man tells you all his secrets, he feels committed to you, and will end up marrying you. Something tells me he told her more than he has ever revealed to anyone else, and therefore still feels committed to her. Maybe he told her about his time in the war, and his secrets to do with that? But he is still hopeful as he thinks she may meet him at the alter. So its someone whom he has asked to marry. Big news really, if his songs are reflective of his true life, then he has proposed to someone, someone who he had planned to marry, but sadly they parted, and he takes the blame.

It could be a big hit. Its catchy and has true meaning.
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Posted 15 October 2013 17:56


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Remember this pic?
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152914742805424

Now you know! This was James on the floor wiggling the wah-wah while I played guitar to get the funk sound that starts around 1:10 into the song.
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Posted 15 October 2013 17:56


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Hi!! I was going to post about it, just heard it as well. Will post my thoughts about later, here is part of the lyrics for those who might need them. There's a few things I didn't catch. I'll appreciate your help!


Did all the words I never said hurt as bad as those I did ?
You know I never even cared not before you
If I could go and turn back time, if I could only … ?
I would bleed this heart of mine just to show you
I'll be the first to say I'm sorry, the 1st to say I'm stupid
Why do I always take it there
Is it hopeless or maybe you still want to meet me at the altar ?
[…]
And I told you all my secrets, all my fears, I've let go
And it's flawless, you are the only one, you are the only one, don't you know, don't you know ?

Am I faded from your mind as the distant blurred lines ?
They seal all things here with time, but it sounds true
Are you living on every word I know it's more than I deserve
Chances are I'll make it worse, but I need to
Tell you that I'm sorry, tell you that I'm stupid, why do I always take it there
Is it hopeless or maybe you still want to meet me at the altar ?
[…]
And I told you all my secrets, all my fears, I've let go
And it's flawless, you are the only one, you are the only one, don't you know ?

Don't you know, that … heart … not having you …. ?
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Posted 15 October 2013 17:58


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mattchait (15/10/2013)
Remember this pic?
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152914742805424

Now you know! This was James on the floor wiggling the wah-wah while I played guitar to get the funk sound that starts around 1:10 into the song.


I do! Thanks for the info! Nice to see you around!
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Posted 15 October 2013 18:15
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Just listened to the Album and this one really did me in. But James always does.
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Posted 15 October 2013 18:28


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Thanks for starting us off with the lyrics Prunilla.

Did all the words I never said
hurt as bad as those I did ?
You know I never even cared not before you.
If I could go and turn back time,
If I could only press rewind
I would bleed this heart of mine
Just to show you

I'll be the first to say I'm sorry,
The first to say I'm stupid
Why do I always take it there
Is it hopeless or maybe you still want to
Meet me at the altar ?
And I will lay it all to bare

And I told you all my secrets, all my fears, I've let go.
And it's flawless,
You are the only one,
You are the only one,
Don't you know,
Don't you know ?

Am I faded from your mind
Has the distance blurred the lines ?
They say all things heal with time
But its untrue
I will linger on every word
I know it's more than I deserve
Chances are I'll make it worse,
But I need to

Tell you
Tell you that I'm sorry,
Tell you that I'm stupid,
Why do I always take it there
Is it hopeless or maybe you still want to
Meet me at the altar ?
And I will lay it all to bare

And I told you all my secrets,
All my fears, I've let go
And it's flawless,
You are the only one,
You are the only one,
Don't you know ?

Don't you know,
That the hardest parts not having you to hold
This old heart of mine can bare to see you go

And I told you all my secrets,
All my fears, I've let go
And it's flawless,
You are the only one,
You are the only one,
Don't you know ?

And I told you all my secrets,
All my fears, I've let go
And it's flawless,
You are the only one,
You are the only one,
Don't you know ?

Hope the lyrics are correct. I noticed 'This Old Heart of Mine' line, Rod Stewart
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Posted 17 October 2013 00:50


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really love this one
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Posted 17 October 2013 17:18


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I think this song is my favorite of the album! It reminds me a bit the sound of the alanis morrisette cover "crazy"!
This song is flawless!
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Posted 18 October 2013 21:28
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This is one of my favourites on this album. It's just gorgeous!!!
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Posted 18 October 2013 21:54


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I love this song ♥
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Posted 19 October 2013 01:27


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The more I listen to this song, the more I'm sure it would be a good choice for radio. Maybe I should start to request it as soon as the album is released worldwide. Who has said radio can't play more than one new song in rotation?

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Posted 19 October 2013 08:10


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This one and Bones are my favorites from this album... and maybe from all albums....
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Posted 19 October 2013 19:05
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strong sound, good song, could imagine there is an impressive INTRO for the show 
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Posted 20 October 2013 21:01
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I really really love the song from the first listen! I can't stop listen to it. Hope it will be a single.
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Posted 21 October 2013 02:15
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This one and Bones are my favorites from this album... and maybe from all albums....


me too!!!
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Posted 22 October 2013 13:36


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I must say I fall in love with this song on the first listen!
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Posted 22 October 2013 20:29
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This track really stood out massively its so funny you think can James top previous albums/ songs and he continues to do that how many artists rest on their laurels after one or two albums. Well done another superb production.
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Posted 24 October 2013 16:03
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They say all things heal with time
But its untrue


Never truer words spoken.
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Posted 24 October 2013 23:36


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I've been listening to this album in complete ecstasy.

I wish someone could say to me the same words he is singing.

But it's just a dream.

Very beautiful song. Has a great music rhythm.

I hear a child say at the beginning of the song:

" you look crazy on your shoes"

It's funny! 

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Posted 25 October 2013 17:18


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perhaps this song will be the next single release? I could imagine

one of the MUST HAVES on tour

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Posted 26 October 2013 23:42


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Ohh loove the sound of The Only One! This is one of my favourites, definitely! (Also he says he's stupid hehe! )
I love how the pace changes from slow and thoughtful before gradually building up as he tries his best to convince someone that they really are the only one


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Posted 28 October 2013 07:01


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Can he have the past he screwed up...now in the current future,
realized they were "the only one" ....and can they lay their past to bed...
DAGNABIT JAMES

this song got to me... funny coincidence... as the past also revisted from 17yrs ago... in person, BAM!!
2 days before downloading this song

and I had realized time to let go... time just fine tunes the memories

definitely on replay
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Posted 30 October 2013 17:35
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'The Only One' is an awesome song -amazingly beautiful and powerful words and music.... have to say it left me in absolute tears as it REALLY struck a chord - I was supposed to be getting married 28th May 2013 but 6 weeks before the wedding the ex-fiance had a mid life crisis and said he couldnt face being 46 (get a life - I'm 48!) AND being passed over for a promotion - and announded HE couldn't get married and kicked me out of our home.... James, this song may have made me sob but it's one of your absolute best!!!!

'maybe you still want to meet me at the altar........'

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Posted 30 October 2013 18:50


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For some reason I wish James would sing lyrics from the other side of this relationship. Probably because well, like most people, I'm on the other side and I really can't relate to the dumper but of the dumpee.

Spinning on my heels....so far away from real <3
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Posted 07 December 2013 12:15


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I hear a child say at the beginning of the song:

" you look crazy onyour shoes"

It's funny!


I added the album to my iPod and heard something about shoes too haha!


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Posted 08 December 2013 03:40


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I hear a child say at the beginning of the song:

" you look crazy onyour shoes"

It's funny!


I added the album to my iPod and heard something about shoes too haha!


I always giggle at that little bit about the shoes...wondering what that is all about. James and his shoes can be very distracting.
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Posted 08 December 2013 15:52


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James once said that they went around the USA recording sounds from the real life, and then they added them to the album. That's why you can hear a motorbike passing by at the beginning of the album. So I guess the "shoes" thing is a recording from real life...!

Susan: I wonder the same! Who do you reckon it is?
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Posted 08 December 2013 17:26


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-susan (08/12/2013)
Who is the Only One?


It's gotta be Billy.
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Posted 08 December 2013 19:34


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'course it's about Billy, it's always about Billy, isn't it?

Susan: I thought the same when I first heard the song but the more I listen to it the more I think this song is about "that" girl... the one who might or might not have broken his heart. It doesn't really matter who it is anyway, as long as you can relate to it. I think.
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Posted 08 December 2013 20:27


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Oh, I thought it was about Chesney Hawkes.

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