She's the One
Bruce Springsteen Lyrics


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With her killer graces and her secret places that no boy can fill
With her hands on her hips, oh, and that smile on her lips because she knows that it kills me
With her soft French cream, standing in that doorway like a dream, I wish she'd just leave me alone
Because French cream won't soften them boots and French kisses will not break that heart of stone
With her long hair falling and her eyes that shine like a midnight sun
Whoa-oh, she's the one
She's the one
That thunder in your heart at night when you're kneeling in the dark,
it say's you're never gonna leave her
But there's this angel in her eyes that tells such desperate lies
and all you want to do is believe her
And tonight you'll try just one more time to leave it all behind and to break on through
Oh, she can take you, but if she wants to break you,
she's gonna find out that ain't so easy to do
And no matter where you sleep tonight or how far you run
Whoa-oh, she's the one
She's the one

Oh oh, and just one kiss, she's fill them long summer nights with her tenderness
That secret pact you made, back when her love could save you from the bitterness
Oh, she's the one
Oh, she's the one
Oh, she's the one
Oh, she's the one




Oh, she's the one
Oh, she's the one

Overall Meaning

"She's the One" is a song that speaks to the conflicted emotions of a man who is deeply in love with a woman who has a hold on him like no one else. The lyrics describe her as having "killer graces" and "secret places" that no other man can fill. The singer is captivated by her sensuality and her smile, despite the fact that it "kills him" inside. He is drawn to her long hair and her eyes that "shine like a midnight sun." He recognizes that no matter where he goes or how far he runs from her, she will always be the one for him.


The second verse expands on the theme of the singer's conflicted emotions. He feels a "thunder in his heart" and knows he can never leave her, but he also recognizes that she is capable of hurting him deeply. He wants to believe her lies, but he knows that he cannot fully trust her. Despite her flaws, however, he cannot resist her. The mention of a "secret pact" that they made when her love could save him from bitterness suggests that the relationship began from a place of genuine affection, but has since become strained.


In summary, "She's the One" portrays the complex emotions that arise from being in an intense, but conflicted, romantic relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

With her killer graces and her secret places that no boy can fill
The woman in question possesses both an enticing beauty and private life that are beyond the control of any man.


With her hands on her hips, oh, and that smile on her lips because she knows that it kills me
She is aware of the effect she has on him, and takes pleasure in it. A subtle yet powerful manipulator.


With her soft French cream, standing in that doorway like a dream, I wish she'd just leave me alone
He's both attracted to and exasperated by her as she radiates an elusive charm that he can't resist or comprehend. He wishes she'd stop coming around.


Because French cream won't soften them boots and French kisses will not break that heart of stone
No amount of charm or sexual attraction will change her core personality. She's unyielding and immune to such things.


With her long hair falling and her eyes that shine like a midnight sun. Whoa-oh, she's the one. She's the one
Her physical beauty is striking, and there's something in her personality that makes her stand out from others. She is the epitome of his desires.


That thunder in your heart at night when you're kneeling in the dark, it say's you're never gonna leave her
He feels powerless in the face of his unrequited love for her. His heartfelt conviction is to never leave her.


But there's this angel in her eyes that tells such desperate lies and all you want to do is believe her
Her eyes are both enticing and deceptive - like an angel. He's desperately entranced by her, even though he knows she's not trustworthy.


And tonight you'll try just one more time to leave it all behind and to break on through
Despite his strong feelings, he will still try to break free from her hold. A last ditch effort to escape.


Oh, she can take you, but if she wants to break you, she's gonna find out that ain't so easy to do
She can control him to a certain extent, but ultimately, she can't break his spirit. He has a resilience that can withstand her manipulations.


And no matter where you sleep tonight or how far you run. Whoa-oh, she's the one. She's the one
Regardless of what he does to escape, she will always be the one he loves. Her power over him is overwhelming.


Oh oh, and just one kiss, she's fill them long summer nights with her tenderness
A single kiss from her can make even the longest, lonely summer nights filled with love and passion.


That secret pact you made, back when her love could save you from the bitterness
He made a promise with her at the start of their relationship to always stand by her in exchange for her love, which used to be enough to stave off any feelings of bitterness.


Oh, she's the one
She's the one he's always loved, despite her faults and his own struggles to let go.


Oh, she's the one
Repeating the sentiment is an affirmation in his mind of how much he loves her.


Oh, she's the one
A final declaration of how important she is to him, and how he can't let go.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bruce Springsteen

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