The Only One
Evanescence Lyrics


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When they all come crashing down- midflight
You know you're not the only one
When they're so alone they find a back door out of life
You know you're not the only one

We're all grieving
Lost and bleeding
All our lives
We've been waiting
For someone to call our leader
All your lies
I'm not believing
Heaven shine a light down on me

So afraid to open your eyes- hypnotized
You know you're not the only one
Never understood this life
And you're right I don't deserve but you know I'm not the only one

We're all grieving
Lost and bleeding

All our lives
We've been waiting
For someone to call our leader
All your lies
I'm not believing
Heaven shine a light down on me

Don't look down
Don't look into the eyes of the world beneath you
Don't look down, you'll fall down,
You'll become their sacrifice
Right or wrong
Can't hold onto the fear that I'm lost without you
If I can't feel, I'm not mine,
I'm not real

All our lives
We've been waiting
For someone to call our leader
All your lies




I'm not believing
Heaven shine a light down on me

Overall Meaning

In "The Only One", Evanescence talks about the struggles one faces when they feel alone and helpless, like their life is falling apart around them. The opening lines, "When they all come crashing down- midflight, you know you're not the only one," suggest that even though it may feel like no one else is going through something similar, there are others that are experiencing the same thing. The lyrics "When they're so alone they find a back door out of life, you know you're not the only one" are particularly powerful, as they talk about the feeling of wanting to give up and the sense that there's no other option.


The song talks about the pain, grief and loss that everyone experiences at some point in life, and the need to have someone be a guide and support during these times. The lines "All our lives we've been waiting, for someone to call our leader" suggest that people are looking for someone to lead them out of their struggles and show them the way. The lines "Don't look down, you'll fall down, you'll become their sacrifice" highlight the dangers of feeling alone and giving up hope.


Overall, "The Only One" is a song that speaks to the struggles we all face at some point in life, whether it be grief, loss, pain or feeling alone. It's a reminder that there are others who are going through the same thing and that we need each other to support and guide us through those difficult times.


Line by Line Meaning

When they all come crashing down- midflight
When everything falls apart suddenly and unexpectedly.


You know you're not the only one
You are not alone in your struggles.


When they're so alone they find a back door out of life
When someone is so lonely and feels there is no other option but to end their life.


We're all grieving
We are all experiencing sadness and pain.


Lost and bleeding
Feeling directionless and hurt.


All our lives
Throughout our entire existence.


We've been waiting
We have been anticipating something or someone to lead us.


For someone to call our leader
For someone to guide us and show us the way.


All your lies
All the false promises and deceit.


I'm not believing
I do not trust or accept it as truth.


Heaven shine a light down on me
A plea to a divine being for help and guidance.


So afraid to open your eyes- hypnotized
Afraid of the unknown and feeling trapped in a trance-like state.


Never understood this life
Not comprehending the purpose and meaning of life.


And you're right I don't deserve but you know I'm not the only one
Acknowledging one's own shortcomings and that others are also struggling.


Don't look down
Don't focus on the negative aspects of life.


Don't look into the eyes of the world beneath you
Do not compare yourself to others who may seem less fortunate.


Don't look down, you'll fall down,
Do not dwell on negativity or you will suffer.


You'll become their sacrifice
You will be at the mercy of others.


Right or wrong
Regardless of what is correct or incorrect.


Can't hold onto the fear that I'm lost without you
Cannot continue to be scared and dependent on someone who may not be reliable.


If I can't feel, I'm not mine, I'm not real
Without emotions and feelings, one cannot be their true self.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network, Capitol CMG Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
Written by: PATRICK FARNUM BROWN, NATHAN THOMAS FLYNN, CHRISTOPHER RYAN LEE, BENJAMIN ROBERT PETERSON, KIEREN CHARLES SMITH, JANICE MARIE CRUZ, ALEX SUAREZ

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