One More Time
Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyrics


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Angels sing and buzzards fly
Kingdoms fall and rivers rise
It's all the same since the sin is alive
Some are free but we're all doing time

One day at a time smell the roses taste the wine
One day at a time no stop signs or red lights
That wheel keeps turning on and on, day and night
No one survives ain't no use in cryin'
What ain't dead is surely dyin' one day at a time

Money burns and good gold shines
Dreamers dream and finders find
World keeps spinnin' round and round
Save our souls before it all comes down

One day at a time smell the roses taste the wine
One day at a time no stop signs or red lights
That wheel keeps turning on and on, day and night
No one survives ain't no use in cryin'
What ain't dead is surely dyin' one day at a time

One day at a time smell the roses taste the wine
One day at a time no stop signs or red lights
That wheel keeps turning on and on, day and night
No one survives ain't no use in cryin'

One day at a time smell the roses taste the wine
One day at a time no stop signs or red lines
That wheel keeps turning on and on, day and night




No one survives ain't no use in cryin'
What ain't dead is surely dyin' one day at a time

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Lynyrd Skynyrd's song One More Time reflect the common human experience: everyone is living one day at a time, and nobody can escape the inevitability of time passing and the cycles of life and death. The first verse talks about the cyclical nature of life, where angels sing and buzzards fly, kingdoms fall and rivers rise, and everything is the same because sin is alive. No matter how much changes around us, life keeps moving in circles because we cannot escape the consequences of our actions. The line "some are free but we're all doing time" suggests that even those who are free from prison or other constraints are still trapped in the cycle of life and death.


The chorus emphasizes the importance of living in the moment and enjoying what life has to offer. The metaphor of smelling roses and tasting wine symbolizes savoring the sweetness of life before it passes by. The line "no stop signs or red lights" suggests that we should not let anything hold us back from enjoying life. The final lines of the chorus, "no one survives ain't no use in cryin'/what ain't dead is surely dyin' one day at a time," convey a sense of stoicism and acceptance of the eventual end of life. We cannot prevent our own mortality, but we can choose to enjoy the time we have and make the most of it.


Overall, One More Time is a song that acknowledges the inevitability of time passing and the constant cycle of life and death. It encourages listeners to savor the present moment and enjoy life's pleasures while they can, without being held back by fear or regret.


Line by Line Meaning

Angels sing and buzzards fly
The world is full of both good and bad, and we must accept that.


Kingdoms fall and rivers rise
The world is always changing and nothing is forever.


It's all the same since the sin is alive
Despite all the changes, the existence of sin remains unchanged.


Some are free but we're all doing time
Even those who may appear free are still bound by the inevitable passage of time.


One day at a time smell the roses taste the wine
We should appreciate the simple pleasures in life and take things slowly.


One day at a time no stop signs or red lights
We shouldn't let obstacles or distractions impede our progress.


That wheel keeps turning on and on, day and night
Life goes on, and we must keep moving forward.


No one survives ain't no use in cryin'
Death is inevitable, and mourning serves little purpose.


What ain't dead is surely dyin' one day at a time
Everything is slowly passing away, and we should cherish what we have while we can.


Money burns and good gold shines
Material possessions are fleeting and have little true value.


Dreamers dream and finders find
Everyone has different aspirations and goals.


World keeps spinnin' round and round
The world will continue to change and exist regardless of our individual experiences.


Save our souls before it all comes down
We should focus on our spiritual well-being before everything else crumbles.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: JOHNNY VAN ZANT, GARY ROSSINGTON, RICKEY LYNN MEDLOCK, MARLON YOUNG

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@lorenzojoker9411

How can you stand there smilin'
After all you've done
You know it seems to make you happy
When you've hurt someone
Twice before you fooled me
With your deceivin' and lyin'
Come in and close the door
One more time, one more time
Yeah you've been gone so long
No one knows where
And you say that you still love me
Then show me you care
'Cause you got what it takes sweet mama
To make a man feel fine
So I'll take the word of a liar
One more time, one more time
Girl you've got me hungry
Losin' my mind
I know I'm playin' with fire
Get burned every time
Yes I'm a fool for you baby I can't deny
But I got to have your sweet love
One more time, one more time
Girl you've got me hungry
Losin' my mind
I know I'm playin' with fire
I get burned every time
Yes I'm a fool for you mama I can't deny
But I got to have your sweet love
One more time, one more time
Yes I'm her fool once more
I can read her brown eyes
But when the rooster crows tomorrow
Well its her turn to cry
I'm headed down that old road
She lost her free ride
So tonight I'll take what I paid for
One more time, one more time
One more time



All comments from YouTube:

@markduncan8988

I'll take the word of a liar....one more time. What a great lyric. Man I have lived this tune

@adamkopperl1484

I know just what you mean my man

@deborahgriffin9252

Me too

@stevenmarcinkowski8577

Yep. This is a man's anthem

@ClarkSnowden

Amen boys

@markalexander7397

Such a very underrated song.

@haroldpruitt8207

Very, very underrated my friend. I can’t believe some great country artist hasn’t redone it . Has so much feel to it.

@op25500

One of their First.

@FullSpectrumDomino

I'm prepared to say this is their most sublimely beautiful song. I'm more than prepared to say it. I said it!

@renosummers7910

@@haroldpruitt8207 I'm trying to convince a buddy to do a hard rock version. Or metal, still tasteful

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