There's Only One of You
The Four Lads Lyrics


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Now there's ninety-nine kinds of candy bars
Heaven knows there must be a billion stars
Lots of candy bars, 'bout a billion stars
But there's only one of you
There's an ample number of apple trees
Seven million fish in the seven seas
Lots of apple trees, more than seven seas
But there's only one of you
So tell me that you'll always care
And tell me your love is mine alone to share
If you leave me, I'll be a lonely one
Don't cha know you're my one and only one
And there's only one of you
There's a great abundance of coconuts
And there's even more if's 'n' ands 'n' buts
Lots of coconuts, if's 'n' and's 'n' but's
But there's only one of you
There's a wide selection of magazines
And a zillion Brazilian coffee beans




Lots of magazines, loads of coffee beans
But there's only one of you

Overall Meaning

The song "There's Only One of You" by The Four Lads is a romantic ballad that emphasizes the uniqueness and value of an individual. The song opens by enumerating the many kinds of candy bars and stars that exist in the world. The sheer number of these items emphasizes that they are commonplace and easily replaceable, but then the song shifts to point out that there is only one of the person being addressed in the song. The repetition of this line throughout the song emphasizes the idea that this person is special and irreplaceable.


The second verse continues with this theme by listing examples of things that exist in abundance, such as apple trees, fish in the sea, coconuts, and magazines. And again, the message is that although these things may be plentiful, there is only one of the person being addressed. The final lines of the verse reiterate the importance of this individual to the singer, and the fear that they will be left alone if the person leaves them. The chorus repeats the song's main message, that there is only one of this person, and the singer is imploring them to always care and to share their love.


Overall, "There's Only One of You" is a tender and heartfelt declaration of love that emphasizes the unique value of the individual being addressed. The repeated refrain of "there's only one of you" emphasizes that this person is special and irreplaceable, and that they are deeply loved by the singer.


Line by Line Meaning

Now there's ninety-nine kinds of candy bars
There are a lot of different candy bars.


Heaven knows there must be a billion stars
There are a very large amount of stars in the sky.


Lots of candy bars, 'bout a billion stars
There are many candy bars and a lot of stars.


But there's only one of you
But there is only one person like you.


There's an ample number of apple trees
There are many apple trees.


Seven million fish in the seven seas
There are a lot of fish in the ocean.


Lots of apple trees, more than seven seas
There are a lot of apple trees and more than seven seas.


But there's only one of you
But there is only one person like you.


So tell me that you'll always care
Please promise to always care about me.


And tell me your love is mine alone to share
Also, please promise that your love is only for me.


If you leave me, I'll be a lonely one
If you leave, I will be very sad and alone.


Don't cha know you're my one and only one
You should know that you are my one and only love.


And there's only one of you
And there is only one person like you.


There's a great abundance of coconuts
There are many coconuts.


And there's even more if's 'n' ands 'n' buts
And there are even more possibilities and conditions to consider.


Lots of coconuts, if's 'n' and's 'n' but's
There are many coconuts and many conditions to consider.


But there's only one of you
But there is only one person like you.


There's a wide selection of magazines
There are many magazines to choose from.


And a zillion Brazilian coffee beans
And there are countless Brazilian coffee beans.


Lots of magazines, loads of coffee beans
There are many magazines and loads of coffee beans.


But there's only one of you
But there is only one person like you.




Lyrics © MUSIC SALES CORPORATION, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: A. STILLMAN, R. ALLEN

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Darryl C Preston

Written by Allen and Stillman, who wrote most of their great hits; this song was a return to the gentle humor of Istanbul, five years before, by the Four Lads. Times had changed, but that doesn't detract from the excellence of the song and the group.

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