One At A Time
Travie McCoy Lyrics


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Yeah, it's Travie!
Lets Take a Second and reflect on what we can do
To be smart and play apart in something beautiful
Embrace life appreciate the fact you even breathing
Cuz we in the crosshairs and it's over season
If each one teaches one we got a good start
Your not a square cuz you care and have a good heart
We gotta speak soft, And listen harder
It's right in front of our face but we don't even bother

(Uh)Think about it
(Uh) Think about it
Be about, don't be afraid to speak about it
(Uh) Don't cry about it
(Uh) Even though they lie about it
Set a fire, inspire don't turn the other cheek about it

(Whoa) Can't change the world over night
(Whoa) But we can start by saving a life
(Whoa) One at a time, One at a time
(Whoa) So lets make history
(Whoa) And help out those in need
(Whoa) One at a time, One at a time
We can change a life

I be like my generations complaining about things that we don't have
But if you think about if you think about it we ain't got it so bad
Trust me I know bad, And I met worst
And it'd be so sad, To sit it and let it get worst
It's a simple concept we need to grasp quickly
Before we end up wishing we did something differently
So go and spread the word, And not the violence
C'mon lets get together try and put this all behind us

(Uh)Think about it
(Uh) Think about it
Be about, don't be afraid to speak about it
(Uh) Don't cry about it
(Uh) Even though they lie about it
Set a fire, inspire don't turn the other cheek about it

(Whoa) Can't change the world over night
(Whoa) But we can start by saving a life
(Whoa) One at a time, One at a time
(Whoa) So lets make history
(Whoa) And help out those in need
(Whoa) One at a time, One at a time
We can change a life

If I could change a life, Then you can change a life
We can change a life, So lets just change a life
One at a time, One at a Time
If I could change a life, Then you can change a life
We can change a life, So lets just change a life
One at a time, One at a time
We can change a life

(Whoa) Can't change the world over night
(Whoa) But we can start by saving a life
(Whoa) One at a time, One at a time
(Whoa) So lets make history
(Whoa) And help out those in need




(Whoa) One at a time, One at a time
We can change a life

Overall Meaning

In "One at a Time," Travie McCoy encourages people to reflect on their actions and be more mindful of the world around them. He emphasizes the importance of taking things step-by-step and working together to make positive change. McCoy urges his listeners to appreciate their lives and to use their energy to inspire others rather than succumbing to violence or negativity.


The song's lyrics resonate with individuals who feel a sense of responsibility to make a difference in their communities. McCoy's message is particularly relevant in today's society, where concerns about inequality and social justice are at the forefront of many people's minds. He draws attention to the fact that major changes can come from small actions, and that everyone has the ability to be part of something beautiful.


Overall, "One at a Time" asks listeners to consider what they can do to make the world a better place in their own unique ways. It's a reminder of the power of community, and the importance of taking care of each other as we move forward in an ever-changing world.


Line by Line Meaning

Yeah, it's Travie!
Introduction and acknowledgement of artist.


Lets Take a Second and reflect on what we can do
Suggesting a pause in routine to consider actions with positive impact.


To be smart and play apart in something beautiful
Encouraging people to be conscious of their actions in contributing to something positive.


Embrace life appreciate the fact you even breathing
Prompting people to appreciate life and the ability to simply breathe.


Cuz we in the crosshairs and it's over season
Describing the state of the world as troubled and on the verge of collapse.


If each one teaches one we got a good start
Emphasizing the importance of sharing knowledge and improving the world one person at a time.


Your not a square cuz you care and have a good heart
Acknowledging and praising those who have kindness and care for others.


We gotta speak soft, And listen harder
Encouraging people to communicate with patience and empathy.


It's right in front of our face but we don't even bother
Highlighting the ignorance and inaction of individuals despite the pressing needs around them.


(Uh)Think about it
Reiterating the importance of reflection and contemplation.


Be about, don't be afraid to speak about it
Challenging people to actively participate in positive change and not be afraid to speak up.


(Uh) Don't cry about it
Discouraging negative reactions like crying in response to problems.


(Uh) Even though they lie about it
Acknowledging the inherently dishonest nature of some issues or individuals.


Set a fire, inspire don't turn the other cheek about it
Urge to make a mark or difference and refuse to ignore the problems even when they are tough.


(Whoa) Can't change the world over night
Admitting the limitations of change and the need for it to happen over time.


(Whoa) But we can start by saving a life
Emphasizing the value of saving even one life as a positive step forward.


(Whoa) One at a time, One at a time
Repetition and emphasis on the idea of making small, incremental changes.


(Whoa) So lets make history
Encouragement to participate in something meaningful that contributes to the progress or the development of humanity.


(Whoa) And help out those in need
Encouragement to support those in need and spread support.


(Whoa) One at a time, One at a time
Restating the idea that incremental change can lead to big things.


We can change a life
A declaration of confidence in the ability to make a difference.


If I could change a life, Then you can change a life
Empowering statement that inspires others to change the world, regardless of how small their actions may seem.


So lets just change a life
Reiteration of the message that everyone has the power to make a difference.


One at a time, One at a Time
Encouragement to embrace small changes for the greater good.


If I could change a life, Then you can change a life
Reiteration of the empowering statement.


We can change a life
A final declaration of confidence in the power of individual action.


(Whoa) Can't change the world over night
Final admission of the limitations of immediate change.


(Whoa) But we can start by saving a life
Final encouragement to pursue positive change through small acts.




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Hero.hiphop

I love it when a popular artist makes a song that has such an important and powerful message. Truly inspiring.

Hansscorp

2018, and still love this song with my heart

Hansscorp

2022, still listening to it lol

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Junjun Sanidad

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