What does The Only One mean?

Evanescence: The Only One Meaning

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The Only One Lyrics

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...

  1. anonymous
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    Feb 3rd 2007 !⃝

    I don't think it's telling people to "stop bitching" I think it's more about...Understanding of the feelings...And...When she says, "Never understood this life, and you right I don't deserve, but you know you're not the only one" I think it means that...She didn't want to lose someone and was trying to prove to them that everyone is lost. And that everyone may actually feel it. "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" Is telling the person that if you lose hope, and that if believe what you're telling yourself, then you will fall...Or something like that...

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 26th 2007 !⃝

    I agree Amy has said that she was Depressed at one time I can relate to being Depressed I think she is trying to say that you might think your the only one but your not that there other people that are goingthough the same feelings as you

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 22nd 2006 !⃝

    I believe this song is about how every one in the world aren't always happy and that everyone experiences bad days or sad times and that they are not the only ones that have those kinds of.experiences.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 21st 2006 !⃝

    its about people with narrow minds...

    "When they all come crashing down, midflight
    You know you're not the only one"

    saying that your not the only one it happened to, so stop acting like it

    You know you're not the only one that never understood this life

    same as above

    its about being narrow minded like I said, nothing else really

  5. Chocolate
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    Nov 12th 2006 !⃝

    Lol, tuna...Anyway, when I heard this song, I thought about a lot of my online friends, and how they just love to brag about how depressed they are. As if they're special for being sad. They know they're not the only one. We're all bleeding. We don't need to hear that others are, too, or we might as well just give in to believe that the whole world is corrupted by depression! We need someone to call a leader - someone who is above this so-called trend of sadness. So if you're gonna brag about something, brag about how happy you are if you really wanna be special.

    Sorry, that was prolly the most shallow response I ever gave to an evanescence song. A million apologies.

  6. Evanescencefreak
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    Oct 2nd 2006 !⃝

    And a little known fact, in the beginning where you hear the lady singing and saying "tuna" they put that in because the title was originally going to be called "tuna" or something like that because amy lee had made tuna casserole that day...Very pretty song also.

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