What does One mean?

U2: One Meaning

Album cover for One album cover

Song Released: 1992

One Lyrics

Is it getting better
Or do you feel the same
Will it make it easier on you now
You got someone to blame
You say...

One love
One life
When it's one need
In the night
One love
We get to share it
Leaves you baby if you
Don't care for...

  1. anonymous
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    May 27th 2006 !⃝

    I've heard Johnny Cash's version, too, and from personal experience as well as witnessing I'm telling you: this is about a broken up couple and one (hehe) comes to the other and looks for comfort in trying to remember what once was; but, the other wants to point out that it is not out of genuine Love that has now been realized, but out of guilt.

    As for the comments about a homosexual and his father, I think if you can see it that way, somethin' just ain't right.

  2. bonovox
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    Oct 5th 2005 !⃝

    Ths song is about a son dying of AIDS in a hospital. His father never accepted the fact that he was gay and resented him. The song carries out the conversation of the two.

    "Is it getting better, or do you feel the same, will it make it any easier that you've got someone to blame" The son the come sback to the father whos never been there for him. "Have you come here for forgiveness...."

  3. Kitmd_1888
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    Sep 26th 2005 !⃝

    This song is actually about the break up of the Edge's marrige. It is about trying to salvage a dying relationship, saying how they are one partnership but they have changed into different people and no longer want the same things despite trying to mend the cracks that have been long formed. This song means so much to me as i can apply the whole thing to the break up of my relationship with one of my ex boyfriends, where we both still cared for each other but too many things had been said to carry on. The "Have you come here for forgiveness" verse especially rings true! This is the perfect "release" song for anyone in a dying relationship.

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