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Radio XL, side A, track 7: “One” by Bee Gees

One - Bee GeesOh, Bee Gees, I think we can all agree that your “Saturday Night Fever” crazy falsetto disco phase was absolutely fantastic and perfect and encapsulated an era better than any other musicians did for that time and place.  But I gotta tell ya, Bee Gees, this soft-spoken number gives all those leisure-suit masterpieces a run for their inflated ’70s-era money.  There’s just enough of that Bee Gees vibe to tell you that this is a Bee Gees tune, but it’s this quiet, unassuming Bee Gees that if the DJ hadn’t said so, you might not be completely convinced that this was indeed a Bee Gees tune.  But it was and it is and I’m really glad that I was able to record this back when it was hot and new.

And it’s about the best title to a song ever, because that’s my favorite part of this particular tune, when you sing “one”.  Not the first time, when you sing “Baby, you and I should be one”.  It’s that second “one” that follows right after it, this shy little echo that feels like it’s off by just a beat and yet it feels absolutely perfectly placed.  Every time I listen to this song, and every time I quietly sing along to it, when I get to that “one”, I sing it oh so gently and I hold up my index finger.  Every time.  I don’t know why, but it seems like that has to happen for the moment to be perfect.

I don’t know if I recorded any other Bee Gees songs off the radio back then, Bee Gees, but if I only recorded one, this is the perfect one.

One.

“One”

Feel my heeeeart beat

When you run your fingers through my haaaair

Oh yeah

I can teeell you

I can feel you by my side when you’re not there

Oh yeah

Just as my life fades ta darkness

You made me see the light

Show me that my search is over

I pay the price

I pay the price

Tell you sooome day

Baby, you and I should be one
One
Oh, yeah

Do it always

Brighter than the eye can see, we hide the sun

The taste of love is sweet

Like honey on the vine

Like the wind that feeds the fire

Two souls become entwined

Sooome day
Baby, you and I should be one
One

So I’m standin’ on this corner
Tall enough to touch the New York sky

Yeah

My love is soooo blind
I just cannot hear or see the world go by

Oh yeah

Someone can love so completely

One kiss should break the seal

Truth can be stranger than fiction

This love is real

This love is real

Tell you sooome day

Baby, you and I should be one
One

Do it always

Brighter than the eye can see, we hide the sun

Oh yeah

Ooo

Ahhhhhhhh
We are one

We are one

I will follow

Count on me, I’ll never letcha down

Oh yeah

My devoootion

Lovin’ like an ocean
I will surely drown
Oh yeah

You’ll be my only possession

I’ll be a slaaave ta you

We hold the power together

Just me and you

Just me and you

Tell you sooome day

Baby, you and I should be one
One
Oh, yeah

Tell you sooome day (some day)

Baby, you and I should be one (you and I should be)
One

Ohhhh

(I think)
(Somebody might)
(I go)
(Down on my knees)
(Ya see)
(Love can be blind)
(It’s there)
(Under your fear) Ya know my life is in your hands
(I know)
(I must be strong) And every breath you take is planned
(And go)
(Into the night) And all this love goes on forever
(And see)
(All that I want)

Tell you sooome day

Baby, you and I should be one
One

Do it always

Baby, you and I should be one (you and I should be)
One

I tell you soooome day
Baby, you and I should be one (you and I)
One

Do it always

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