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Creed One Lyrics

Last updated: 12/27/2012 01:27:06 PM

Affirmative may be justified
Take from one give to another
The goal is to be unified
Take my hand be my brother
The payment silenced the masses
Sanctified by oppression
Unity took a backseat
Sliding further into regression

One, oh one,
The only way is one
I feel angry I feel helpless
Want to change the world
I feel violent I feel alone
Don't try and change my mind

Society blind by color
Why hold down one to raise another
Discrimination now on both sides
Seeds of hate blossom further
The world is heading for mutiny
When all we want is unity
We may rise and fall, but in the end
We meet our fate together

One, oh one,
The only way is one
One, oh one,
The only way is one
I feel angry I feel helpless
Want to change the world
I feel violent I feel alone
Don't try and change my mind

I feel angry I feel helpless
Want to change the world yeah
I feel violent I feel alone
Don't try and change my mind

I feel angry I feel helpless
Want to change the world yeah
I feel violent I feel alone
Don't try and change my mind

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still popular | Reviewer: james | 12/27/12

this song has helped me through lifes bitter challenges. i feel that the message is trying to promote only one way to ensure you will never suffer again and there is only one way to ensure that you will be spiritualy righteous enough on judgment day. the emotions that overflow in this piece of music is what impoverished and hopeless people feel. angry and helpless.......

Jane Q Public wrong | Reviewer: Some one | 11/17/11

I know this review is quite late, but better late than never. I have to say that even though your view on the lyrics is a bit insightful, you are wrong. The song may seem negative, but in all it is asking for everyone to stand together a "one" and end the discrimination. You are obviously reading into the words the wrong way, but people have their own opinions all around.

Thank you | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/24/11

I have nothing intellectual to add. I just wanted to thank Jane Q. Public for her incredible post. You opened my eyes to this song whereas it was only my ears that were open before. Amazing song!

mutiny | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/27/11

I agree with the review from 3/2/09. It *is* our nature to take from those around us what isn't ours.

Unfortunately, I do see this country headed eventually towards a second civil war. "The world is headed for mutiny"

Impressive comments | Reviewer: Jane Q. Public | 11/16/09

If one really THINKS about the lyrics, I think it becomes apparent that all of the first three reviewers were correct. The song is actually very negative: it expresses not only futility of racism, but also cynicism and frustration at how government and society have chosen to deal with it.

"Affirmative Action", "may be justified"! But at the same time, it is taking from one, and giving to another. Which is also wrong on some level.

"The payment silenced the masses sanctified by oppression": minorities were elevated in status to a certain degree by affirmative action, but it also mollified them to a degree that was perhaps not warranted.

"Unity took a back seat sliding further into regression": Affirmative action never really satisfied anybody. It raised a lot of resentment with those who had to pay for it but can honestly say, "I am not discriminating, and I was not there in the past to oppress your ancestors." It is a failed policy and its failure has not been adequately addressed.

"Society blind by color why hold down one to raise another": This could be argued both ways. slavery and discrimination held down one to the benefit of the other. Today, affirmative action has in fact "held down" non-minorities in favor of minorities. Is reverse discrimination really justified? It is still discrimination.

"The world is headed for mutiny, when all we want is unity": I think this expresses the main theme of this song. One does not fight discrimination with discrimination, no matter which way it points. The only answer is to get rid of it. Let it go.

the song one | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/8/09

actually guys
this is a song about racism and i think the noun "One" would represent the meaning of uniting..without hate or discrimination of color or backround..but to love each and one another as one person.reminds me of 9/11 too

` Asuka S.

a cynic | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/2/09

personally...I feel it is reflective of humanity as a whole...presenting our nature to take from those around us for our own gain rather than reach our hands out in aid and for what one is i'll leave that to your interpretation

One, oh One | Reviewer: Mike | 1/31/09

If none of you noticed, "One" is capitalized every time.'s a proper noun. Most likely a name. Creed was known for its Christian lyrics, regardless of whether or not Stapp liked being called a Christian rock band. It's talking about how God's the only way we can get everything straightened out...

Second interpretation I'm seeing is how affirmative action doesn't work, but rather is government endorsed racism towards the majority.

the best creed song!!!!! | Reviewer: ted | 9/9/07

the best creed song better than one last breath very melodic makes me play it over and over in my car with awesome 15" kicker subs and amazing mbquart speakers attack the road with beer!
i feel angry i feel helpless!

Awesome!!!!!!!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/27/07

I think Creed had a point when they wrote this song. I beleive them and support their opionion completely.

This song is the one that made me like Creed so much.

creed one | Reviewer: john | 6/10/07

in my opinion you never get this song until you are doing ***mph down the highway at 2am in the morning in a stonking mood .

the song one from creed!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/18/07

I think this is a great song of them....not the best but great!