The One I Want

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The One I Want
Written by: Billie Joe Armstrong
Mike Dirnt
Song length: 3:01
Album: 1,000 Hours
1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
Chronology
Previous song: "Only of You"
Next song: "I Want to Be Alone"

"The One I Want" is the third song on the 1,000 Hours EP and the 18th song on the 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours compilation album. It was written by both Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt.

Very likely, it's again a song about Billie's feelings towards his best friend's sister.

Song meaning[edit]

The narrator wrote this song about a girl he fancied a lot, but couldn't be romantically involved with her. She knows how he feels about her but can't or doesn't want to be together with him. This situation makes him worry a lot about his feelings for her and he can't stop thinking about it, trying to find a way to be with her.

Lyrics[edit]

Main article: The One I Want/lyrics