Ellyn Fleming Singer Songwriter
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Why Can't I Be The One? ( "Stripped In Manhattan" C.D.)

 
Credits
Lyric Credits: Ellyn Fleming
Music Credits: Ellyn Fleming
Performance Credits: Ellyn Fleming
Description
Short Song Description:
contemporary country song about unrecuited love
Long Song Description:
the singer sees the "ex" out with someone else, feels the pain of loss,tries to find acceptance yet still aches to be with that person again
Metadata
Song Length:
5:07
Primary Genre:
Country-Contemporary
Secondary Genre:
Country-Rock
Tempo:
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal:
Female Vocal
Subject Matter 1:
Unrequited Love
Subject Matter 2:
Loneliness
Mood 1:
Stressed
Mood 2:
Heartbreaking
Similar Artist 1:
Shania Twain
Similar Artist 2:
Tim Mcgraw
Language:
English
Era:
2000 and later
Lyrics
I been watching you from across the room
I know you'll be leaving with your lover soon
Nothing unfamiliar, nothing new
You love her and baby I love you

I got my best friend in this guitar
We'll be just fine yeah we've made it this far (oh yeah)

But tell me

Why can't I be the one to hold you
Why can't I be the one to make you smile that way
Why can't I be the one baby

And does she touch you like you need to be touched
And does she take you down or does she lift you up
Does she tell you what you've been needing to hear
Is she content just to have you near

Cause this whole town it just keeps moving on
Me, I reach to you with song after song

And Tell me

Why can't I be the one to hold you
Why can't I be the one to make you smile that way
Why can't I be the one baby

Some say love is a fantasy
I know it's not because it once belonged to me
Sometimes its lost and sometimes its found
But its the magic makes this world go round

I got my best friend in this guitar
We'll be just find yeah we've made it this far (oh yeah)

But tell me

Why can't I be the one to hold you
Why can't I be the one to make you smile that way
Why can't I be the one baby

Oh tell me why
Can't I
Be the one
Why can't I be the one
Why can't I be the one
Why can't I be the one
Why can't I be the one

Why can't I be the one to hold you
Why can't I be the one to make you smile that way
Why can't I be the one baby