One At A Time (John Entwistle) Hot Red Music (BMI)

Synthesizers: John Entwistle and Tim Gorman

 

John: "After the solo album I started writing songs again basically with The Who in mind because I knew The Who album was going to be the next one. Unfortunately, because we had a bit of a practice recording session earlier on I didn't really have time to finish the words. I think that the last set of words was 'One At A Time' which I finished a half hour before I sang it and I still can't remember the words!"

Pete: "I'm in a kind of Catch-22 situation, because what I've done best for twenty years has damaged that part of my hearing. The only time I did it recently was on a couple of John's songs because it was what he wanted, and I came out of those two sessions with my ears ringing for a week. And I thought, 'Well, there's another db lost, you know.' I'm just very anxious to preserve my hearing."

Click here to see the original lyric sheet: One At A Time.

 

One at a time
Always ready to fight over the little things
One at a time, she's
Always ready to fight over the little things.
She's going crazy and the table starts shakin',
She's been abusin' her body again
Her vision gets hazy and the bottles start breakin'
She's been seeing that man again.

If you want her, you can keep her
'Cos I can only handle one at a time,
You can take her.
I've got someone waitin' in line
And I'd like to
But I can only handle one at a time
One at a time.

I found out she's continually cheatin'
She insists, she so innocent.
So I stayed out at another late meeting
And she waited up for another arguement.

If you want her, you can keep her
'Cos I can only handle one at a time,
You can take her.
I've got someone waitin' in line
And I'd like to
But I can only handle one at a time
One at a time.

I'm moving on to something better,
There must be something better than this,
She's got me so confused
As to who's being used

Call her up right away
You've got her number
And I promise not to pick up the phone
You can pick her up in your clapped out Humber
I just hope it can get you home

If you want her, you can keep her
'Cos I can only handle one at a time,
You can take her.
I've got someone waitin' in line
And I'd like to
But I can only handle one at a time
One at a time.

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