Sam Smith – Im Not The Only One Lyrics

Sam Smith – Im Not The Only One Lyrics

[Instrumental]

[Verse 1]
You and me, we made a vow
For better or for worse
I can’t believe you let me down
But the proof is in the way it hurts
For months on end I’ve had my doubts
Denying every tear
I wish this would be over now
But I know that I still need you here

[Chorus]
You say I’m crazy
Cause you don’t think I know what you’ve done
But when you call me baby
I know I’m not the only one

[Verse 2]
You’ve been so unavailable
Now sadly I know why
Your heart is unobtainable
Even though Lord knows you kept mine

[Chorus]
You say I’m crazy
Cause you don’t think I know what you’ve done
But when you call me baby
I know I’m not the only one

[Bridge]
I have loved you for many years
Maybe I am just not enough
You’ve made me realise my deepest fear
By lying and tearing us up

[Chorus]
You say I’m crazy
Cause you don’t think I know what you’ve done
But when you call me baby
I know I’m not the only one

[Chorus]
You say I’m crazy
Cause you don’t think I know what you’ve done
But when you call me baby
I know I’m not the only one

[Outro]
I know I’m not the only one
I know I’m not the only one
I know I’m not the only one
And I know, and I know, and I know, and I know, and I know, and I know, know
I know I’m not the only one

Writer(s) : Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes

Im Not The Only One Song’s Info

im not the only one lyrics

“I’m Not the Only One” is a song recorded by English singer Sam Smith from his debut studio album, In the Lonely Hour (2014). It was written by Smith with Jimmy Napes, who also produced the song along with Steve Fitzmaurice. Capitol Records released it to digital download on 31 August 2014 as the album’s third single in the United Kingdom and on 24 September 2014 as the album’s second single in the United States; an alternative version with American rapper A$AP Rocky was also released.

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A piano soul ballad, anchored by orchestral strings and a gospel structure, “I’m Not the Only One” deals with themes of infidelity in a relationship and was inspired by a marriage of someone Smith and Napes knew. It received a positive response from critics, who praised his emotional vocals and its instrumentation. Commercially, the song was another success for Smith, becoming a top-three hit in the United Kingdom, a top-five hit in the United States, and a top-ten hit in over ten countries. A music video featuring actors Dianna Agron and Chris Messina was released on 1 August 2014 and it features content similar to the song’s lyrics.

Composition

“I’m Not the Only One” was written by Sam Smith with Jimmy Napes, who was also responsible for the song’s production along with Steve Fitzmaurice. The latter also recorded and mixed the song at The Pierces Room, London, while the song’s strings were arranged and conducted by Simon Hale. The piano-led, marching midtempo soul ballad has strings, drums, piano, percussion, bass guitar and guitar as its main instrumentation with a gospel structure. According to the sheet music published at Musicnotes.com by Universal Music Publishing Group, the song is composed in the key of F major with a tempo of 82 beats per minute. Smiths’s vocals range from the note of F3 to C5. He admitted that he vocaled the song when he was hungover, calling his vocals “hungover vocals”. As Smith explained in a track-by-track commentary for Digital Spy, “Napes played the chords one day and I was obsessed with them. We wrote a completely different song on top of those chords and it wasn’t very good, so we scrapped it. Then two weeks later, I just loved the chords so we returned to them, and then we wrote ‘I’m Not The Only One’ in like an hour.”

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Lyrically, “I’m Not the Only One” talks about infidelity and betrayal in a relationship, where someone decides to stay with a partner they know is cheating on them. In the chorus, Smith admits: “You say I’m crazy/’Cause you don’t think I know what you’ve done/But when you call me baby/I know I’m not the only one”. Smith revealed to Lewis Corner that the song was the only one on the album that is not about his life, but a marriage he observed first-hand, where he put himself into the woman’s shoes. He added:

It came really naturally! The person I wrote it with, we both knew them and we just vibed off each other. We both had really strong opinions on what the woman was doing. It’s quite a complex song. When you listen to it you think it’s just bashing a guy for cheating, but it’s not, it actually talks more about how the woman’s a mug. She knows she’s not the only one, but she’s never going to leave. I think that’s wrong.

Music video

The official music video for “I’m Not the Only One” was directed by Luke Monaghan, who also worked with Smith on the video for “Leave Your Lover”, and it was filmed in Los Angeles on 8 July 2014. The music video features Glee’s Dianna Agron as a scorned bride and The Mindy Project’s Chris Messina as the cause of and cure for her heartache. As Smith revealed: “I’m a huge fan of both of them. I thought I had my dream team around me.” Agron revealed that she “tweeted Sam a long time ago and told him how important it was that I discovered his music. He tweeted me back, and we started messaging each other. Then the video happened, and we’ve become friends.” Also featured is actress Christina Elise as the mistress. Smith also claimed he wanted to “bring the song to life a bit more'” and “strike a nerve with a certain group of people”. It was released to Smith’s YouTube/VEVO channel on 1 August 2014.

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The cycle of infidelity is the main theme of both the video and the song. It starts with a shot of the couple’s house with Agron telling Messina that she made him breakfast, but he says he is in too much of a rush to eat it. She walks him out, and then he goes straight to a bar and does shots with his mistress, while Agron’s character drinks alcohol and pieces together her husband’s indiscretions. While Smith performs in the saloon, Agron proceeds to uncork a bottle of white wine in the middle of her neighbourhood liquor store, drink away her problems, and then eventually set fire to Messina’s possessions. At the end of the video, she welcomes him back home as if nothing had happened.

As of April 2018, the video has received over 1 billion views.

Source from Wikipedia.