The Airborne Toxic Event Lyrics: One Time Thing (unofficial)

Posted: February 3, 2015 in A Little Less Profound
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Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event, Boston, Oct. 4. Photo by Ayaz Asif Photography: https://www.facebook.com/AyazAsifPhotography

Mikel Jollett of The Airborne Toxic Event, Boston, Oct. 4. Photo by Ayaz Asif Photography: https://www.facebook.com/AyazAsifPhotography

Please Note: Official lyrics to “One Time Thing” and all songs by The Airborne Toxic Event are now available in our TATE Lyrics collection.

“One Time Thing” is the second track from The Airborne Toxic Event’s fourth studio album, Dope Machines. The track was released Feb. 3, and is now available for immediate download when you pre-order the album from iTunes. Click here for This Is Nowhere’s review of “One Time Thing.”

One Time Thing – lyrics by Mikel Jollett

When I woke up today, I got your message on my phone. You said, “Hey I had fun. Did you ever make it home?” I tried to read between the lines, “Oh yeah, I’m doing fine. Feels like my head is made of moonshine and cheap-ass wine.” My best friend told me I should just stop looking for a sign.

So OK, you told me it was just a one time thing, a spark on gasoline. So what could I say? If you tell me it don’t mean a thing, yeah, somebody told me you were mean.

Then in a couple of days, I get this photograph of you. The message says, “You lonely too? Do you want to tell me what to do?” I thought maybe it was a line, when we spoke that one last time… “Sounds like your breath is full of moonshine and cheap-ass wine.” My best friend told me I should just stop looking for a sign.

So OK, you told me it was just a one time thing, a spark on gasoline. So what could I say? If you tell me it don’t mean a thing, yeah, somebody told me you were like a machine and so damn mean. My mind’s torn to pieces every time I try to jump up on this trampoline.

Why don’t you tell me what you mean?

Why don’t you tell me I was just your mistake? How long can this take? How many sleepless nights can I go over every second while I’m lying awake?

So OK, if this is really just a one time thing, I think I’ve lost something. What else can I say? I don’t blame you for a single thing. Yeah, somebody told me I should stay away. But I can’t help it I want one more thing. Silence is deafening. I can’t put you away. And I don’t blame you for a single thing.

Yeah, somebody told me you were mean.

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