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Maybe I’m the Only One by Ben Greene

When dusk falls swiftly into night
Still he is sitting in the light
Wishing for another day
To stay
But is that really what you want
Is it really?
So this man would trade his soul
His life to grow old
Just to say

Maybe I’m the only one
Who sees the mirror
Maybe I’m the only one
Who’s been blessed
Maybe the end
Is getting nearer
Maybe I’m
All that’s left

His friends are only in his mind
After all this time
Echoes keep the pain away
Today
Why would you want
To live forever
If he made another choice
To heed his inner voice
He wouldn’t say

Maybe I’m the only one
Who sees the mirror
Maybe I’m the only one
Who’s been blessed
Maybe the end
Is getting nearer
Maybe I’m
All that’s left

I’m down on my knees
And I’m praying
Please please
Don’t let me stay
Can’t be here another day
Won’t you have pity
Let me leave
Go on my way
Back to that day
Back to the day it began

“Maybe I’m the Only One” explores the desire to live forever as both a blessing and a curse. What would it mean to have that desire fulfilled, to be the only one left after friends and family have passed on? The song expresses the imagined loneliness, pain, and isolation through a cyclical chord progression that ends where it begins, resolving into an emptiness that has no will to keep going.

George Grotheer, lead vocals; Katherine Bergeron, background vocals; Ben Greene, guitar; Dexter Willett, bass; Naveen Gooneratne, drums

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