One is the third track from U2's 1991 album, Achtung Baby. The song is frequently considered to be U2's greatest song and appears consistently in "greatest songs" lists. It was also the namesake of the ONE Campaign and is often sung in philanthropic events. The song has been sung in every U2 concert since its release.


Is it getting better?

Or do you feel the same?

Will it make it easier for you now?

You've got someone to blame

You said...

One love, one life

When it's one need in the night

One love, we get to share it

Leaves you baby if you don't care for it

Did I disappoint you?

Leave a bad taste in your mouth?

You act like you never had love

And you want me to go without

Well, it's...

Too late, tonight

To drag the past out into the light

We're one, but we're not the same

We get to carry each other, carry each other


Have you come here for forgiveness?

Have you come to raise the dead?

Have you come here to play Jesus

To the lepers in your head?

Did I ask too much?

More than a lot?

You gave me nothing, now it's all I've got

We're one, but we're not the same

Well we hurt each other, and we do it again

You say...

Love is a temple, love the higher law

Love is a temple, love a higher law

You ask me to enter, but then you make me crawl

And I can't keep holding on to what you've got

When all you've got is hurt

One love, one blood

One life, you gotta do what you should

One life, with each other

Sisters, brothers

One love, but we're not the same

We get to carry each other, carry each other