She's The One I Want

Story Behind The Song

I wrote the song on an envelope while driving home from the Court Tavern in New Brunswick, NJ at 3 AM in my used 1974 Cadillac Eldorado. The next day when I looked at the lyric the only thing that made sense was the title line but it was enough to finish the rest properly.

Song Description

A Pop Reggae tune of unrequited love, yearning and loneliness with a touch of Charles Chaplin's Little Tramp in the mix

Song Length 3:15 Genre Pop - General, Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Amiable, Poignant Subject Unrequited Love, Loneliness
Similar Artists Ziggy Marley, Hall & Oats Language English
Era 2000 and later


She's the one I want but she don't want me
I can't seem to end this misery
What can I do tell me what can I say
I got to get you girl to see it my way

But she don't want nobody
She can have anyone around
She don't want nobody
Rather be out just fooling around

She's the one I want but she don't want me
I still can't seem to end this misery
She don't want my flowers don't want anything
She ain't impressed with the way that I sing

And I been hearing all over town
Nothing she likes better than just fooling around

But not with me, she's not with me oh no she's not with me
so woe is me right now


She's the one I want but she don't want me
So I'll just move along now and I'll let her be
Tried to plead my case but the girl can't see
All the tears I cried just fade into the sea

Now I'm alone all by myself
Feelin' so lonely don't want anyone else

Zap & The Wires' tune "She's The One I Want" has a great Reggae feel - something you don't hear a ton of these days in Pop music. They pull it off in a grand fashion with some really great musicianship and a fun arrangement. Nice job guys.

Lyrics Richard S Zoppo & Mark Riddick Music Richard S Zoppo & Mark Riddick
Producer Mark Riddick Publisher Ghost Of Jupiter Publishing Co
Performance Zap & The Wires Label Hurricane Valley Records

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