Bareilles, Sara - One Sweet Love Lyrics

Just about the time the shadows call
I undress my mind and dare you to follow
Paint a portrait of my mystery
Only close my eyes and you are here with me

A nameless face to think I see
To sit and watch the waves with me
'Til they're gone
A heart I'd swear I'd recognize
Is made out of my own devices
Could I be wrong?

The time that I've taken
I pray is not wasted
Have I already tasted
My piece of one sweet love?

Sleepless nights you creep inside of me
Paint your shadows on the breath that we share
You take more than just my sanity
You take my reason not to care

No ordinary wings I'll need
The sky itself will carry me
Back to you
The things I dream that I can do
I'd open up the moon for you
Just come down soon

The time that I've taken
I pray is not wasted
Have I already tasted
My piece of one sweet love?

Ready and waiting
For a heart worth the breaking
But I'd settle for an honest mistake
In the name of one sweet love

Savor the sorrow to soften the pain
Sip on the southern rain
As I do, I don't look don't touch don't do anything
But hope that there is a you

The earth that is the space between
I'd banish it from under me to get to you
Your unexpected love provides
My solitary's suicide
Oh I wish I knew

The time that I've taken
I pray is not wasted
Have I already tasted
My piece of one sweet love?

Ready and waiting
For a heart worth the breaking
But I'd settle for an honest mistake
In the name of one sweet love

One sweet love

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Bareilles, Sara One Sweet Love Comments
  1. Will Ritter

    I'd be honored if some Sara B fans would take a listen to my acoustic piano & vocal performance of her first hit LOVE SONG in tribute to one of the greatest albums of the '00s decade as well as to the release of Sara's 5th full-length album this month. Live acoustic on my YT channel with no autotune or digital editing. Thanks and peace.

  2. Caleb Weaver

    My Mom used to listen to this song ALL THE TIME in the car back when I was in Preschool 😂 such a classic

  3. Riley Tan

    I think I have found my ONE SWEET LOVE, Samuel. 😍

  4. Arjun Tandon

    It resonates with the core of my heart


    If this resonates with you ........then she's done her job

  5. Jessu Erica Mari Bravante

    One day I'll find my one sweet love too! <3

  6. Manoj KUMAR Barnawal

    up and down is only our thought but true love is so far from thought because it start from heart of soul not from mind.

  7. sagrammyfour

    SO glad you posted the lyrics--hers are so very meaningful.

  8. Shreya Sinha

    Beautiful song. Although I can't relate to it, yet it's amazing.

  9. mark s

    Most of Sara's songs which I like, I like immediately. This beautiful song, took time to grow on me, but grow it did :)
    Thank you, Sara.

  10. Hanalise Yarbrough

    singing is everything to me

  11. auntishun

    Does anyone know where I can hear the original version of this song?

    zahira Shabazz

    auntishun little voice lp

  12. Jackson Lock

    the song that introduce her to me <3

  13. Kirk Wilson

    Such a beautiful song about love.

  14. Hillary Parness

    Has anyone seen Waitress? It was amazing. Sara was robbed at the Tonys.

  15. Hillary Parness

    This song is a killer

  16. Junith Jalosjos

    ☾....... *G*O*D* ........☽
    .☆... *B*L*E*S*S* ... ☆
    ...`*☆. *Y*O*U*.☆*´...

  17. Flávio

    so sweet like sara :)

  18. serena Myler

    it beautiful thank u

  19. Feby

    lol i love how there's a red velvet cake at the end

  20. Lita Tonak

    really love songs of sara barailles

  21. Lexi Nelson

    I only just started to listen to your songs and. they are. awesome

    Lucia Baez

    +Lexi Nelson enjoy!! The best discography to discover!

  22. T P

    Sit and watch the waves with me; till there gone.

  23. Teilla Fetzer

    my mom knew this song

  24. Teilla Fetzer

    my mom knew this song

  25. Jaidabecca

    She's an amazing artist & such a beautiful woman.

  26. MeshTheMovieFreak

    I love how hopeless romantic Sara is. And her lyrics are poetic, a great artist and what a great song!

  27. Anna Fetterolf

    Reminds me of my ex 💜

    Anna Fetterolf

    @Jordyn Foxen​ it really does remind me of my ex boyfriend

  28. Key Vlogs

    Love the ending! 💞

    M H V

    Reminds me of my childhood friend :)

  29. OwlMixy

    I want cake now

  30. aishwarya meshram

    Would give hope to ny broken heart. Mine too :-)

  31. Karen San Diego

    No ordinary wings I need
    The sky itself will carry me back to you.

    For the ones hoping to have someone in the future. I'm inspired 'cause of this song. Sara is the best, period.

  32. Ranz Mayzerofive

    My one sweet love, my one true love, my one and only Jimbo. I love you because you are you and all I need to do is close my eyes to feel me with you. God knows how I want you so bad. I am ready and waiting BB and I know our love will bring you to me. I love you for life my one sweet love, my handsome Jimbo. Kissing you ~ Ranzie

    Jitendra Kamat

    Hi Ranz How's life ♫

    Ranz Mayzerofive

    @Jitendra Kamat Am pretty fine Bro, just lil busy lately.

    Ranz Mayzerofive

    @*****. And who do you think you are to even say to change his name?

    Ranz Mayzerofive

    @*****. Okay, it's your thing. I think he's better with his name. Thanks anyway.

  33. sumandak mbgel

    Perfect song for me. Haven't found yet my one sweet love. 

  34. Golfy Anuparb

    such a sad song for those who are so desperately in love :(

  35. EminentKnight

    @fracturedmoonlights that song was originally by crowded house

  36. Milica .Markovic

    Couldn't agree more!!!!

  37. fracturedmoonlights

    love sara and love this song but the guitar part kinda sounds like "don't dream it's over" by sixpence none the richer

  38. Tina M Fam

    I feel like this song is about miscarriage and her hoping she didn't wait to long to get pregnant and all the questions that come with loss etc. hoping baby will "come down soon" from heaven.

  39. Captain Mappy

    I can't be the only one who imagines this being in a coffee commercial.

  40. TR953

    ...and she said she wasn't going to write a love song, lol.

  41. BlueStar1998

    I was brought here by the halo fanfic "castaways" on deviant art. The last chapter has a link to the song in the description. I can see why he or she choose this song to end the fanfic. It suits the fanfic perfectly! Go read it!

  42. avery

    Officially my new favorite song. I love this so much. It describes my hopes of love and what I would want it to be like. It's so perfect. <3

  43. Maisie Williams

    And a very happy start. c:

  44. Maisie Williams

    So just give me a happy middle

  45. Maisie Williams

    Endings are the saddest part

  46. Maisie Williams

    There are no such thing as happy endings

  47. Marchel S

    hmmm :)

  48. Joel Voos

    Love it

  49. Teresa Cowan

    Great video!!

  50. lifechanges97

    Lyrics SHOULD be poetry. But some "artists" don't seem to agree.

  51. Lyandra Costa

    i think i used to listen to this song.. it's been a while.

  52. Marisa Ward

    This song is about the loss of a love and the fear of not finding someone new to love that way I can't listen to it without crying

  53. ennui airam

    Now I think of chocolates whenever I hear this song. xD

  54. kooldragon95

    I think it's about her falling in love with someone she can't readily see. She talks to him...but wonders if she's picturing him as more than he really is. She also worries that she might have already found her love...but didn't notice that he was there, or didn't put enough work into the relationship. She doesn't want to waste her time, and is looking for the 'one', but also a part of her knows that she's setting herself up for disappointment...and then wonders if she'll ever find her love.

  55. NemesysGaming

    1:17 That's what she said

  56. Trodai

    This isn't my type of music at all.
    But I have to admit the singer has the voice of an angel and the lyrics are heart-warming.

    Wish I had found this sooner

  57. sobratogirl

    the cake at the end adds a nice touch

  58. Ally Debelen

    this song would be perfect for a chocolate ad... ;D

  59. Ethan Weissmann

    Remember, you only have one heart to lose. Lose it to someone who's worthy of it.

  60. Luna Jensen

    I think she's singing to Jesus. Her one sweet love.

  61. Anquinetta MASon BAYlor

    Love is a gift , not an obligation . One can't truly experience true love until they first surrender to it . Denial of loving someone is a sickness and the only person who really loses is , the person who chooses not to accept love and take the risk... At least you can look back and say " fuck it" I tried.... I fell in love with a man who had been in a 12 year relationship with a woman he was suppose to marry. They are back and forth, and I have been hurt by him twice already.we connected phys

  62. jmtothemusic

    sara is so talented... she always manages to make her songs entertaining enough for pop loving peeps, but give it all a little musicality. SOO perfect!

  63. Anthony Stone

    Sara I love you!!!!!!

  64. tmpinyada1

    @ToDanceIsToLiveLife *there

  65. Becca Lubin

    @ToDanceIsToLiveLife there*

  66. Becca Lubin

    @ToDanceIsToLiveLife There*

  67. Becca Lubin

    My one sweet love is dance. Everytime i close my eyes, dance is thee to support me through everything. <3

  68. Ken A

    no ordinary wings i need, the sky itself will carry me back to you :)

  69. Daniella

    new favorite song; this girl is good omfg. <3

  70. sydneyandsam1

    This album name is the total opposite of sara bareilles!!!

  71. killer poncho

    @musiciswritteninme GOOD lyrics can be as good as poetry.... I couldn't treat all lyrics as poetry though.

  72. killer poncho

    I don't care about X-Men First Class, I just love this song :)


    so romantic

  74. Shanaynay

    <3 Sleepless night thinking about him. That's Me 100%. <3

  75. Marisa Slaughter

    Shes just absouletly Amazing!
    All of her songss are too.(: <3

  76. Ching Fong Sung

    The lyrics are amazing. Probably my favourite song of her xx

  77. Bookluver2011

    This is, by far, my favorite song by her.

  78. Joanni T

    HELL YA!!

  79. adisy1212


  80. kat595

    @iitzjellybean hell yes

  81. choclatbrowni627

    sara bareilles is just simply so...AWESOME...=) she's hilarious too.

  82. Sam-Ann Clements

    6 people obviously have never had one sweet love... <3

  83. Samantha Lipke

    ...This song makes me happy. ;D <3

  84. Luna Calypso

    I already met my perfect guy :)

  85. Lauren Larson

    I think it's about her wanting to find that perfect guy, she dreams about watching the waves with him, and she'll go any distance to get to him, but she doesn't want her time to be wasted and miss out on him, her one sweet love.
    Tottally matches my attitude:)♥

  86. supergiggles27

    She's got a gift. A beauitful gift that she shares. <3

  87. Regan Matthews

    @denkrish awww omgoodness you let me know how thats working out sweetie

  88. rukiaino

    @denkrish I know it'll work out for you, because you're such a sweet person if you're willing to risk it all for him. =]

  89. Jessica Helson

    This song is perfect for a long distance relationship that can't happen for a while. I love you... So much. It will happen when it is meant to.

  90. Taylor Sallis

    @luckymaplestar me too:/

  91. Trippy Rippy

    @denkrish hope it ends out good!! good luck!!! :)

  92. Maddie Polino

    I luv luv LUV her voice!

  93. Hannah Miller

    @luckymaplestar I'm right there with you... it hurts.

  94. Hannah Miller

    @luckymaplestar I'm right there with you... it hurts.

  95. Laura Andrea Johnsen Ødegården

    ohmygad, i love this song, as much as i love sara. ahh, sara bareilles in my heart. :D <3

  96. Sadie Collins

    my favorite part is 3:13 :0 and i love the scarf she's wearing in the beginning!!

  97. Sadie Collins

    i love the scarf she's wearing in the beginning! almost comes close to how much i love this song :) it makes my smile every time i hear it. my favorite part is 3:13