Benatar, Pat - One Love Lyrics




Once there was a man, and he lived to sing the lions song
As he traveled on the road of hope
One love is the light, shining over every mountaintop
It will lead us to the higher ground
One day every heart will beat strong against the night
Let it be done right now

Once there was a man, and his words became a song of love
And his song became the golden dream
One love is the light, shining over everyone that believes
It will lead us to the higher ground
One day every eye will see truth before the light
Let it be done right now

Some wait, so long
Because our love is strong
This hard road traveled on
Will lead us home, forever

Hear the lion's song, voices cryin' like a desert wind
Yeah he's gone unto his father's land
Afrika tonight, for we truly are one in our hearts
Colors woven in the golden dream

One day every eye will see truth before the light
Let it be done right now
One day every voice will speak strong against the night
Let us be one right now
So let it be

We are the children of a thousand days
We are the people of the hard rain
We are the children of a thousand days
We are the people of the hard rain
We are the people of the hard rain





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  1. Ida Williams

    We are the people of the hard rain let it be done right now 👍💥💥💥❤👍 Sometimes songs passes you by and till you need it and we need it right now so let it be right now Then lion song Christ is 💥💥💥🌹ONE LOVE ❤👍👀 God has spoken in the golden dream🤗❤ True love will lead us HOME FOREVER 👍🙏👍

  2. Fabio Valente Oficial

    Lovers Game - Fabio Valente💋💗

    Share and enjoy, thanks 💋🎙️🎸

  3. Jaden Rose

    Beautiful song 💜💙😝

  4. rogerwalsberg

    Aside from the word "Africa", it describes Jesus perfectly. I wonder.

  5. Makayla Roberts

    2020🎤🎸🎶🥳🎉🥂

  6. Aus80sRockRadio

    31 years old this month (single released late Jan 1989) & still as fresh as ever.

  7. Druid VW

    An absolute angel and a gift to us all, from our Heavenly Father!
    One love, y'all!

  8. Andy Richards

    Love pat benatar. She made a lot of great albums and singles.

  9. Will

    Music and a song can be so many different things to so many different people, but I must say (as I've said before elsewhere) that I was listening to the whole album and while I know this song was written about Bob Marley (One Love), and I wasn't looking for a spiritual reaction, I felt the words to this song the same way others have. It resonated in me that she was singing about the one ultimate heavenly love. A gift any way you take it, thanks to you both Pat and Neil.

  10. Will

    Wasn't thinking or going in this direction listening to Pat's greatest hits, but it struck me when I heard this song that taken a different way, a beautiful song about Jesus and one love of God. Really felt it was an "undiscovered masterpiece"! Like she said, this song goes on with me forever....

  11. Fratelli d'ItaGlia

    Add *DON'T WALK AWAY* official video, please

  12. stephen bilbruck

    She is finally up for R&R HOF and the Fan Vote is going on right now. We need to vote every day and get her in!

  13. Vicki Stewart

    I totally agree,Pat benatar should be inducted into hall of fame,lol she is the reason i listen to rock n roll,didnt really like it until i heard her,and the first time i heard hit me with ur best shot,i was hooked,lol that was in 1980,and i was 13,a couple montgs later i blew the speakers out of my stereo playing jesses girl and crazy train,see what u started pat?thank you ,

  14. patrice jégorin

    In love with her... forever ! Tiny desk concert now !!!

  15. Anthony Arteaga

    There is a man who lives 2 sing the lions song..His name is $CBK$

  16. ellan garces

    2019 y sigue siendo mi canción favorita!!!

  17. Richard Gorrell

    Bright lights, dark nights bring us all together. This song is strong and makes me think of thoughts not usually thought of. Thank you, Pat Benatar

  18. Travis Durand

    I have yet to meet a "Christian" who lives this message.

  19. Tom P

    Such a pure beautiful voice. I grew up listening to her music and saw her live in concert twice. Rock on!

  20. Teresa mendoza

    I love song. Pat is both beautiful and a hard ass. Love her

  21. Luis Chacon Roldan

    "We are the Children of the thousand days... We are the people of the heart break..." 😉😍❤️👍

  22. Carolina Tello

    Hermosos recuerdos la mejor música ❤️❤️❤️

  23. T38 Talon

    What a voice. From rocker to ballad. The woman can sing unlike the over-driven voice fry crapolo we seem to get today... That and the fact the lyrics aren't about pervy sex.

  24. Karen Maynard

    Pat Benetar
    I love you
    ....think it... (!).

  25. Wetterfan 007

    Ein Song der leider unterging. Nie zu hören. Kann ich nicht verstehen. Ein Welthit 🥰

  26. Chris RJ

    A beautiful, yet under-rated, often forgotten power-ballad by Pat Benatar.

  27. Kyle Crawford

    Has a very late 80's Peter Gabriel feel

  28. Denis468

    Once there was a man, and he lived to sing the lion's song
    As he traveled on the road of hope
    One love is the light, shining over every mountain top
    It will lead us to the higher ground
    One day every heart will beat strong against the night
    Let it be done right now

    Once there was a man, and his words became a song of love
    And his song became the golden dream
    One love is the light, shining over everyone that believes
    It will lead us to the higher ground
    One day every eye will see truth before the light, let it be done right now

    Some wait, so long, because our love is strong
    This hard road traveled on will lead us home, forever

    Hear the lion's song, voices cryin' like a desert wind
    Yeah he's gone unto his father's land
    Africa tonight, for we truly are one in our hearts
    Colors woven in the golden dream
    One day every eye will see truth before the light, let it be done right now
    One day every voice will speak strong against the night
    Let us be one right now - so let it be

    We are the children of a thousand days, we are the people of the hard rain
    We are the children of a thousand days, we are the people of the hard rain
    We are the people of the hard rain
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  29. j4ym30703

    Pat Benatar has the voice of an angel.

  30. Marlene Shively

    I love it song it is good ❤

  31. Paul House

    This has to be a song about Jesus !

  32. Michael C.

    God this is a great song!!

  33. Marcus Maximus

    Fvcking awesome, man. And Lori Singer was an extra (in the car with the kid, total babe). In a time when men and women were normal. I met Pat Benatar in Sydney in 2011. Unlike so many of her gay cult fans there & most female singers today, she isn't a man hater, as this song proves.

  34. rk h

    neil giraldo has always been one of the best but most underrated and unrecognized guitarists

  35. Luis Chacon Roldan

    "Somos los Niños de los Mil Días, la Gente del Camino Difícil..." Gracias Pat 😉😍🐻🌹❤️

  36. ellan garces

    min: 3:39 es la misma mujer que sale en el video de al corley "square rooms"

  37. Kerri Miqueli

    I have this song on disc. The very best of Pat Benatar. Love Love it!!!

  38. Ramon Alvear Reyes

    Rico tema muy bueno

  39. Retro Electro

    What a spiritual song.  Praise God.

  40. kaitykaity

    Beautiful song, always makes me cry. (I'm agnostic, don't believe in her god, but this song doesn't send me away screaming.)

  41. bruce stevens

    How can this not have a million views???

  42. fabtastic2

    The most underrated Pat Benatar song ever. This should've been a lot more popular and it shocks me that it wasn't.

    patrick Martel

    And it was released twice as a single. The first time in 1988 as the second single from Wide Awake in Dreamland, then again in North America with the compilation album Best shots. It really is a beautiful song.

  43. Claudia L Mendoza Carrillo

    I wish, Pat would come to Mexico, her songs helped me to survive in the 80's.

  44. crosscat1

    I saw Pat Benatar a couple of times in concert in the Detroit area (Pine Knob) - great time. Still in love with her voice.

  45. Michael Jacobs

    She's off the charts a beauty, voice and body

  46. Debra Evans

    Pat Benatar.... One of the BEST female rockers of all time!

  47. Diego Angarita Jr.

    i like the Guitar! and especially the instrument itself :)

  48. Michael Jacobs

    She's from Brooklyn (changed her name it was too Jewy) and went to Juliard

    patrick Martel

    When she got married, she took her husband's name and decided to keep it when they got divorced.

  49. Mommieof2 Children

    Incredibly powerful song.

  50. ilostmyshoetoo

    Rest in Peace, Dad!! I love you and miss you sooo much!!!

  51. Dr PennsylVapia

    I hate when they use drum machines on an album especially when they have an awesome drummer in the band. I can sense a machine no matter how much they try to make it sound natural. They did not even try to mask it but that was "the sound" back then for rock and pop bands...but i hated it then and i hate it even more now. She has too much talent and so does the band to use things like auto tune and drum machines.

    Stormy Kopa

    I disagree. Drum machines and even autotune aren't merely cheap imitations of "authentic music", they can be great songwriting tools if they inspire the right person's muse. The production on this song sounds gorgeous to me, synthetic drums and all. But then again, I'm a pianist who became curious with the synthesizer, so maybe I'm biased.

  52. carl glaeser

    still an amazing song

  53. Jay Eltom

    All you people in past replys below try to get along both you atheists AND you believers. Pat is singing to you too. While i am here though just thought i'd say there is no heaven or hell just back to the blackness we were all in before we were all born and developed a consciousness....when we die of course....although some poor people get that before

  54. Brandy Peyton

    One of my favorites of Pat Benatar.

  55. Mark Freedman

    So many fantastic songs from Pat, but this is simply one of the best songs ever recorded.

  56. Mike Hygj

    Classic

  57. Tom Crowell

    I remember listening to this all the time while playing Fallout 2, long ago. Somehow it seemed to go along with the game play.

  58. StartabandRoxy

    Pat Benatar is Sigourney Weaver too??

  59. Linda Carr

    this is such a good song

  60. Aus80sRockRadio

    The LP "Wide Awake in Dreamland" is seriously under-rated.

  61. Stanley Lamb

    let it be done wright now ,,, One Love In Jesus Name ,

  62. David Brown

    In 1998, I was working in Milwaukee, and I knew she was going to be playing in La Crosse, some 300+ miles away! All day I was contemplating driving to see her, and finally, I told my boss I had to go. So off I went to La Crosse, speeding like a mad man, not knowing if I could even get a ticket. Luckily, I was able to get a good ticket, and watched the end of Loverboy's set. Midway through Pat's set, she sang this song, and at the end where she "OH's", her voice hit such high notes that my hair stood on end. That had never happened to before, or since. It was worth every mile, including the drive back. About 700 miles total. Hey, if you need your Pat fix- just saying!

    maremagnus

    Totally agree with you, I wish I could have gone in a concert back in the day.
    She came to Calgary Alberta and never saw her live and man... what a show!!
    The only thing I didn't like big time was that she missed this song in her set but all songs were 101% incredible
    SHE IS AMAZING her voice is worth of big praise and accolades beyond crap of these times!
    Lucky you!!!

    Michael Cowles

    you're an unsung rock and roll hero bro.........we are the people of the heartbreak but ascension beckons.....

    Just2Options? Irrational: FearOrExuberance?

    That's a great story of adventure and memorable discovery, dude! 😁😉 Awesome. 👍

  63. CKlingensmith69

    Sounds like an ode to Bob Marley. Love this song. One of my all-time favorites!

  64. danny phillips

    The only love worth while http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0085/0085_01.asp

  65. Jeffrey Surrency

    Yeah, this was always my favorite of her songs. I could listen to it over and over again.

  66. Rad MillerJr.

    Man, I hear all these comments about the rock & roll hall of fame, and I can't believe anyone cares. Any hall of fame is governed by pogues- people who were not in most cases participants. Not in the hall of fame? Who the fuck cares? My hall of fame is my ears. the Radman

  67. citras martial

    Le sommet, superbe

  68. Wolf Lair

    God its been years since I heard this. For me it was the outstanding track on a very good album

  69. Ben Sisko

    Always loved this song... And still do! :-)

  70. Larry Beckham

    I remember a President whom everyone loved. I remember a President who inspired. This song is for that hope and dreams that President, who in 1000 days, who was greater than the small men followed and led our country to these these dark days. He was murdered in a coup in service of a military industrial complex deducted to fight undeclared wars forever and to turn billionaires into trillionaires. They wipe their ass with the Constitution and they live to suck the blood of the powerless. We are far, far from that New Frontier. Forget the Eagle, now the symbol of these Fascist States of America is a woman in a Chanel dress, spattered with the blood and brains of her death husband. He name was Freedom, Liberty and the hope for all humankind. And it is gone. I seen the future and is "...a boot stamping on a human face — for ever".

  71. Ray Roark

    Love her....but she needs to do a brand new album of all brand new material. Where in the hell is she?

  72. Ben Elliott Holden

    I cant thank my Mum enough for bringing me up with fantastic music!! we adore Pat Benatar! our song is Love is a Battlefield!! Thank you Mummy!! you have made my life so much better!! I miss this originality of music, no half nakedness just pure talent!!

  73. Edinburgh Central Waterloo Place Travelodge

    one of pats greatest songs i remember when it was released as a single i could not get the song out of head for days

  74. V4EKKRINH4RT

    1:54   that bridge:   "Some wait   so long,   because our love is strong...... This hard road     traveled on   will lead us home,.....      forever."     ALWAYS sends shivers up my spine   and  makes me tear up a little bit    It's beautiful

  75. Adam Sukenick

    Her last good song.

  76. Steve Birks

    Hey Paulla B - Your Love was the only love for me !
    Miss you so much ! X

  77. benkramer1

    I wonder what album this song is from?

    ratlover523

    I don't know what album it originally was from, but it's on her Best Shots album. I had it on tape as a kid, and I wore it out within two years.

    CubFan23

    Wide Awake in Dreamland

    maremagnus

    From 1998

  78. Thomas Pugliese

    This song was written actually for a tribute to Bob Marley every Pat fan knows this!!!!

    marswmn

    tommy pugliese pretty sure i had heard that somewhere years ago

    Matt Miller

    Good singer, too bad we had to get rid of both those demons

  79. Andreas Leu

    PB is a good One:-)))

  80. Fluffy Panda

    Hear the Lions Song!

  81. Jenny Jones

    good song !!!

  82. dereju1

    dear pat,this is a best song from you

  83. Pascal Jacquemart

    la patronne c'est elle et elle le reste!

  84. Patricia Cecilia Blanco

    ONE LOVE...

  85. Luke Guest

    I've heard this in years, still stands up

    Mark Freedman

    Luke Guest, this will stand up forever. It’s a timeless classic.

  86. The Write In President

    I saw you in concert at the OMNI in Atlanta Georgia U.S.A. The Leader~ Thomas A. Sutor

  87. Lisa Ann

    I love this song this song really lifts my spirit up every time I here it I could listen to this song all day .

  88. Shelbie Pointer

    or she could be singing about every one old , young and of different race not something that didn't exist GILBERT!!!!

    rogerwalsberg

    Hillary Pointer she's singing about God, the "Lion's Song".

  89. Jim Vador tm

    love pat Bénatar

  90. Gilbert Martinez

    You do realize that she is singing about Jesus, right? Beautiful song. Church-worthy.

    Sandra Ferrara

    wow really.... do you always need to spew hatred... try rejoining the human race,,, we are about tolerance and love

    Thomas Pugliese

    Ur not talking about me r u Sandra Ferrara? I wasn't saying anything hateful I was just simply saying what Pat always said that it was a tribute to Bob Marley!!!

    jason thayer

    Christo Benno And the intolerance comes out. Always does with atheists. And you call Christians intolerant. You atheists are more intolerant than any Christian ever could be.

    Thomas Pugliese

    But this song is a tribute to Bob Marley like I said every Pat fan knows this!!!

    Jay Eltom

    no she is not

  91. Die Katze

    Love Pat B , My failure is not hearing this one before .. Very nice
    ..She looks awesome with long hair as well.

  92. Landsharrk Bites

    Mom, you bore kids with GOLDEN HEARTS so Stand TALL

  93. crosscat1

    I agree with DaninBranson. We should petition the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to vote Pat Benatar in. She is the ULTRA-Singer!!!

    Tim Bohlken

    I agree, no question, she deserves the hall of fame!!

    Rick Blackburn

    Amen to that one brother

    Richard Gorrell

    I totally, agree!

  94. davedzone

    My two favorite BP albums... In the heat of the night, and Wide Awake In Dreamland. Both have a feeling of reality.. first one because the production wasn't quite so 80's pop, second because the production was good and songwriting was so good.

    Aus80sRockRadio

    +davedzone BP or PB?! I'm with you there - my two fave LP's too. So Sincere & My Clone Sleeps alone from the first LP are it's two best songs & Too Long A Soldier and this are the best on WAID. (oh, not forgetting the stunning All Fired Up!)

  95. Risk Romer

    This song should be a hymn for our generation. That's Gen X!

    Landsharrk Bites

    +Risk Romer you would be CORRECT

    Ida Williams

    +Landsharrk “Sharrk” Bites one day every eye will see the truth before ☆LIGHT☆

  96. crosscat1

    Amazing Song, Amazing Singer. What a voice !!!

  97. Elijah Scott

    Arguable one of Pat Benatar's greatest songs of all fucking time. My personal favorite song of hers! :-)

  98. Ida Williams

    Once there was a man ..... His song became of love saturated take care of my man let it be done right now .. This song take me into a trance love it -♡♡♡♡

    crosscat1

    I am in the light already. Thank you God. I hope you can get there too,

    Ida Williams

    +crosscat1. Baby one thing about running you will soon run out of breath I'd rather be the truth feel and see the light🤗❤💥💥💥

    Ida Williams

    +crosscat1 you hope I can get there in the light? thank you my dear I never left it the light I was born in it .... just like Christ I suffered with him to carry the light.... so yeah I can get through destruction and collisions I carry my cross did you carry yours your cross for Christ?✌👍❤

    Ida Williams

    +crosscat1 Christ said he that suffer with me shall also reign with me pick up your cross and carry it .... to know Christ is to know suffering sorrow pain loneliness from my world that rejected Christ but yet try still love Still Waters Run Deep the children of a thousand days the children of the hard rain.... I'm happy to know you are in the light may God keep you there😀👌👍❤

    Ida Williams

    +crosscat1 oh so why you tell me girl don't look back ? there's nothing or no one for me to run from as far as looking back I've already been there that's what gives me the strength to go forward oh nothing stands in my way .. cuz I ride with the most high my light is bright for Christ as the saying goes We All Shall become one and one Accord that's the light thanks for your concern👌✌

  99. Emiliano Ortega-Guerrero

    the soundtrack our lives... rock n roll yeah

    Emiliano Ortega-Guerrero

    @Emiliano Ortega-Guerrero AWESOME

  100. Martin Young

    Loved Pat since she started singing The Queen of Rock and Roll in my humble opinion Her range blows me away I love you and your voice. Having suffered depression my whole life I've listened to your music for many years and it'd helped me get through it this  life we live

    harry bean

    @Martin Young we are blessed to have pat benetar shes awesome

    Marcell Mirasol

    I had gone through depression as well. And yes, Pat Benatar's music like this obscure but magnificent song had lifted me up. 🎤