Stephen Stills - Love The One You're With Lyrics

If you're down and confused
And you don't remember who you're talking to
Concentration slip away
Because your baby is so far away

Well there's a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can't be with the one you love, honey
Love the one you're with

Don't be angry - don't be sad
Don't sit crying over good times you've had
There's a girl right next to you
And she's just waiting for something to do

Well there's a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can't be with the one you love honey
Love the one you're with

Turn your heartache right into joy
'Cause she's a girl and you're a boy
Get it together come on make it nice
You ain't gonna need any more advice

Well there's a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can't be with the one you love, honey
Love the one you're with

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  1. NanJacks 913

    The movie "Prometheus" (Idris Elba) lead me here👋👋

  2. Mike DiPasquale

    I agree

  3. Donna Reid


  4. Victoria Trambley

    Dec 28, 2019: Looking for a spouse or soul mate? Put GOD first and ask Him! 1) Love the LORD your God with all your heart, soul and strength. Deut 6:5; and 2) Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the 'desires' of your heart. Psalm 37:4 P.S. God is not a prude, and loves happy marriages.

    Beatle bopper

    Victoria Trambley ...This is So True! Amen!

  5. IrishnPNW

    I am home for the 2019 holidays...and I am wishing all of you who are as well...I live in the United States and I do, do, do hope ALL of you living in this country are holding on and doing the best you can....especially all of you who are NOT of the 1% ......I AM A 67 YO SINGLE FEMALE LIVING ON A LIMITED INCOME and, THANKFULLY, I have a roof and am PAYING my bills...a lot of you are NOT...I pray for all of you....and I do so hope this country I live in gets back on it's feet and away from all the CORRUPTION it is going thru just now...

    PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO HELP OUR COUNTRY ... and PRAY THOSE WHO DO NOT GET TAKEN OUT.... I love this country and my heart is breaking because of all the corruption and sickness going on in the top LAYERS of my country, my government, all those people who were voted in to take care of US...THE PEOPLE WHO PAY FOR THEIR SALARIES....I am so incredibly HURT and DISGUSTED and ASHAMED...I have to see, 24/7...people who were elected into this government who are doing NOTHING BUT SERVING THEIR BANK ACCOUNTS OR EGOS and NOT the people!!!


    jesper heglingegård jensen

    long and strange answer to that question.....

  6. Mary Catherine Lunsford

    Let's dance!

  7. Alan Stephenson

    Who are the 324 retards?

  8. MrSteve280

    The planets aligned

  9. Collin S Bueno
    And many many years later Harry Styles singing a new tune. Two styles same sound.

  10. ba_2three

    Story of my life

  11. ranchdressing

    They sing like angels...


    You can only see them in Hidden Valley.

    Michael Rogottie

    @Tommy. LOL!

  12. eric bostic

    The captain of the spaceship on the movie Prometheus said the chorus of this song so I tracked it down

  13. Michael Miller


  14. 1220b

    A girl called Angela brought me here.

  15. Thomas Hofheinz

    If you can't be with the one you love,
    Keep it in your pants.

  16. 08SoftailDeluxe

    When you remember in the 70,s your young mother twirling singing and dancing to this song
    When your mother has been passed some decade now
    This song is so hard to listen to but yet is pure joy at the same time.

  17. Paul Ralph Twiraga

    This song should be on every radio station on earth

  18. Grunthos The Flatulent

    Very groovey

  19. v HonestAbe

    im here because of fear the walking dead

  20. Noah Partic

    The title speaks volumes LOUDLY & PROUDLY & so do I😉.

  21. Lawrence Ahern

    Happy Birthday Stephen Have a BLAST !!!!!!!!

  22. Morris Twigg

    I was youth hostelling in the Wye Valley (St. Briavels and Welsh Bicknor) supposedly doing Geography coursework. It was 1971. This and My Sweet Lord was my soundtrack

  23. Josie M

    Ahh a oldie but still a goodie 🙃

  24. Jeremy Adams

    As a kid I thought this was a wonderful message about being openhearted and loving everybody. Now, I think he was just talking about having sex with groupies lol

    J Eastwood

    Yes... me too... and yes, I think it was ... It's too bad the lyrics are so..... specific ... It could have been used for a variety of events and sharing with friends and loved ones who are at a distance... to remind them that there are people right there who feel the same way and need love too... but... not "that kind "... It doesn't work .. Good for " memories of the times", but that's about it.

  25. archiguitarchi

    The Hammond B3 took church to where ever it showed up.

  26. Charles Kennedy

    Michael Brennock , I read your comment three times and I still don't know what the fuck you are talking about . I am pretty sure he meant ....If you can't be with the one you love , love the one you are with ...P.S. my comment was in a lighthearted way , peace brother !

  27. Charles Eee

    The organ solo really makes this song special

  28. Hedgehog's Right of Passage

    1966 & on I loved Stephan Stills but the message here must have caused millions of badly broken hearts. Even as a 15 year old then I bridled at this stupid theme.

  29. mak su

    Fuck yes

  30. abel

    i’m here cause jake kiszka said so

  31. Bev Cooper

    I think their best ever !#

  32. Michael Brennock

    For a long time, I thought this song was about learning to settle down with the person you know instead of the person you pine for.

    I have started to wonder if myself and most people took this advice for opposing the noblest ideals you believe in for the sake of a 'comfortable' situation that doesn't serve you or your partner at all - and that deep down you know what you've done and resent yourself for it?

    After properly listening to the song, I wonder if he was merely talking about moving on after someone you loved has passed away?

    Mary Sweeney

    I am not sure about the meaning, as in I haven't researched itor heard Stills comment, etc. A good rule of thumb is that pretty much one needs consider 60's music as being focused on drugs and sex - free love and turning "on". No judgement here, this is what was happening in society. Also, lyrics were less explicit than today, meaning was conveyed in a way so as not to incur the ire of "squares" and censors. Thus, when singing about sex and drugs, artists would be less direct. All this is to say, that I have always interpreted the song to mean love the one you're with as looving the partner you are having "free love" with. This is to distinguish "free love" from todays "hook ups". Free love had "meaning" according to the hippies. I would say hook ups do not.

  33. Chris Chiarello

    Seriously,You Nerds?

  34. Pete Reece

    A girl got me here

  35. Dan McCarthy

    Prometheus brought me here.

  36. Chuck Wilburn

    Love the bum you're with

  37. Robert August

    Truer words have never been spoken! I am living it right now.

  38. Gary Damon

    1969 and still a classic rock and roll hit 2019

  39. Gary Smith

    Awesome tune back in the day. Still live by that motto.

  40. Aaron Martinez

    The post man was banging my wife and as I walked in they were playing this song so thats why I'm here

  41. Ron Cobb


  42. Michael Miller


  43. kapitan19969838

    Shaw and Vickers are hooot babes!

  44. LaserGadgets

    Simpsons anyone?

    Alan A

    Treehouse of Horror when Homer was cloned over and over again.


    @Alan A xD

  45. oleole52

    The 2 best organ parts I've ever heard in a song are both by guitar players.Stephen Stills on this one,and Stevie Winwood on Gimme Some Lovin.

  46. Gerald Edelstein

    The outrigger looks inviting!

  47. Alex Smuckler

    Such an amazing track!

  48. emo

    Eternally grateful for this upload of the original ! thank you so much ! most of the other versions performed or recorded by Steven Stills, csny, and other singers and musicians on this original recording on youtube , vimeo, daily motion, etc , sound so in the background . Again, thank you so much ! by the way Stills got the title from what fellow great artist Billy Preston said to him once about getting over a break up from somebody you still love but you gotta move on. I don't know if Love the one you are with are verbatim from Preston but something like love the one you're with . they were good friends .

  49. Brady Hess

    sally loved this song. i hated her for it. she is a bitch. glad shes gone.


    By all means don't sugar coat it.

    Michael Rogottie

    @Vincent LOL! That was funny.

  50. - XxJimmyPagexX -

    My divorce lawyer wrote this song


    LOL, Now thats funny!

  51. Gerald Edelstein

    Share that stuff,Brother!

  52. Muhammed

    Came here from

  53. Ann Marie

    Woodstock brought me here, that and I had to hear from the guy who was actually a finalist for the TV group, The Monkees. Alas, Mr. Stills had crooked teeth and wasn't as photogenic as his friend, Peter Tork.

  54. Wes Wooten

    Ain’t gonna need any more advice.

  55. Logical Overdrive

    *Insert Scott Pilgrim joke*

  56. Gerald Edelstein

    One of the greatest rock songs of all times!!

  57. larry talbot

    I love the one i'm with my beautiful wife, 43 years now

    Michael Rogottie

    Awesome Larry. Not far behind ya.

  58. Lawrence Wells

    If you don't remember who you are talking to!!!! Never.

  59. Martin Edwards

    Had never heard this song until two days ago, I can account for at least a million of those views!

    Michael Rogottie

    Better late then never.

  60. zeze do bone

    Because I am with nobody, I don't have to love nobody.
    At least this was the thought I took from the song title.


    zeze do bone Jesus is always with you! He loves you and you should never feel alone!

  61. love me leave me

    This the hands of porn and well all know that's how ones heart goes when he loves that porn all day long and sings hey I am a rapper and I sing about my God who says it's ok to love porn....carry on

  62. sabrina brown

    I am not with U!!!! CHEATER! Anybody that has anything to do with ATT is on automatic grounds of being a little suspect!!! Just because of all the things that have gone on with that phone over the years and you guys know this!!

    By the way .... #TEAMGIANTS OVER U ANYDAY!!! 😂 😝

  63. オガサカCT

    Smowbording life

  64. gypsie877

    The rebound song.

  65. ZardozSpeakstoYou

    I have always loved the steel drum sound in the background of this song, makes it very unique.

  66. Brandy Webb

    Look here bitch, get off my shit and go love the fool you with. We are not together. We are nothing. Go be with your bitch and get the Fuck on you crazy ass stalker.

  67. José Carlos Costa

    Prometheus brought me here

  68. #Yvette Fan

    The good old days when music was good bought me here such nostalgia

  69. Byron Gordon

    What a great message, eh? So reflective of its times.

  70. 7th AngelAD

    When you remember that one friend you loved as a kid and parted ways to find out later that you two were perfect together and would still be perfect. But they and you have settled down with someone else.

    daft tassia

    I feel like this is a reference

    Jan Byrnes

    Yes....I can relate to this...3 years ago we found each other after 50 years...such joy....but it's too late for us to be he said. "We've left our run too late." But, we still have a great friendship...

  71. Jedd Slaven

    Does this song not just put a happy tune to being a cheating scumbag ,fkn boomer music

  72. Steve Raab

    Timeless song really.....(1970-1971) it sounds 'fresh as new' yet today even.....Thanks, Stephen Stills !!

  73. rwb010109

    Great talent and song

  74. Jerry Vance

    My girl is acting crazy so i told her she could move on and be like that stephen stills song. Thats what brought me here

  75. Jacob Merchand

    Not gonna lie, up until a few weeks ago I had never heard of this song. I was familiar with Stills thru his CSNY and Buffalo Springfield work, but the other week I accidentally turned on the Stingray Classic Rock tv channel and this song was on, and I can’t stop listening!

    a oneiill

    better late than never!

  76. David Leland

    Great song! Haven't heard this in a long time.


    Hearing this for the first time a few months back served as a sign to me about my current place in life. I try to remember the lyrics when things arent looking too bright, glad i heard again today.

  78. jim stineman

    Humboldt county in 1981... the weed, the women and the friend's....

  79. Chuck Wilburn

    Love the bum your with


    SUBLIME Acoustic guitar is good but the Hammond B3 is what soars you to ecstasy.

  81. Nam Yarasree

    Brings me back to Paradiso, Amsterdam, 1971.....!

  82. Guy Esentals

    one of the best guitarists ever !

    Grunthos The Flatulent

    Oh FFS.

  83. Ron Budd

    a girl just waiting for sex, all "girls,"...all women are just looking to get sex,...boys and girls, from the USA, wholesome. The message is,.."boys and girls go and have sex with strangers....

  84. Mickey Hay

    What a cool tune

  85. nice lady

    Much love to ya my darling. We'll meet someday in the creek. 💞

  86. love me leave me

    Way b 4 u where born lololll

  87. Paul Smith

    A green bowl of goodness and time to listen to Steven preach.

  88. Jim Callahan

    "Turn your heartache into JOY"....There was a time when music could do that .... And this was then!

  89. JClaus1221

    Never will understand why Stephen isn't held in the same regard as Young. Far better singer, easily the better musician and every bit the writer.

  90. TheHighTower

    Remember folks, this is the only album of anyone where Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton are both featured together. Kudos to Stephen Stills for setting it up.

  91. Trista Christine

    UGHHHH ❤️❤️❤️

  92. Active Advocate

    My past relationship brought me here. He didn't love the one he was with. You wouldn't believe how many time's he'd talk to me about other women he liked better. Red flag much? But I still love someone. He just doesn't know it. So I won't be bitter: my prerogative is to make this one feel loved...even if only behind his back, haha.

  93. PariSanGennar


  94. Joseph Cosby

    Damn it man, trying to live up to this song. But it’s just so damn. When you start seeing someone, you like this person, but then you realize, that you’ve fallen in love with your best friend and didn’t know it...

  95. Wendy Wheaton

    Music was better than today

  96. John Flanagan

    Cracking song!


    so glad I grew up when I did.

  98. chasinthewind1198

    A timeless classic

  99. BrokenneckYgor

    Many many yrs ago I offered this here artist my love ballad’ Your Spanish Thighs’ it goes’loveliest thighs in all of Mehico ‘ I am a morbidly obese bipolar songwriter