Written by Richard and John Bettis, this song is quintissential Carpenters. How two such young men who grew up in the era of Vietnam could write so unjadedly about love is extraordinary. "I want to live again, breath again in the shelter of his brightly woven love song." This is the stuff of dreams. Boy I'm glad I fell in love with the Carpenters and not some angry, mean spirited or drugged out artist. One Love is a total gem.
Few are the choices we are given. The sands of time pass quickly by.........
Once again I hinged between four and five stars. I ended up going with five. This song was a favorite way back in the early seventies and it still sounds excellent to this day. Maybe not on the level of "Rainy Days And Mondays" and "Superstar" but still a five star song.
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Post by Prisoner_Walking on Feb 20, 2006 15:26:28 GMT -5
It's beautiful and sincere and I like to listen to it once in a while.
But as the years have passed, "One Love" doesn't sound fresh to my ears anymore. Maybe it's a touch too similar to "Hideaway" to stand out on this album. I'd be interesed to know: does anyone else think that the upper string solo is slightly out of tune?