Here Are the Lyrics to Old Dominion's 'One Man Band'

Mason Allen
Old Dominion

Old Dominion can’t imagine their lives apart in “One Man Band,” the country band's latest Hot 100-charting single.

The song’s double meaning also reflects how a man doesn’t want to stay single forever and pleads with the female subject of the song, “Baby, take my hand” before singing the titular line, “I don’t want to be a one man band.”

“‘One Man Band’ is the first true love song we’ve ever released,” the band said Wednesday in a Twitter video. “We can’t imagine being on this crazy ride alone. We have each other to celebrate the highs and to get through the challenges with. It’s one of the best parts of being a band.”

Just like the group’s chemistry, “One Man Band” talks about how “you can go it alone, but sometimes there’s another person out there that adds something to your music that you would have never had on your own,” according to the video.

Check out the lyrics and music video below.

Been flyin' solo for so long
Nobody's singin' the harmony
Up there just me and my shadow
No bass, no guitar, no tambourine

And I found you like a melody
You were singin' in the same key as me
We had 'em dancin' in the streets

I don't wanna be a one man band
I don't wanna be a rolling stone, alone
Puttin' miles on a run-down van
Baby, we can take our own show on the road
I'll lay down the beat, you'll carry the tune
We'll get tattoos, and we'll trash hotel rooms
Baby, take my hand
I don't wanna be a one man band
No

I wanna run down your wild dreams
And I wanna chase every high with you
Count every rip in these old jeans
We'll never learn how to sing the blues

If I'm gonna be famous
Girl, I wanna be famous with you
We got our own little groove

I don't wanna be a one man band
I don't wanna be a rolling stone, alone
Puttin' miles on a run-down van
Baby, we can take our own show on the road
I'll lay down the beat, you'll carry the tune
We'll get tattoos, and we'll trash hotel rooms
Baby, take my hand
'Cause I don't wanna be a one man band

When the spotlight goes cold, and the curtains come down
The chairs are all stacked, and there's no one around
And nobody's payin', we'll still be playin'

I don't wanna be a one man band
I don't wanna be a rolling stone, alone
Puttin' miles on a run-down van
Baby, we can take our own show on the road
I'll lay down the beat, you'll carry the tune
We'll get tattoos, and we'll trash hotel rooms
Baby, take my hand
'Cause I don't wanna be a one man band
I don't wanna be a one man band
 

Lyrics licensed & provided by LyricFind

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC

Written by: Brad Francis Tursi, Josh Osborne, Matthew Thomas Ramsey, Trevor Joseph Rosen

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