This is the One

by Owen Plant

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released April 4, 2002

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Owen Plant Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Jamaican-Born, Singer/Songwriter/Performer Owen Plant's style is reminiscent of artists from the '70s, old-time reggae groups and contemporary acoustic artists. His laid back, soothing and delicately honed vocals and songwriting are the center pieces of his sound.

His forthcoming LP, “I Was on the Moon” is his most ambitious in scope. It is slated for release early summer 2016.
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Track Name: This is the One
this is the one, this is the one, this is the one day you can’t get me to run

won’t be moved along
I’m here to finish what I came to do
today I can’t be dissuaded
I can’t be put down
fire your warning shot across my bow
I don’t see the danger where you want me to
and I don’t see how you can unseat my resolve

used to bow down in my own home
you are the ruler of a doomed dominion that I must dethrone
didn’t used to feel a part of it so i let you run the show
now this is the one, the one day, you can’t get me to run no, no

learned along the way I can never win
love and understanding, patience wearing thin
slapped me in the face and now you’re the victim
there’s something wrong here
learned along the way I can never win
love and understanding, patience wearing thin
fog rolled in and now it’s slowly burning off
Track Name: Freedom Was
don’t want to think about you trying then kneeling at the altar of our past to grieve the lie
I’m poisoned by this image of a life with someone else holding you saying “it’s alright, time won you over too”

freedom was and now it’s gone away
tears did fall, they fell down from your face

well I’m thinking ‘bout you now driving round with my brother
don’t know that he understands how hard it is to let you go
got a pen in my hand, think I’ll move it to the other
don’t know what I’m gonna write only hope it pulls me closer to you

freedom was and now it’s gone away
tears did fall, they fell down from your face

but that was a long time ago when your eyes were on me and we weren’t on this telephone saying it is better now that we are on our own
I tell you now that cuts me straight down to the bone even though I said it with you

freedom was and now it’s gone away
tears did fall, they fell down from your face
Track Name: We All
every night I dream the same
red and green and not a change
no book has told me the meaning
though many they try to claim
I might be the stable servant
I might be behind the reins
but in this dream, of this certain
I don’t get to know your name

I’m looking for my own Joseph
but not on the road traveling
remember he gave dreams meaning
long before they parted the sea
but I’m not a great big pharaoh
I don’t have the world to sell
just give me a modern-day hero
come to life from the fairy tales

we all, we all, we all dance and sing to the rhythm
it’s a heed to the call, that’s just the way things are

we all walk in big grooved circles
harnessed up to pump at the well
we all wear our bits and blinders
humid air, flies, swishing tails
you may pity the beast of burden
but in me I know there's one
promise me, I keep working
for the day that will never come

we all, we all, we all dance and sing to the rhythm
it’s a heed to the call, that’s just the way things are

we all
ostrich heads in the sand
we all
escape over sea or land
we all
don’t talk about it, it’s coming back
we all
don’t ask cuz answer we can’t
Track Name: Maybe
you searched me out and found me with both of my hands tied up
offered me help. it’s hard to believe but I’d rather pretend that it’s not a real-life story
I’m just resting, I can use my mouth
one day I’ll have your courage, knock on the door, say I’ve come to find out

I’m acting out all the instincts that I’ve been sold
I’m moving on and others are paying but I’d rather be told
it’s not a real life person that feels the pain I’m dishing out
plan my escape in the night, with no note to my son
yes I’ve thought about that

maybe I’ll tell my story but it’s not the time right now
I’d rather pretend I’m not lonely flash a smile, bathe in the limelight
you said that I can only understand when it’s all spelled out
maybe with fame and glory I’ll pay the price
have you thought about that?
Track Name: Soon
days are long now that love is lost to me
nothing you said could have helped me predict
that you would ever leave
I’m making a resolution to change all I’m doing
and it’s not illusion, this time I’m coming clean

well I’ve done wrong, I have no claim to innocence
there’s gotta be a way soon you’ll be back for me
I know now won’t ever turn my back again
won’t turn my back again, soon, you’ll be back for me

I followed you outside expecting to turn the tide
but this time you said goodbye to me
without me you ran right out the door
oooh and I was soon to see how hard it would be to live this life alone

well I’ve done wrong, I have no claim to innocence
there’s gotta be a way soon you’ll be back for me
I know now won’t ever turn my back again
won’t turn my back again, soon, you’ll belong to me

you belong to me but it’s taking a long time to put into place
this old and rusty key and to turn the lock again
it’s getting harder and harder to smile
I’ve been denied, I spend this thought into the night
there’s gotta be a way soon you’ll belong to me
Track Name: Garden of Eden
think by the time you get here I’ll be down by the lake
throwing lines, fishing for something to say
we can talk about the fall in the Garden of Eden
make a comment on the weather, “it’s out of season”
this way we’ll be playing a tape

do you enter rooms with people laughing and feel the fool
they’re doing their own thing but in your head it’s all about you

we can talk about the fall in the Garden of Eden
make a comment on the weather, “it’s out of season”
this way we’ll be playing a tape