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Kanye West Drops Song ‘Only One’ About North & His Mother – Listen

Thu, January 1, 2015 9:35am EDT by 21 Comments

Now this is how you kick off 2015! Kanye West dropped an all-new song titled ‘Only One’, and it’s beautiful tribute to his baby North and his late mother Donda. Click to LISTEN!

Kanye West’s newest song “Only One” is an emotional ballad that will undoubtedly bring tears to your eyes. The song is featured in his late mother Donda’s perspective, who tragically passed away in 2007. In the song, she wants Kanye to tell North West about her and to know she’s always with him. The song is beyond special. To top it all off, the song also features legendary singer Paul McCartney!

Kanye West’s ‘Only One’ — New Song About North & His Mother

This is Kanye’s first new song since his Yeezus album in 2013 and “Only One” is the rapper’s most vulnerable song to date.

The death of his mother Donda hit him extremely hard, and now Kanye is paying tribute to his beloved parent in the best way he knows how — through song. 

Kanye sings about his two angels — Kim and North — and lets Donda speak through him. In the song, she is so “proud” of him and he will always be her “chosen one.” She knows they’ll meet again someday.

At the end of the song, he repeats the phrase “Tell Nori about me” over and over again. We’re sure both Kanye and Kim are keeping Donda’s memory alive and telling North all about her grandmother. The single featured a gorgeous new photo of Kanye and North. They look so much alike!

Paul McCartney also makes an appearance on the song with a terrific organ solo. There have been rumors that Kanye will release a new album in 2015, and it looks like he’s off to a great start!

Kanye West’s “Only One” Lyrics: 

As I lay me down to sleep
I hear her speak to me
Hello ‘Mari, how ya doin’?
I think the storm ran out of rain, the clouds are movin’
I know you’re happy, cause I can see it
So tell the voice inside ya’ head to believe it
I talked to God about you, he said he sent you an angel
And look at all that he gave you
You asked for one and you got two
You know I never left you
Cause every road that leads to heaven’s right inside you
So I can say

Hello my only one, just like the morning sun
You’ll keep on rising till the sky knows your name
Hello my only one, remember who you are
No you’re not perfect but you’re not your mistakes

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Oh the good outweighs the bad even on your worst day
Remember how I’d say, hey, hey, one day
You’ll be the man you always knew you could be
And if you knew how proud I was
You’d never shed a tear, have a fear
No you wouldn’t do that
And though I didn’t pick the day to turn the page
I know it’s not the end every time I see her face
And I hear you say

Hello my only one, remember who you are
You got the world cause you got the love in your hands
And you’re still my chosen one
So can you understand? One day you’ll understand

So hear me out, hear me out
I won’t go, I won’t go
No goodbyes, no goodbyes
Just hello, just hello
And when you cry, I will cry
And when you smile, I will smile
And next time when I look in your eyes
We’ll have wings and we’ll fly

Hello my only one, just like the morning sun
You’ll keep on rising till the sky knows your name
And you’re still my chosen one, remember who you are
No you’re not perfect but you’re not your mistakes

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Tell Nori about me, tell Nori ab-
I just want you to do me a favor
Tell Nori about me, tell Nori about me
Tell Nori about me, tell Nori about me
Tell Nori about me, tell Nori about me
Tell Nori about me, tell Nori about me
Tell Nori about me, tell Nori about me
Tell Nori about me, tell Nori about me
Tell Nori about me, tell Nori about me
Tell Nori about me, tell Nori about me
Tell Nori about me, tell Nori about me…

HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Kanye’s new song? Is “Only One” his best yet? Let us know!

— Avery Thompson

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