You're the Only One / Patience Single, Import
Maria Mena ~ You're the Only One / Patience
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I hope you can forgive me for that time
When I put my hand between your legs
And said it was small
Cuz it's really not at all
I guess there's just a part of me that likes to bring you down
Just to keep you around
Cuz the day you realize how amazing you are
You're gonna leave me
The thing is, her singing isn't the best. I don't strictly show devotion to those who can belt it out like Christina and Beyonce. Norah Jones has a mellower, more soothing voice. But throughout YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE, Maria basically speaks rather than sings, for the most part. I heard that this is the style of Norwegian pop you'll find back where she lives - she's a native who has learned to speak okay English, judging by her MTV YOU HEAR IT FIRST interview.
I'd call Maria a cross between Bob Dylan and Alanis Morisette - an interesting combination. Her lyrics are humorous, often insightful, making this beat indeed a catchy one. This first effort is both short and sweet, plus it illustrates an all too common fear in many of today's relationships.
p.s.-ALL YOU PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T LIKE THIS REVIEW, YOU PROBABLY DON'T LIKE IT CAUSE I SAID SOMETHING NICE & GOD-LOVING.....SO YOU MUST BE PAGEONS & REALLY BAD SINNERS.....WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY KNOWN THAT YOU MUST LISTEN YOU UNTALENTED F**K UPS britney spears & hilary duff. THEY ARE SATENS, & I'M SURE YOU ARE WHO DISAGREE WITH THIS!!
This is light pop written by a young person - it's not Britney (thank god), it doesn't have the toughness of Avril Lavigne, or the sometimes slightly pompous feel of Mariah Carey's type of soul. It's simple pop with a touch of soul in Maria's small but expressive voice, and fresh personal lyrics about everyday events that are easy to identify with. It's well done, and so far she hasn't fallen into the over-styled trap - hope she doesn't catch it either now she's had her big launch.
Try this for a change and keep your ears open!
I recommend this if your into stuff that doesn't sound like everyother new artist to come out or more recently every other "new" band because, Maria tends to keep her style very unique and writes lyrics that have meaning. I'm sure somehow we could all relate to the meaning of this song even if you don't like it.
Most recent customer reviews
I have White Turns Blue and it's absolutely great! Those who said that she can't sing sucks. You don't know what you're talkin' about. Read morePublished on July 24 2004 by Andrée-Anne
I love Maria Mena's music. She is like the recent Alanis, around the song "Everything". I love the tracks Fragile (Free), Just A Little Bit and Take Me With You. Read morePublished on July 18 2004
maria mena kicks so much a**, she is a great singer and writer.. cant wait for her new album!!!!Published on July 14 2004 by Adrian Ramirez
The music is different - her voice is different and her lyrics are fun and catchy - I highly suggest a listen - you might just like the whole album. Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by Amazon Customer
Sure she prolly isnt America's Idol, but Maria Mena is like the breed of artists that amaze you with lyrics. Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by John
relish in the thought that not all music is exactly the same! I like the talking, it's different.Published on July 8 2004
Her song You're The Only One proves that anyone can get a record contract. All she does through the song is talk, she doesn't even sing for Christ's sake. Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by DEMON MARCUS