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One Way Or Another by Blondie

Released by Blondie in 1978
From the Album: Parallel Lines |

This version of One Way Or Another By Blondie was released by Blondie in 1978.

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The Story of One Way or Another

What inspired Blondie’s hugely popular hit, One Way or Another? It is a 1978 release that is very socially relevant today, considering the song is all about Deborah Harry’s experience with a creepy male stalker. The incident actually ended up forcing her to move away from her native New Jersey.

The song has dark undertones lyrically due to the effect the stalker had on Deborah Harry. One Way or Another, whenever it is reviewed, gets critical acclaim for her aggressive vocals and for the band’s high-energy performance.

The catchy nature and immense popularity of the song makes it a popular singalong song. It’s even made our list of Most Popular Sing-A-Long-Songs at this website.

One way or another I’m gonna find ya
I’m gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha
One way or another I’m gonna win ya
I’m gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha
One way or another I’m gonna see ya
I’m gonna meetcha meetcha meetcha meetcha
One day, maybe next week
I’m gonna meetcha, I’m gonna meetcha, I’ll meetcha
I will drive past your house
And if the lights are all down
I’ll see who’s around

One way or another I’m gonna find ya
I’m gonna getcha getcha getcha getcha
One way or another I’m gonna win ya
I’ll getcha, I’ll getcha
One way or another I’m gonna see ya
I’m gonna meetcha meetcha meetcha meetcha
One day, maybe next week
I’m gonna meetcha, I’ll meetcha

And if the lights are all out
I’ll follow your bus downtown
See who’s hanging out

One way or another I’m gonna lose ya
I’m gonna give you the slip, a slip of the lip or another
I’m gonna lose ya, I’m gonna trick ya, I’ll trick ya
One way or another I’m gonna lose ya
I’m gonna trick ya trick ya trick ya trick ya
One way or another I’m gonna lose ya
I’m gonna give you the slip

I’ll walk down the mall
Stand over by the wall
Where I can see it all
Find out who ya call
Lead you to the supermarket checkout
Some specials and rat food, get lost in the crowd

One way or another I’m gonna getcha, I’ll getcha, I’ll getcha getcha getcha getcha
(Where I can see it all, find out who ya call)
One way or another I’m gonna getcha, I’ll getcha, I’ll getcha getcha getcha getcha
(Where I can see it all, find out who ya call)
One way or another I’m gonna getcha, I’ll getcha, I’ll getcha getcha getcha getcha
(Where I can see it all, find out who ya call)


Blondie has released many songs over the years besides One Way Or Another By Blondie. Blondie released songs from 1976 to 2003 spanning across albums like Blondie, Plastic Letters, Parallel Lines, Eat To The Beat, Autoamerican, The Hunter, No Exit, and The Curse Of Blondie. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Blondie.

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About Lyrics and One Way Or Another By Blondie by Blondie

When you decide to study the lyrics to One Way Or Another By Blondie, you're looking at the words, verses and background chorus from the 1978 song by Blondie. Some of the lyrics to One Way Or Another By Blondie have clear meanings and some contain metaphorical references. Like most songs, only Blondie and their collaborators know the full story behind any of the their songs.

You can understand the lyrics to One Way Or Another By Blondie if you take apart the structure of the words. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to One Way Or Another By Blondie" means the words set to the music of One Way Or Another By Blondie, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Blondie. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to One Way Or Another By Blondie and the lyrics to One Way Or Another By Blondie are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Blondie who came here looking just for the lyrics to One Way Or Another By Blondie, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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