What Makes You Think You’re the One

What makes you think you’re the one
Who can laugh without cryin’?
What makes you think you’re the one
Who can live without dyin’?
Every little bit
Is there
To see
Every little bit
Of you
And me

What makes you think I’m the one
Who’ll be there when you’re callin’?
What makes you think I’m the one
Who will catch you when you’re fallin’?
Every little bit
Is there
To see
Every little bit
Of you
And me

What makes you think I’m the one
Who will love you forever?
Everything you do has been done
And this won’t last forever
Every little bit
Is there
To see
Every little bit
Of you
And me

(Lindsey Buckingham) © 1979 Now Sounds Music (ASCAP)

About the Song

This spirited Lindsey song is notable for the loud, enthusiastic drum track, which Mick made the most of when performed live.

Lindsey: “We cut this with just me on piano and Micks on drums, on opposite sides of the room. Aside from setting up the normal mics, we set up a cassette player, a boombox, in front of the drums and ran it into the desk. The mics in those devices have capacitors in them that act as really low-quality limiters, so you got this squash that’s really explosive, a real garage, trashy sound that you could only get that way. A good-quality limiter couldn’t replicate it. As soon as Mick heard that sound in his headphones he was, ‘Oh my god, I love this.’ It turned him into an animal. There’s not much else on there. I did some bass and guitar, but the center of that song is Mick’s drum work, one of my favorite drum performances by him. We talk about it to this day.”

—Tusk Deluxe Edition (2015) liner notes