Melissa Etheridge’s relationship with film maker Julie Cypher, was the inspiration behind this song. Cypher was married to the actor Lou Diamond Phillips when she met Etheridge in 1988. Etheridge and Cypher began relationship soon after that. According to Etheridge, initially Cypher wanted an open relationship something Etheridge found devastating. Those feelings are expressed in this song,.
Here’s Melissa Etheridge with I’m the Only One