6 pages | PDF | 1.6 MBThe One That Got Away is a melancholic folk-pop song composed by Joy Williams, John Paul White and Charlie Peacock of The Civil Wars. The song is written in F major and D minor and is composed of 55 measures. It is a heart-rending story of a lost love that could not be recaptured, and the theme of regret of a missed chance resonates throughout. The lyrics evoke feelings of sorrow, nostalgia and longing as the singer reflects on what could have been. The catchy melody and dreamy vocals bring the story to life and make it an emotional experience for the listener.