Shawn L. Bird

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First love October 15, 2010

Filed under: Commentary — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:05 am

Keeping up the theme of the last day or two, here are the lyrics to a song that a lot of you will apparently be able to relate to. I heard this the first time when it was sent to me as a radio dedication at about 3 a.m. one Sunday morning in 1981…

FIRST LOVE
(lyrics and music by James Seals and Eddie Brown, 1980)
From the album THE LONGEST ROAD (1980).

Carlos Vega – Drums; Bob Glaub – Bass; Louie Shelton – Electric and Acoustic Guitars; Greg Matheisen – Acoustic Piano and Rhodes; Don Heffington – Percussion; String Arrangement – Jimmie Haskell.

Everybody has a first love, they have left in yesterday.
Feelings they have left behind, it’s just a place in time but not so far away.
Everybody has a first love, when the dream they shared was new.
I remember that special someone, so I wrote this song just for you.

First love in my life. Where are you tonight? I wonder about you.
First love in my life. Did things turned out alright? I worry about you.
‘Cause I’ve got everything, everything in life that I wanted.
It would kill me now and make me sad to know you are lonely.
First love never dies.

I wish you love, I wish you happiness. And may the years be kind to you.
You’ll always be a part of me, share this thought with me. I’ll carry you always.

First love, first love never dies. Remember
First love, first love never dies. I tell you
First love, first love never dies. Remember
First love, first love never dies. Whoa.

Interesting to see the lyrics written out.  I always thought this line “You’ll always be a part of me, share this thought with me. I’ll carry you always.” was “You’ll always be a part of me: you shared the start with me. I’ll carry you always.”  I like my version better!  Listen for yourself.  This version shows lyrics that ‘share the start’ so I didn’t imagine that option.  Ah.  See if it makes you cry too. ;-P

 

One Response to “First love”

  1. […] first boy I loved remained a precious part of my life, and even though the time came when it was mutually understood […]


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