"Do You Remember The First Time?" as written by Nick Banks, Jarvis Branson Cocker, Candida Doyle, Stephen Patrick Mackey and Russell Senior....
You say you've got to go home
'cause he's sitting on his own again this evening.
I know you're gonna let him bore your pants off again.
Oh God, it's half past eight,
You'll be late.
You say you've never been sure,
Though it makes good sense for you to be together.
Still you bought a toy that can reach the places he never goes.
Oh, now it's getting late.
He's so straight.

Do you remember the first time?
I can't remember a worse time.
But you know that we've changed so much since then,
Oh yeah,
We've grown.
Now I don't care what you're doing,
No I don't care if you screw him.
Just as long as you save a piece for me,
Oh yeah

You say you've got to go home.
Well at least there's someone there that you can talk to.
And you never have to face up to the night on your own.
Jesus, it must be great to be straight.

Do you remember the first time?
I can't remember a worse time.
But you know that we've changed so much since then,
Oh yeah,
We've grown.
Now I don't care what you're doing,
No I don't care if you screw him.
Just as long as you save a piece for me,
Oh yeah


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"Do You Remember the First Time?" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

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  • +6
    General Comment'Straight', as Jarvis uses it, tends to have a meaning more like 'square', or otherwise un-groovy. 'it must be great to be straight', in this context, would refer to his envying the security that she feels, now that her life has become more dull and routine after settling down.
    samadrielon January 05, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General Commentbasically:

    i know the first time we had sex it was shit but we've both grown up now and i think we should do it again. When I'm alone at night and you're with your boyfriend I wish that I was more stable like he is, but looking at the situation as a whole I'm pretty glad I'm not. I just wish that you'd see how much better I am than him and leave him.

    i know i used to complain about you being with him all the time and i still think he's a boring twat but, you know what, I'd rather share you with him than not have you at all. I'll settle for just a piece of you.
    jemma.daisy.on June 04, 2007   Link
  • +3
    My OpinionOh yeah, and I want to add that I love these lyrics (and Jarvis' lyrics in general) because the song tells a story, but is much more than just the story. There are so many themes on love, emotions, human behavior & relationships running through the lyrics that make it more than just an interesting/witty narrative.
    voodoodollyon June 06, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI dont agree wtih you guys. I think the song is about him with this chick. the line i dont remeber a worse doesn't nessiceraly mean it was bad he's just saying it got better and better. and now that they're through she gets better sex with a dildo then her husband casue he's so "straight" or boring. I looovee this song and i know for a fact my first time wasn't bad but it got better and better and better everytime =]]
    dominique.partridgeon October 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI recon this about jarvis having an affair with a woman, who goes back to her husband every night. He doesn't care if she's still sleeping with him as long she saves a piece for him. He's remembering the first time they had sex, which would have been awkward and guilt ridden so it was the worse time. that's just my oppinion, could be wrong.
    dontbeacoconuton February 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think everyone's been pretty spot on so far.
    Basically saying the first time we had sex was pretty crappy but we've both gotten alot better/had more practice. You're boyfriend's really boring but he's more stable than i am so i get why youre with him, but said very sarcastically, of course.
    Part of me feels like he's not sleeping with her, and maybe it's like the song is his attempt to get her to sleep with him again even though she's seeing someone else, because the saying she's going to be late makes me think that there somewhere together but havent necessarily slept together yet, but save a piece for me makes me think that they are, so i'm not sure, i think it's probably supposed to be ambiguous
    also it's definitely implied that the boyfriend doesn't really meaure up, the toy that reaches the place that he's never been and i think maybe the "we've grown" part is implying more than just emotional growth...
    Janie83on May 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationYou all are probably right about the meaning of "straight" in this song, but that's not going to stop me thinking of this as a lesbian talking to her first teenage romance who later went on to be straight.

    Way more interesting.
    IShootLazerson August 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsexual frustration anyone?
    ImInLoveWithMyWallson March 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about encountering an ex- I think we can safely say that.

    The lines "he's so straight" and "Jesus, it must be great to be straight ", lead me to believe she left the narrator because of his sexual orrientation.
    lookon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's strange. the lyrics are so bitter, and yet the music is dare i say it...jubilant. I love this
    pumkinhedon June 23, 2005   Link

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