"Don't Think You're The First" as written by and James Skelly....
Don't think you're the first
In the whole universe
To follow your heart
Or gaze at the stars
To stare at the night
To the clear daylight

Don't think you're the first
In the whole universe
To feel sorrow or shame
As you walk in the rain
Do I love you?
Yes I love you or I wouldn't tell you

So don't think you're the first
In the whole universe
To be caught in the act
Numbered and wrecked
Put in your place
Made to feel like a fake

Don't think you're the first
In the whole universe
To be untouched by the time
Think you're one of the kind
Do I love you?
Yes I love you or i wouldn't tell you

So don't think you're the first

Don't think you're the first
In the whole universe
To dance with the light
From the meak to the might
As the birds in the trees
Sing their sweet melodies

Don't think you're the first
In the whole universe
To hear a thousand violins
As the trial begins
Do I love you?
Yes I love you or I wouldn't tell you

So don't think you're the last
To be tied to the mast
While you watch from afar
As your world falls apart
You hang on for help
But the rest help themselves

Don't think you're the last
To be tied to the past
While you future's controlled
While the present untold
Do I love you?
Yes I love you or I wouldn't tell you

So don't think you're the first


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"Don't Think You're the First" as written by James Skelly

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    General CommentI think a wonderful structural technique that we ought to draw attention to is the placing of "yes I love you" right next to "don't think you're the first"/"don't think you're the last".
    IE: He loves them but he's going to love other people and he has loved other people

    Overall I think it's a song about accepting reality, you're not as special or individual or unique as you'd like to think. All the problems and wonderful moments you've had have been had be someone else. In the same way in having the love of this person you're not alone, he's loved others and he's going to love others after you.
    KinkyDoxon May 03, 2013   Link
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    General Commenti like this. Old grandfatherly/gentlemanly advice.

    the sort that you hear as a six year old boy (though i've never been one) that you can relate to yourself when you're then 16, and the on to sixty.

    it never leaves you and although the words were harsh they are filled with love and reassurance.

    that's what this song sounds like to me, I think the singer is remembering these words himself but he's also helping somebody too.
    tigersroamfreeon October 20, 2005   Link

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