"First Day" as written by David Craig, Barry Hyde, David Hyde and Ross Millard....
Welcome to your new job
Hope you have a wonderful first day
We are so happy to have you join the team
You are so lucky on your first day
And they say

This is the job that people die for
I hope you're ready for the next stage
A lot of people work in the same place
Don't let them get in your way

Dinner time you go to the canteen
You make a new friend at the dinner break
You like to talk when you're eating
But today you listen to him

And he says like it or not
You have to do what they say
And it is something that you would like to talk about
But it's only your first day
And they say

This is the job that people die for
I hope you're ready for the next stage
A lot of people work in the same place
Don't let them get in your way

And they say faster, faster
It's time to take you to the next stage
But it's only your first day
And you're not ready for the next stage

And they say faster, faster
It's time to take you to the next stage
And it is something that you would like to talk about
But it's only your first day
(First day) you are so lucky on your first day (first day)
You feel so happy on your first day (first day)
You are so lucky on your first day (first day)

This is the job that people die for
I hope you're ready for the next stage
A lot of people work in the same place
Don't let them get in your way

Welcome to your new job (first day)
Hope you have a wonderful first day (first day)
We are so happy to have you join the team (first day)
You are so lucky on your first day (first day)

Lucky, lucky, lucky on your first day
(People die for people die for)
(People die for people die for)
(People die for people die for)
(People die for people die for)


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"First Day" as written by David Craig Barry Hyde

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    My InterpretationTo me, this song is, so obviously, about life:

    "Welcome to your new job, hope you have a wonderful first day". It's simple: welcome to life. Hope you have a wonderful time here.

    "We are so happy to have you join the team, you are so lucky on your first day". The team who are welcoming us are the rest of the human kind. And we are being told everyday since we're little kids that we are very lucky to be here, and that life is a blessing.

    "This is the job that people die for" - of course, no one survives life. Everyone dies in this job.

    "I hope you're ready for the next stage". Ever since we're little we are being pushed and pushed into growing up. Whether we want to or not. We have to learn how to walk. We have to learn how to speak. We have to learn maths. We have to learn to drive a car. All these things can be interpreted as a stage, or the stages can simply be the different stages of life. Baby, toddler, child, teenager, adult, elderly, death...

    "A lot of people work in the same place, don't let them get in your way". The world is crowded with people. Unless you don't make your way through, pushing others aside and really making an effort, you won't even be seen.

    "You like to talk when you're eating, but today you listen to him". You've been taught to push other's aside (like above) but today you'll make an exception and listen to what this fellow worker/human being has to say.

    "And he says like it or not, you have to do what they say". "They" are the government. You have to do what the government tells you. You must get an education. You must grow up. You must get a job. You must pay bills. You must act normal. You must listen to the government.

    "And it is something that you would like to talk about, but it is only your first day". Even though you might think that sounds stupid, and you'd like to talk to the government about it, you can't. "It's only your first day" as in you're still so new to this life thing, so you should keep your mouth shut.

    "And they say faster, faster, it's time to take you to the next stage". Suddenly, you're not a child anymore. Or you're not a teenager anymore. Or you're not an adult anymore! You have to go up to the next level now, fast!

    "But it's only your first day, and you're not ready for the next stage". But you're not ready for the next stage. You've just begun this job, and you don't know how things work yet.

    It goes on and on, pushing and pushing on you to grow up, and move to the next level. You're never ready, but you're never given a choice, either.

    As an 18-year-old, I can totally relate to this. I'm not ready for the next stage, either.
    Starchild91on May 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNice! I didn't think anyone would have put up Futureheads lyrics yet, so thanks!
    ReActoron October 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is pretty amusing, and catchy.
    vintagetapshoeson December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAlong with "hounds of love", best song on the album. Remind me of the jam and the clash. Fuking brilliant!
    up_the_bracketon February 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty awesome
    DeBurgoon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is the first futureheads son i ever heard. They palyed an acoustic version on gonzo (mtv2)
    I absolutely love this band they have energy comboned with great songs and theres nothing really liek them at the moment whih is good.
    By the way has anybody ever seen the video for this? its quite funny
    twisted-princesson March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSuch a brilliant song about someone's first day in a new job. I have a job interview in a couple of days so this will be buzzing through my head until then.

    Such an enjoyable song, never fails to bring a massive smile to my face.
    Fundamentalon June 10, 2005   Link

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