"My First Lover" as written by Gillian Howard Welch and David Todd Rawlings....
My first lover
My first lover

He was tall and breezy with his long hair down
But he gets a little hazy when I think of him now

My first lover
My first lover

He was always talking trying to bring me down
But I was not waiting for a white wedding gown
From my first lover

I do not remember any going wrong
Just a record playing that old Steve Miller song

Quicksilver girl
Quicksilver girl

At a surfer party with the whiskey porin
And the bottle rolling I was on the floor
With my first lover
My first lover

I do not remember any fights or fits
Just shakey morning after calling it quits
With my first lover

Quicksilver girl
Quicksilver girl
Quicksilver girl, and she's free


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"My First Lover" as written by Gillian Howard Welch David Todd Rawlings

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    General CommentI have trouble with this one: is it a song about an emotionally abusive boyfriend, a drunken one-time hookup that cost the narrator her virginity, or is the "lover" a metaphor for alcohol?
    tweedwolfscreamon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is a straightforward account of Gillian's first lover, apparently a manipulative surfer jerk she met as a student at UC Santa Cruz.

    Love the "Quicksilver Girl" reference.
    LuckyTownon August 04, 2014   Link

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