"First Night" as written by Tamara/dupri Savage and Pamela Joan Sawyer....
Charlemagne shakes in the streets
Gideon makes love to the suites
Holly's not invincible, in fact she's in the hospital
Not far from the bar where we met on that first night

Charlemagne pulls street corner scams
Gideon's got a pipe made from a Pringles can
Holly's insatiable, she still looks incredible
But she don't look like the same girl we met

On that first night
She was golden with bar light and beer
On that first night
She slept like she'd never been scared

And then last night
She said words alone never could save us
And then last night
She cried and she told us about Jesus

Holly's inconsolable
Unhinged and uncontrollable
Because we can't get as high as we got
On that first night

Boys and girls in America
Boys and girls in America
Boys and girls in America
Boys and girls in America

Don't bother talking to the guys with the hot soft eyes
You know they're already taken
Don't even speak to all those sequencer and beats boys
When they kiss they spit white noise

When they kiss they spit white noise
When they kiss they spit white noise
When they kiss they spit white noise
When they kiss they spit white noise

Yeah, when they kiss they spit white noise
Yeah, when they kiss they spit white noise
When they kiss they spit white noise


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"First Night" as written by Marilyn Mc Leod Jermaine Dupri

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    General CommentIt's "words alone". The first time I listened to this song, when it got to the "don't bother" part, that was probably the closest to a musical catharsis I've ever gotten. I think it's about the end of the idealism of youth. At first, everything is new and exciting and the future looks so bright, but then you get swept up in everything and then later you look back and feel like you missed your chance. You just can't get as high as you used to.
    sein514on October 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is definitely Craig at his finest.

    All the albums have a very similar theme to them about drugs, alcohol, partying, finding yourself, etc. But I never really understood the meaning of this album until I finally decided to pick apart this song's meaning. "Boys and Girls of America" just sounded like some cliche title, but I now realize its meaning goes a hell of a lot further than what the album title and album art may suggest on first glance.
    rossismadon November 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just really liked how it carried on the story of Charlemagne, Gideon and Holly from the first couple of albums... in those they were always on a road trip or some sort of high but it's almost like it's the end in this song... like they finally crashed and burned on some street corner somewhere: holly's in hopsital-pretty much totally hysterical- while the other two are working the streets for their next fix. It's condemning a lot of the stuff craig writes about... it's saying you don't want to end up like them.
    letslightningon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment^^ ah, but do you want to end up like them?
    "holly's insatiable.
    she still looks incredible"
    i thought of it as all those teenage mistakes you need to make before that transition to adulthood.
    oh god, i love this song.
    georgieon April 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    MemoryI will never forget the moment earlier this year when I threw a paper aeroplane on the stage at the Manchester show that had "PLEASE PLAY FIRST NIGHT" scrawled on it. They didn't notice it until they came back on for the encore. Tad picked it up, read it and just said "Alright, let's do it. Dusty, tune up the acoustic guitars". It started off shambolic and in the wrong key but by the time they crashed into the crescendo the whole audience were carried away in cries of "White noise!" as I crowd-surfed on the shoulders of some of the best friends I'll ever make, my face flooding with tears.

    Best. Moment. Ever.
    MessedUpMagicianon December 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthot soft eyes.
    you know they're already taken.

    this song gives me goosebumps.
    kemekongkaon October 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest on a great album? probably.
    mistermaon October 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti could not possibly be in more musical love.
    powerofdenialon October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand gideon's got a pipe made from a pringles can, which I think we can all relate to.
    kemekongkaon October 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely magic song.

    But is it
    "She said "Words so long never could save us.""
    or
    "She said "Words alone never could save us.""?
    shrodeson October 28, 2006   Link

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