"First to Know" as written by Kai Fish, Henry William Harrison, Steven Blaine Harrison, William Rees and Kapil Trivedi....
There are people I know,
They don't seem to mind or if they do they do it don't show,
But I can't sleep at night,
Unless I know that you're tucked up tight,
And I know I sound paranoid,
But I've been that way since I was a boy,
Knee height,
Stage Fright,
Even if you're alright,
I want to be,
the first to know.
I know it was a long time ago,
You left on your own and you were curbcrawled home,
I still kick myself now,
I should have never allowed you out my sight,
And I cross my heart,
Hope to die,
If anything happens to you when you're out of my sight,
I want to be the guy who steps in the way,
When you're in harms' way,
I want to be the first to know.
If you want some space just squeeze my hand girl,
I'll understand,
You don't have to lie,
We're on the same side girl,
I don't want to be a ball and chain,
I'm just afraid of change,
And I'm not ashamed,
If you think I want to hold you back,
you should know me better than that,
I just want to be the first to know.

Lyrics submitted by christophe2009

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    General CommentIt's "Wanna be the guy who steps in the way" isn't it? Makes sense with the context.
    AllyS2on April 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmeh
    wee yinon April 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics are a bit wrong in a few parts
    if i'm more bored i'll come back & correct em.
    indiebopperon May 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThese were the lyrics that came with the album.

    At any rate, gorgeous song. It's about deeply caring for someone, right?
    nondescriipton June 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe obvious meanin seems to be tht an incident occured & since he's been even more protective of this person he obviously cares for alot.

    it also reveals the slight insecurity that he knows he has, he worries alot, overprotective ("clingy" to some)
    but he's sayin he's not ashamed of caring THAT much and hopes that the girl knows he not wanting to be a "ball and chain" holding her back, its just the way he is, he is slightly scared of changed and worries about things he's not familiar with.
    i LOVE the lines
    "If you think I want to hold you back,
    you should know me better than that"

    it really is about understandin and knowing this person in order to understand that is intentions are good, he just really cares for the other person.
    thelostriotson July 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is adorable
    kmichelleon May 24, 2009   Link

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