"The First Day Of Spring" as written by and Charles Fink....
It's the first day of spring
And my life is starting over again
The trees grow, the river flows
And its water will wash away my sins
For I do believe that everyone has one chance
To fuck up their lives
But like a cut down tree, I will rise again
And I'll be bigger and stronger than ever before

For I'm still here hoping that one day you may come back
For I'm still here hoping that one day you may come back

There's a hope in every new seed
And every flower that grows upon the earth
And though I love you, and you know that
Well I no longer know what that's worth
But I'll come back to you in a year or so
And I'll rebuild, be ready to become
Oh the person, you believed in
Oh the person, that you used to love

For I'm still here hoping that one day you may come back
For I'm still here hoping that one day you may come back


Lyrics submitted by stowawaygirl

"The First Days of Spring" as written by Charles Fink

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    General Commentthere are so many concepts to this song...its so beautiful. its like on one hand, he knows he will rebuild himself, and grow past this big break up, because at some point everyone fucks up. so its like hes starting over, and starting new. but then later it say he will rebuild to be the person 'you' believed in (im guessing laura is you), and the person she loved. so its like he wants to move on, but he still wants to be the person laura loved, maybe he felt he was losing himself, or maybe he wants to get her back, because hes still hoping one day she may come back.
    mydoorisalwaysopenon July 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentincredibly mindblowing stuff.
    i cannot possibly begin to explain how beautiful they sounded live.
    i cried when i heard this for the first time.
    so happy for the 31st of August. (Y)
    love you noah'
    my heroes (L)
    poisencandyon June 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm probably grasping at straws, but these lyrics...
    "But like a cut down tree, I will rise again
    And I'll be bigger and stronger than ever before"

    ... reminded me of Laura Marling's 'Cross Your Fingers':
    "You'll be reborn, bigger and stronger
    And less alive"

    Although they are not uncommon sentiments, I wonder if some of the lyrics in this song are intentionally or unintentionally reminiscent of ex-girlfriend/band-mate Laura Marling's previous song in the same way that she uses "I'd be sad that I never held your hand as you were lowered" in 'Blackberry Stone' (see Noah and the Whale's 'Hold My Hand As I'm Lowered').

    It's probably nothing, and I don't really know what Laura's song is even about, but I just thought it interesting how artists may or may not influence each other.

    P.S. This is one of the most heart-wrenching yet optimistic break-up albums I've ever heard. Brilliance.
    So, uh, thank you, Laura for the inspiration. I guess.
    TheHeartThatSkipsABeaton December 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat song is magnificent, esp. the second verse
    k-holeon July 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMindblowing...
    Arwen18on August 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe new album is just a heartbreak, but so beautiful...
    missmeon September 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think spring is a metaphor for his life starting again. Perhaps his suffering after the breakup was like winter and "first days of spring" means that he's finally alright and confident about the future.
    EsseQuamViderion April 14, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThe first days of spring represent regrowth. Like the flowers and trees that begin to grow again on the first day of spring and will soon bloom again, he is starting over after "fucking up his life" with what sounds like also ruined a relationship. He is waiting for the girl that he loves to come back, but he will be ready this time, because he is turning over a new leaf and starting over, becoming a better man.

    The posters before are spot on with this being mindblowing. That second verse is so powerful. These guys really do have a magical way of putting feelings and lessons learned into lyrics. They put out one masterpiece after another.
    cucci67on December 14, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningRecently I’ve created a situation for myself in which I’ve hurt my pride and others around me. The first verse of this song gives me hope that even though I’ve fucked up majorly, and I’ve made some bad choices, everyone has the opportunity to re-evaluate and change their life to become a better person. Someone who is honest; someone I’m proud to be.
    whereismymind01on May 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe tone heavily foreshadows his futile efforts to win back the woman he loved. The song is about life, and the mistakes we make, and how we will try to pick ourselves up. Despite our best efforts, the past doesn't stay in the past, it touches everything we are and everything we'll become.
    JalopNickon March 20, 2012   Link

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