"The First One" as written by Brian Howes and Martin Johnson....
Even though you're gone and far away,
I feel you all around.
I think about it every single day,
You got away somehow

I can't sleep,
It's hard to breathe,
And I still feel you next to me,
Now, I can see.

The first one is the worst one,
When it comes to a broken heart,
Whoa, oh, oh.
Your first love, yeah, you're so young,
And you feel like a fallin' star,
Whoa, oh, oh.

There's a fire in the city,
It's burnin' out tonight,
You're breathing but you're barely alive
Whoa, oh, oh.

The first one is the worst one,
When it comes, when it comes to a broken heart.

Spinnin' like a movie in my head,
I've seen a thousand times,
I've learned to take it hard,
And fall instead.
I'm sittin' safe on the side lines.

Lost days,
Pictures fade,
Somehow, you're still miles away,
It's safe to say,

The first one is the worst one,
When it comes to a broken heart,
Whoa, oh, oh.
Your first love, yeah, you're so young,
And you feel like a fallin' star,
Whoa, oh, oh.

There's a fire in the city,
It's burnin' out tonight,
You're breathing but you're barely alive
Whoa, oh, oh.

The first one is the worst one,
When it comes, when it comes to a broken heart.

Cause I would run through a thunderstorm just to kiss you,
I'm out here on my own,
Better now than I was before,
But, I'm missing you, and I want you to know.

I can't sleep,
It's hard to breathe,
And I still feel you next to me,
I can see.

The first one is the worst one,
When it comes to a broken heart,
Whoa, oh, oh.
Your first love, yeah, you're so young,
And you feel like a fallin' star,
Whoa, oh, oh.

There's a fire in the city,
It's burnin' out tonight,
You should be there,
But your barely alive
Whoa, oh, oh.

The first one is the worst one,
When it comes, when it comes to a broken heart.

The first one is the worst one,
When it comes to a broken heart.
Your first love, yeah, you're so young,
And you feel like a fallin' star.

There's a fire in the city,
It's burnin' out tonight,
You're breathing but you're barely alive
Whoa, oh, oh.

The first one is the worst one,
When it comes, when it comes to a broken heart.


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"The First One" as written by Martin Johnson Brian Howes

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  • +1
    General Commentsound like a chinesse song at the beginning.....
    album is disappointing...

    ha.ha
    aristuma21on September 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMartin explains this on there youtube account,

    "The first time you get your heart broken, it's the worst.
    You've never experienced anything like that.
    The first time you're in love, & you get your heart handed to you on a platter,
    You don't know what to do with that, you don't know how to handle that.
    The songs lyrically saying, the first one sucks
    & it hurts a lot, & it stays with you for a long time.
    And you're never really going to loose it,
    You're always going to compare it to whoever your with after that."

    youtube.com/user/…

    Says it better than anyone could :)
    oxconversexoon October 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey i think i got some of the lyrics you were missing...

    Cause I would walk through the thunderstorm just to kiss you
    I'm out here on my own
    Better now than I was before
    But I miss you and I want you to know
    jmag1693on September 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis one is pretty self-explanatory when you listen to it. It's about a broken heart, obviously.

    The song begins with the typical symptoms of a break-up: feeling the person around you, endless thoughts about them, disbelief in how the perfect relationship somehow ended.

    Then we learn that this is the writer's first broken heart, and how it hurts so badly; it's a new hurt that the person doesn't know. They'd do anything to get their love back, and just misses them so badly.

    This is a great song on the new album, I'm personally in love with it.
    cassiexlynnon September 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song's about getting your heart broken during the very first time you were in love; first love. That guy/girl took your heart away. It's a painful experience that will be etched in your mind forever.

    I think this time a fire killed that special one and left your heart broken. It took you a really long time to get over it and sometimes, you may not even get over it. Even if you do get over it, the memories will be brought back and you'll feel that noone can be compared to your first love because that special one would be unlike any other in your eyes.

    So 'The first one is the worst one, when it comes to a broken heart...'
    lostdayson November 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYour first love
    Yeah, you're so young

    And you're breathing
    But you're barely alive

    That's the correct lyrics...
    lostdayson November 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou always keep with you your first love. They always hold a place in your heart. And though your heart may be broken many times, you will always remember your first heartbreak
    Constance1Daneon July 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so true. My first love also sucked. I agree with the term "There's a fire in the city
    That's burning out tonight, You should be there but you're barely breathing". I was so crushed, i felt like i'm dead. My friends told me to go out but i wasn't in the mood for anything.
    nickjonas2ndon October 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy first real break up was like that, i was so crushed. people tried to cheer me up. it worked a little.
    i don't really think that i was ever the same after that. after all the first one is the worst one when it
    comes to a broken heart. first cut is always the deepest, depending on how much you like the
    person of course. obiously, he was crushed when he had his first real break up.
    shasta13on October 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe is speaking the truth. Your first heartbreak is most def the worst. He is talking about that feeling when you just lie in bed all day thinking about the memories. And begging them to be with you. But it's also the best feeling when you know that what you had was real, and you will find someone else one day who loves you so much more. Nobody will ever compare to your first love. And that's how you find a good man.
    Arobsonskiion October 12, 2010   Link

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