It is a Thursday
I get up early
It is a challenge
I'm usually lazy

I make some coffee
I eat some rice chex
And then I sit down
To check my inbox

I only read a word or two
I stare across the street and see the churches and the blue

The first orgasm of the morning
Is cold and hard as hell
There won't be any second coming
As far as I can tell

I arch my back cause
I'm very close now
It's very cold here
By the window

There are some school kids
Yelling and running
I barely notice
That I am cumming

The first orgasm of the morning
Is like a fire drill
It's nice to have a little warning
But not enjoyable

I am too busy to have friends
A lover would just complicate my plans
So I will never look for love again
I'm taking matters into my own hands

I think I could last at least a week without someone to hold me
I think I could last at least a week without someone to hold me
Won't you hold me?

Lyrics submitted by Airyca

First Orgasm Lyrics as written by Amanda Palmer

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  • +4
    General CommentI believe that it is about a woman masturbating on a Thursday morning, describing the act as empty, cold and devoid of emotion, after a difficult separation from a lover. She says that she has no lover and no friends, and will never look for love again - possibly because the separation was so painful - but she is realising that she cannot survive the conditions: "I think I could last at least a week without someone to hold me. I think I could last at least a week without someone to hold me. Won't you hold me?"
    FangPentaon April 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure my mom would cry if she saw I was even listening to a song called "First Orgasm," let alone how often I listen to it, but despite my "bland" upbringing, I REALLY appreciate this song. I think it paints a spot-on picture of the inability of casual sex (or sex for the sake of only pleasure, at least) to help get over a breakup - maybe even to show how harmful cheap, meaningless sex can be in any context.

    At the beginning of the song, we find Amanda just having woken up for the first morning after she broke up with her significant other. She hates that she didn't get to sleep in, particularly since it would have been in the other person's arms.

    To get her mind off of the person, she decides to masturbate. She hardly even feels herself doing it, she doesn't enjoy it at all, and her orgasm comes so abruptly that it stings even more than it feels good - and she knows she won't even want to TRY to cum again.

    Despite the fucking intensity (NOT intense pleasure) that her orgasm brings, she's not even paying attention when it happens, because she sees some kids outside her window playing and having good, clean fun, evoking from within her thoughts of long-lost (if she even EVER had it) childlike innocence, or perhaps her own seemingly futile desire to have some children of her own - perhaps with her previous lover - or maybe both of those things. In any case, instead of grinning and glowing from her orgasm, she just wants to cry and/or rage more due to the thoughts that the children brought up in her.

    She tries once again to get her mind off of the person by resolving to not look for love anymore. She says her life is so busy that she doesn't need friends - let alone a lover, who would only throw a wrench in all of her own plans (because her lovers never wnat the same things as her, and thus leave her still wanting) - so she doesn't need love anymore, and she'll take care of herSELF ("taking matters into my own hands" is definitely a double entëndre, but the figurative meaning is much more important than the sexual one) from now on. She brags that she could probably last at least a whole week without anyone else's attention (actually believing at the time that a week is a significant amount of time).

    Moments later, she realizes she's not even fooling herself and she bursts into tears as if it's happening all over again, begging for SOMEONE - perhaps even the listener, I often feel like she's begging me - to hold her. and I usually cry with her.
    jsbassoonguyon March 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti know what this feels like. on a cold morning were there is so much apathy you just want to remember what it is like to feel again. everything feels so pointless. whats the point of having friends and lovers? its too hard sometimes. loneliness clings like a desperate friend.
    enviousMoonon August 14, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentby "inbox" she means her vaj! lmao i just noticed that.
    dustybreezeon March 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh my god. What the crap was I on when I wrote that comment? I mean *Amanda*... not Amy. Jesus. @_@ I think I'm losing it. :P
    DeathAngel666on April 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSong about emptiness.
    errky39on February 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Palmer's breakup songs. The lyrics are so witty that it gives a really fresh look at an overused topic. "I'm taking matters into my own hands..." tee-hee.
    maddsurgeonon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is another one of Amy's songs about the pain and the despair of being being alone -- especially after a break-up. I think that a lot of us have been there... and this song really speaks to me. It's kind of like Coin-Operated Boy... I mean, on the surface it just sounds like a song about a sex toy, but if you try and dig deeper, it's like Amy said -- it's about loneliness. I think she captures the agony and desolation of being alone so well. And I have to say, I love the way that she's done it in this song.
    Cheers! :)
    DeathAngel666on April 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsong about masturbation...

    it feels good but it's empty and she lakcs someone to love..

    Heather200408on May 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is *actually* a direct reference to masturbating, unlike most of the other songs that sound "dirty", but there is a very pronounced tone of lonliness in it too. She has decided to live without friends or lovers because she is too busy for them. She tries to "take matters into her own hands" but she's not happy about doing it. In the last lines she is actually begging for company. It's very sad...
    lizzieluvs2playon May 12, 2006   Link

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