First Day of My Life
Bright Eyes Lyrics


This is the first day of my life
Swear I was born right in the doorway
I went out in the rain, suddenly everything changed
They're spreading blankets on the beach

Yours was the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
And I don't know where I am, I don't know where I've been
But I know where I want to go
And so I thought I'd let you know
Yeah, these things take forever, I especially am slow
But I realized that I need you
And I wondered if I could come home

Remember the time you drove all night
Just to meet me in the morning?
And I thought it was strange, you said everything changed
You felt as if you'd just woke up

And you said
"This is the first day of my life
I'm glad I didn't die before I met you
But now I don't care, I could go anywhere with you
And I'd probably be happy"

So if you wanna be with me
With these things there's no telling
We just have to wait and see
But I'd rather be working for a paycheck
Than waiting to win the lottery, ah-ha, mm-hmm

Besides, maybe this time is different
I mean, I really think you like me

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Written by: Conor Oberst

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Starless Lostwords

This is the first day of my life
Swear I was born right in the doorway
I went out in the rain, suddenly everything changed
They're spreading blankets on the beach
Yours was the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
And I don't know where I am, I don't know where I've been
But I know where I want to go
And so I thought I'd let you know
Yeah, these things take forever, I especially am slow
But I realized that I need you
And I wondered if I could come home
Remember the time you drove all night
Just to meet me in the morning?
And I thought it was strange, you said everything changed
You felt as if you'd just woke up
And you said
"This is the first day of my life
I'm glad I didn't die before I met you
But now I don't care, I could go anywhere with you
And I'd probably be happy"
So if you wanna be with me
With these things there's no telling
We just have to wait and see
But I'd rather be working for a paycheck
Than waiting to win the lottery, ah-ha, mm-hmm
Besides, maybe this time is different
I mean, I really think you like me



1D Forever

Lyrics
This is the first day of my life
Swear I was born right in the doorway
I went out in the rain, suddenly everything changed
They're spreading blankets on the beach
Yours was the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
And I don't know where I am, I don't know where I've been
But I know where I want to go
And so I thought I'd let you know
Yeah, these things take forever, I especially am slow
But I realized that I need you
And I wondered if I could come home
Remember the time you drove all night
Just to meet me in the morning?
And I thought it was strange, you said everything changed
You felt as if you'd just woke up
And you said
"This is the first day of my life
I'm glad I didn't die before I met you
But now I don't care, I could go anywhere with you
And I'd probably be happy"
So if you wanna be with me
With these things there's no telling
We just have to wait and see
But I'd rather be working for a paycheck
Than waiting to win the lottery, ah-ha, mm-hmm
Besides, maybe this time is different
I mean, I really think you like me



Carmela De Martino

This is the first day of my life
Swear I was born right in the doorway
I went out in the rain, suddenly everything changed
They're spreading blankets on the beach

Yours was the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
And I don't know where I am, I don't know where I've been
But I know where I want to go

And so I thought I'd let you know
Yeah, these things take forever, I especially am slow
But I realized that I need you
And I wondered if I could come home

Remember the time you drove all night
Just to meet me in the morning?
And I thought it was strange, you said everything changed
You felt as if you'd just woke up

And you said
"This is the first day of my life
I'm glad I didn't die before I met you
But now I don't care, I could go anywhere with you
And I'd probably be happy"

So if you wanna be with me
With these things there's no telling
We just have to wait and see
But I'd rather be working for a paycheck
Than waiting to win the lottery, ah-ha, mm-hmm

Besides, maybe this time is different
I mean, I really think you like me



remy A

This is the first day of my life
Swear I was born right in the doorway
I went out in the rain, suddenly everything changed
They're spreading blankets on the beach

Yours was the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
I don't know where I am, I don't know where I've been
But I know where I want to go

And so I'd thought I'd let you know
That these things take forever, I especially am slow
But I realized that need you
And I wondered if I could come home

I remember the time you drove all night
Just to meet me in the morning
And I thought it was strange, you said everything changed
You felt as if you just woke up

And you said
"This is the first day of my life
I'm glad I didn't die before I met you
But now I don't care, I could go anywhere with you
And I'd probably be happy"

So if you wanna be with me
With these things there's no telling
We just have to wait and see
But I'd rather be working for a paycheck
Than waiting to win the lottery

Besides, maybe this time is different
I mean, I really think you like me
Written



xChloe x

What do I think of when I listen to this song?

Well, I think of my family who have been there for me since the moment I was born, helped me through everything, all my struggles and battles. It's not always been easy and it's not over yet but I know you'll stay here for me. Mumma and Dada yours were the first faces I saw and you're the best parents I could've asked for, we then added to the little family and now you've for 2 of us. Thank you for helping and raising us so well. I love you. To my 3 other grandparents, thanks for putting up with me in general, your support is amazing, accepting what I want to do as a career means a lot to me. I know I've not always been the best but I love you all.

To my Grandad who is no longer here and left me over 3 years ago, thank you for being the grumpiest grandad ever but we loved you like that and remembering me til the end, even though the disease got you in the end.

Lastly, to my beautiful boyfriend who came into my life just 2 years ago but we've only been dating for over a year,genuinely meeting you was the best thing I ever did. Coming on the summer camp thingy was the best thing. Saying yes to you when you said "I really like you, do you wanna be my girlfriend?" meeting me from college and walking me home to ask me, you're the best and I love you so much. I'm so happy I stayed and got through those times from years ago and I'm glad I didn't die before I met you because you make me so happy and make me feel so good about myself, I know you're going to away to university soon and you know what I'll be waiting, I'll always be waiting for you.

To anyone who made need it, you're worth it and you'll find someone that makes you happy, it could be in the lost random of places but you'll get that warm fuzzy feeling when you see them, it sounds clique but that's what happened to me. We both fell in love with each other. We may have only been 16 and 17 at the time and now we're both 18 but I found my love. Just know you're love and accepted. Love who you want and dont feel ashamed for it. ❤️



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Random_

2021 anyone? This song never gets old. Reading the comments made me teary eyed. I love how you got to share your stories with us. Happy New Year. I hope you are doing well.

Sauce Bauce

Almost 2022, still listening to it :)

DAIA HANDABAKA

I just woke up, and felt the lyrics calling me, I had 5 years or more without listen! Have a beautiful day ♥️

Claire Han

True
This song never gets old. Makes me cry all the time

Ashley Pate

When I was in middle/ high school, I had his pictures on my binders, no one ever knew who he was. I always wished I had a friend.

Cinnamon

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Naiant

The best line is "I'd rather be working for a paycheck than waiting to win the lottery." Everyone who believes in the crap about "soulmates" should keep this line in mind - there isn't one perfect person out there for you, with whom you will be forever happy with no problems. Love is hard work; it's sometimes putting your own feelings aside for the sake of the one you love, it's even (God forbid) being willing to change. Don't stick around in a toxic relationship, of course, but don't bail at the first problem. This is advice from someone who's been married since 1981.

Jayleen Crier

I'm getting married soon and I'm nervous and THIS! gives me hope ❤ Sending good vibes to you and the family 🥰❤

TheCivildecay

This line is why I want this for my wedding reception song. I'm a firm believer that people fail at love because they are too in love with the idea of a person than accepting that someone is a actual person with all the good and bad character traits. If you can find someone you love for the person they are you are set.

Caro Peguero

man, the best thing about rediscovering songs 15 (?!) years after you first heard them is coming back to the lyrics and realizing everything you didn't quite pick up in high school. i love this line so much.

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