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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who's here during corona 2020


Kinda gives you hope

ester massino

I come from the future dude

Oliver Stock



Here in 21 ! Good song for first day

Kevin Acevedo

Dec. 31st 2020 10:16 Pacific Time

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Not Your Typical Playlist

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.

Cory Ander

i will forever love this song

Crystle Salm

My husband put this song on the mix CD he gave me when we first started dating. I could have been killed when a car rear-ended me on my moped a week before we started dating and he came and brought me treats and was just wonderful. When I heard the line that said, "I'm glad I didn't die before I met you" it really resonated and it became our song. I ended up walking down the aisle to an accustic guitar version and our wedding bands have, "This is the first day of my life" inscribed inside. In September, we'll have been together 10 years and going on our third wedding anniversary. Corny, I know, but I pretty much can't hear this song without tearing up, it's the main soundtrack to my life. <3

Dara Otl

Bro that is movie worthy stuff. I would bet a million bucks that you too guys will be together forever. Way too pure and sweet

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