First
Coal Chamber Lyrics


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If someone should ask you then say
That he fell away
From what he wanted at first
From what he wanted at first
From what he wanted

If someone should ask you then say
That they fell away
From what they wanted at first
From what they wanted at first
From what they wanted

As he fell away, as she fell away
He won't come out and play music anymore

If someone should ask you then say
That she fell away
From what she wanted at first
From what she wanted at first
From what she wanted

Try - tried I couldn't kick it
I'm taking mine, I'm taking mine now

No, if someone should ask you then say
He sleeps all day
That he feels he's gone, son
And always will be betrayed

Try, tried I couldn't kick it, no
I'm taking mine




Try - tried I couldn't kick
As she - as she

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Coal Chamber's "First" are quite poetic and thought-provoking, with a melancholic and introspective tone. It seems that the song is about someone who has fallen away from their initial desires and passions. The singer is urging the listener to say that this person has lost sight of what they wanted in the beginning, and as a result, they stopped playing music.


The first stanza repeats the same lines twice, indicating the singer's desire to emphasize the message - that this person has lost their way. The second stanza expands on this message by adding more people to the list, suggesting that this is not an isolated incident, but something that happens to many people. The line "he won't come out and play music anymore" serves as a symbolic representation of the person losing their passion and drive in life, not just in music.


The third stanza shifts focus to the singer themselves, admitting that they, too, struggled with something they couldn't "kick." However, the line "I'm taking mine, I'm taking mine now" could mean that they finally found a way out of their struggle, although this is open to interpretation. The fourth and final stanza ends the song on a bleak note, with the singer revealing that the person in question has given up entirely, feeling like they will always be betrayed.


Overall, "First" is a poignant song that delves into the human condition and the struggles one can face in life, particularly when it comes to losing sight of their initial goals and aspirations.


Line by Line Meaning

If someone should ask you then say
If someone inquires about the person in question, tell them


That he fell away
That he lost his way


From what he wanted at first
From his initial aspirations


From what he wanted at first
From his original goals


From what he wanted
From his desire


If someone should ask you then say
If someone asks, inform them


That they fell away
That they got off track


From what they wanted at first
From their original wishes


From what they wanted at first
From their initial objectives


From what they wanted
From their deepest aspirations


As he fell away, as she fell away
As they strayed from their path


He won't come out and play music anymore
He no longer wishes to perform music


If someone should ask you then say
If someone inquires about them, tell them


That she fell away
That she veered off course


From what she wanted at first
From her original desires


From what she wanted at first
From her initial aspirations


From what she wanted
From her true goals


Try - tried I couldn't kick it
I attempted to break the habit or addiction to no avail


I'm taking mine, I'm taking mine now
I'm asserting myself and claiming what's rightfully mine


No, if someone should ask you then say
On the contrary, if someone asks, inform them


He sleeps all day
He is idle and unproductive


That he feels he's gone, son
He feels lost and devoid of purpose


And always will be betrayed
He expects to always be let down or deceived


Try - tried I couldn't kick it, no
Despite my efforts, I couldn't overcome it


I'm taking mine
I am claiming my rightful possessions or achievements


Try - tried I couldn't kick
I tried to break free from something but couldn't


As she - as she
Likewise, as she




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BRADLEY JAMES FAFARA, MIGUEL RASCON, MIKE COX, RAYNA FOSS

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