The title track of Chris Isaak's 12th album, he penned the song with the help of his band members Scott Plunkett and Rowland Salley.
Isaak told the story of the song: "I had this piece of rolling melody in my head, and the line, 'That's your stuff. I kept it just the way it was. It's the only thing I got that's left from us.' To me, it summed up how many people end up feeling when someone is gone, and they almost make a shrine."
"Even though I'm the writer, I often feel like an archaeologist with a brush on the ground trying to knock off the dust and figure out what this song is really about. Is it about a girl who's dead or just gone? I realized this is about a relationship and the girl he's still searching for."
"I brought what I had to two of the guys in my band - Roly Salley and Scotty Plunkett - to see what they'd bring to it. They helped bring 'First Comes The Night; up to a bigger place. Thanks to them, this song has a dark, sad undertone, but happy possibilities too."