First Time

Album: Who We Are (2007)
Charted: 26

Songfacts®:

  • Written by Lifehouse lead singer Jason Wade, this song is about the excitement and trepidation of finding love for the first time. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Jason Wade said on his record label's website about this fond look back at the butterflies and excitement of the initial rush of romance: "It just felt urgent, like a first kiss, a first love. Like the first time you realize there's more to that relationship than you thought. I had to dig a little for that one, but I find myself at a place where I can write stuff that's a little deeper than your average love song in terms of emotion."

Comments: 6

  • Amy from Houston, Txi agree with lahni. i always listen to this song. it reminds me of my friend who i "use" to like and he knows i use to but he doesnt know that i still do i think he likes me too because everyday after class he waits for outside the door and we walk to class together, even when ppl make fun of us thinking that we like each other he's always there to stick up for both of us.
  • Hope from Naperville, IlThat is sad.
    I'm not so into Lifehouse, after a while the songs sound like mush in my ears, but this is an exception. I do like the song.
  • Matt from Houston, TxBut if she was going to [most likely] graduate, wouldn't they have to anyways. Say what you want but trust me, long distance relationships don't work. It is sad though:[
  • Lauren from Randolph, NjI love this song. My drum major and her boyfriend (she's a senior, he's a junior, both in marching band with me) broke up and I could tell he was really heart broken. He dedicated this song to her on Facebook after they broke up. He's still not over her, I can tell. It's so cute though.
  • Samantha from Abington, MaI absolutely love this song! Its so good. I could listen to it over and over again, and I wouldn't get sick of it. That's how good it is =]
  • Lahni from Perth, AustraliaI love this song! Lifehouse always sing really romantic songs and the melody, especially the guitar is always very emotion-stirring. This song is about the feelings of a person when they first truly fall in love and how they are scared of giving their hearts away to someone they really care for, because of the fear that they will be heart-broken for a long time.
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