The First Time

from by Kirk Hamilton

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Okay, all right, I figured it out
that glint, that smile, you’re thinking about
how you can spin this into romance

My friend I know you and I gotta say
if you don’t spin straight then she’ll run away,
and leave you dizzy and sad

Man you have no idea why you’re alive
You’re young but oh, there is a light in your eyes
You want her, well, then listen
go for the kill, man, this is my advice

That salesman’s old
got holes in his case
‘cuz frankly, this is more than a chase,
slow down, you hare, your turtle is lost

Wooah, when that paintbrush fire
finally dies,
if you don’t paint you’re simply
watching it dry!

This is one trip I wanna to go on,
but all this talk is sinking the afternoon,
chained to the phone, woah-ah-oh

I think it’s time I made up our mind
sure seems strange to question same three signs
So, woah-ah-oh

Try though your heart is true,
things can get away from you
the first time
The dance’s steps are very hard to do,
your feet can get the best of you
the first time

She likes you, man; don’t move too fast
You’ve gotta grab this moment
Don’t rush her, don’t, or it just won’t last
Sure feels close, now, don’t it?

Well, okay, I don’t know what else to say
you’ll probably blow this one anyway
and life will go on

Please stop this thing I wanna get off
all this thinking’s more than I bargained for
I’m hitting a wall, woah-ah-oh

But my math says these thoughts should be enough
if I can sort the truth from the falderal
So, woah-ah-oh

Try though your mind is true,
things can get away from you
the first time
The reasoning is very hard to do,
your heart can get the best of you
The first time

You’re still just passing through,
held in the grip of this moment of failure and time


from The Exited Door, released February 1, 2009



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