Song Lyric Sunday — First

The theme chosen by Helen Vahdati for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is “first.”  My choice is by a singer/songwriter who I’ve been following since he first showed up on my PBS screen in the spring of 2008 with Irish troupe Celtic Thunder. During his eight years with Celtic Thunder, Keith Harkin shone as one of the principal singers. He was the first (and I think only) member to have one of his own compositions featured when “Lauren and I” debuted in the original show. Several more of his songs were added to the CT repertoire during his time with them. Keith was one of the first artists David Foster signed to Verve Records, which released Keith’s eponymous debut album in 2012. Irreconcilable differences in production styles resulted in Keith’s parting ways with Verve after that first album. His second album, “On Mercy Street,” was truly a solo effort:  Keith wore all the hats, bringing a finished product with him when he signed with Elan Records.

One of my favorite songs from the second album is “First Time,” a sweet song Keith wrote about his now-wife, Kelsey.

 

“First Time”

We smoke cigarettes
We drink in the park
We always go out after it gets dark
We drink until three
She’s smiling at me with her red wine lips
And her sweet french kiss

Yeah I’m so happy I, I could almost cry
I don’t want this feeling to change, oh no

Maybe this could be the first time
Maybe this could be the first time
Maybe this could be the first time
I, I, I, I, I felt love

We wake up at ten
Feelin’ old and abused
She’s makin’ breakfast while I watch the news
She’s makin’ bacon and eggs
Coffee for the head
And it tastes so good
When you’re warm in her bed

Yeah I’m so happy I, I could almost die
She makes the best eggs in the world, oh yeah

Maybe this could be the first time
Maybe this could be the first time
Maybe this could be the first time
I, I, I, I, I felt love

Love love love
Love love love
Love love love
I felt love

Love love love
Love love love
Love love love
I felt love

Maybe this could be the first time
I, I, I, I
Maybe this could be the first time
Maybe this could be the first time
Maybe this could be the first time
I, I, I, I, I felt love
I felt love
I felt love
And it feels good.

 

 

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