Song Lyric Sunday: First

First.

To be first means to above others.

To be first means to have been before others.

To be first, you first need to start from the beginning.

In this song titled “The Beginning” by One OK Rock, the lyrics make it evident how hard one must struggle through life, even if the future seems uncertain. Even if there appears to be no end in sight, you just have to keep pressing on. To achieve anything, you must first start.

Not just start, but persevere and stay committed.

The Beginning

Just give me a reason
To keep my heart beating
Don’t worry it’s safe right here in my arms
As the world falls apart around us
All we can do is hold on, hold on

Take my hand
And bring me back, yeah

I’d risk everything if it’s for you
I whisper into the night
Telling me it’s not my time and don’t give up
I’ve never stood up before this time
But the thing that I can’t even give up, I can’t let go of this hand that I held

So stand up, stand up (Just gotta keep on running)
Wake up, wake up (Just tell me how I can)
Never give up
It’s painful as it’s crazy

Just tell me why baby
They might call me crazy
For saying I’d fight until there is no more
The selecting glint in your eye that holds sadness is nearly a sense of urge, right?
Blinded, I can’t see the end
So where do I begin?

Say not a word, I can hear you
The silence between us
Just reflecting like there was nothing
I’ll take this chance so that I’ll make you mine
The thing that cannot be hidden, pretending like it’s been decorated

So stand up, stand up (Just gotta keep on running)
Wake up, wake up (Just tell me how I can)
Never give up
Even though through sorrow and pain

Just give me a reason
To keep my heart beating
Don’t worry it’s safe right here in my arms
I think this is crumbling, crying and falling down and it has just bloomed
So blinded I can’t see the end

Look how far we’ve made it
The pain i can’t escape it
At this rate I still can’t even end it with my own bare hands
Even if I nearly die, even if I nearly decay, there is still no ending within my sight
So where do I begin?

I grasped hold of it tightly so I won’t ever loose it
Because if I open my hands, then it’ll just escape my grasp
There was nothing to make me lose you who just abandoned your habit for me

Just tell me why baby
They might call me crazy
For saying I’d fight until there is no more
The selecting glint in your eye that holds sadness is nearly a sense of urge, right?
Blinded, I can’t see the end

Look how far we’ve made it
The pain I can’t escape it

At this rate I still can’t even end it with my own bare hands
Even if I nearly die, even if I nearly decay, there is still no ending within my sight
It finally begins…

Lyrics taken from here.
One OK Rock YouTube channel here.

If you want to get the CD from CDJapan simply click here. 


As always, this is as part of Song Lyric Sunday started by Helen.

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