Lyrically – The first cut is the deepest

Rock n roll was my favourite genre at a point in my life and I still retain a soft spot for it. Today’s song was one of the first songs I remember liking intently.

Recently I saw an old picture and it brought back some vivid memories. The picture was taken in the early 1990s, I was about three or four years old.
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We went for a group picnic at the Badagry beach, the takeoff point was the National Stadium Surulere. While we waited for the bus, my dad took my brother and I round the stadium. I saw a football net *in the flesh* for the first time in my life as well as the tracks. The highlight of the picnic for me wasn’t the frolicking in the beach, I was scared of the water… it was so big! And my dad kept threatening to throw me into the water. The highlight was the singing in the bus and “the first cut is the deepest” struck a chord in me because it was a song I was familiar with and it was being sung with gusto.

A few years ago a certain contestant in MTN Project Fame West Africa season 3 *Tolu, I think* performed the song and it was a beautiful rediscovery for me.

“The First Cut Is The Deepest”

I would have given you all of my heart
But there’s someone who’s torn it apart
And she’s taken just all that I had
But if you want I’ll try to love again
Baby I’ll try to love again but I know

The first cut is the deepest
Baby I know the first cut is the deepest
But when it come to being lucky she’s cursed
When it come to loving me she’s worst

I still want you by my side
Just to help me dry the tears that I’ve cried
And I’m sure going to give you a try
And if you want I’ll try to love again
Baby I’ll try to love again but I know

The first cut is the deepest
Baby I know the first cut is the deepest
But when it come to being lucky she’s cursed
When it come to loving me she’s the worst

I still want you by my side
Just to help me dry the tears that I’ve cried
But I’m sure gonna give you a try
’cause if you want I’ll try to love again
Baby I’ll try to love again but I know

The first cut is the deepest
Baby I know the first cut is the deepest
When it come to being lucky she’s cursed
When it come to loving me she’s worst

A part of me kinda dislikes the song currently, the guy has some nerve, plenty to be honest. He’s offering her half a heart, wants her to be his consoler and to crown it all he’s not even willing to try to love her. I said I wasn’t going to write about love for a while on my blog, so I’ll just stop here.

Have a beautiful week.

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4 Comments

  1. Well, some girls are heart meanders and would go through wiping his past tears. What I feel is unfair is, afteral if he still never learns love her and keeps holding on to past pains. That would be wicked…

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