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All The Lyrics On The Album The First Days Of Spring by Noah And The Whale To Help With Your Breakup

Noah and the Whole | The First Days of Spring | 2009 | 43 minutes  | Vertigo/ Cherrytree Records

A good friend recommended The First Days of Spring for a painful breakup.  Lead singer Charlie Fink wrote the record after breaking up with bandmate Laura Marling.  I second the recommendation.  I also recommend listening with a lyrics sheet.  These words deserve to be heard.

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All songs written by Charlie Fink & produced by Emery Dobyns.

1.The First Days of Spring 

It’s the first day of spring
And my life is starting over again
Where the trees grow, the river flows
And its water will wash away my sins
For I do believe that everyone
Has one chance to fuck up their lives
Like a cut down tree, I will rise again
And I’ll be bigger and stronger than ever before
If I’m still here hoping that one day you may come back
If I’m still here hoping that one day you may come back

There’s a hope in every new seed
And every flower that grows upon the earth
And though I love you, and you know that
Well I no longer know what that’s worth
But I’ll come back to you
In a year or so
And rebuild, ready to become
The person you believed in
The person that you used to love

For I’m still here hoping that one day you may come back
For I’m still here hoping that one day you may come back

2. Our Window

Well it’s four in the morning, things are getting heavy
And we both know that its over, but we’re both not ready
And you’re talking like a stranger, so I don’t know what to do
And I’m calloused and I’m cruel to everyone but you

Yeah the stars shining through our window
And the stars shining through our window
And it’s been a while since I stared at the stars
Yeah it’s been a while since I stared at the stars

Spring can be the cruelest of months
By bringing in your life
Yeah we’re promising so much
Like the pledge that you gave when you said that you’d always love me
But we both know by autumn you’re like the color of leaves

Yeah the stars shining through our window
And the stars shining through our window
And its been a while since I stared at the stars
Yeah it’s been a while since I stared at the stars

Well I don’t think that it’s the end, but I know we can’t keep going
Well I don’t think that it’s the end, but I know we can’t keep going
Because blue skies are coming, but I know that it’s hard

3. I Have Nothing 

Well I have nothing
I have no one
And I’ve been so quickly set free
And I love nothing
I love no one
Are words that you whisper in my mind
To someone I don’t know
To someone I don’t know
To someone

So walk with me
On this new spring morning
I’ll walk you til your fears are numb
I’m a new baby weeping
And the flower you’re keeping
That without love will wilt and die

I need your light in my life
Need your light in my life
Need your light
So come back to me my darling
Come back to me my darling
I’d do anything to be at your side
I’d be anyone to be at your side

I need your light in my life
Need your light in my life
Need your light

4. My Broken Heart

You can give up anything when you’re following your heart
I never had the time to show I could depart
With my whole being, go back to the start
Oh I promised more in vows than I ever give with my heart
But I’ll be lonely
Oh I’ll be lonely
Oh I’ll be lonely
Oh again

Broken hearts are a fickle thing and complicated too
I thought I believed in love but I’ve never seen it through
Oh I didn’t marry the girl I loved
I saw my world cave in, felt like giving up
But I’ll be laughing
Oh I’ll be laughing
Oh I’ll be laughing
Oh again

I’ve been looking for hope these days
But love’s not finding me
But now my heart’s been broken there is nothing you can do
I’m impenetrable to pain
Oh, you can’t break my broken heart
Oh no, you can’t break my broken heart

5. Instrumental I (no lyrics)

6. Love of an Orchestra 

If you gotta run, run from hope

I know I’ll never be lonely
I’ve got songs in my blood
I’m carrying all the love of an orchestra
Gimme the love of an orchestra (x3)

So now in my deepest sorrow
There’s no need for despair
I’m carrying all the love of an orchestra
Gimme the love of an orchestra (x3)

If you gotta run, run from hope

7. Instrumental II (no lyrics) 

8. Stranger

Last night I slept with a stranger
For the first time, since you’ve gone
Regretfully lying naked, I reflect on what I’ve done
Her leg still forced inbetween mine, sticking to my skin
Stroking my chest and my hair, head resting below my chin
I’m a fox trapped in the headlights
And I’m waiting, for the tyres to spin over me

Cos everything I love has gone away
Oh, cos everything I love has gone away

Oh the dark night is moving slower, and sleep won’t rescue me
Leaving me here to suffer, this shameful misery
So I long for a taste of freedom, or at least freedom from this bed
Silently picking up my clothes, I turn on my heels and I fled
And the dark of the street is no solace to me
Oh and I don’t believe my conscience, will ever be clear again

Cos everything I love has gone away
Oh, cos everything I love has gone away

You know in a year, it’s gonna be better
You know in a year, I’m gonna be happy

9. Blue Skies

This is a song for anyone
With a broken heart
This is a song for anyone
Who can’t get out of bed

I’ll do anything
To be happy
Oh, ’cause blue skies are calling
But I know that it’s hard

This is the last song that I write
While still in love with you
This is the last song that I write
While you’re even on my mind

Cause it’s time to leave
Those feelings behind
Oh, ’cause blue skies are calling
But I know that it’s hard

I don’t think that it’s the end
But I know we can’t keep going
I don’t think that it’s the end
But I know we can’t keep going

But blue skies are calling
Oh, yeah, blue skies are calling
Oh, blue skies are calling
But I know that it’s hard

10. Slow Glass

We’ll sing love songs about heartbreak and grief
Sing it’s not just music but the pains not brief
We sing, how your love is like a knife to the back
Well I was stabbed and bleeding
But still begging for attack

But I was looking through slow, slow glass
Looking through slow
Slow glass

Well I heard you been singing
Well I was, what I am
Well I never tried to change you, honey I’m your biggest fan
And I loved you back then
But I don’t recognize you now

Yeah in fact we’re almost strangers and I don’t know how
But I’ve been looking through slow, slow glass
Yeah I’ve been looking though slow, slow glass

11. My Door Is Always Open 

I will only, let you down
I will only, let you down
But my door, is always open
Yeah my door, is always open

Well I don’t think, that I ever loved you
But the world is dying to meet you
Oh black birds they sing off the mountains
Joyous love songs that drift through the houses

But now I’m free
Now I’m free
Now I’m free from all your pain

Oh well church bells, they are ringing for you
Oh and choirs are singing in red
Oh your voice could summon the angels
And your beauty, could waken the dead

But now I’m free
Now I’m free
Now I’m free from all your pain

Well you have only let me down
You have only, let me down
But my door is always open
Yeah my door is always open

Yeah I love with my heart and I hold it in my hands
But you know, my heart’s not yours. (4x)

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