First Song – Song and Lyrics by Abbey Lincoln


Discover the poetic beauty in ‘First Song’ by Abbey Lincoln. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Abbey Lincoln or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

When the stars were strung,
Was the first song that was sung
Lightning up a world
Made for a boy and girl
And love was new
As morning dew

The first song that I knew
Told of skies for ever blue
Clouds that disappear
My darling dear

The first song I heard
Was the warbling of a bird
Sending around
A soulful sound
Deep as the sea
Like you and me

And it’s always a song
And the changes that belong
Melodies that bring
The first song we sing.