Falling For The First Time Lyrics - Barenaked Ladies

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I'm so cool, too bad I'm a loser
I'm so smart, too bad I can't get anything figured out
I'm so brave, too bad I'm a baby
I'm so fly, that's probably why it
Feels just like I'm falling for the first time

I'm so green, it's really amazing
I'm so clean, too bad I can't get all the dirt off of me.
I'm so sane, it's driving me crazy
It's so strange, I can't believe it
Feels just like I'm falling for the first time

Anyone perfect must be lying, anything easy has its cost
Anyone plain can be lovely, anyone loved can be lost
What if I lost my direction? What if I lost sense of time?
What if I nursed this infection? Maybe the worst is behind
It feels just like I'm falling for the first time
It feels just like I'm falling for the first time

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I'm so chill, no wonder it's freezing
I'm so still, I just can't keep my fingers out of anything
I'm so thrilled to finally be failing
I'm so done, turn me over cause it
Feels just like I'm falling for the first time

Anything plain can be lovely, anything loved can be lost
Maybe I lost my direction, what if our love is the cost?
Anyone perfect must be lying, anything easy has its cost
Anyone plain can be lovely, anyone loved can be lost
What if I lost my direction? What if I lost sense of time?
What if I nursed this infection? Maybe the worst is behind





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hymn to defeat | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/25/2008

doesn't anyone get it? this song is about the bitterweet feeling that you get once you realize that you're not all that great, that all the things you believed in don't really matter, and that your life is falling apart and you don't know if and where you're going to get out of this mess. but there can be so much liberation in defeat. that's the beauty of this state and this song. it's a hymn to defeat.



Love or Life | Reviewer: Gio | 7/10/2008

I think this song as a pretty duel layer meaning.
it never once mentions he loves someone. he mentions love but not necessarily in the sense of romantic love. but when using the term "im falling" it is pretty easy to make the connection of "falling in love" the way i see it. this song can either be about love or about life. it has a multi-purpose and that’s what makes this song great.

the Love idea. could be seen as a man who is used to love or at least the allusion of love. he is in romantic situations constantly with a number of girls. And with those girl who ultimately mean very little to him he is "clean" "fly" "cool" "smart" "Brave". however he meets one girl who reminds me of his first love. and takes him back to that time in everyones life when they were a blundering idiot in front of the girl they like. hence "feels like im falling for the first time"

you then get to the chorus where i feel he is trying to understand this emotion. and seeing if it is worth it to be with this one girl who makes him feel inadequate after being with so many other girls who more or less boosted his ego.

"anything plain can be lovely"
perhaps he is used to very attractive yet shallow girls. yet it is this somewhat plain girl who has capture his heart and he sees the "lovely" in her


"anything loved can be lost"
Perhaps this is the reason why he want on his playboy rampage. he Loved a girl and it hurt when he lost her so then he became jaded because of that. and that is why he is conflicted now he doesn’t want to go though that again. he figures if he doesn’t love them, then he cant lose them

“Maybe I lost my direction, what if our love is the cost?”
Confirms the fear of losing love

“Anyone perfect must be lying,”
his realization of his past life. That there is no perfection in the world

“anything easy has its cost”
It may be easy to have the one night stands and the shallow girl friends but ultimately it has its cost of feeling lonely and unloved.

“What if I nursed this infection?”
“Infection” meaning this new found love and attachment and fondness of this girl.
This vulnerable feeling, which he may feel to be a weakness.

“Maybe the worst is behind”
meaning that perhaps this is the girl to get me out of this rut I am in.
because maybe now with her, he will be fine and there will be a future

The Life Connection is pretty much along the same lines however instead of Love and a Girl. It’s a guy who has been lying to himself and he at one point gets knocked off his high horse so to speak and it reminds him when he was young and it takes him back to when he used to fail. A sort of reawakening of himself.



RE: Falling for the first time | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/3/2008

I think this song is about a guy who is every around a girl but really hes the opposite (hes so cool around her but really he's a loser) and i think the phrase "falling for the first time" is a metaphor for falling in love



Falling for the first time | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/24/2007

I've never heard this song. Does anyone know the literal meaning to the lyrics? Like, how would you take it if a guy you might like sings it to you?



Song of my life | Reviewer: Jeff | 3/2/2006

I absolutely love this song, it is one of the few songs that chokes me up, I know it's fast paced, but it sounds so much like my life I relate to it all the way.





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