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Who’ll Be the First


words and music by Michael J. Parker and Rick Paul
Who'll Be the First cover art
From the single Who’ll Be the First

She doesn’t cry herself to sleep
He doesn’t lie awake and wonder what to say
She doesn’t wake up with a smile, to a soft kiss from his lips
They’re both past the point of those charades

There’s no love, and there’s no hate
Just indifference; he hardly speaks at all
And that spark that use to show up in her eyes
Is locked away in photos on the wall

No one needs to say, “I’m sorry”
“I love you,” would only be a lie
They know the time is near, but neither knows
Who’ll be the first
Who’ll be the first to say goodbye

They stood up before God
Vowed to love and honor and obey
But somewhere along the way, those feelings fell apart
Now they wear their rings like shackles they can’t break

No one needs to say, “I’m sorry”
“I love you,” would only be a lie
They know the time is near, but neither knows
Who’ll be the first
Who’ll be the first to say goodbye

He doesn’t want to be the bad guy
She doesn’t like to be alone
Maybe in the morning it’ll all be clear
But now the night is comin’ on

No one needs to say, “I’m sorry”
“I love you,” would only be a lie
They know the time is near, but neither knows
Who’ll be the first
Who’ll be the first to say goodbye

She doesn’t cry herself to sleep
He doesn’t lie awake and wonder what to say