The first 5 lines of this song, are for my children. I always think of them, and my deep love for them. And I will love them, until the end of time.
The rest of the song, with regard to a partner, I have no idea what that feels like. I’ve never had a relationship with a healthy man. And I’ve accepted I won’t. I’m married. And if I am ever not married, I doubt I will have another relationship with a man. There are some wounds too deep. I’ve accepted that too.
This song reduces me to tears, every time I listen to it.
I love Roberta Flack. The emotion in her voice, is incredible. Her talent is incredible.
The first time, ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and the stars
Were the gifts you gave
To the dark, and the endless skies
And the first time, ever I kissed your mouth
I felt the earth move in my hands
Like the trembling heart
Of a captive bird
That was there, at my command, my love
And the first time, ever I lay with you
I felt your heart so close to mine
And I knew our joy
Would fill the earth
And last, til the end of time, my love
The first time, ever I saw
Your face, your face
Your fa-ace, your face