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“First Love”
Song by Adele
from the album 19
Released January 25, 2008
Recorded May 2007; Rak Studios (London)
Genre Blue-eyed soul
Length 3:10
Label XL Recordings
Writer(s) Adele Adkins
Producer(s) Jim Abbiss
19 track listing
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"Melt My Heart to Stone" "Right as Rain"

"First Love" is the seventh track from Adele's debut album, 19. It is preceded by "Melt My Heart to Stone" and followed by "Right as Rain." The song was written solely by Adele, in the key of C Major.[1] "First Love" was presumably written about the anonymous first boyfriend that inspired the majority of the record.

Adele played the celesta on the album version of "First Love."[2]



  • Adele – songwriting, vocals, celesta
  • Jim Abbiss – producer, mixer
  • Ferg Peterkin – mixing assistant
  • Richard Wilkinson – recording
  • Helen Atkinson – recording assistant


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So little to say, but so much time
Despite my empty mouth, the words are in my mind
Please wear the face, the one where you smile
Because you lighten up my heart when I start to cry

Forgive me, first love, but I'm tired
I need to get away to feel again
Try to understand why, don't get so close to change my mind
Please wipe that look out of your eyes, it's bribing me to doubt myself
Simply, it's tiring

This love has dried up and stayed behind
And if I stay, I'll be alive
Then choke on words I'd always hide
Excuse me, first love, but we're through
I need to taste the kiss from someone new

Forgive me, first love, but I'm too tired
I'm bored to say the least and I, I lack desire
Forgive me, first love
Forgive me, first love
Forgive me, first love
Forgive me, first love
Forgive me, forgive me, first love
Forgive me, first love