The First Time I…


The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the endless skies, my love,
To the dark and the endless skies.

The first time I heard this song by Roberta Flack, I was a little girl in Lagos. My father used to make compilations on cassettes rather like I make playlists on my iPod today. I loved singing along as I sat in his car going wherever. But when one particular tape got to First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, I hated it.

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