Understanding the Lyrics: First Burn

When you're happy, you hear the music; when you're sad, you understand the lyrics. - frank ocean

I’m back with another song that has been stuck in my head/speaking to me lately.

How are you feeling today?

Every once in a while it’s time to reevaluate every relationship I’ve ever been in. Enneagram 6 trait? Aries? Mental health disorder? Who knows.

First Burn – HamilDrop

YouTube comment:
Arianna is the lost side
Shoba is the hurting mother
Lexi wants to make him understand
Rachelle wants to make him feel the pain
Julia is just wondering what went wrong

Which are you feeling today?

There’s always something to learn from every experience.

Did I learn to be patient? Did I learn to stand up for myself? Did I learn/remember I am amazing and I don’t need anyone’s validation? Did I learn how to do better next time?

Something to consider: Maybe it’s not your lesson to learn.

First Burn

Ari Afsar, Julia Harriman, Lexi Lawson, Rachelle Ann Go, and Shoba Narayan

I saved every letter you wrote me
From the moment I saw you
I knew you were mine
You said you were mine
I thought you were mine

Do you know what Angelica said
When I told her what you’d done?
She said
“You have married an Icarus
He has flown too close to the sun”

Don’t take another step in my direction
I can’t be trusted around you
Don’t think you can talk your way
Into my arms, into my arms

I’m burning the letters you wrote me
You can stand over there if you want
I don’t know who you are
I have so much to learn
I’m re-reading your letters
And watching them burn (burn)
I’m watching them burn (burn)

You published the letters she wrote to you
You told the whole world
How you brought this girl into our bed
In clearing your name, you have ruined our lives

Heaven forbid someone whisper
“He’s part of some scheme”
Your enemy whispers
So you have to scream
I know about whispers
I see how you look at my sister
Don’t

I’m not naïve
I have seen women around you
Don’t think I don’t see
How they fall for your charms
All your charms

I’m erasing myself from the narrative
Let future historians wonder how Eliza reacted
When you broke her heart
You have thrown it all away
Stand back, watch it burn
Just watch it all burn

And when the time comes
Explain to the children
The pain and embarrassment
You put their mother through
When will you learn
That they are your legacy?
We are your legacy If you thought you were mine (mine, mine)

Don’t

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Lin-Manuel Miranda
First Burn lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

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