CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
A countdown of the 200 songs possessing the best lyrics of all-time. A playlist on spotify will be added at the end of the week.
THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE
“…The first time
ever I kissed your mouth,
I felt the earth move
in my hand,
like the trembling heart
of a captive bird...”
Roberta Flack recorded "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" for her 1969 debut LP 'First Take'. The song may have faded into obscurity had it not been featured in the Clint Eastwood film 'Play Misty For Me' 2 years later.
Finally, the song was embraced by the public. It reached #1 in America, Canada and Australia. The ballad collected 2 Grammy Awards, for Song and Record of the Year.
Ewan MacColl's tender lyrics describe intimacy between 2 individuals. It deals with the overpowering force of love from the perspective of an amateur.
As new songs are covered on this blog, a definitive version will be added to a spotify playlist. Find it and the other Caffé Latté playlists at: