The Script – For The First Time

// July 18th, 2011 // Journal

The Script – Founded by guitarist Marc Sheehan and vocalist Danny O’Donoghue in 2001. The two musicians had previously performed together in Mytown, an Irish-based boy band that enjoyed moderate success at home but failed to generate international acclaim. After the group disbanded, Sheehan and O’Donoghue spent several years in Los Angeles, where they worked as producers alongside the likes of Teddy Riley, the Neptunes, and Rodney Jerkins. They later relocated to Dublin and recruited Glen Power as their drummer, trading promising careers in production for a blend of contemporary R&B and polished, anthemic pop/rock.

Forging a unique sound based on a diverse list of influences (including U2, the Neptunes, Timbaland, and Van Morrison), the Script saw their debut single, “We Cry,” receive heavy airplay in both Ireland and Britain, as well as a nod from the influential BBC Radio DJ Jo Whiley. After signing with Phonogenic Records, the group relocated to London and scheduled both a debut album and an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival for summer 2008. The album proved to be a meteoric success, topping the charts in multiple countries and establishing the Script as 2008’s most popular newcomer. The buzz carried through to 2009, when Paul McCartney and U2 both enlisted the band to open several sold-out shows. The Script‘s sophomore effort, Science and Faith, followed in September of 2010.

She’s all laid up in bed with a broken heart
While I’m drinking Jack all alone in my local bar
And we don’t know how we got into this mad situation
Only doing things out of frustration

Trying to make it work but man these times are hard
She needs me now but I can’t seem to find a time
I’ve got a new job now in the unemployment line
And we don’t know how we got into this mess it’s a gods test
Someone help us cause we’re doing our best

Trying to make it work but man these times are hard
But we’re gonna start by drinking old cheap bottles of wine
Sit talking up all night
Saying things we haven’t for a while, a while yeah
We’re smiling but we’re close to tears
Even after all these years
We just now got the feeling that we’re meeting
For the first time

She’s in line at the door with her head held high
While I just lost my job but didn’t lose my pride
But we both know how we’re gonna make it work when it hurts
When you pick yourself up you get kicked in the dirt

Trying to make it work but man these times are hard
But we’re gonna start by drinking old cheap bottles of wine
Sit talking up all night
Saying things we haven’t for a while, a while yeah
We’re smiling but we’re close to tears
Even after all these years
We just now got the feeling that we’re meeting
For the first time

Drinking old cheap bottles of wine
Saying things we haven’t for a while, a while yeah
We’re smiling but we’re close to tears
Even after all these years
We just now got the feeling that we’re meeting
For the first time
For the first time
Oh, for the first time
Yeah, for the first time

Oh these times are hard
Yeah they’re making us crazy
Don’t give up on me baby

Oh these times are hard
Yeah they’re making us crazy
Don’t give up on me baby

Oh these times are hard
Yeah they’re making us crazy
Don’t give up on me baby

Oh these times are hard
Yeah they’re making us crazy
Don’t give up on me baby

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