The First Time Album Lyrics by Kelsea Ballerini


Kelsea Ballerini Lyrics

The First Time Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

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You might be sitting there holding my hand
And you might be acting like you're my man
While we listen to the cover band, thinking you're a rockstar,
Singing my favorite song
Trying to cover up the fact that the girl from your past
Hasn't been here all along

You're still in love with your ex, oh
And I ain't one to be nobody's second best, no
Stop holding onto me when the truth is you can't let go
I think we both know
I'm looking in your eyes and I can see just what you're doing
Baby, I'm the one you're losing, you can't help it
You keep choosing your ex, oh

I might be platinum blond, but I ain't dumb
Baby, I see you're here with me, but you ain't moved on
Sitting in the middle of a flame still burning,
Boy, I ain't your match
You can stop all the pretending 'cause when this night's ending
You're still gonna want her back

You're still in love with your ex, oh
And I ain't one to be nobody's second best, no
Stop holding onto me when the truth is you can't let go
I think we both know
I'm looking in your eyes and I can see just what you're doing
Baby, I'm the one you're losing, you can't help it
You keep choosing your ex, oh

You're still in love with your
You're still in love with your

Yeah, you're still in love with your ex, oh
And I ain't one to be nobody's second best, no
Stop holding onto me when the truth is you can't let go
I think we both know
Yeah, I think we both know

You're still in love with your ex, oh
And I ain't one to be nobody's second best, no
Stop holding onto me when the truth is you can't let go
I think we both know
I'm looking in your eyes and I can see just what you're doing
Baby, I'm the one you're losing, you can't help it
You keep choosing your ex, oh

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah

You're still in love with your ex, oh

You're still in love with your ex



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Peter Pan

The smile, the charm, the words, the spark,
Everything, you had it
I guess I had a naive heart, cause boy,
I let you have it
You said I was your only,
I never thought you'd leave me lonely
You're just a lost boy, with your head up in the clouds
You're just a lost boy, never keep your feet on the ground

You're always gonna fly away, just because you know you can
You're never gonna learn there's no such place as Neverland
You don't understand
You'll never grow up
You're never gonna be a man,
Peter Pan

Deep down, I knew that you were too good to be true
But every piece and part of me wanted to believe in you
But now it's happily ever never
I guess now I know better
You're just a lost boy, with your head up in the clouds
You're just a lost boy, never keep your feet on the ground

You're always gonna fly away, just because you know you can
You're never gonna learn there's no such place as Neverland
You don't understand
You'll never grow up
You're never gonna be a man,
Peter Pan

You're just a lost boy, yeah, I know who you are
You don't know what you lost, boy,
You're too busy chasing stars

You're always gonna fly away, just because you know you can
You're never gonna learn there's no such place as Neverland
You don't understand
You'll never grow up
You're never gonna be a man

Yeah, you'll never grow up
And you're never gonna be a man,
Peter Pan

Ooh, Peter Pan



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Love Me Like You Mean It

Oh hey
Boy with your hat back
Mmm I kinda like that
If you wanna walk my way
I'mma shoot you straight up
Show me what you are made of

I don't have time to waste on the boys
That are playing the games
And leaving the girls crying out in the rain
So tell me, baby
Do you got what it takes?

If you're gonna hold me, hold me like I'm leaving
If you're gonna kiss me, kiss me like you need it
Baby, if you're not your best get to leaving
If you're gonna love me love me, like you mean it

If you're gonna talk the talk, you better walk it
If you wanna keep me keep me like you lost it
If you're gonna say it and make me believe it
If you're gonna love me boy love me like you mean it

I've had my share of losers, liars and users
Looking for a heart to break
So if you're like that
Well take a step back

'Cause I don't have time to waste on the boys
That are playing the game
And leaving the girls crying out in the rain
So tell me, baby
Are you just crazy or crazy over me

If you're gonna hold me, hold me like I'm leaving
If you're gonna kiss me, kiss me like you need it
Baby, if you're not your best get to leaving
If you're gonna love me love me like you mean it

If you're gonna talk the talk, you better walk it
If you're gonna keep me, keep me like you lost it
If you're gonna say it and make me believe it
If you're gonna love me love me, like you mean it

If you're gonna hold me, hold me like I'm leaving
If you're gonna kiss me, kiss me like you need it
Baby, if you're not your best get to leaving
If you're gonna love me, love me love me

If you're gonna talk the talk, you better walk it
If you're gonna keep me, keep me like you lost it
If you're say it and make me believe it
If you're gonna love me, love me like you mean it

Love me like you mean it
Love me like you mean it

If you're gonna love me, love me, love me
Love me like you mean it



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Square Pegs

La da da da da da da da da
La da da da da da da da da

What if we were all the same?
Same rules, same game
And we weren't allowed to change anything about anything
That anybody's ever done before?
Wouldn't that be boring?, yeah

Always spinning on a ride, all walking on a line
That they drew a long time ago
When you know that you don't have to go where they go
You can go write your own story

Hey, hey, you gotta be
Who you oughta be
So who do you wanna be?
Oh

You can choose if you're bad, if you're good
If you're left or right, speaking your heart or speaking your mind
You can be what they say you can be, a cliche
You can tear up the box and throw it away
Everybody gotta be themselves
Everybody gotta dream out loud
Everybody gotta be themselves
Square pegs make the world go 'round

La da da da da da da da da
La da da da da da da da da

La da da da da da da da da

There's a lot of open doors you can go and explore
You can always open more if you're hitting a wall
Dropping the ball, haven't we all
Been down that same hallway?
So let 'em talk and whisper, let 'em try to fix ya
Repaint your picture, at the end of the day
It fits in your frame, just 'cause you're different don't mean you're crazy

Hey, hey, you gotta sing
Like nobody's listening
'Cause somebody's listening, yeah
Oh

You can choose if you're bad, if you're good
If you're left or right, speaking your heart or speaking your mind
You can be what they say you can be, a cliche
You can tear up the box and throw it away
Everybody gotta be themselves
Everybody gotta dream out loud
Everybody gotta be themselves
Square pegs make the world go 'round

They make the world go 'round

Hey, hey, you gotta be
Who you oughta be
So who do you wanna be?
Whoa, oh

You can choose if you're bad, if you're good
If you're left or right, speaking your heart or speaking your mind
You can be what they say you can be, a cliche
You can tear up the box and throw it away
Everybody gotta be themselves
Everybody gotta dream out loud
Everybody gotta be themselves
Square pegs make the world go 'round

Hey, you gotta be
Who you wanna be, so
Who do you wanna be?
Square pegs make the world go 'round

Hey, you gotta be
Who you wanna be, so
Who do you wanna be?
Square pegs make the world go 'round



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First Time

I put on my make up
Spray my perfume
Sat on the front porch, waitin' on you
Said we would catch up because it had been awhile
I hate to admit it
But my hands are shaking
Barely breathin'
Heart is racin'
Looks like feelings don't always change their minds

But you never called, never showed up
Guess somethings never change
And just like living in a flashback..you let me down again

That's why the past should be the past
Far behind, back of mind, out of the way
Let the memories burn and crash
Cause sittin' here looking at the driveway
Is just tearin my heart back in half
Like nothings changed except the time that's passed
And that's why good-bye should mean good-bye
The first time

I should know better
I hate that I still cry
Lookin' like a fool here watchin' for headlights
And kickin' myself for believin' in you again
I bet your out drinkin' with a new blonde and
Telling her whatevers playin is her song
Yeah and helping her up into your Chevy instead

Even when you don't have me
You can still be the one to hurt me
It must feel good to know
That I'm still holdin' on to letting go

That's why the past should be the past
Far behind, back of mind, out of the way
Let the memories burn and crash
Cause sittin' here looking at the driveway
Is just tearin my heart back in half
Like nothings changed except the time that's passed
And that's why good-bye should mean good-bye
The first time

Yeah that's why the past should be the past
Far behind, back of mind, out of the way
Let the memories burn and crash
Cause sittin' here looking at the driveway
Is just tearin my heart back in half
Like nothings changed except the time that's passed
And that's why good-bye should mean good-bye
So I'm letting you go, just like I should have tried
The first time



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Looking At Stars

The night is young and so are we, so you what you say
We go and see it all for ourselves?
Yeah, yeah
There's a spot I know down the road we can go
Only me and you and no one else
Yeah, yeah

I ain't looking for a crowd
Another night on the town
I want a one way ticket where the creaking crickets
Are the only sound

So baby, pick me up, I'll be in the drive
Take me where the moon's hanging in the sky
We can park it by the river, get out and throw the tailgate down down down
You can steal a kiss, maybe even two
Only the track and the tree's gonna see what we do
All I wanna be is wrapped in your arms, laying in the dark,
Looking at stars

We can rename constellations while we're making wishes
Don't it make you feel so small?
Yeah, yeah
We can talk about forever for a minute, maybe never,
Just kiss and say nothing at all
Yeah, yeah

Baby, hurry up and get here
So we can disappear
The clouds are breaking, don't keep me waiting
Never seeing a night this clear

So baby, pick me up, I'll be in the drive
Take me where the moon's hanging in the sky
We can park it by the river, get out and throw the tailgate down down down
You can steal a kiss, maybe even two
Only the track and the tree's gonna see what we do
All I wanna be is wrapped in your arms, laying in the dark,
Looking at stars

I ain't looking for a crowd
Another night on the town
I want a one way ticket where the creaking crickets
Are the only sound

So baby, pick me up, I'll be in the drive
Take me where the moon's hanging in the sky
We can park it by the river, get out and throw the tailgate down down down
You can steal a kiss, maybe even two
Only the track and the tree's gonna see what we do
All I wanna be is wrapped in your arms, laying in the dark,
Looking at stars

Oh, yeah
Oh, yeah

Just looking at stars



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Sirens

(Ooooooooh)

Well, your reputation beats you to this
Little town like breaking news
Of a devastation that you left behind
Well, I ain't scared of a little rain
And I watch that spinning weather vane
I guess I just ain't the running kind

(Ooooooooh, ooooooooh)
They all watch from windows as I ran that dark cloud down
You were nothing but trouble, baby
And I've been sifting through the rubble lately
I should've listened to the, I should've listened to the
(Ooooooooh)
Wanted to dance in the eye of danger
Knowing good well I'd regret it later
I should've listened to the, I should've listened to the
(Ooooooooh)
The warning lights were flashing like lightning
I should've listened to the, I should've listened to the sirens

Well, I let you crumble every wall
With your hail as hard as a cannonball
'Cause I like the risk that's in your reckless touch
And I've always had a weakness for
A terrible and twisted storm
'Cause your kiss is an adrenaline rush

(Ooooooooh, ooooooooh)
I knew what I was chasing when I ran that dark cloud down
You were nothing but trouble, baby
And I've been sifting through the rubble lately
I should've listened to the, I should've listened to the
(Ooooooooh)
Wanted to dance in the eye of danger
Knowing good well I'd regret it later
I should've listened to the, I should've listened to the
(Ooooooooh)
The warning lights were flashing like lightning
I should've listened to the, I should've listened to the sirens

Oh, mmm

Maybe I'll know better the next time I hear that
Ooooooooh, ooooooooh
I should've listened to the
Ooooooooh, yeah

You were nothing but trouble, baby
And I've been sifting through the rubble lately
I should've listened to the, I should've listened to the

Wanted to dance in the eye of danger
Knowing good well I'd regret it later
I should've listened to the, I should've listened to the
Ooooooooh
The warning lights were flashing like lightning
I should've listened to the, I should've listened to the sirens

Going...
(Ooooooooh, ooooooooh)



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Secondhand Smoke

Sometimes you could hear a pin drop or the ticking of the clock
Between the surface conversation, no matter what they were saying
They never talked

Sometimes I would hear 'em screaming, when they thought that I was sleeping
They'd just fight about whatever, I don't know if they ever had a reason

Am I the product of a problem that I couldn't change?
Got his eyes, got her hair
So do I get their mistakes?

I know that you can't walk across a bridge that's already burned, so
What am I supposed to do?, I can't help that they chose
To breathe it in, but I don't wanna choke
On that secondhand smoke

Sometimes I hear myself saying hand-me-down words
It's so easy to forget that he ain't him and I ain't her

And when I think the fighting has to end in a goodbye,
I wanna prove me wrong, but I'm scared I'll prove me right, 'cause

I know that you can't walk across a bridge that's already burned, so
What am I supposed to do?, I can't help that they chose
To breathe it in, but I don't wanna choke
On that secondhand smoke

Oh, no

Will I be better, find forever, be the one to shake the habit,
Break away from broken things, and rise above the ashes?

I know that you can't walk across a bridge that's already burned, so
What am I supposed to do?, I can't help that they chose
To breathe it in, but I don't wanna choke
No, I ain't gonna choke
On that secondhand smoke

Oh



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Dibs

I know everybody wants you
That ain't no secret
Hey baby what's your status?
And tell me are you trynna keep it?
Well, they can all back off
'Cause I know what I want
And while I've got your attention
Did I mention:

If you got a kiss on your lips that you're looking for somebody to take
If you got a heart that ain't afraid of love ain't afraid to break
If you've got a Friday night free and a shotgun seat
Well I'm just saying, I ain't got nowhere to be
So baby I'll take whatever it is you've got to give
Yeah

I'll calling dibs
On your lips
On your kiss
On your time
Boy, I'm calling dibs
On your hand
On your heart
All mine

Make everybody jealous
When I take you off the market
And get my lipstick on your right cheek
'Cause boy I've got to mark it
Oooh
So they can all back off
Yeah
'Cause I know what I want
And while I've got you listening
Come on and show me what I'm missing
Yeah

If you you've got a kiss on your lips that you're looking for somebody to take
If you've got a heart that ain't afraid to love ain't afraid to break
If you've got a Friday night free and a shotgun seat
Well I'm just saying I ain't got nowhere to be
So baby I'll take whatever it is you've got to give
Yeah, I'm calling dibs

If you've got a kiss on your lips that you're looking for somebody to take
Hey, if you've got a heart that ain't afraid to love ain't afraid to break
Heyyy, if you've got a Friday night free and a shotgun seat
Well I'm just saying I ain't got nowhere to be
So baby I'll whatever it is you've got to give
Yeah

I'm calling dibs
On your lips
On your kiss
On your time
Boy, I'm calling dibs
On your hand
On your heart
All mine

Yeah, boy I'm calling dibs
On your lips
On your kiss
On your time
Boy, I'm calling dibs
On your hand
On your heart
All mine, yeah

I'm calling dibs on your lips, on your kiss on your time, boy
I'm just trynna make you mine, boy
Ooooh
Dibs



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Stilettos

Go ahead and say what you're gonna say
Give it to me straight, don't sugarcoat it
Go ahead and do what you're gonna do
We're already done, I already know it
So you can take your new blonde out to get your drink on
For everyone to see
But you don't get to get to me

I wear my pain like stilettos
As bad as it may hurt, no, you'll never know
I keep walking with my head up, putting on a show
And fronting like nothing is wrong
I talk the talk like I'm a tough girl
'Cause there ain't room for weakness in a rough world
That keeps saying you were never enough, girl,
Yeah, when you get burned, you learn to be strong
I wear my pain like stilettos

So I ain't staying down, tonight I'm going out
Yeah, even if I have to fake it
A little black dress to cover my mess
So you won't know my heart is breaking
Pull myself together from the fallout of forever
For everyone to see
No, you don't get to get to me

I wear my pain like stilettos
As bad as it may hurt, no, you'll never know
I keep walking with my head up, putting on a show
And fronting like nothing is wrong
I talk the talk like I'm a tough girl
'Cause there ain't room for weakness in a rough world
That keeps saying you were never enough, girl,
Yeah, when you get burned, you learn to be strong
I wear my pain like stilettos

Yeah, I wear my pain like stilettos

Oh, oh, whoa, oh, whoa
Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa
Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa
Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh

I wear my pain like stilettos
As bad as it may hurt, no, you'll never know
I keep walking with my head up, putting on a show
And fronting like nothing is wrong
I talk the talk like I'm a tough girl
'Cause there ain't room for weakness in a rough world
That keeps saying you were never enough, girl,
Yeah, when you get burned, you learn to be strong
I wear my pain like stilettos

I wear my pain like stilettos

Oh, oh, whoa, oh, whoa
Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa
Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, whoa
Oh, whoa, oh, whoa, oh
Yeah



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Yeah Boy

Captured my attention, make my heart stop and listen
When you look my way
Blue jeans and a ball cap, thinking that you're all that
And I'm thinking the same

You got that something in your eyes, I think about it all the time
If you ever wonder if I wanna make you mine

Yeah, boy
I'm digging what you're doing
Yeah, boy
I'm trying to keep it cool
But you're making it hard, I'm wishing your arms
Were wrapping me up tight
Yeah, boy
You shine and you can't even help it
Yeah, boy
Your eyes could make the moon jealous
And if you wanna know if I wanna be your girl tonight
Yeah, boy

Every song that's playing gets me thinking about you, baby
And the way you roll
So let's put down the drop top, burn a little blacktop
Off of that road

Baby, what we waiting on?
The stars are out, the night is young
If you wanna know if I wanna go and get gone

Yeah, boy
I'm digging what you're doing
Yeah, boy
I'm trying to keep it cool
But you're making it hard, I'm wishing your arms
Were wrapping me up tight
Yeah, boy
You shine and you can't even help it
Yeah, boy
Your eyes could make the moon jealous
And if you wanna know if I wanna be your girl tonight
Yeah, boy

Yeah, boy
I wanna take a little ride with you
Yeah, boy
I wanna spend a little time with you
Yeah, boy
I wanna sip a little wine with you
Oh

Yeah, boy
I wanna take a little ride with you
Yeah, boy
I wanna spend a little time with you
Yeah, boy
I wanna sip a little wine with you
Oh

Yeah, boy
I'm digging what you're doing
Yeah, boy
I'm trying to keep it cool
But you're making it hard, I'm wishing your arms
Were wrapping me up tight
Yeah, boy
You shine and you can't even help it
Yeah, boy
Your eyes could make the moon jealous
And if you wanna know if I wanna be your girl tonight, yeah
Yeah, boy

Yeah, boy

Yeah, boy
I wanna take a little ride with you
Yeah, boy
I wanna spend a little time with you
Yeah, boy
I wanna sip a little wine with you
Oh

Yeah, boy
I wanna take a little ride with you
Yeah, boy
I wanna spend a little time with you
Yeah, boy
I wanna sip a little wine with you
Oh

Yeah, boy



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Underage

Young,
All we ever think about is fun
All we ever wanna be is 21
Hey, doesn't everyone wanna sit on top of the world?
Revolves around athletic boys and girls
Dressed up in their older sister's clothes, R. Kelly on the radio
Screaming out, "This'll never get old"

Racing cars and breaking hearts
First taste of love and twist-off wine
Kissing strangers, daring danger
Burning bridges, crossing lines
You don't think to take it slow
And you don't know what you don't know
The nights are young and our IDs are fake
Underage
Underage

Time,
Feels like it's always on our side
So we fill it up with midnight drives and lies
To your mama when she asks you where you've been
And you hide your smile and say anywhere but with him
'Cause you know when she was seventeen
She was doing the same damn thing

Racing cars and breaking hearts
First taste of love and twist-off wine
Kissing strangers, daring danger
Burning bridges, crossing lines
You don't think to take it slow
And you don't know what you don't know
The nights are young and our IDs are fake
Underage
Underage

Every light is saying "go"
When you don't know what you don't know

Racing cars and breaking hearts
First taste of love and twist-off wine
Kissing strangers, daring danger
Burning bridges, crossing lines
You don't think to take it slow
And you don't know what you don't know
The nights are young and our IDs are fake
The kind of days that are "those were the days"
Underage
Underage

Young,
All we ever think about is fun
Doesn't everyone?
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