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Verse 1

It was Labor Day weekend I was seventeen,

I bought a coke and some gasoline,

And I drove out to the county fair.

When I saw her for the first time

She was standing there in the ticket line,

And it all started right then and there.

Ohh a sailor sky made a perfect sunset,

And that's a day I'll never forget.


I had a bbq stain on my white t-shirt,

She was killing me in that mini skirt.

Skipping rocks on the river by the railroad tracks.

She had a suntan line and red lipstick,

I worked so hard for that first kiss,

And a heart don't forget something like that.

Verse 2

It was five years later on a southbound plane,

I was headed down to New Orleans.

To meet some friends of mine for Mardi Gras.

When I heard a voice from the past,

Coming from a few rows back,

And when I looked I couldn't believe just what I saw.

She said "I bet you don't remember me."

And I said "Only every other memory".


Like an old photograph time can make a feeling fade,

But the memory of the first love never fades away.