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"First Man" is the fourteenth and final track from Camila Cabello's second studio album Romance (2019). Written by Camila Cabello, Jordan Reynolds and Amy Wadge, and produced by Reynolds and Finneas, "First Man" is a pop-rock piano ballad about Cabello's relationship with her dad while she is in a romantic relationship with a "good guy".

The song has peaked at number 94 on the US Billboard Hot 100, following the live performance at the 62nd Grammy Awards.

Background Edit

The original version that got leaked in 0ctober 2018 included strings in the instrumental. A tagged snippet of the demo was leaked on October 6, 2018. Later, on October 14, two untagged snippets were leaked on YouTube, on November 8, demo of the song was leaked on SoundCloud. At a fan event in London, on October 2, 2019, Camila said she was mad that the song got leaked.

On November 2, 2019, Camila performed the song on New Music Daily Presents: Camila Cabello, a special live show from New Music Daily of Apple Music in the heart of Los Angeles celebrating the release of her new album Romance. On November 15, a track list revealed from a poster released by Target,[1] from Target's limited pressed edition of Romance, teased the track list and "First Man" is the fourteenth.[2]

Music video Edit

The official music video for the song was released on Cabello's Youtube channel on June 21, 2020 in celebration of Father's Day.

The video features clips from Cabello's childhood with many of the footage containing videos of her and her father. In the description Cabello dedicated the video to her father.

Live performances Edit

On November 2, 2019, Camila performed the song on New Music Daily Presents: Camila Cabello, a special live show from New Music Daily of Apple Music in the heart of Los Angeles celebrating the release of her album Romance.[3] Cabello performed "First Man" at the 62nd Grammy Awards ceremony that took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020.[4]

Commercial performance Edit

Just one day after the Grammy awards ceremony, sales of “First Man” had already increased by over 68,000%, and that rose to over 81,000% a day later. In those two days, the track sold over 11,000 copies. The cut was also the fourth-most-streamed song the day after the Grammys. The track racked up 1.4 million streams in the 24 hours following an increase of 890%.[5] In the US, "First Man" debuted at number 94 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Cabello's 16th career entry. In New Zealand the song peaked at number 34 on the Hot Singles chart.[6]

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Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
Yes I'm gonna stay with him tonight
I'll see you in the morning
No of course, he won't drink and drive
Can you say bye to mom for me?
Oh you'll like him, he's really kind
And he's funny like you sometimes
And I found someone I really like
Maybe for the first time

[Pre-Chorus 1]
No I don't need a jacket
It's not that cold tonight
And you worry, I get it
But he's waiting outside

[Chorus 1]
I swear on my heart
That he's a good man
I know you'll stay up late
Just waiting for me
You held me so tight
Now someone else can
But you were the first man that really loved me

[Verse 2]
Now you're driving to the airport
Not just me you pick up anymore
I've got eight days off coming up
And I can only come home for four

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Yeah I just met his family
They're just like you and mom
He makes me really happy
I think he might be the one, oh

[Alternate Chorus 2]
I swear on my heart
That he's a good man
I promise he loves me
He'd never hurt me
You held me so tight
Now someone else can
But you were the first man that really loved me
Now you're on the driveway
Faking a smile
You wish you could tell him he doesn't deserve me
So I had to stop the car and turn around
To tell you you were the first man that really loved me

[Bridge]
And before they open up the doors
I say I've never seen you cry before
You say "You've never looked so beautiful
You know you'll always been my little girl"

[Alternate Chorus 3]
You're looking at me, while walking down the aisle
With tears in your eyes, maybe he deserves me
You don't even know how much it means to me now
That you were the first man that really loved me, that really loved me
You really love me

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