The First Cut Is the Deepest

Cat Stevens

About The First Cut Is the Deepest

"The First Cut Is the Deepest" is a 1967 song written by Cat Stevens, originally released by P. P. Arnold in May 1967. Stevens' own version originally appeared on his album New Masters in December 1967. The song has been widely recorded and has become a hit single for six different artists: P. P. Arnold (1967), Keith Hampshire (1973), Rod Stewart (1977), Dawn Penn (1994), Papa Dee (1995) and Sheryl Crow (2003).


Year:
2009
3:01
59 
#1

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer

I would have given you all of my heart
But there's someone who's torn it apart
And she's taking almost all that I've got
But if you want, I'll try to love again
Baby I'll try to love again but I know

The first cut is the deepest, baby I know
The first cut is the deepest
'Cause when it comes to being lucky she's cursed
When it comes to lovin' me she's worst
But when it comes to being loved she's first
That's how I know

The first cut is the deepest, baby I know
The first cut is the deepest

I still want you by my side
Just to help me dry the tears that I've cried
'Cause I'm sure gonna give you a try
And if you want, I'll try to love again
But baby, I'll try to love again, but I know

The first cut is the deepest, baby I know
The first cut is the deepest

'Cause when it comes to being lucky she's cursed
When it comes to lovin' me she's worst
But when it comes to being loved she's first
That's how I know

The first cut is the deepest, baby I know
The first cut is the deepest

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!


Cat Stevens

Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou, 21 July 1948), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist, and prominent convert to Islam. more »

13 fans

Written by: Yusuf Islam

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind


10 facts about this song

Songwriter
"The First Cut Is the Deepest" is not the original composition of Cat Stevens or Rod Stewart. It was written by Cat Stevens, also known as Yusuf Islam, in 1967.
Original Release
Although Stevens was the composer, P.P. Arnold was the artist who first released the song in May 1967. Her version was a big hit in the UK.
Cat Stevens' version
Cat Stevens recorded the song himself and released it on his second album "New Masters" in December 1967.
Song Theme
The emotionally-driven song talks about failing to fall in love again after a heartbreak, insisting that the first cut is always the deepest.
Rod Stewart's Version
Rod Stewart covered "The First Cut Is The Deepest" almost a decade later in 1977 for his album "A Night on the Town." His version became even more popular than the original.
Chart Performance
Rod Stewart's rendition of the song was a hit, earning him a number one spot on the UK Singles Chart.
Grammy Award
The song made a significant impact on Stewart's career, earning him a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 1977.
Other Covers
Besides Cat Stevens and Rod Stewart, the song has been covered by many other artists, including Sheryl Crow, whose version won a Grammy in 2005.
Generous Earnings
Cat Stevens was reported to have said that of all his songs, "The First Cut Is The Deepest" generated the most income.
Impactful Song
The song has a profound impact on listeners and has been cherished over the years. It is often depicted as an anthem for people who have been failed by love. Despite being covered by many artists throughout the years, the lyrics and message remain the same. It continues to offer solace to broken hearts, emphasising that life continues after heartbreak.

Discuss the The First Cut Is the Deepest Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "The First Cut Is the Deepest Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 30 Sep. 2023. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/15390737/Cat+Stevens/The+First+Cut+Is+the+Deepest>.

    Missing lyrics by Cat Stevens?

    Know any other songs by Cat Stevens? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    The First Cut Is the Deepest

    13.3M
    38,620     1,081

    Browse Lyrics.com

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    Who is the original artist that first sang the hit, "Turn The Page"?
    • A. Bob Dylan
    • B. Robert Plant
    • C. Peter Gabriel
    • D. Bob Seger

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Cat Stevens tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!

    Movies soundtrack

    The First Cut Is the Deepest

    »