The First Time We Met

Do you remember the first time you met the person you would commit yourself to unconditionally? Of course you do. Those are among the unforgettable moments of a lifetime that can change us forever.

We remember everything about it—the place, time of day, season, conversation, but most importantly, the feelings. They are unmistakably special, powerful and lasting. Oftentimes, those encounters are conveyed as, “I never felt that way before.”

This musical story tries to capture that moment for us. After raising our family, we find ourselves reading stories to our little grand-daughter, reflecting on how this amazing adventure began. Here we are some 45 years later, and the memories are still fresh and accessible. And, for the most part our stories of that moment match—although, we still banter back and forth about whose experience was the strongest. Of course, it was mine! (However, no one will ever really know who said that, not even us, since we co-wrote this story).

No matter how we remember what happened at those pivotal times of our lives, we are left with the wonder of whyThat part will forever remain the mystery of how paths intersect.



Etched in my mind
Frozen in time
The day we met

By circumstance or by chance
Who can say just why
Paths intersect

Very first sight
Something felt so right
The first time we met

Somehow I knew just by finding you
My life became
More than I could
Ever expect

Although you were so casual
Just passing nearby
There was something about your face
That clearly captured my eye

When I dared to call your name
You turned and smiled in a way
Like surely we’d met somewhere once before
I was intrigued to know more

Meeting of hearts
Electric spark
The day we met

That stroke of fate seems like yesterday
Time stood still
Locked within
Memories kept

Long ago
A moment not to forget
The first time we met


From Borne Album

Track released –  December 6, 2018

Cheryl Martlage – Lyrics, Vocals and Production

Emerson Martlage – Music, Guitar, Vocals and Production

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