#TheScriptChallenge: For The First Time

Get inspired by the first song that was written for Science & Faith according to Danny.

Written by: Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan[1]

Single released on: August 20 2010

The single gave The Script their first Irish number 1[2], their second top 10 single in the UK with peaking at number 4[3]. It was their third top 20 song in Australia climbing up to number 12. After Breakeven this was their most successful single in the US as well, peaking at number 23.[4] It’s certified platinum there and in Australia, and certified Silver in the UK.[5]

[1] (Musicbrainz)

[2] (Irish Charts webpage)

[3] (OfficialCharts.com)

[4] (Billboard Hot 100)

[5] (The Script discography on wikipedia)

The lyrics

She’s all laid up in bed with a broken heart,
While I’m drinking jack all alone in my local bar,
And we don’t know how,
How we got into this mad situation,
Only doing things out of frustration

Trying to make it work but man these times are hard,

She needs me now but I can’t seem to find the time,
I’ve got a new job now on the unemployment line,
And we don’t know how,
How we got into this mess
Is it god’s test?
Someone help us ’cause we’re doing our best,

Trying to make it work but man these times are hard

But we’re gonna start by
Drinking old cheap bottles of wine,
Shit talking up all night,
Saying things we haven’t for a while
A while, yeah,
We’re smiling but we’re close to tears,
Even after all these years,
We just now got the feeling that we’re meeting for the first time

She’s in line at the dole
With her head held high (high)
While I just lost my job but
Didn’t lose my pride

But we both know how,
How we’re gonna make it work when it hurts,
When you pick yourself up,
You get kicked to the dirt,

Trying to make it work but,
Man, these times are hard,

But we’re gonna start by
Drinking old cheap bottles of wine,
Shit talking up all night,
Doing things we haven’t for a while,
A while yeah,
We’re smiling but we’re close to tears,
Even after all these years,
We just now got the feeling that we’re meeting for the first time.

Yeah…
Drinking old cheap bottles of wine,
Shit talking up all night,
Saying things we haven’t for a while,
We’re smiling but we’re close to tears,
Even after all these years,
We just now got the feeling that we’re meeting for the first time

Ooooo.., yeah, for the first time
Ooooo.., oh, for the first time,
Yeah for the first time,
(just now got the feeling that we’re meeting for the first time)

Oh these times are hard,
Yeah, they’re making us crazy
Don’t give up on me baby

The challenge

“How we’re gonna make it work when it hurts”

I wonder about this often: how to make the best of life when it seems to bring its own heartache all too often? How to make the most of the moments and most importantly, how to deal with the people I love who inadvertently end up causing pain?

Make sure you include the quote somewhere (anywhere) in your creation.

For example:

  • an edit with that line
  • you singing the song (cover)
  • draw something that reflects the quote and include it in the caption
  • write a short story that includes that line
  • etc.

Have a look at first week’s submissions if you need some ideas.

Guidelines

When I say “creation”, I use it in the widest of sense: it can be a drawing, painting, montage, photograph, digital or manual art, edits, videos, gifs, short stories, poems, real life stories, blog posts, music and anything else you can think of when you say art. Don’t limit yourself with the format.

Please include the line of the week in your art. It doesn’t have to be featured as the main piece but it has to be included at least in the caption.

Only submissions sent until midnight Dublin time on Saturday will be included in the challenge.

You’ve probably noticed, I really like hashtags, so please humour me and use the hashtag (#TheScriptChallenge) when you share your art on social media.  🙂

You don’t have to do it every week: you can join whenever you feel like it. No excuse not to do it, really! The more you practice art the better so to help that along there are special prizes for the “frequent fliers”  🙂

Any questions, let me know.

Love,

Andrea

 

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