First Day of My Life (The Rasmus song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
"First Day of My Life"
Single by The Rasmus
from the album Dead Letters
B-side "Since You've Been Gone" (UK only)
Released 15 October 2003 (Europe)
1 November 2004 (UK)
Format CD single
Recorded June - December 2002 in Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Alternative rock, alternative metal
Length 3:44
Label Playground Music (Europe)
Island Records (UK)
Songwriter(s) Aki Hakala, Eero Heinonen, Pauli Rantasalmi, Lauri Ylönen
Producer(s) Mikael Nord
Martin Hansen
The Rasmus singles chronology
"In My Life"
"First Day of My Life"
"Funeral Song"

"In My Life"
"First Day of My Life"
"Funeral Song"

"First Day of My Life" is a song by the Finnish alternative rock band The Rasmus, originally released on the band's fifth album Dead Letters on 21 March 2003. It became one of numerous hit singles from the album, with the highest position being No. 4 in Finland.

The single was released on 15 October 2003 by the record label Playground Music. The single (which was the third from Dead Letters) features the music video of the song. UK edition also includes "Guilty" (live) and the b-side "Since You've Been Gone".

Lyrical meaning[edit]

Singer Lauri Ylönen explains the song as follows:

Flashing up from our German tour. We were watching a movie in the back of the tour bus, and in the movie there was a sentence "through the darkness". I took my guitar and made a chorus immediately. The song is about the band, being on tour and dreaming.

Single track listing[edit]

Original version (2003)

  1. "First Day of My Life" - 3:44
  2. The "First Day of My Life" music video as MPEG

UK edition (2004)

  1. "First Day of My Life" - 3:44
  2. "Guilty" [live]
  3. "Since You've Been Gone"
  4. The "First Day of My Life" music video

Music video[edit]

The band in the music video for "First Day Of My Life"

The music video for "First Day of My Life" was shot on a speedway in Germany the same year. It was directed by Sven Bollinger and produced by Volker Steinmetz (Erste Liebe Filmproduktion) in Lausitzring.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Position
Finland Singles 4
Hungarian Singles 5
Sweden Singles 31
UK Singles 50
Italy Single 12


  1. ^ Live Letters DVD booklet, November 22, 2004

External links[edit]