From First to Last: Emily Meaning
It's the only thing that I've been waiting for a time
Regardless of our distance and our hope.
'Cause we're swept up by pretty eyes and a letter for a time
...the only thing that I've been waiting for.
I hope it's...
anonymous Jan 16th, 2014 1:48pm report
I honestly think the song was written for dudes to toss in their crush's name or whatever in the place of Emily so they have a solid serenade. I mean, read the lyrics, there is nothing really specific about Emily, just things that could describe anyone.
anonymous Jan 6th, 2013 1:59pm report
Your all wrong. He wrote it about me. My name is Edward Mily (or E. Mily). I've waited until now to come out with this, because as Sonny left the band a long time ago and has since gone onto huge success with Skrillex, I feel at this time its not something that would affect his career in a non-encouraging way. See, Sonny and I were gay lovers and as this came to light in a time America wasnt going to be accepting of a gay couple in a band which spotlighted mostly toward adolescents, he cleverly used my name to form 'Emily'. We dared to speak our love through music then and now I dare to tell the world about it! Sonny, I miss you.
anonymous Nov 15th, 2012 11:10am report
how could you dumb fucks say emily is dead. i know emily and she is very much alive. me and sonny used to be pretty close until he started touring as skrillex. i dont get see him much but we are friends. i was around when sonny and emily went out. i got a call from emily saying that sonny had cheated on her. so for you all that dont know what your talking about just shut up. sonny and emily are broken up now so stop arguing about it. i still talk to emily every now and again and she's doing alright and sonny is obvious doing alright himself so just stop talking about it.
anonymous Nov 15th, 2012 11:01am report
Ok, i've mets sonny before backstage of a from first to last concert in 06 and i've also been back stage of a skrillex show so i've spoken to him before. i've asked him what emily was about in 06 and he didn't really say much about it but all that he really had to say was that he wrote it about his ex girlfriend Emily and he had cheated on her at warped tour and he later confessed to her about it. he wrote "Emily" basically as an apology (if you wanted to think about it that way) but he still loves her very much as sonny says "theres no one in the world like Emily" or "and never will i give up trying because your everything to me." sonny has also said that everyone has there own interpretation of the song. but the only thing that matters now is that Sonny and Emily are now friends and they have put all that behind them. and yes Sonny didnt write any of the music on dear diary except for "Emily" and "One Armed Boxer vs the Flying Guillotine."
anonymous Jun 8th, 2012 6:01pm report
lol. emIly gauthreaux. yeah. she doesnt exsIst? you guys are dumb.
anonymous May 1st, 2012 5:31pm report
I am juat going to say I really like this song. I don't really care what is about. It would be really cool to know the real truth about it, but we might never know. BTW, my name is Emily. (((:
anonymous Feb 20th, 2012 2:31pm report
Who gives a shit is a song that he or whoever wrote just stop arguing u r all idiot for figthing over something that was in the past dam give it a rest : \
rockergirlcharli Feb 23rd, 2011 2:32pm report
I think they are all just good songwriters, being a songwriter myself, I have learned that a songwriter gets to a certain point in their songwriting, that they can create scenarios in their heads. So maybe some of you are right, maybe it is about sonny's girlfriend, but then agian maybe it is just a scenario they made up, which would mean they were good songwriters, because they have all of you worked up about it.
I am not saying any of you are wrong, I'm just saying that who really knows?
anonymous Jul 22nd, 2010 7:08pm report
so i know emily on a personal level, i had no clue who the band was or any of this and she n i became friends in highschool. she showed me the song and it really is about her and shes sweet as hell so i can see why he liked her so much. the guy wrote it a long time before it became popular, when he was in a different band before
anonymous Apr 18th, 2010 4:31pm report
It's about sonny's girlfriend who died in a car accident... He wrote it while staying with her in the E.R
anonymous Dec 5th, 2009 12:19pm report
actually no one really knows it but it wasnt anyone in the band who wrote it it was sonny's friend edward..it was edwards high school sweetheart [they obviously arent together anymore since i know edward :3]
anonymous Nov 3rd, 2009 11:05pm report
Yeah man it's about Sonny's girlfriend Emily who died.. duhhhh! l
Okay this is the real thing...Nick D Wrote that song for a girl in his school and they wernt daten and he cut himself cuz he wanted to but than they went out and now there broken up again and the reason why firdst to last got these lyrics r fomr NICK and he showe them to his cuzn and his cuz showed em to the band soo the abnd asked if they could use them and nick sed yess!!
anonymous Jul 6th, 2009 7:44am report
FFS. Read the extract from Sonny Moores blog you IDIOTS.
you people drive me crazy.
that song in particular was written for Emily Gauthreaux and Jon Weisberg's girlfriend, also named emily.
Him and sonny wrote it TOGETHER.
sonny found long dstance relatinships hard and cheated on emily so they decided to end it.
if there was a dead emily, or a pregnant emily, this song wasnt written about them.
its possible there was another girl like that, but THIS song was written for Emily G and Jons girlfriend also named emily.
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