Twenty-two year old Camila Cabello just left the Grammy audience in tears as she serenaded her main guy, nope, not Shawn Mendes but her first guy, her dad. Keep the tissues handy and watch:
Camila Cabello’s First Man
The track called “First Man” is from her new album and it’s tear-jerker for sure. The song talks about your first serious relationship and how that affects the first man in your life, which for many of us is our dad.
Jim Gaffigan announcing Cabello’s performance tells us that the song is for all the daughters and fathers out there.
“Today she is taking us to someplace close to home. A love song to someone very special in her life.”
As the song opens, Cabello assures her father that she is going off with someone she’s met, but no, she doesn’t need a coat and of course, this guy will not drink and drive.
Then as video of Cabello as a child with her dad plays in the background, she sings,
I swear on my heart that he’s a good man. I promise he loves me; he’d never hurt me. You held me so tight now someone else can, but you were the first man that really loved me.
As Cabello croons she walks decisively toward her father who is in the audience, and when she gets to him she reaches to clasp his hand and sings,
You don’t even know how much it means to me now
That you were the first man that really loved me, that really loved me
You really love me
For his part, dad was in tears along with the rest of us. Then Cabello’s dad wipes his eyes and gets up, and father and daughter share a sweet hug. Ok-now that we are completely wrung out, we can continue watching.