The First Cut is the Deepest (Single)
by Sheryl Crow
Released: Sep 2003
By replacing "she" with "he," Crow brings a female voice to this Cat Stevens classic (also covered by Rod Stewart). An ode to the pain that first loves can cause, "First Cut" will comfort the brokenhearted: Crow's pop treatment injects an easygoing optimism and the certainty that this girl, at least, will rise again.