14 February 2013

Our Song

We have a song. I know, I know, it sounds like a bizarrely romantic thing for a couple like Angel and I to have.

Oh well.

Let me explain. There are several songs which might lay some claim to being our song. Among these competitors are "A Woman Like You" by Lee Brice, purely because that's my favorite love song of all time.

Another competitor is "If You Could See What I See" by Geoff Moore, because that is the song my uncle sang as a solo at our wedding. (Back Story: I didn't know that was the song he was going to sing until the day of the wedding. It was originally supposed to be "When God Made You" by Newsong and Natalie Grant, but technological difficulties changed plans)

So I guess "When God Made You" could also be considered a competitor for 'our song,' since it carries the title of "song that was almost sung at our wedding."

"Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer could possibly be in the running, too, based on the fact that Angel suggested it to be included somewhere in our wedding--but upon listening to that song for the first time, I was far too scandalized by all the kissing talk, and immediately vetoed his choice.

But none of these lovey-dovey songs quite deserve the title of Our Song--that is reserved for "If I Stand" by Rich Mullins.

When I was 17 and he was 24, and I wasn't allowed to date and Angel was dating somebody else, he occasionally gave me  rides when I didn't have a car available. Or when I didn't have a driver's license. "If I Stand" was often playing in his car, and we'd have conversations about Rich Mullins and his other songs (i.e. the somewhat confusing "Jacob and 2 Women") or random topics such as theology and Fernando Ortega and other completely platonic subjects. Ever since, there's been no question in either of our minds when it comes to which song is ours. "If I Stand" was playing when our story began.

*Lest you begin to think I am waxing too romantic this Valentine's Day, I would like to announce that this day is the approximate anniversary of the day about 5 years ago when I gave my little sister a secret admirer letter that was so well put together that she actually believed it was real for about half a minute. I did it at church, too. And I am immensely proud of this achievement.
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Veronica Lee Burns said...

hahaha about your sister...that's really funny!

Ahh rich mullins, he helped me memorize the apostles creed!

Adrienne said...

How sweet! Valentine's Day is when the hubby and I started "talking" so I understand celebrating the little things ;)

That is an awesome song for you two, because it has a STORY! I love it! And I love your love story :)

I think we consider our "song" the song we danced to at our wedding, but before that is was "Dizzy" by Jimmy Eat World, because that's the song we had our first kiss to. This of course is ironic as "Dizzy" is a sad, break up song. OH well, works for us :)

Cramer Coffee and Jesus said...

I love this! I can totally picture you in the car just imagining the day Angel broke up with his current gf to be with you. hahaha. our song, well we have a couple - "lucky" by Jason Mraz (that's the song I walked down the aisle to) and then our other song is by John Mayer and it's called "St. Patricks Day"

TheTinyHeart said...

That is a great story about your song and how it came to be! I love hearing the little details in a couple's love story! We don't really have a song and it was really hard to chose one for our wedding.

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Moonofsilver said...

oh, you---sounds like your sister probably choked lol while you tried to hide your laughter :)

beautiful song. you guys are amazing.

Alison said...

I wish our song had a story like that. That's awesome :)

Our songs are two jazz tunes because they are the two we both loved when we heard them AND one of them, a funky smooth jazz tune that is just too funny, used to be the song that we would dance to in the car.

Tracy R said...

What a romantic post for Valentine's Day. I don't recall ever hearing the song "If I Stand" but now I'm curious. I'm going to play it online. Happy Valentine's Day!

Unknown said...

We don't really have a song but it was important for us to lead our recessional at our wedding to Best Friend by Queen and for us to do our first dance to Lets Stay Together. I guess those are our songs. I know I always think about him when they come on.

LeiShell said...

What a sweet song. We have a few, but only one I claim as our song. Ours is "You Make Me Feel Brand New" by Simply Red. And recently "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz, because marriage is dang hard and takes work, but that is love. Love embodies all of it. You two are too cute!

Nicola Kirsty said...

I love the story behind your song, especially as it's not overly obvious.

While I do not have a man betrothed to me, Paramore's 'The Only Exception' is the song I associate most with the guy my heart belongs too at this moment. If we ever work things out, I'd probably choose it as our wedding song. [I'm presuming he'd agree with me!]

I can't hear 'Swing Life Away' by Rise Against without thinking of my first boyfriend. I love the song but I'd much prefer it was attached to memories of him. That's the problem of having 'songs' though really isn't it?

Erin @ Come What May said...

Love that you have such a different "our song". Kyle and I have always just had Relient K as ours, I tried to get him to have our first dance be to a Relient K song, but he didn't go for it. He wanted something more traditional. I still threw a few good Relient K songs in there.