Your song…

I received this book from a friend of mine – Ben on my birthday a few years ago…and I found it interesting and somewhat amusing. It’s really a delightful book to read.

STP's book

As you can see from the photo, the title of the book is “Honey, they’re playing our song” and it was written by Nancy Kennedy. It is  about this lady who heard somewhere that couples should have “their song” for their marriages to last but she and her hubby did not have one, so she went into a frenzy trying to find a song to call their own.

So what’s our song – me and my missus, you may ask? Well, we did not have one at our church service, other than that corny and boring-like-hell “The Wedding” that was sung by the choir…and I would not want that to be our song. Unfortunately, we did not have a song at our wedding reception either. But the whole thing was recorded on videotape and at the time, I managed to compile scenes from here and there into a short 4 to 5-minute clip. Then I recorded myself singing a song using one of the minus-one cassette tapes that I had and dubbed it onto the tape for the audio track in the clip. Gee! I must have been quite techno-savvy then to do all that…and I guess that makes the song in question our song…

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Too bad I do not have the video tape anymore. You know how they get mouldy and eventually, you are forced to throw them away.  Otherwise, I could have got it transferred onto video compact discs (VCDs) and  would still be able to play it once in a while. Besides, I don’t think many still have videotape players/recorders these days.

Well, which song is that? I bet ALL of you must be dying to know. ROTFLMAO!! It is this one; you have to click the link to find out and appease your curiosity. Hahahahaha!!!! Unfortunately, my missus doesn’t sing, so I had to do it solo like in this video clip. So what do you think of my song? Absolutely romantic, isn’t it?

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Talking about songs for the occasion, I attended a wedding once and they played Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack’s “Tonight I celebrate my love“. Maybe I’m old-fashioned but somehow, the line in the lyrics, “…when I make love to you…tonight“, in a solemn and holy church service made me kind of queasy! LOL!!!

These days, the most popular wedding song, it seems, is Jason Mraaz’s “I’m yours” but a few have used Savage Garden’s “I knew I loved you” and there was one with Bon Jovi’s “Always“. Personally, I would very much prefer a beautiful romantic song that would sweep everybody off their feet. What do you all think? So, now it’s your turn! Tell me what your song is…or if you’re still single, what song would you like to be played at your wedding or the reception?

Just in case you’re wondering, the character in the aforementioned book did not manage to choose a song but she came to realise that their marriage was a song in itself and she did not need another one. Instead, as the lyrics of this song go, she would have to work on keeping the music playing and with any luck, the music would never end…