Why I don’t like any of these songs quite enough:
Twist in my story: I think older, traditional relatives will be weirded out with all the talk of “the day that I die.” Also, I just found out it’s about a guy finding out his ex is pregnant. Maybe too modern for me.
I’ll be: not sure about the line “love’s suicide.” Also, it seems to me to be about a hopeless, unrequited love. Parts of it feel desperate to me. Maybe because it’s tied up with memories of Dawson’s Creek, haha!
Give me forever: too wedding-y. Also, it’s like he’s begging her, and shouldn’t we be past that stage by now? It seems more like a proposal song.
Open Arms: “Lying beside you, here in the dark” first line—I don’t really want my older relatives picturing us in bed together! It seems to be about a couple who hasn’t quite figured everything out yet, like there are obstacles they’re dealing with. He’s begging her to stay.
You light up my life: Emphasizes loneliness too much. We’re not just together to avoid being alone!
Come away with me: too mellow. The message of the song doesn’t seem to say much about the relationship, just about what the singer would like to do with the other person, and none of the things she talks about are things we would actually do.
What I really envisioned was this:
The group dance from Rogers and Hammersteins Cinderella, Brandy version. Look at this video, beginning at the 8 minute mark:
It picks up again here, from 2:30 to 5:00–
What I love about this is the upbeat tempo and the way it looks like they’re so swept up in the dance. And no, I don’t want to just use this music because it has no lyrics, and I don’t like the lyrics of “Ten Minutes Ago.” Obviously, my FI and I didn’t met ten minutes ago.
Yes, I know I’m impossible. Am I the only one who gets like this about picking a song?