Post # 1
Down to the end of doing the music and the song to playing during the cake cutting is still up in the air. Seems to be the little ones that cause the debates. Right now I’m leaning toward Dave Matthews Band ‘You and Me’, but part of the chorus talks about having kids and raising them. We’re not having kids, no way no how (outside of not being able to have them, we are in complete agreement on this). Everyone at the wedding knows this so is it weird to use a song that references this?
Post # 2
Not every lyric matters, but some lyrics definitely matter. For example, if you live in the city, but the song talks about living in the counry, I don’t think anyone would pay a moment’s attention to that. However, because you never plan to have children, and you’ve said that everyone at the wedding knows this, a song that specifically mentions having childen and raising them may stand out in obvious contrast. I think I would try to find a different song in this particular case.
Post # 3
Our recessional song was a breakup song (Michael buble- it’s a beautiful day”) but we liked it anyway and didn’t care….so I obviously don’t think they matter! Use what you like! Honestly it’s just the cake cutting and I doubt anyone will notice! Actually, I have no idea what my cake cutting song was. Not a clue.
Post # 4
hollyberry4: LOL! I didn’t know about one either, but the template timeline has a space for one so we’re plopping one in there. It’s really the song that we care about the least, but still don’t want just some random thing.
Post # 5
I voted Other because I think it completely depends on the lyrics. In your case, I don’t think it matters and I doubt anyone would notice or think it was a weird choice if they did notice. However, if you pick a romantic couple’s song for the father/daughter or mother/son dance, the lyrics are definitely going to matter.
Post # 6
I don’t think it matters in your case. If you danced to “Earl Had to Die,” or another song about a failed relationship, I’d be concerned.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2
renwoman: Our wedding song was ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars. If you listen carefully it’s about getting married on a drunken whim, and there’s even a line saying ‘if we wake up and we wanna break up that’s cool’! Oh dear haha! But regardless it made for a great memorable tune and noone commented 😀
I think yours’ll be fine 🙂
Post # 8
renwoman: I think lyrics DO matter, but only if they are obviously about hate or death. I think you’ll be ok with that song. I’d be very surprised if someone approached you in 3 years time, mad you’re not having kids because you promised to in song! 🙂
MrsYoshida: I’ve got to say, I personally don’t like that song because of its lyrics, the bit that gets me is the flippancy to marriage “looking for something fun (or is it dumb? Not sure) to do, who cares baby I think I want to marry you” it could have been a lovely song
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2014 - Historic cinema
Yeah lyrics do kinda matter I think.
I wanted to use ‘Key Largo’ which has the lyrics:
Lying in each others arms<br />Watching those old movies<br />Falling in love so desperately<br />Honey, I was your hero<br />And you were my leading lady
We had it all<br />Just like Bogie and Bacall<br />Starring in our old late, late show<br />Sailing away to Key Largo
Here’s lookin’ at you kid
We’re getting married in a cinema and having a very classic film theme….and we have an age difference similar to Bogie and Bacall….BUT at the end of the day, it’s a break up song 🙁
Post # 10
I definitely listen to lyrics, but voted Other. I think it depends on the song. FI and I have had discussions of what song we want to do for our first dance, and I have always suggested using ‘Follow Through’ by Gavin DeGraw – as I love love love the lyrics and how the song starts off, “Oh, this is the start of something good, don’t you agree?” Plus, we saw him in concert a few weeks back and he actually did this song – just perfect!
FI wants a “shredder”, and although he means well, some lyrics of songs he’s brought up just do not fit the theme or the context of our wedding. Any song dealing with past loves or break ups, no matter how good it is, will definitely not be a contender.
For a cake cutting song, I probably wouldn’t be too anal about the lyrics. I don’t think we will have one of those anyway… so it’s not even on my radar. However, at one time I thought that Cake’s “Love you Madly” would be a good one for that.
Post # 11
I think this song would be totally fine for cake cutting.
Post # 12
I think lyrics matter. I know a person who considers Brown Eyed Girl a song with her dad. Really? Making love in the green grass behind the stadium with you, my Brown Eyed Girl. Yuck.
Post # 13
Oh, and I voted other, because I think it depends on the lyrics. there is a difference between it doesn’t match your situation (i.e. talking about having kids) and wholly inappropriate (i.e. Brown Eyed Girl being a father/daughter dance).