Post # 1
My FI and I have “our song” and it’s been our song practically since the beginning of our relationship… My FI does not dance and this is the one song that he will dance with me EVERYTIME it plays. We danced to in after we got engaged even.
But there’s a little problem… the song starts out talking about “the pooper”. The rest of the song, although not a particularly upbeat love song, is fairly appropriate for all audiences (in the version we would use)… But I’m wondering what your thoughts are.
The song is Big Blue Sea by Bob Schneider.
Since it isn’t a typical “first dance” song, should we pick a different one for our new official “song”… and play this at some point during the reception when it might not get as much attention to the lyrics?
ETA: Here is a link to the lyrics if you would rather just read through it… http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Big-Blue-Sea-lyrics-Bob-Schneider/971D8C26B9A4581648256C4C00229609 — Those are the explicit lyrics, it would be appropriate for all ages… sorry.
Post # 3
If it is your song then go with it. I don’t think anyone will notice the lyrics.
Post # 4
I voted other. I think some people will notice the lyrics, but I don’t think it matters. It’s YOUR song! Dance to it!
Post # 5
Go for it! I don’t think many people will be paying attention to the lyrics. If they are, it’s a good conversation starter. 🙂 We’re doing our first dance to “I want to grow old with you” from the wedding singer. Most first dances are so over the top cheesy, we wanted to at least be able to get a chuckle out of the audience.
Post # 6
I dont think anyone will notice. At the beginning he is kind of mumbling so the lyrics are not as clear, but the chorus is nice. Good song choice!
Post # 7
I was listening for “pooper” and I had to go back and listen to it just to be sure I had heard it right. I think you’ll be fine :). It sounds like it means a lot to you and your FI, so I would definitely use it.
Post # 8
Thanks ladies. I know the first few times I heard it I never really heard the lyrics besides the chorus… But now that I know them it seems like such an odd song for a first dance… But I do like that it’s different. And it always brings me back to the really fun beginning of our relationship. 🙂
Post # 9
If I heard that song, I’d barely even notice the “pooper” part. If I did, I’d probably just think, “I must have heard that wrong” since it’s pretty easy for lyrics to sound like something else. (e.g. ‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy)
Post # 10
Even without any background noise I can’t understand most of the lyrics. At a reception where things are a little noisy I can almost promise that most people won’t be noticing.
Post # 11
I think if it’s YOUR song you should go for it!
If the beginning part really bothers it you could probably clip that portion out.