(Closed) Weird father/daughter song dilemma…HELP!

posted 5 years ago in Music
  • poll: What should I do about "Dancing in the Moonlight" as a father-daughter song?
    Ask the band to sing the changed lyrics! No one will even notice. : (12 votes)
    86 %
    Nix that song ASAP! Too weird, even with the changed lyrics. : (2 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m listening to the song right now and I think it’s a GREAT choice.  Love it!!

    Post # 4
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    265 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Coming from someone that sings in a band that plays at weddings, do it. If you love the song, and it means something to you and your family, no one will notice if the word “on” is missing. We change lyrics all of the time to take out innapropriate language and cussing. It’s not a big deal, and no one will notice. It’s a great song!

    Post # 5
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    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I was going to tell you that you’re going to have more problems with the “Everybody’s feeling a woman right” part, but apparently that’s not actually what they’re saying. So no, I doubt everyone is giong to know what the correct words are 😀 If it’s a special song to you, I say go for it. It’s a lot better than Brown Eyed Girl, which is EGREGIOUSLY sexual but lots of people use that anyway.

    Post # 6
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    2401 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    LOVE IT. Change it. No one would know or think differently unless they were a major fan of the band or song. 

    Post # 7
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    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    You can change the lyrics..but if people know the song they will probably know the real lyrics anyways (even I knew the real lyrics)… Idk, that’s a tough one. I would probably pick a new song. 

    Post # 9
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    3472 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    I think you’re over thinking this– I’d have the band make the change and not worry about it.  If it were a line in the corus or something that was repeated often maybe people would notice– but honestly, most guests wont be paying attention, and those that do wont care that much.  

    You could also include a blurb in the program about how special the song is because it’s from your childhood and reminds you of the musical experiences your father shared with you and your siblings. 

    Post # 11
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    1556 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I remember that song.  And I guess I was young and innocent when I first heard it and never interpreted “we get it on most every night” as anything sexual.  I always thought they were getting their dance on!  And if you tweak the lyrics just a bit like you suggested, it will be fine.  It is a song that means something to you and your dad and that’s what matters.

    @EffieTrinket:  I was SO thinking at least it’s not BROWN-EYED GIRL!  

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