(Closed) Grossed out by M/S songs…

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wouldn’t stress so much about the actual lyrics – no one is going to notice a line that doesn’t really fit with a mother/son (and even if they were to, they won’t think anything of it).  Have your FI and FMIL choose a song they both like or that has meaning to them and don’t worry about trying to make the lyrics “fit” perfectly!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

hehehe…I wish I could agree with futureKMM but I really don’t. I ALWAYS listen to the lyrics during wedding dances and have more than once spotted an odd like that made me cringe. (i.e. the second song says “I can see all the obstacles in my way”). That said I’m quite a weirdo and can’t find a song that I myself find acceptable so I’m skipping the dance all together.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I like Stand by Me.  I agree that people won’t necessarily listen to all of the lyrics.  At the same time, I understand what you mean… I’m going to see if I can get out of doing the f/d and m/s dances.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@babymilka74 – Haha!  I too ALWAYS listen to lyrics myself but I know most people don’t.  But even though I do listen to lyrics, I know that there really aren’t songs written to be mother/son songs so the lyrics are never going to fit perfectly.  You can’t fault people that!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yeah, I cringed when I found out what song his mom chose. It is called A Mother’s Song:

Tying little shoe laces
Wiping off dirty faces
Are just a couple of things
That a mother will do…

Mending a broken heart
Is only just a part
Of the care and the love
That I’ve given you…

With a Kool-aid smile
And a sparkle in your eyes
I wrap you in my arms
And whisper this advice…

Be strong, be kind
Be patient and in time
You’ll find out, my son
What true love is all about

Be faithful and be true
Show love in all you do
Then you’ll know, just how
You make your mother proud

Now, little boy days have passed
And you’ve grown up so fast
But in my heart
That little boy will never be far…

So on this blessed day
There’s so much I want to say
But above all, I thank God
For the man that you are…

With a tender smile
And a twinkle in your eyes
I wrap you in my arms
And whisper this advice…

Be strong, be kind
Be patient and in time
You’ll find out, my son
What true love is all about

Be faithful and be true
Show love in all you do
Then you’ll know, just how
You make your mother proud
You’ve made your mother so proud…

She is freakishly obsessed with him and overbearing, so I found it to be a major cringing moment.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@bloodgo- ugh how corny!!!

How about “forever young” either by bob dylan or rod stewart?

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

Lyrics can be a problem in all of the special dances a B&G might choose and they should read those lyrics before approving a tune. We used this one a couple of times when the Groom had no idea but wanted something not overplayed.

Manilow is someone most moms know and usually like. The lyrics are simple and ambiguous enough to pass muster.

I would be intrested to hear what brides think? Comments?

I Am Your Child by Barry Manilow

I am your childWherever you go, you take me, tooWhatever I know, I learn from youWhatever I do, you taught me to doI am your childAnd I am your chance

Whatever will come, will come from meTomorrow is won, by winning meWhatever I am, you taught me to beI am your hope,I am your chance,I am your child

Whatever I am, you taught me to beI am your hope,I am your chance,I am your child

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