(Closed) Is this song too dark for a first dance?

posted 6 years ago in Music
  • poll:
    Not too dark go for it : (21 votes)
    28 %
    a little inappropriate for a wedding... : (25 votes)
    33 %
    yes it's a little dark but ok for a first dance : (30 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    This is one of my all time favorite songs, I personally think it would make for a great first dance.  I think if you guys both love it then go for it.  It’s YOUR first dance. 

    Post # 4
    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Huge Death Cab fan here. I had it short listed for our first dance song too. We ended up going with a Black Keys song instead.

    You have to think that most people probably won’t know the song and therefore won’t really be paying attention to the lyrics, but instead will hear the beautiful melody. The lyrics are dark, but they are about spending a lifetime together and thats the point of a marriage anyways. If you love it, then go with it πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Unless one of your guests looks up the lyrics I don’t know that they’ll realize it’s dark.

    Post # 7
    805 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    The lyrics are beautiful! I do not think this is dark at all!

    Post # 8
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I love this song!! I really wanted to use it in our wedding too but I was worried about it being too dark with the whole “you’re going to die” vibe haha. I ended up not using it but i think it is ok to use if you dont mind that a few people might find it morbid. 

    Post # 9
    12973 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think people who know the song may find it a big dark.  If I heard it at a wedding, I’d raise my eyebrows a little, mostly because I know (and personally love)  the lyrics.  I just don’t think talking about death in the first dance song sits right with me.  But if it means something to you, who cares what anyone else thinks?

    Post # 10
    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @katharoo: We are using Everlasting Light πŸ™‚ Im going to ask the DJ to fade out at the 2:50mark.

    Post # 11
    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @mrsspaghetti:  We are using Everlasting Light. I absolutely LOVE the lyrics, not that anyone will really be paying attention to them, but they mean a lot to us. Plus, the Keys are our favourite band!

    Let me be your everlasting light
    Your sun when there is none
    I’m a shephard for you
    and I’ll guide you through
    let me be your everlasting light

    Let me be your everlasting light
    I’ll hold and never scold
    In me you can confide
    When no ones by your side
    Let me be your everlasting light

    Oh baby, can’t you see
    Its shining just for you
    Lonliness is over,
    Dark days are through
    They’re through

    Let me be your everlasting light
    A train going away from pain
    Love is the coal
    That make this train roll
    Let me be your everlasting light

    Post # 12
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Death Cab is my very favorite band, and the song is beautiful, but I do think it is a bit morbid.   At the same time, it does have a sweet message about undying love, and you seem like you really want it for your first dance, so I think you should go for it πŸ™‚

    Post # 13
    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I love that song and I don’t think it’s too dark at all, in fact when I first heard the Jayme Dee version I briefly considered using it for our first dance too but ultimately decided to go with a song that had a lot more meaning for me personally. 

    Post # 14
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    This is our first dance song, so I might be a little biased, but I say go with whatever you want.  Who cares if people think it’s dark?  Personally, I think it’s eternally romantic.  If people want to think it’s about death, that’s fine.  It’s your wedding, and if it feels right to you, go for it!

    Post # 15
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012


    thanks! my fiance and i listened to it again over dinner. we’re thinking of using that to walk down the aisle πŸ™‚ we saw them live last summer and remembered that was the song they used the giant disco ball for and now my fiance also wants a giant disco ball  πŸ˜›


    Post # 16
    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We are using a ‘death-like’ song for our first dance, so I say go for it!  

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