Post # 1
Hi, I am currently looking for music for my ceremony, what do people think of walking down the aisle to a piano version of Pearl Jams Just Breath and then leaving to The Beatles here comes the sun?
Any ideas on other songs would be greatly appreciated. 🙂
Post # 2
Love it – do it! It’s a beautiful song. My hubby and I also left to ‘Here Comes The Sun’ 🙂
Post # 3
Woo! Sounds great to me =)
Post # 4
Isn’t the pearl Jam song about death?
There is also a lot of debate over what the meaning of Here comes the sun really is and none of them are really rosy either.
The music for both songs is beautiful but if anyone knows the lyrics they might have a WTF? moment.
To me it is kind of like when people choose pearl Jams daughter as their father/daughter dance song. I also think that they have never really listened to the lyrics.
But if you like them then who cares what anyone else thinks.
Post # 5
I’m jealous because our church insisted on religious music!
makes an excellent point about giving the song lyrics a second listen just in case
Post # 6
I THINK THAT IS AWESOME! I love, love, love PJ!! Even a member of their fan club (I’m a geek, I know!!). I’ve said that if we have a ceremony (we’re not), I want our first dance to be Parachutes.
Post # 7
i’m walking down to a Coldplay song LOL. the Vitamin String Quartet covers so many songs and they sound amazing, so that’s what i’m doing for both the processional and recessional. you should look into them! i think they have piano covers as well, although if you’re having a pianist you won’t need it other than for inspiration. 🙂
Post # 8
There’s actually a debate on the Pearl Jam fan forums about use of this song for weddings: http://community.pearljam.com/discussion/153772/just-breathe-meaning-debate
With the short version being that Eddie Vedder wrote the song basically about how sometimes a couple in love only needs to breathe, and take time to notice the quiet times, to be together.
That said– most wedding guests are not going to be spending time on the Pearl Jam forums deciphering the meaning of the song, and the lyrics are ambiguous enough on their own that the song can be quite depressing and almost sad. So it might not send the right message to your guests. Use it if you want, keep looking if you want. Some people pay attention to lyrics and some don’t.