(Closed) Sentimentality vs iffy lyrics

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hmm I see what you mean about the lyrics.  What about an instrumental version?  That way you still have the meaning, but without the “breaking up” connotation of the lyrics? 

If you’re still set on using the song as is, I’d use it if makes you two happy!  You guys know the meaning behind it.  I doubt anyone at your wedding is really going to analyze the words.  You could always go with “Power of Love” as a backup, right? 🙂 (I actually like his songs too, haha).

Post # 4
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Personally I say go for it!  I think it only matters what you and your FH think, not what the guests will think, and when you hear these songs in the future (which you already have a positive attachment to), they will be even more positive reminding you of the good times at your wedding!  Our first dance song is the same–it has sentimental meaning to us, we both frankly just like it and wanted to dance to it, but the lyrics are also “iffy”.  At first I, like you, questioned whether it was a good idea, but eventually I said screw it 🙂  And if anyone asks, I’ll just tell them the sentimental reason or something.  Plus I think people may only pick up the obvious lines of the song and not think or hear the rest of it.  I’ve heard your song dozens of times and I never heard anything negative, lol, I just thought it was a little tongue-in-cheek love song!

Post # 5
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

do it.

No one is going to say ‘their wedding song had ‘breakup’ in it; this marriage is never gong to last’

In fact the only ones whoare going to listen to the lyrics are the two you. If the song means somthing to you, then go for it.

Post # 6
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

This is actually my parents’ wedding song 🙂 But they chose it because of all the references to settling for each other! If you guys have a sense of humor about that, I’d say go for it. But if you’re not the types to joke about ball and chains etc, people might think it’s out of left field?

Post # 8
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Go for it!  I don’t think anyone will be scrutinizing your recessional lyrics. 

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