(Closed) "Time to Say Goodbye" as walking down the aisle song? Hear me out

posted 9 years ago in Music
  • poll: Is "Time to Say Goodbye" an appropriate wedding processional song?

    No, guests will think it's not appropriate because who would know the English translation?

    Yes, it's pretty and has a nice meaning


  • Post # 16
    109 posts
    Blushing bee

    You can play “Por ti Volare” which translates to “For you I will Fly” it is the same music but has a totally different context. The song is in Spanish and is appropriate, I will be using it.

    Post # 17
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2000

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    kate02121:  It’s lovely to be educated about its more accurate translation, but I think it’s pretty well stuck in most mono-linguists’ heads as “Time to Say Goodbye”.

    Once, I was having my first hour-long MRI in a neurology department for a condition that was, at the time, undiagnosed (turned out to be MS). This particular facility had sound dampening headphones instead of the earplugs I’ve since learned to demand. I’m sure they thought the music was soothing, but considering many people in there are getting diagnosed with conditions that are life-altering at best, life-ending at worst, the absurdity of a song called “Time to Say Goodbye” coming on (in a situation I could literally not remove myself from, waiting to hear if there was a malignancy) made my gallows humour laughter nearly ruin the scan. So yeah. It just makes me think of captive ill people in MRI tubes getting the musical push to get their affairs in order.

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    Post # 18
    1 posts

    Just by reading the lyrics and the tone of the song and how it’s played and sang, I would assume that the song is about a love who died, or perhaps a love who moved on, and the countries, or any place that the couple would have gone to, or things they wanted to do, will no longer happen physically together, but that the survivor will take the dead person with them in their heart on “seas and ships” that no longer exist, in other words, they can’t actually do it with their partner anymore.  And they are saying goodbye as part of the greiving process.  This is probably the most likely meaning, that someone has been lost, as this is a common relationship experience.  I would guess that a scenario where someone decided to finally go on vacations with their partner is probably not likely to be the meaning or a reason for someone to make a passionate song about.  That being said, I hope you chose the song.  It’s beautiful and who cares what it means.

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