Post # 1
Hi, bees –
I’ve been puzzled by one line in the song for a few months, and after hearing the it played during ‘The Bachelor’ proposal montage last night, I need answers.
The line in question is the last of the chorus: “If I ever get the nerve to say hello in this cafe…say you will…marry me.”
I have a theory, but I’m expect to be in the minority. So, please help me understand. What do you think this line means in context of the song?
Post # 3
I think he saw a girl in a cafe that he visited everyday. He has this perfect fantasy of what their love will be like if he ever actually gets the nerve to talk to her.
What’s your take?
Post # 4
@SoontobeMrsA: Same Take here!!! And this is the song the wedding party will be walking in to!!
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Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
The video shows what @SoontobeMrsA: describes, so that’s probably it. It’s a beautiful song, and we’re considering using it for our first dance, but it’s probably going to be overplayed at weddings really fast. 😉
Post # 7
@SoontobeMrsA:That’s what I always thought too! I’m walking to this song even though I know it’s going to be overdone at weddings. I love it and that’s what matters!
Post # 8
I am walking down the aisle to this song! I love it. I am hoping everyone just ignores the line about the cafe. I am worried not enough of it will be played if my bridal party uses a different song to walk down to cuz how long will it really take me to walk down? A min max? Yet I really want my own song to announce my entrance. Anyone else have this issue?
Post # 9
@7-9-11bride: I’m not sure what the lyrics mean because I never really listen to that song. But it’s beautiful! What you could do is have the song set up to start where you want most of it to play. Start playing it right after the last Bridesmaid or Best Man walks, give time to close the doors, and re-open them (if you’re in a church). Then walk down the aisle, take you time! At the end of the aisle stand there for a few seconds to let the lyrics set in. Then fade! I’m thinking it should give you at least a minute or so of the song! 🙂
Post # 11
Okay, that’s what I was thinking. It’s such a sweet, sentimental song and yet that line really bothers me. Reminds me of the movie ‘500 Days of Summer’. I can see the idealistic side of the fantasy. It’s just that one little line that brings me back to the reality of a relationship that it doesn’t exist. It makes ms sad, but I guess that’s where I’m in the minority.
Post # 12
We’re using this song too! I bought the music for our harp player (random I know.. but Fiance was sold when he found out she could play Stairway to Heaven). 🙂
Post # 13
i love this song, and that context totally make sense…at first i was like this is kinda creepy, he doesnt even know the girl…but when said like that its kinda sweet.
havent seen the video yet, going to check that out now
Post # 14
I am hopping onto that bandwagon too, I wanted it for my wedding party’s processional since the first time I heard it ! I am walking into the bridal march on piano though.
To me those lines are also sentimental. Me and Fiance met in a “cafe” like atmosphere, I was a teen working a job in food service years and years ago and he had to work up the nerve to ask me on a date 🙂
Post # 15
@Anniebo: Awwww, so sweet!
I know my take is silly, Fiance always makes a sad face at me because he LOVES the song. I just need to ignore that line and not fall down the rabbit hole of ‘what does it mean’.
@totheislnds: Thanks for putting it into perspective, and relating to my initial thoughts 🙂
@thefuturemrsrowe: I totally looked into having a harp player, but Fiance wanted a string trio!
Post # 16
It was in the running to be our first dance song but the moment Fiance and I heard it on the bachelor we looked at each other and immediately crossed it off the list. It’s definitely a pretty song but will be very overplayed at weddings.