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Redsoil

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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #225 on: June 04, 2013, 09:49:28 AM »
A couple of people thought one of our wedding songs in the church was a bit strange:

Plaisir D'amour

 The joy of love is but a moment long;
The pain of love endures a whole life long.
Your eyes kissed mine; I saw the love in them shine;
You brought me heaven right then when your eyes kissed mine.
My love loves me, and all the wonders I see;
A rainbow shines in my window; my love loves me.
But now he's gone, like a dream that fades into dawn,
But the words stay locked in my heartstrings, "My love loves me."
The joy of love is but a moment long,
The pain of love endures a whole life long.

...and I suppose to some it would be a bit maudlin.  However, it was an acknowledgement that love isn't just sunshine and roses, that marriage was about the pain of love, and enduring, as well.  Plus, we'd had a long-distance relationship for the first year, so knew the pain of missing someone when they were away.
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Re: From E-Hell Blog: Do People Listen To The Lyrics?
« Reply #226 on: June 04, 2013, 01:04:23 PM »
A couple of people thought one of our wedding songs in the church was a bit strange:

Plaisir D'amour

The joy of love is but a moment long;
The pain of love endures a whole life long.
Your eyes kissed mine; I saw the love in them shine;
You brought me heaven right then when your eyes kissed mine.
My love loves me, and all the wonders I see;
A rainbow shines in my window; my love loves me.
But now he's gone, like a dream that fades into dawn,
But the words stay locked in my heartstrings, "My love loves me."
The joy of love is but a moment long,
The pain of love endures a whole life long.

...and I suppose to some it would be a bit maudlin.  However, it was an acknowledgement that love isn't just sunshine and roses, that marriage was about the pain of love, and enduring, as well.  Plus, we'd had a long-distance relationship for the first year, so knew the pain of missing someone when they were away.

Well, "Plaisir d'amour" is also a French song which is about a man singing about his ungrateful love, Sylvia, because she took another lover. I could understand why people might be confused for that reason, but I think that the song you used is lovely. I'm glad you could find something you both loved.




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« Reply #227 on: June 08, 2013, 09:05:59 PM »
When we got married in a British regisrty office, we were told we could have any song not normally played in a religious setting as our tune and I  so wanted to play "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath..

Fortunatly good taste got the better of me.
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« Reply #228 on: June 14, 2013, 12:15:36 AM »
Worst aisle entrance song I ever heard: "Lady Marmalade".  It's basically about a man who is successfully solicited by, well, a lady of the first profession.  There are some pretty explicit lyrics but they're in French.

I kind of sat there with my eyes bugging out, thinking: "sweet cherry tomatoes!  Please let me be the only person in this hall who understands French!"  If I wasn't, nobody else let on.

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« Reply #229 on: June 18, 2013, 08:59:42 AM »
Oh sweet heavens! I would be so trying not to burst into hysterical laughter!

Nothing like walking down the aisle to music boldly soliciting.
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« Reply #230 on: July 10, 2013, 10:03:21 PM »
My cousin and his wife chose 'Baby Got Back' for their first dance because, to use their words, it was a song that followed them throughout their relationship - it was playing the first time they met, when my cousin asked her out, in the car on their first date. It was fun watching them try to slow dance to it!

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« Reply #231 on: July 13, 2013, 02:29:33 PM »
My cousin and his wife chose 'Baby Got Back' for their first dance because, to use their words, it was a song that followed them throughout their relationship - it was playing the first time they met, when my cousin asked her out, in the car on their first date. It was fun watching them try to slow dance to it!
There is a mellow, slow version of it - can't remember who sings it. I heard it one night as background music at a bar/restaurant. I kind of like it.  ;D

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« Reply #232 on: July 14, 2013, 01:15:44 AM »
My cousin and his wife chose 'Baby Got Back' for their first dance because, to use their words, it was a song that followed them throughout their relationship - it was playing the first time they met, when my cousin asked her out, in the car on their first date. It was fun watching them try to slow dance to it!
There is a mellow, slow version of it - can't remember who sings it. I heard it one night as background music at a bar/restaurant. I kind of like it.  ;D

That sounds really great! I'll have to look that one up, thanks.

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« Reply #233 on: July 14, 2013, 04:29:15 PM »
There is a lounge version of it done by Richard Cheese.  He does lounge versions of some of the most insane music imaginable.

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« Reply #234 on: July 14, 2013, 06:39:19 PM »
(If you haven't seen Pachelbel's Rant, I can't recommend it enough: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM)

I can't recommend finding a cellist to watch this with enough.  It was sent to me by a dear friend who was one.  It's fall-on-floor funny!


Hahaha I love that rant:"When you walk to school with a cello you're like a wounded gazelle on the Serengeti"

My sister (a vocalist) assures me that ALL musicians hate Pachelbels Canon, not just the cellists. Anything that is played over and over again eventually acquires a certain punitive effect  :P
Coming from a school with a stronger-than-average traditional music program (we have very large banjo, fiddle, and mandolin classes), it doesn't get as strong hate here simply because when was the last time you ever heard Pachelbel's Canon on the banjo? Though now I kind of want someone to do that...

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« Reply #235 on: October 11, 2013, 02:42:36 AM »
My cousin and his wife chose 'Baby Got Back' for their first dance because, to use their words, it was a song that followed them throughout their relationship - it was playing the first time they met, when my cousin asked her out, in the car on their first date. It was fun watching them try to slow dance to it!
There is a mellow, slow version of it - can't remember who sings it. I heard it one night as background music at a bar/restaurant. I kind of like it.  ;D
Jonathon Coulton. He is awesome. He also did a song called "I'm Your Moon." It was based on the whole Pluto not being a planet thing, with Charon consoling the no longer planet
That sounds really great! I'll have to look that one up, thanks.

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« Reply #236 on: October 11, 2013, 02:47:15 AM »
One of the weirdest songs I have ever hear for a wedding (this one in Glee, and the show has a habit of inappropriate songs) was Bruno Mars' "I Think I Wanna Marry You." To me, a song about getting married because you have nothing better to do is a bit odd. "It's a beautiful night, we're looking for something dumb to do, hey baby, I think I want to marry you." What every woman wants to hear as a proposal. >:D

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« Reply #237 on: October 11, 2013, 04:37:37 AM »
My cousin and his wife chose 'Baby Got Back' for their first dance because, to use their words, it was a song that followed them throughout their relationship - it was playing the first time they met, when my cousin asked her out, in the car on their first date. It was fun watching them try to slow dance to it!
There is a mellow, slow version of it - can't remember who sings it. I heard it one night as background music at a bar/restaurant. I kind of like it.  ;D
Jonathon Coulton. He is awesome. He also did a song called "I'm Your Moon." It was based on the whole Pluto not being a planet thing, with Charon consoling the no longer planet
That sounds really great! I'll have to look that one up, thanks.
If you like unusual cover versions of songs, John Cheese does lounge singer covers of alternative/rock/rap/metal songs. They are... odd.  ;D
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« Reply #238 on: October 15, 2013, 01:49:36 AM »
One of the weirdest songs I have ever hear for a wedding (this one in Glee, and the show has a habit of inappropriate songs) was Bruno Mars' "I Think I Wanna Marry You." To me, a song about getting married because you have nothing better to do is a bit odd. "It's a beautiful night, we're looking for something dumb to do, hey baby, I think I want to marry you." What every woman wants to hear as a proposal. >:D

There was an 90s R&B song called Let's Get Married that was similar. I remember dancing to it at school discos and not really paying attention to the lyrics, then I heard the chorus properly on the radio one day - 'Meet me at the altar in your white dress/We aint getting no younger girl so we might as well do it' - and was shocked!

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« Reply #239 on: November 01, 2013, 06:30:39 PM »
When a cousin of DH's got married, his bride chose the song "Phantom of the Opera" to walk down the aisle!  It was played by a string trio, so at least it wasn't immediately identifiable, but it felt a little weird.  I mean, it's Phantom of the Opera!  The songs are beautiful and awesome and I love them, but not as wedding music. 

Of course, some people thought I had weird songs playing before the wedding actually started, as people were being seated.  My grandmother had made a joking comment a few months prior to my wedding that she was surprised I wasn't trying to incorporate Singin' in the Rain or Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in my wedding (those being two of my favorite movies of all time, and being love stories).  I found copies of piano sheet music for some of the songs from those movies and asked our pianist to play them as people were being seated.  My grandmother tells me she almost fell off her pew from laughing upon hearing "Singin' in the Rain" and "Bless Yore Beautiful Hide" as people were coming in!