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post #31 of 52
mine, should i ever get married.
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post #32 of 52
Nick Drake, Northern Sky. We had a garden party wedding at a historical mansion. It was not a standard wedding, but having a first dance was fun.
post #33 of 52
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mine, should i ever get married.
I MUST know who that is in your avatar!
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post #34 of 52
"I'll Write a Song For You" Earth Wind and Fire. Walked up the aisle to "I've Got a Crush on You" down to "The Nearness of You"
post #35 of 52
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mine, should i ever get married.
THANK YOU for reminding me of this entertaining 70's moment in the Gong Show. Very cool!
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post #36 of 52
I'm getting married in late August, and we haven't given it a thought. My fiancée is a dancer/choreographer, so I expect her to take care of it. Probably a traditional waltz. There will, however, be a mambo performance in drag, performed by my wife-to-be's best (male) friend - another dancer. Épater la bourgeoisie.
post #37 of 52
My wife and I were married in Las Vegas at her parents home. She thought it would be great to have Elvis come. So my wife and I didn't really have a song picked out, so we just use the first one Elvis sang that night:

I Can't Help Falling in Love with You

By: Elvis Presley

Wise men say only fools rush in
But I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay
Would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
Some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can't help falling in love with you
For I can't help falling in love with you
post #38 of 52
A friend of mine wanted to use "Suspicious Minds." I kid you not. He was talked out of it. All he had ever heard in the song was the line, "because I love you too much baby..."
post #39 of 52
I have always day dreamed about having a live band to perform the song Lady In Red but with the word white in place of red. I do feel that it might be improper to change the lyrics without the permission of the artist who wrote the song so maybe I should start now in trying to contact them.
post #40 of 52
This is a great song, even if not a great wedding song. I first heard it, performed live, on Idiot's Delight, a radio show in New York.

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Originally Posted by Concordia View Post
Every year I drive out to Cape Cod for the last part of June.
Leave the city by ten and you're there in the late afternoon.
On the way there's a village called Marion that you pass through.
The first time I approached it, I'll always remember the sign that came into view.
It said, "Entering Marion."
And I thought, "What a fun little sign!"
But the feeling of entering Marion
Had a kick that was hard to define...
A rapturous rush, a physical flush,
Chills up and down the spine.
For the few minutes I was in Marion
All Massachusetts was mine.

(spoken) Well, it got to be kind of an annual thing...the event that would start each vacation off with a bang!

Then one year--who knows why?--I decided to try a new route.
So I got out my map and I traced one I thought was a beaut.
After driving all morning, I came to the top of a hill,
Where a sign stood before me that promised a new kind of thrill.

It said, "Entering Beverly,"
Which was lovely and not overbuilt.
And the pleasure of entering Beverly
Far outweighed any feelings of guilt.
I could say I'm contrite but it wouldn't be right,
For the truth is that later that day,
I found myself entering Sharon.
It was there. So was I. We enjoyed it. Hey, what can I say?

By the next year I'd try any route, just for novelty's sake.
I was cursed with a thirst that no single township could slake.
Oh, at the wheel I looked calm but inside I was running amok,
When a sign in the road dead ahead sent me straight into shock:

"Entering Lawrence."
My God! I was out of control.
And I'd no sooner finished with Lawrence
Than Boom! I was entering Lowell.
Then I backtracked and re-entered Lawrence,
Then Quincy and Norton as well.
Around midnight I pulled into Athol
And flopped in a fleabag motel.

I slept fitfully in my clothing
And awoke in a pool of sweat and self-loathing.
Lying there, feeling lower than carrion,
A name came clear as a clarion.
I jumped in my car
And before very far--

I was entering Marion.
How totally, wonderfully great!
How grand to be entering Marion
After tramping all over the state.
Every sleaze-bucket burb,
Every tryst by the curb
Had really just helped me to find
I'm happiest entering Marion.
I guess I'm the Marion kind.
Oh yes, I'm the Marion kind.


c 1988 Limousine Music Co (ASCAP)
post #41 of 52
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Originally Posted by Joseph K. Bank View Post
I have always day dreamed about having a live band to perform the song Lady In Red but with the word white in place of red. I do feel that it might be improper to change the lyrics without the permission of the artist who wrote the song so maybe I should start now in trying to contact them.

Why would it be improper to change the lyrics without permission of the artist?
post #42 of 52
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Originally Posted by odoreater View Post
Why would it be improper to change the lyrics without permission of the artist?

I feel that out of respect for the artist's personal vision permission should be asked before making changes to their lyrics as it could change the meaning which they intended.
post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by Joseph K. Bank View Post
I feel that out of respect for the artist's personal vision permission should be asked before making changes to their lyrics as it could change the meaning which they intended.

Joseph, if i light my candle from your candle, your light is not diminished.
post #44 of 52
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Originally Posted by Jenaimarr View Post
After hearing Etta James' "At Last" for the umpteenth time at a friend's wedding recently and speaking to a another friend (a chick) who wants Lone Star's "Amazed" <shudder>...

For the married and the married to-be folks here, what was your first dance song?
Was it your choice or your (overbearing) spouse's?
Do/Did you choose the song based on lyrical content, a mutual/personal meaning, or optimally both?

Stevie Wonder's Moon Blue. My wife chose it, nice slow jazzy tune. Chose it for lyrical content and we did the ballroom to it.
post #45 of 52
Please don't play Every Breath You Take by The Police.
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