Friday, April 01, 2005

Too Cliche?

In past relationships I've always had certain songs that remind me of my significant other.

"Near You Always" by Jewel and "Volare" by the Gypsy Kings will always conjure up happy memories of Derek and his ghetto little blue house in Provo.

"The Way you Move" by Outkast and "I love you" by Nat Cole make me think of falling in love with Eric in Mexico.

I've always had these songs that make me think of them, but I've never actually had a song that was "our song."

It always seems so cheesy and lame to have some ultra-romantic song that embodies your relationship.

Well, the ear doctor and I have officially decided to have a song, and I'm thrilled about it. It's a new song, so neither of us has any other memories attached to it. Also, it seems to be written exactly for us.

The song is...

wait for it...

Better Together by Jack Johnson.

It's the first track on his new In Between Dreams CD.

Anyway, my question is this:
Have you ever had an official "song" with a significant other? What was it? How did you decide it?


katie said...

Hi Katie. I found your blog thru a chain of others. We have the same name, so you have to be cool! I have been curious about Jack Johnson's new cd. Do you like it? I think it's cute that you have a song with your S.O. I have to say that the last time I had a song with someone was probably middle school, but I still think it's cute.

Katie said...

I L-O-V-E the new Jack CD. It's been on repeat the past 3 days.

katie said...

I think I'm going to purchase it today before I leave town on a road trip. Driving music is key. Thanks for the recommendation!

Heather said...

I love the new spring look! The Luckiest by Ben Folds was(is?) mine and Bean's song. It pretty much summarizes how the two of us felt about meeting each other, and being with each other. So, I am the least girly/romantic girl I know. If I can have a song with a significant other, anyone can. Plus I like being able to think about the good times that went along with it when I hear it.

girl from florida said...

I was cracking up at the severe differences in the 2 songs reminding you of the Eric in Mexico!

I haven't heard that song, but will now look it up on iTunes and check it out. My husband & I actually don't have a "song." However, the Big Timers "Oh Yeah" always reminds me of when we started dating, although he gets mad at me when I call that "our song."

I LOVE your new site design... it's so happy and YOU!

girl from florida said...

PS. Commenting today only took 2 seconds! Not bad... blogger is on the road to recovery.

Internet Street Philosopher said...

I dont have a significant other, but someday when I get one, I will pick out a song.

brittany said...

i like the pink petals... beautiful!

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she falters to rise said...

My very first "boyfriend" broke up with me over the phone by singing the song "Girl Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)" by Motley Crue. I was chubby and had braces and was a complete nerd (kids at school called me bookworm). You should have seen his face when he saw me a few years ago (I was singing the Commodores, "Brick House" in my head as I strolled by him). Don't people read "The Ugly Duckling" anymore? Hee...hee...loser.

The song that makes my husband and I smile is the Adam Sandler song from The Wedding Singer "Grow Old with You"

I wanna make you smile whenever you’re sad
Carry you around when your arthritis is bad
All I wanna do is grow old with you

I’ll get your medicine when your tummy aches
Build you a fire if the furnace breaks
Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you

I’ll miss you
I’ll kiss you
Give you my coat when you are cold

I’ll need you
I’ll feed you
Even let ya hold the remote control

So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink
Put you to bed if you’ve had too much to drink
I could be the man who grows old with you
I wanna grow old with you

Elle said...

Marc and I actually don't have a song. And I don't know if I have had one with any of my old boyfriends. I mean songs remind me of them, but they weren't OUR song.

Yeah, blogger is doing SO much better today! Hallelujah!