June 15, 2005
Random Commuter Thoughts
Every time this song comes on the radio as I drive into the Metro, I have the same thought: I shudder to think how many people are, even now, planning to have it played at their weddings.
Posted by Robert at June 15, 2005 07:57 AM
You can rest assured that it will not be played at my wedding. Although I do love Rascal Flatts.
Did you guys decide to go with the Celtic thing?
Love songs are a funny thing. Take "Cherish" for example. People love that song, they call it "their song." These are the words people think describe their love:
Perish is the word that more than applies
To the hope in my heart each time I realize
That I am not gonna be the one to share your dreams
That I am not gonna be the one to share your schemes
That I am not gonna be the one to share what
Seems to be the life that you could
Cherish as much as I do yours
Scary. There must be some psychological phenomenon that explains why the ear will pick out the word cherish and ignore all others in a song, but the same listener can understand most of the lyrics to a rap song, which rightly offends them.
Huh. I don't think I've ever seen the lyrics of "Cherish" before, although of course I've heard the song. Interesting point you make.
Apropos of this sort of thing, I remember an old Letterman Top Ten List of top ten questions asked of Paul Shaeffer. The number one question was, "When the bride and groom come out, could you play 'We've Only Just Begun'?"