April 1, 2011

Love songs

I was talking to my friend Brittany yesterday. She is getting married in September and is overwhelmed with all the planning that needs to be done for the big day. I can only imagine how stressful that must be. There are a lot of details that have to be planned for a wedding. I am pretty indecisive about a lot of things, so I imagine I will have trouble figuring out what I want when (if ever) I get to that point. One thing I know would be important to me is the music. I always notice the music at weddings and remember what they played. It is easy to crank some Michael Jackson tunes to get the party going, but a truly good love song is much harder to come by. There are so many great classic love songs that are real crowd pleasers - "I Just Called to Say I Love You" by Stevie Wonder, for example. For me though, nothing is better than the classic "At Last" by Etta James. That song gets me every time. Even the thought that someone could love another person enough to sing them that song to them puts tears in my eyes. It is genuine and sweet. You rock, Etta.

"At Last"

At last, my love has come along
My lonely days are over
And life is like a song
Oh, yeah, at last
The skies above are blue
My heart was wrapped up in clovers
The night I looked at you
I found a dream that I could speak to
A dream that I can call my own
I found a thrill to rest my cheek to
A thrill that I have never known
Oh, yeah when you smile, you smile
Oh, and then the spell was cast
And here we are in heaven
For you are mine
At last

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