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Music meme, part twenty three

Day 23 - A song that you want to play at your wedding

For your information: I am not married. Additional information: It is not very likely that I will get married either. I am not against the institute of marriage, though I don't feel that a wedding is necessary to confirm your love. I have already shown my love in a far more meaningful way: We've got a little girl together. Two years old this tuesday, though we did celebrate today. Whatever happens, we will be linked through her for the rest of our lives. Hence I don't need vowels or a costly ceremony.

Next to that, most weddings I've been to lately only make it worse. This is not what I want. So I haven't really got a song in my head like many people apparently have. Searching for inspiration on YouTube I found a Top 10 with wedding songs. Crap songs, some even with the wrong artist on it labelled, useless. Next a Top 6 with more modern choices. I'm still not convinced.

This Top 20 with most inappropriate songs to play at a wedding comes closer to my sense of humor. I'm not sure if I can make an honest pick for a day that probably never arrives.

So I'll translate this assignment to: What is the best love song you know. It can only be a song that is so simple that it expresses everything one can tell, feel or think when one is in love. Sing along with this version as it has all the lyrics. Or listen to the version he played in 1989 at the Pinkpop festival, where I listened silently impressed, as were 50.000 others around me. Watch a cover version by Fiona Apple or listen to a great live version:

Elvis Costello - I want you




Oh my baby, baby
I love you more than I can tell
I don't think I can live without you
And I know that I never will

Oh my baby, baby
I want you so it scares me to death
I can't say anymore than "I love you"
Everything else is a waste of breath

I want you
You've had your fun
You don't get, well, no more
I want you
Your fingernails go dragging down the wall
Be careful, darling
You might fall

I want you
I woke up and one of us was crying
I want you
You said "Young man, I do believe you're dying,"
I want you
If you need a second opinion
(As you seem to do these days)
I want you
You can look in my eyes
And you can count the ways

I want you
Did you mean to tell me, but seem to forget?
I want you
Since when were you so generously inarticulate?
I want you
It's the stupid details that my heart is breaking for
It's the way your shoulders shake
And what they're shaking for
I want you
It's knowing that he knows you now
After only guessing
It's the thought of him undressing you
Or you undressing

I want you
He tossed some tatty compliment your way
I want you
And you were fool enough to love it
When he said "I want you"

I want you
The truth can't hurt you
It's just like the dark
It scares you witless
But in time you see things clear and stark
I want you
Go on and hurt me
Then we'll let it drop
I want you
I'm afraid I won't know where to stop
I want you
I'm not ashamed to say I cried for you
I want you
I want to know the things you did that we do too
I want you
I want to hear he pleases you more than I do
I want you
I might as well be useless for all it means to you
I want you
Did you call his name out as he held you down?
I want you
Oh no, my darling, not with that clown...
I want you

You've had your fun
You don't get, well, no more
I want you
No one who wants you could want you more

I want you
I want you
Every night when I go off to bed
And when I wake up
I want you
I'm going to say it once again
Till I instill it
I know I'm going to feel this way until you kill it
I want you
I want you
I want you...
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