Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Songs & Soundtracks

"Our song is the slamming screen door, Sneakin' out late, tappin on your window. When you're on the phone and you talk real slow Cause it's late and your mama don't know Our song is the way you laugh First date 'man I didn't kiss her but I should have And when I got home... before I said amen Asking God if he could play it again....
I've heard every album, listened to the radio Waited for something to come along That was as good as our song..." ~Taylor Swift (Our Song)

Aaaah... How great is Taylor Swift? Pretty darn great in my book! This song, "Our Song," has such a great chorus & bridge! Honestly, it is one of my favorites, as is she! Not only does she have a voice, but she writes, plays, and from everything I've seen and heard of her, she has amazing stage presence! Really, I'm not just saying all this because my son is in love with her either! I'm even a little jealous, actually it's more like excited for her, because I would love to be doing what she is doing. I could envy her talent, and her height as well, but instead I admire the amazing young woman with more talent in her pinkie than most will have in their lives! She kind of rocks... in a country music way that is. I'm impressed!

Every time I hear "Our Song," which I must admit is often because I am always playing it and like I said, my young son is infatuated with her, I can't help but think about how my husband and I don't really have one. A song that we call "ours" that is. I know, it's kind of embarrassing for me to admit. Anyone who knows me, or has gathered enough information about me thus far, realizes that I'm in love with music. For my husband and I to have been together over 12 years and married over 10 years and not have a song is truly shocking. It isn't that it hasn't been discussed, but we just can't seem to make up our minds. Maybe we both have a horrible problem with indecision. Maybe we like too many songs. Or maybe the right one hasn't sung to us yet! Either way, we are without a tune to call our own.

Should we stick with the song that I sang to him at our wedding? Something with a memory attached? A song that speaks about the 2 of us? Write our own? Okay, so I did write lyrics for us a long time ago but I don't feel it's really "our song" in this sense. How about a classic? Something new? Something from the time we met? A classic sang by someone new, or currently popular? We never can decide! I guess, I like to say that we don't have a "song," but we do have a soundtrack more or less. Yes, my husband and I have multiple songs that would make up the soundtrack to our lives. Hmmm, I think Ashley Parker Angel (formerly of O-Town) wrote a song with a similar theme to it. Oh yes, back to our soundtrack. It's made up of the song we heard constantly when we first met, the medley of songs we heard at various concerts over the years, songs from our wedding, songs that make us think of our kids, themes to our favorite movies, Disney music (of course), and everything here, there, & in between.

Today, I would love to hear from you. Do you and your loved one have a song? If so, why is it your song (was it in your wedding or playing during a special moment in your lives)? The BONUS question: If you know my husband & myself, what would you pick as our song?

My Soundtrack for Today's Blog:
Taylor Swift's "Our Song" (from her debut album)
Taylor Swift, Fearless (album)


  1. Ours is "could not ask for more" by edwin mccain.

    Tobby bought me the CD like 2 weeks after we started dating and somehow that and I'll Be stuck with us.

  2. I love that song!!! Both of them actually! :)