If I ever hear the opening of Petra’s album Beyond Belief, I can transport back the exact place and time I heard the album in late 1990 – even if it costs some street cred to admit this. [It was the very first CD I played on my brand new five disc CD changer in my bedroom.] Songs can carry long-lasting meaning as the soundtrack to a vacation, event, breakup, or birth of a child. Many couples have a song that carries extra significance in their relationship. So we asked some UTR artists this question:
What love song is very special in your marriage?
“The Way You Look Tonight”
On the day my husband Dave proposed, he played the version of “The Way You Look Tonight” on his car speakers as we danced on the side of the road overlooking the ocean in Santa Cruz, CA. It was the end of a whole day of surprises and adventures he’d been planning for months. Obviously I said “yes!” and we ended up dancing to that same song six months later at our wedding. It was just the sweetest. I can’t hear that song without thinking about that time of our lives.
“Take Me As I Am”
The reason why “Take Me As I Am” by Wyclef Jean (featuring Sharissa) is so special to us is because before we were married and broke, we were single and broke. Haha! We took each other as we were. And the funny thing is that looking back, the more accurate thing to say is: she took me as I was. A dreamer with no money – just a work ethic. I’m handsome too… if I say so myself. LOL!
Tim Coons (of Giants & Pilgrims)
“The Book of Love”
Rachel Mosley (of The Mosleys)
Do you have a long song from any genre that’s special in your life or between you and your significant other? Tell us your story below.