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Monday, November 18, 2013

Love Songs: The "Married" Version

My fellow office-lady and I listen to the radio during the work day. When she's off work, I generally listen to Pandora online (the Hillsong station!) but she really likes listening to the local station- it is nice to get the local news and weather along with some tunes.

Have you ever noticed how many love songs there are? It's amazing. And so many of them are about falling in love- the first moments, seeing one another across a room and just "knowing..." all that twitterpation and butterflies in the tummy and blushing...

I've been in a relationship with Hunky Husband for... like, seven years. There isn't much blushing or sweaty palms going on anymore... it's hard to relate to some of these songs.

I've got a solution! Maybe they should include more marriage-minded lyrics in love songs. Some lend themselves very well to common marriage experiences! My suggestions are bolded in the lyrics, just for you.

"Little Things" by One Direction: 

"I wont let these little things
Slip out of my mouth
but if it's true
It's you
It's you
They add up to
I'm in love with you
And all these little things
Like when you pick your socks up off the bathroom floor
Without being asked" 

"I Will Wait" by Mumford and Sons:
"Well, I came home
Like a stone, and with rocks in my pockets
For you to find while doing laundry,
And I fell heavy into your arms
These days of dust
Which we've known
Will blow away with this new sun
Or when you finally get around to dusting, maybe
And I will wait, I will wait for you
To get out of the shower so I can get in
I will wait, I will wait for you
But you might just make us both late for church

"Why Can't I" by Liz Phair:

"Why can't I breathe, oh yeah it's because you farted
Maybe you shouldn't have eaten that last burrito
It was inevitable that you were gonna be gassy by bedtime
So tell me
Why can't I breathe, oh yeah it's because you farted"

Even some heartbreak-type love songs can be altered to fit a marriage situation!

"Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus

"I came in like a wrecking ball
I was in a hurry and that's why I left my shoes on the floooor
I didn't mean for you to almost to break the wall
When you tripped over my adorable new boots"
Okay, maybe some of these are a bit of a stretch.

Note: This post is meant to be silly- I mean no disrespect to the artists (okay, maybe toward Miley for the whole swinging naked on a wrecking ball thing) and even more so, I mean no disrespect to my husband or our marriage. Neither of us is perfect, and joking about those imperfections is one way to show one another grace.
(Even though my husband demonstrated very little physical grace when tripping over my adorable new boots). 

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