Have you used music to express your own heart to your spouse, or them to you? Share your songs!
I am not a poetry person, I am too literal, which makes me struggle in writing it or grasping it. I have also been an emotional avoider and have struggled with expressing my thoughts and feelings, so music has always been something that has spoken to me and has often been my voice. Since Valentines is coming up, plus I have been apart from my husband for over a week, I have been thinking about potential song dedications.
If you and your spouse have “a song”, whether from the past or that currently is “yours”, please share it.
The current one that makes me think of us is, Don’t Give Up On Me
Other ones that have a special meaning to us are:
When I Look At You (Me to him)
To Make You Feel My Love (Him to me)
Our “song” is Bryan Adams’ “Everything I Do”. It was over used when we first started dating, and it was a bit of a fluke that it ended up being our song.
As an amateur musician and singer, I often express myself in music. Dh isn’t into music at all, which was a relief for me as my abusive ex-fiance was a wanna be professional musician and ruined many songs for me. Songs I still can’t listen to, 24 years later.
However, that part of me is still important. When I play piano, certain songs are meant just for him. “All I Ask of You” from Phantom of the Opera. “Beauty and the Beast”. (That sounds bad, but there are lines that almost perfectly describe how we fell in love.) Debussy’s Clair de Lune.
I give my wife a “mix” CD 1-2x a year. Most of the time they’re new country songs or modern love songs. I keep a running list on my phone, then put & burn a mix tape for her.
Some favorites have been songs like:
YOURS Russel Dickerson
BODY LIKE A BACK ROAD Sam Hunt
BRAND NEW MAN Brooks & Dunn
BACK TO LIFE Rascal Flatts
CRAVING YOU Thomas Rhett
ARE YOU GONNA KISS ME OR NOT Thompson square
GOOD STUFF Kenny Cheney
…and so much more