Thursday, May 1, 2008

like every single day

Twice a week I am going to throw down some reposts for nablopomo.
(originally posted on 5/1/08)

This was our wedding song. I was very resistant to having a song. I was resistant to a lot back then, but I did make Joe say that this would be just fine for us because it spoke volumes to me at the time. It made sense for our love and it also reverberated the authenticity of simple love and small town living that I knew so well. Our songs were really Brit punk rock and The Rolling Stones, but I think I have always been attracted to songs like this. Songs that others may call cheesey or trite I have sometimes cleaved to my heart. My parents have a Jukebox in the living room and on it are songs like "Peaceful Easy Feeling" by the Eagles and when I hear that song I see my parents dancing and I am sure they choose that song for the way it makes them feel. John Hiatt is cold beer and some of the best times in Athens, Ohio to me. I used to be invited up on stage and would sing Hiatt duets with a townie band at school and it was magnificent.
It's funny how 9 years later the song fits still as our song. It really is the cornerstone, the nominal starting place in the construction of our love. It still makes me scrunch my face when I hear it in bars or elevators or even from Joe Cocker. Life gets more and more complicated each day but I have faith. I actually have better than faith, because faith is belief not based on proof and everyday for over 10 years Joseph has proven himself to be my soul mate.

16 comments:

amy said...

such a great song....proved to be a classic!

Katie Kermeen Swisher said...

Great song! John Hiatt is a great artist...and a Hoosier too!

a little bird said...

aw, makes me tear up. what a lovely song.

village mama said...

10 years strong, now that's something to celebrate, daily!

ElizabethSheryl said...

Aw, I love that song. What a great idea for a wedding song. Have you hear the cover Mandy Moore did? I generally do not live covers, but I think hers is very good..as it doesn't try to change it or mimic it, it's just her signing the pretty words. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUjmUoHke28

Amy said...

So sweet.

I have a thing for pop songs myself (in reference to trite songs cleaving to your heart).

TZT said...

What a wonderful choice for a song! Bring the Family is one of my favorite records. My husband always thought the wrong Indiana boy (Mellencamp) got the glory, but both remind me of wind in a cornfield...

jennifer said...

Wow! Someone else who actually knows John Hiatt!

Awesome.

Sizzle said...

That's beautiful. I love the sentiment and the song. :)

Kimmylyn said...

What a great song.. I had never heard that song before.. I love it.

Hippo Brigade said...

I actually got goose bumps. The combination of listening to the song and reading your words was powerful.

Amanda said...

Beautiful!

Kaylovesvintage said...

Love the song.....now I want to go the USA

susiej said...

Amy, you inspire me to be a better lover... everytime. Love the choice... it will last another 90 years, I'm sure.

Our Crooked Tree said...

congratulations! it is a great song too.

Josey's mom said...

man, you know how to knock it out of the park with your posts!

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