Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Weekly Homework Assignment

It's time once again for Mama Kat's weekly homework assignment! This week, I chose the following prompt: Write about your wedding song. What was it and why did you choose it?

Our wedding song was "All I want is you" by U2. If I had my way exclusively? Sure, I probably would've chosen a Stones song, but hey - life is a compromise. And the compromise was this - we can have a Stones song for the bridal party dance. The choice for that one was obvious - "Waiting on a Friend."

But, why did we choose a U2 song? Well, that again is a compromise. If we throw the Stones out from my side, then we have to throw Madonna out from the wife's side, and then we'd have to throw out The Who from my side, and we'd throw out Janet Jackson from the wife's side ... and so on, and so on, and so on ... until we reached U2. Well, both of us really like U2, and they had a couple of good contenders for songs.

"One" is probably far too popular of a song to have as a wedding dance. But "ALL I Want Is You" gets forgotten quite a bit. The lyrics are fantastic and memorable, and it's just a really good song to slow dance to. I'm happy with our choice, personally.


You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want
Your story to remain untold

But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

You say you'll give me
A highway with no one on it
Treasure just to look upon it
All the riches in the night

You say you'll give me
Eyes in a moon of blindness
A river in a time of dryness
A harbour in the tempest
But all the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

You say you want
Your love to work out right
To last with me through the night

You say you want
Diamonds on a ring of gold
Your story to remain untold
Your love not to grow cold

All the promises we break
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you

You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...all I want is...
You...

3 comments:

Pepe Le Padrino said...

i dont recall my wedding song, pretty sure it sucked

paige said...

That's a good one! U2 is always good.

Jeff said...

Why not Guns N Roses?

I used to love her
But I had to kill her

Perfectly romantic song for a wedding.