Music Monday: Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues

Nights in white satin
Never reaching the end
Letters I’ve written
Never meaning to send
Beauty I’d always missed
With these eyes before
Just what the truth is
I can’t say any more
‘Cause I love you
Yes I love you
Oh how I love you
Gazing at people, some hand in hand
Just what I’m going through they can’t understand
Some try to tell me, thoughts they cannot defend
Just what you want to be, you will be in the end

Over the years, my husband and I have had more than one ‘our song’. To start with, it was Never Be The Same Again by Mel C. Basically, it’s a song about being friends with someone, then that friendship turns into a romance and things will never be the same again. Which is pretty much exactly what happened to my husband and I. I don’t think either of us were particularly wowed by the song, as such, it’s just that it was so perfect for our situation.

Then it was You May Be Right, by Billy Joel. That song is all about a bad guy who cruises in and shakes up life for the good girl. *Laugh* Yeah, that was us too. So much of that song felt like it had been written about us.

I tried to convince my husband at one stage that our song should be Groovy Kind of Love by the Mindbenders, but he wasn’t having a bar of that. *Rolleyes*

When we got married, we sat down and had a talk about the music we wanted. Not so much for the reception, which was just a mix, but for the ceremony. We vetoed the idea of having a hymn, but to placate the priest, we chose a Christian song to play. It was Ralph Van Manen’s Mystery of Love. It’s a song about God’s love, but we re-interpreted it as being about our love. *Smirk*

My husband wanted me to walk down the aisle to Everything I Do, I Do For You by Bryan Adams. I’m not a massive Bryan Adams fan, so I went with the instrumental version instead, which he was okay with.

And then we chose Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues. Which we both just loved, and it says ‘I love you’, even though it’s a weird, almost depressing kind of song. We just wanted it. So yup, this was our wedding song. And we both still smile that sappy kind of smile when we hear it. Because it’s our song.


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