Wednesday, July 3, 2013

My Spirit Rejoices: Sweet Pea

{sweet sounds for your Mass and reception}

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When I was a little girl, we lived on a busy main road near a fire department.  Sirens wailing by were pretty constant, and I can remember my bedtime consisting of always asking my dad, "Am I going to hear a fire engine tonight?"  "I don't think so," he'd say.  They drove by anyway, of course, but I loved the ritual.  Then, he'd sing me "The Tigger Song" from Winnie the Pooh and tuck me in.

For years, The Tigger Song was the only song I shared with my dad.  I love it, but at under a minute long, it wasn't a great contender for our Father-Daughter  dance at my wedding.  We started wracking our brains, and I came upon the sweetest song by way of Real Simple magazine.  Amos Lee's Sweet Pea expresses thanks for the most fond, comfortable kind of love.  "You're the only reason," he sings, "I keep on coming home."

My dad and I ended up dancing to another song, but that doesn't change my opinion that this wonderfully affectionate waltz would be a perfect dad-and-daughter choice.  You can listen to it here.

What do you think?  If there's a story behind your Father-Daughter choice, I'd love to hear it!



2 comments:

  1. My dad and I never really had a song - we've never really had the same taste in music! But, when it came time to pick, we found we could agree on one thing: Frank Sinatra. "The Way You Look Tonight" has become our song. It was perfect for that day, and now my daddy and I finally have a song of our own :)

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