Song Inspiration | All I Want Is You

A new series! Song inspiration… Mood boards inspired by song lyrics. Actually I’ve done this before but not in a long time and I’m bringing it back. Yay! Starting with… All I Want Is You, by U2. Random, I know, but that’s how I roll… and it’s a good song. Listen to it here.

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You say you want diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want your story to remain untold

But all the promises we made
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
A treasure just to look upon it
All the riches in the night

You say you’ll give me eyes in a world 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

All I want is…you
All I want is…you
All I want is…you

Father/Daughter Dance | Van Morrison

Looking for father/daughter dance songs? See our favorites here and here. Today we’re celebrating one of my favorite artists… Van Morrison. He’s just cool, it can’t be denied.

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Most of these songs are about romantic love, but it doesn’t really matter. The lyrics are sort of a curious puzzle, as many lyrics from the hippie era tend to be, and the melodies are groovy and perfect to dance to.

1. Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there’s no one above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles, that’s what you do

2. Brown Eyed Girl

Hey, where did we go
Days when the rains came
Down in the hollow
Playing a new game,
Laughing and a-running, hey, hey,
Skipping and a-jumping
In the misty morning fog with
Our, our hearts a-thumping
And you, my brown-eyed girl

3. Tupelo Honey

She’s as sweet as tupelo honey
She’s an angel of the first degree
She’s as sweet as tupelo honey
Just like honey from the bee

4. Into The Mystic

We were born before the wind
Also younger than the sun
Ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed into the mystic
Hark, now hear the sailors cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic

5. Sweet Thing

We shall walk and talk
In gardens all misty and wet with rain
And I will never, never, never
Grow so old again.
Oh sweet thing, sweet thing
My, my, my, my, my sweet thing

Top 40 | September

It’s been a month since the last Top 40 post! Time is flying by. So let’s see what the charts offered up in the month of September.

e0bbf1a4852bea82e93d1a68889748e2Amy and Stuart via Green Wedding Shoes

1. Applause – Lady Gaga

I’m not a huge fan of Gaga, but her songs are pretty good at making you want to shake a leg. This one’s not her best attempt at that, but it’s got a beat for sure.

2. Closer – Tegan And Sara

This is a pretty fun song, despite some fairly inappropriate lyrics. It has a slightly weird tempo, maybe not up enough for dancing, but perhaps too much noise for dinner time. You decide. It’s a good song though.

3. Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake, Majid Jordan

A nice slow jam for dinner time for you R&B fans out there.

4. Give It 2 U – Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar

Well, the title can give you an idea of where the lyrics are going. If you’re prudish like me you’re not gonna love this one. But if not, have a ball! I’m sure it’s fun to dance to.

5. Live For The Night – Krewella

A groovy dance song. Boom.

6. Slow Down – Selena Gomez

Another fun one. I can tell you from experience that at your wedding, you are gonna wanna “slow down the song,” just like Selena. It goes by way too fast.