As is the case with so many of the posts on this blog, I was introduced to this arrangement of 1996 Donna Lewis song I Love You Always Forever by the bride and groom themselves. The band is one I had never heard of, Jukebox The Ghost. The very first time I heard this song, I just loved it. The lyrics are spectacularly perfect for a first dance. I love the way it starts with just a cappella voices, then slowly brings the other instruments in, especially the drums. If you want a first dance with a bit of a beat to it, this one deserves serious attention. Check out these lyrics:
Feels like I’m standing in a timeless dream of light mists
Of pale amber rose
Feels like I’m lost in a deep cloud of heavenly scent touching
Those days of warm rains come rushing back to me
Miles of windless summer night air
Secret moments shared in the heat of the afternoon
Out of the stillness,soft spoken words
I love you always forever. Near and far closer together
Everywhere I will be with you. Everything I will do for you
You’ve got the most unbelievable blue eyes I’ve ever seen
You’ve got me almost melting away
As we lay there under blue sky with pure white stars
Exotic sweetness a magical time.
I love you always forever. Near and far closer together……
I love the way the arrangement build until the final repeated phrase:
Say you’ll love love me forever. Never stop, never whatever
Near and far and always. And everywhere and everything
This is a terrific, totally upbeat, first dance.
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