Our “Understudy” Dance…

I don’t know about you but I really love music, I try to pay special attention to the lyrics and I can really be moved by certain lyrics in songs. One of the reasons I love our first dance song so much was obviously because of the lyrics, plus the guy I danced with is pretty awesome, and we practiced our dance a lot. 🙂

Our first dance song was a little faster than I originally planned our first dance being but I loved it.  I also felt like it was a little unique for a first dance, it wasn’t some country song, it wasn’t “I’ll Be,” by Edwin McCain or something original. Now, if you had a first dance song like the ones I listed, I’m not being mean! I’m sure you had a lovely first dance, I’m just saying that it wouldn’t have been for us. But was perfect for us was the song below…I love the lyrics, I love the band. I remember practicing our first dance in our kitchen for months! Curt has much better rhythm than me. (He is a pretty awesome drummer).

For our First “Paper” Anniversary, I even made a picture frame of my favorite first dance photo (below) and wrote all the lyrics to our dance around the picture. I’ll show it to you some day.

If you don’t know what song I’m talking about here it is…

My favorite line from this song…

“Oh, and when the kids are old enough We’re gonna teach them to fly…”

Now, as much as I LOVED that song for our first dance, if I would have known about the song below it would have been quite difficult to choose the perfect song for us. I am currently in love with this song and I think it is the perfect first dance together. You know how in plays the main role has an understudy, well this song would have been our “understudy,” for our first dance. And knowing how much I love it now, probably would have taken the main role.

Be sure to pay special attention to the lyrics. So even though we have been married over a year and we have our first dance, I think from now on this will be considered our alternate first dance song. 🙂

My favorite section of the song is this:

“I surrender who I’ve been for who you are,for nothing makes me stronger than your fragile heart. If I had only felt how it feels to be yours, well, I would have known what I’ve been living for all along.”

Here are a few pictures from our first dance.

My favorite picture!

My favorite picture!