October 19, 2009

The First Dance

I'm just gonna throw it out there.  My fiance and I are not good dancers.  We dance like white people.  And not white people like Justin Timberlake.  My fiance in particular is terrible, and my dancing abilities go way down due to his inability to properly lead.  Thus, we need a nice, slow song to gently sway to for our first dance, so people don't comment on our horrendous skills.  We also need to get a dance DVD stat to start practicing, so recommendations are appreciated.

Music is also very important to me.  While I enjoy the classics, I also like to keep abreast of new music that many people may not be familiar with.  My latest find is European singer Katie Melua.  I adore her angelic voice, and fell in love with her cover of the classic 80's song, Just Like Heaven, by The Cure.

Just Like Heaven is one of those fun, upbeat songs that you would normally never use as a first dance song.  But Melua sings an acoustic rendering, and it makes it sound like a completely different song! I highly recommend listening to her album, Piece by Piece, on iTunes.  Though I knew the original and could sing along easily, as I'm sure most people can, I never actually stopped to really listen to the words until I heard Melua's version.  Here are the lyrics from her version (slightly different from the original, as Melua changes "she" to "he"):

"Show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream," he said
"The one that makes me laugh," he said
And threw his arms around my neck
"Show me how you do it
And I promise you, I promise that
I'll run away with you
I'll run away with you"

Spinning on that dizzy edge
I kissed his face and kissed his head
And dreamed of all the different ways
I had to make him glow
"Why are you so far away?" he said
"Why won't you ever know that I'm in love with you
That I'm in love with you"

You, soft and only
You, lost and lonely
You, strange as angels
Dancing in the deepest oceans
Twisting in the water
You're just like a dream
You're just like a dream

Daylight licked me into shape
I must have been asleep for days
And moving lips to breathe his name
I opened up my eyes
And found myself alone
Alone above a raging sea
That stole the only boy I loved
And drowned him deep inside of me

You, soft and only
You, lost and lonely
You, just like heaven

You, soft and only
You, lost and lonely
You, just like heaven



  1. OMG i so know what you mean about dancing! I had major anxiety about our first dance. I am a horrible dancer, slow dancer in particular, so i had major stress. we ended up dancing to with me by sum 41 and we managed to pull it off. i was so relieved that it was over though :)

    oh and we cut our cake to just like heaven. amazing song :)

    and great news! u won the wedding paper divas giveway! see my site for details. congrats!!! :)

  2. You are not a bad dancer! I've seen you, hot stuff.


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