For this week’s Music Friday, I wanted to share a couple of my favorite romantic songs in honor of the upcoming wedding of my two favorite Coloradans – Ezzy and Nico. I’m dedicating two of my favorite “unlikely” romantic songs. I say unlikely because at first listen, these songs might sound as though they weren’t intended to be love songs, but I believe that at their core, they are.
The first song is older, but a favorite. Death Cab for Cutie’s Passenger Seat is probably one of the most romantic songs I’ve ever heard. It is so simple in its description of two people enjoying a moment together. The emotion that develops out of that moment is touching and results in a favorite line: “when you feel embarrassed, I’ll be your pride / when you need direction, I’ll be your guide / for all time”
The next song is a new one off of Vampire Weekend’s latest album Modern Vampires of the City. At first listen, I loved this song for the beat. But, after a few more plays and hearing the lyrics repeat, it seemed to be about a partnership. This song gives me a sense of “us against the world” and I feel like there’s nothing more romantic than that.
So, what do you think? What are some “unlikely” romantic songs that you favor?