Music Friday: Romance in Unlikely Places

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”

Check it out below then buy it (actually, do yourself a favor and buy the whole Transatlanticism album) at iTunes or at Amazon:

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.

Take a listen, then pick it up at iTunes or Amazon:

So, what do you think?  What are some “unlikely” romantic songs that you favor?

-mjh

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