2/13/2020 - What love song do you wish you'd written?

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2/13/2020 - What love song do you wish you'd written?

Post by ken » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:40 am

QOTD: What love song do you wish you'd written?

In advance of Valentine's Day, what love song do you wish you'd written? This was asked to a bunch of famous folks on NPR's All Songs Considered. I thought about the songs my wife and I chose for the big moments in our wedding first and immediately chose the Flamingoes - I Only Have Eyes for You. This song reminds me of my wife and my first date. We met at the Ferry Building in SF, got coffees from Blue Bottle, and sat near the water talking. Everything was going well and as we prepared for the date to end, we were about to exit the Ferry Building and stopped to wrap things up, say our goodbyes, and suggest we make plans to go out again. As we talked, the world melted away, neither one of us realizing we were standing at the intersection of two busy paths with a lot of people moving past us.

Maybe millions of people go by
But they all disappear from view
And I only have eyes for you

The other thing I love about this song is the random "Sha bop sha bop" back up vocals that seem to interrupt the song with their slightly awkward rhythm and placement.
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