Week 247 // On Account of I Love You

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I’m here today to call you, darling
What you truly are to me
I shall always write you love songs
Trace tiny circles when you sleep

And I shall always be your friend
And I will dream and walk beside you
Oh what a fool I might have been
You’re the one I’m sticking to

Here I am
Oh what love can be
Just take a leap of faith
Rough around the edges
Grasping at the change
Written in our fate

Through my worst and your worst, darling
Through my best and your best too
The strength I didn’t know I needed
The joy I lacked, I have with you

We will laugh when the going gets tough
Head to the sky, your easy truth
And never will I give up on us
Take to heart that I’m with you

Here I am
Oh what love can be
Just take a leap of faith
Rough around the edges
Grasping at the change
Written in our fate

Notes
After winding our way through New England, getting married along the way, then mini-mooning in Northern Maine, and the Jersey Shore, Rebecca and I are home in Brooklyn, and we are definitively hitched. Last week’s song was recorded in advance of the nuptials, so this song is the post-wedding reflection that I’ve been looking forward to writing for so long. Marriage is a collaboration, so there was really only one way to do this song right. Here I present a true duet with my new wife, old friend, and best collaborator in life. We adapted the lyrics to this song from our wedding vows. Recording with Rebecca was the perfect way to put a cap on our wedding experience, and just the right way to calm our impending nerves as we prepare to attack an apartment search on top of our job searches already in progress. This is an exciting and unpredictable time for us, and this song represents the steady thing that will take us through all of what life has in store. This is the kind of song that makes me so glad I have this project in my life. As an artist, a standing record of this era of my life will be something to hold dear in the years to come. Thanks for being here with us.

Again, the photograph accompanying this song is by the amazing Jessica Oh, and you can find her work at jessicaohphotography.squarespace.com.

~M.E.

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