Thursday, September 9, 2010

a song that makes me cry

Day 16

There really aren't many songs that can actually make me cry, or even bring me close to tears. There is this one song though...

When Ted & I were engaged and I was all full-force into wedding plans, but before we had any REAL plans, and every option seemed like a possibility, I heard this one song. I would listen to music and occasionally a song would come on and I would think "I wonder if this could be a father daughter dance song?"

Well I love me some Taylor Swift. I think she's adorable and really talented. I love feeling like I'm 16 and singing along to her songs. So this is the one song, where no matter when I listen to it, it makes me tear up:

Taylor Swift - The Best Day

I'm five years old, it's getting cold, I've got my big coat on
I hear your laugh and look up smiling at you, I run and run
Past the pumpkin patch and the tractor rides, look now, the sky is gold
I hug your legs and fall asleep on the way home

I don't know why all the trees change in the fall
But I know you're not scared of anything at all
Don't know if Snow White's house is near or far away
But I know I had the best day with you today

I'm thirteen now and don't know how my friends could be so mean
I come home crying and you hold me tight and grab the keys
And we drive and drive until we found a town far enough away
And we talk and window shop 'til I've forgotten all their names

I don't know who I'm gonna talk to now at school
But I know I'm laughing on the car ride home with you
Don't know how long it's gonna take to feel okay
But I know I had the best day with you today

I have an excellent father, his strength is making me stronger
God smiles on my little brother, inside and out, he's better than I am
I grew up in a pretty house and I had space to run
And I had the best days with you

There is a video I found from back when I was three
You set up a paint set in the kitchen and you're talking to me
It's the age of princesses and pirate ships and the seven dwarfs
And Daddy's smart and you're the prettiest lady in the whole wide world

And now I know why the all the trees change in the fall
I know you were on my side even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
For staying back and watching me shine
And I didn't know if you knew, so I'm takin' this chance to say
That I had the best day with you today
I know this is actually written from a daughter to her mother, but I found the sentiment to be right for a father-daughter dance. We didn't do a father-daughter dance at our wedding, so I ended up not using this song anyways... but I do love this song. The exact memories may be different, but the sentiments are the same. Those feelings are universal.