Monday, January 05, 2009

Forever will be you and me

It’s funny to me that I find myself time and time again identifying with certain songs. I don’t listen to the radio often (except talk radio) so you wouldn’t think I’d be exposed to new material, but somehow I’m continuously introduced to music. Usually the songs that get me are romantic songs like Melee’s “Built to Last” or Teddy Geiger’s stuff. I’ll catch a phrase, and then before I know it I’m completely drawn into the song, relating to the passions and emotions of the artist.

“Check Yes Juliet” by We the Kings is the latest of these phenomenon. What I can gather is that a young couple is struggling to stay together because the girl’s parents are trying to break them up. Rather than focusing on the issue of whether parents have ultimate authority over dating relationships for young adult couples, I would like to focus on the strong romantic feelings this boy and girl have for one another.

In this particular tale, because of the effort made by the girl’s parents, the girl is second-guessing her feelings for the one she loves. The situation has gotten to the point where the girl is locked in her room, all in an attempt to not allow her to see her boyfriend. Unexpectantly, the boy shows up outside her window and says this to her:

“They can change the locks,
don’t let them change your mind.
Lace up your shoes, here’s how we do:

Run baby run! Don’t ever look back
They’ll tear us apart if you give them the chance
Don’t sell your heart
Don’t say we’re not meant to be
Run baby run
Forever will be you and me.”

What I especially enjoyed was when the boy tells his girl: “Don’t sell your heart. Don’t say we’re not meant to be.” There are people who refuse to see true love, even though it is right before their eyes. They allow their doubts to override what they feel, and if it persists, it will destroy the love that they have. The guy saying this to the girl knows how the girl must be feeling and says just the right thing. He makes an appeal to her to not let her doubts (or her parents’ doubts) override the love that she knows to be true. What is truly wonderful about these words is that there is belief in the love that he has for the girl. It is completely romantic, and how can that be bad?

“Forever will be you and me.” There is not a doubt in this guy’s mind that he wants to spend the rest of his life with this girl. That is the kind of love that lasts. That is the kind of love worth fighting for. I hope to be that kind of guy, to find that kind of love, and to do whatever it takes to hold onto it.

Thanks for reading,


At 12:54 AM, Blogger Shannon said...

Keep trusting your heart and let God continue to guide it and you will make some girl VERY happy. :)
I had no idea you were such a romantic...

At 4:50 PM, Blogger James said...

I liked big softy!!! I enjoyed talking with you yesterday. Hope you're well:)


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