Monday, May 12, 2008

Oh the pirate gets the ship and the girl tonight

Randomly this morning I put in the playlist from our wedding ceremony. (I wish desperately to this day we had a recording of our friends singing these songs . . .)

And when I got to the Indigo Girls "Mystery" I could, as if it were yesterday, feel exactly as I did when we first met. That first year we spent traveling halfway across a continent to see each other every four weeks or so. The long late night phone calls. Counting days and weeks til next he would land in my city.

Him waiting for me at the end of the gate at O'Hare with sunflowers and Gardettos.

And I thought to myself, this song has it all. It perfectly describes each of us - together and alone - and it makes me so happy.

We're so lucky to found what we have. I'm not sure how else to put it. Our mutual friends spent years trying to fix him up with every available single girlfriend they had, it seemed, but me.

No one thought we'd be compatible. And, on paper, I don't believe we probably are. But somehow it works. It sings. It dances.

We're headed down a road where our whole lives will be turned upside down, and every aspect of our life is bound to change. But one thing I know - this song will always ring true. This song will always be us.

I know in my heart, that as long as we're together, things will be more than alright.

Each time you'd pull down the driveway
I wasn't sure when I would see you again
Yours was a twisted blind sided highway
No matter which road you took then
Oh you set up your place in my thoughts
Moved in and made my thinking crowded
Now we're out in the back with the barking dogs
My heart the red sun
Your heart the moon clouded
I could go crazy on a night like tonight
When summer's beginning to give up her fight
And every thought's a possibility
And the voices are heard but nothing is seen
Why do you spend this time with me
Maybe an equal mystery

So what is love then, is it dictated or chosen
(handed down and made by hand)
Does it sing like the hymns of 1000 years
Or is it just pop emotion
(handed down and made by hand)
And if it ever was there and it left
Does it mean it was never true
And to exist it must elude
Is that why I think these things of you
I could go crazy on a night like tonight
When summer's beginning to give up her fight
And every thought's a possibility
And the voices are heard but nothing is seen
Why do you spend this time with me
May be an equal mystery

But you like the taste of danger
It shines like sugar on your lips
And you like to stand in the line of fire
Just to show you can shoot straight from you hip
There must be a 1000 things you would die for
I can hardly think of two
But not everything is better spoken aloud
Not when I'm talking to you

Oh the pirate gets the ship and the girl tonight
Breaks a bottle to christen her
Basking in the exploits of her thief
She's a very good listener
Maybe thats all that we need
Is to meet in the middle of impossibility
We're standing at opposite poles
Equal partners in a mystery
(handed down and made by hand)

We're standing at opposite poles
Equal partners in a mystery ...



What song reminds you of your loved one?

3 comments:

Jamie said...

I totally forget how amazing the Indigo Girls are...that's really a perfect song for the two of you.

For me, I think one (of many)would be "You Can Close Your Eyes" by (who else?) JT.

Ryan used to travel and be gone so much and now he works nights so we are away from each other more than I would like. It sounds like a lullaby and I sing it in my head sometimes as I go to sleep.

"Well the sun is surely sinking down
But the moon is slowly rising
So this old world must still be spinning round
And I still love you"

Perfect.

SS said...

It was Midway, not O'Hare! Our love has been tainted by your lies. ha.

Love you babe, great tune, great wife, basically, life is great.

Some other quickies... Blackbird, You Reach Me, Maroon 5 songs from their first disc, any John Denver tune, really there's tons, we road trip a lot, and of course smack my bitch up. ha. You know I couldn't resist.

Smooches!
SS

Anonymous said...

Hi Misty it's Sarah B. you look great i can't wait to see you, you look great in the pregnant picture love you tons to the moon and back
Tell Sam I said Go Mets!!!!
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