A friend of mine introduced me to the band called Elbow and I fell in love with their song titled, “Starlings”. I swore off listening to love songs because it makes me wistful but I heard that song enthusiastically recommended by a friend and now, I can’t stop listening to it. I love songs like Starlings because one, it’s a song that’s layered musically (the strings plus the brass, ugh) and two, it’s a song that invokes imagery. Listening to it makes me giggle like a schoolgirl because it reminds me of an awkward meeting between two people who eventually fall in love and AAGHHHHHHHH, it reminds me of my roommate’s grandparents’ love story or my parents’ love story.

It makes me hopeful that maybe, just maybe, I’ll be with someone who’s wonderful and loves and cherishes me as much as I love and cherish them. Someone I can talk to about anything and someone to do the day to day and adventures, big or small, with. You know, that cheesy, normal stuff.

On this dreary winter evening, I sit on my temporary bed, curating my wedding playlist because why not?

So my wedding playlist so far (that I can remember):

  • Frankie Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
  • Everly Brothers – Devoted to You
  • Everly Brothers – Let It Be Me
  • Elbow – Starlings
  • Arctic Monkeys – Baby, I’m Yours
  • Rex Orange County – Pluto Projector
  • Atlantic Starr – Always
  • Birdtalker – My Lover

I think two of those songs were introduced by my ex but I love those songs regardless. Four of those on the list have been there for as long as I can remember and then Elbow and Birdtalker are recent additions.

Maybe it’s Christmas, maybe it’s the talk of Witcher S2 but I’m feeling a little nostalgic but I can’t wait to see how mine would unfold.


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