Day 282: January wedding


On the drive to Aloha Beach in Kihei yesterday, Mr. Universe told me that he’d picked out a song for our wedding.  Not a song to be played on the ukelele but a song that he thought was perfect for our wedding…and our relationship that he wanted to play for me.  Little did he know it is one of my favorite songs by the Avett Brothers. 

It was January Wedding.  I used to think how lovely it’d be to marry in January just so I could call this song mine, but always shook off the notion because January is cold…and my birthday month…and who really wants to get married in January!?!?

Well, I guess I did….because that’s exactly what I did yesterday.  And I completely forgot about the song!  But Mr. Universe didn’t…and the best part is, he didn’t even know.  I’d never told him how much I loved that particular Avett Brothers’ song…or that I wished it could be my song.

So we played it in the car on the drive.  The lyrics are just as perfect as I imagined they’d be if I ever had a January wedding.  Here’s a live recording and the lyrics:

She keeps it simple
And I am thankful for her kind of lovin’
‘Cause it’s simple
No longer do we wonder if we’re together
We’re way past that
And I’ve already asked her
So in January we’re gettin’ married
She’s talkin’ to me with her voice
Down so low I barely hear her
But I know what she’s saying’
I understand because my heart and hers are the same
And in January we’re getting’ married
And I was sick with heartache
And she was sick like Audrey Hepburn when I met her
But we would both surrender
True love is not the kind of thing you should turn down
Don’t ever turn it down
I hope that I don’t sound too insane when I say 
There is darkness all around us
I don’t feel weak but I do need sometimes for her to protect me
And reconnect me to the beauty that I’m mission’
And in January we’re gettin’ married
No longer does it matter what circumstances we were born in
She knows which birds are singing’
And the names of the tress where they’re performin’ in the mornin
And in January we’re gettin’ married
Come January let’s get married

And just like that…it happened.

Oh, did I mention the irony that every New Year’s Eve the Avett Brothers play a show in their hometown?  My favorite band plays a show every NYE…so I might be able to hear January Wedding someday on the eve of my anniversary…or maybe even at midnight.  There are no coincidences, people…just intentions.  :))

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1 Response to Day 282: January wedding

  1. nkiru50 says:

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing. I wish you all the love that you both can hold than I wish you more.

    Liked by 1 person

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