Category: Learning from Love Songs
Andy Grammer put this idea to music in a crafty song by that title, “Always.” Over the years I have challenged couples to walk into marriage with the determination that this joining of lives will end in a cemetery instead of a courthouse. Sounds easy enough. But to decide and to live out the decision for a lifetime to be always together… that’s a big ask.
When you combine his impeccable style with refreshingly clever lyrics, John Legend can make love songs that seem effortless. As an aspiring connoisseur of the art form of love songs, I find Legend’s discography to be a virtual treasure trove. But, as skilled as he is with the love songs, he stung me with this one.
To look back at those wedding photos, it’s clear we were just kids. We were so excited to launch into this life together and had no idea what was in store. I thought I loved her then, but now more than ever.