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Wedding Songs... - Jamieson Cobleigh

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As I wrote in a previous entry, "The Way You Look Tonight" was the first song reveilles and I danced to as husband and wife. As we discovered at Yellowstone, picking a song from "The Great American Songbook" had one benefit we didn't think of originally --- if we go to places that have a pianist, they will likely know the song or have music for it.

At the reception, the last song we danced to was "We Live On Borrowed Time", written by David Friedman and sung by Nancy LaMott from her posthumous CD "What's Good About Goodbye?". Before the song was played, I read the following:
Nancy LaMott, the singer we're about to hear for our closing dance, was diagnosed with a painful lifelong disorder at the age of 17. Although she was often hospitalized, she pursued her dream of becoming a singer. In March of 1995, she was diagnosed with cancer, but she delayed her cancer treatment in order to make her final album. On December 13, 1995, in the last hour of her life, at the age of 45, she was married in a bedside ceremony. The song we have chosen, "We Live On Borrowed Time", was released after her death. This song resonated deeply with us, and we want share it now with you.
Here are the lyrics to the song:
I never thought there could be a love like yours and mine
I never dreamed that I would see the day that I would find
A love that feels so right, but here we are tonight
And now the only thing we really need is time

We live on borrowed time
No one can be sure when the loan will finally come due
But I'm loving all of mine, I know what time is for
I've borrowed it so I can spend it all right here with you

There was a time when I believed that life held guarantees
There was a time when I was sure my future was secure
But life had other plans, the future's in God's hands
And knowing that has let me live and love you more

We live on borrowed time
Yesterday is past, tomorrow seems a million miles away
But I promise you that I'm gonna make love last
By living every moment, every hour, every day

Now we may have a year and we may have a lifetime
No one can be certain what the future will allow
But you and I are here and this time is the right time
'Cause one thing that I know is that we have each other now, and now

We live on borrowed time
Let's celebrate and sing as we walk bravely into the unknown
'Cause we're gonna be just fine, whatever life may bring
We'll face it all together and we'll never be alone

We may not have forever, but our time will be our own
As we walked back to our seats, I saw at least four of our guests either in tears or fighting off tears.
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
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