This morning’s “Wedding Music That Doesn’t Suck” modern wedding song suggestion comes from my fabulous graphic design intern, Trey [aka Traci J Brooks Photography]. At one of our Starbucks meetings a few weekends ago, Trey mentioned Iron & Wine’s “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” song – saying it was insanely romantic, and perfect for a wedding … and that she was in love with this song/wanted it for her own someday wedding way before Twilight made it “cool”.
Yes, you might actually recognize this song [though maybe not by name, as I didn’t] but for those that have seen Twilight, the song will probably sound familiar.
“I cut my long baby hair
Stole me a dog-eared map
And called for you everywhere”
The lyrics aren’t the most directly wedding related. They are poetic to the point that I feel like they fly right over my head. I mean I don’t even get the name of the song really. However, the instrumental portion – well, it’s INSANELY romantic [just as Trey promised], and really it’s so painfully amorous that you could probably be saying anything for lyrics over these notes, and I’d still want to be instantly slow-dancing with the love of my life, locked in with arms & starry-eyed gazing.
So what do you think? Even if Bella, Edward, & teenage vampire angst aren’t your thing, I think you’d have to agree that this would make a beautiful modern first dance song, or ceremony processional song. Thoughts?