Married people are screwed.
That didn’t sound right.
Married people don’t get any.
Closer. But no cigar (which is good; cigars are disgusting).
There are no good songs about married people who have been together longer than dirt.
Yeah! That’s it!!
This morning I was happily singing away in the shower, belting out one song after another when I came to a realization. Songs, at least the ones that are in my vocal range (2 notes) are all either about the beginning of love or the end of love. If it’s a country song there is a dead dog in there as a bonus.
I’ve been married to John since 1986, living with him since 1985. Thirty years. Where are the songs to describe that kind of love?
Well, there aren’t any that I could think of. (That’ll probably happen as soon as I hit “publish.”)
So, I decided that I have to write one.
It’s a challenge in that I can’t read or write music. And I hate poetry. And, well, I long ago stopped singing publicly — I don’t drink that much any more. But still, I’m gonna draft the lyrics of a song for all of us old married folks.
The Second Half
Because I love you,
Let me snuggle up with you on the couch
while I write a bit on my blog
Because I love you
We’ll spend some time tonight
Just hanging out together
For you, I’ll only watch the second half.
On second thought, I guess there’s a reason there aren’t any songs about old, fat, bald, married folks. My bad.
But I wouldn’t change a thing. Well, maybe a few things. I have a list, in fact …