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Monday, February 14, 2005

Recessionally speaking...

A nod of thanks to Mr. Puppdaddy (a very funny homeschool *dad* blog) for reminding me of "the recessional." It is the oftentimes serious and sometimes funny song that you walk back down the isle to after the wedding ceremony. Our ceremony was a beautiful one, full of serious meaning, beautiful music and singing. Our recessional just *had* to have some spunk so we choose this:

Shenandoah: Next To You, Next To Me Lyrics

Ridin’ down the road in my pick-up truck
Ya’ better be ready ‘cause I’m pickin’ you up
With a full moon a shinin’ and a little bit a’ luck
We’ll run out outta gas and maybe get stuck

We could get lost baby I don’t care
I ain’t worried as long as you’re there
There ain’t no place that I’d rather be
Next to you, sittin’ next to me
There ain’t no place that I’d rather be
Next to you, next to me

Barbecue chicken in aluminum foil
Just enough money for my gas and oil
Who needs your shrimp and your caviar
I’d sooner have you just the way you are
Rich people got their money to hold
Mansion on the hill and diamonds and gold
It can’t compare as far as I can see
Next to you sittin’ next to me
There ain’t no place that I’d rather be
Next to you, next to me

Radio playin’ our favorite song
I’ll change the station if the news comes on
When the signal ain’t comin’ in too strong
We’ll make our own music honey all night long
If the Good Lord’s willin’ when we’re old and gray
The kids are grown up and moved away
We’ll be rockin’ there side by side
With barbeque chicken and the tv guide

Well, there ain’t no place that I’d rather be
Next to, sittin’ next to me
No, there ain’t no place that I’d rather be
Next to you, next to me
There ain’t no place that I’d rather be
Next to you, sittin’ next to me

Next to you, next to me
Next to you, next to me
Next to you, next to me
Next to you, next to me
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And the truth is, after twleve an a half years, there ain't no place that I'd rather be.
:-)
Kate

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Jump" by Van Halen was played as the recessional at a wedding I attended. Hee hee. Janet

Circle of Quiet said...

Man, if I had known that I could have bragged about how cool my recessional song was, I would have chosen something other than Michael W. Smith's Great is the Lord.
Surely, something from The Boss or someone more exciting than Michael W. could have surfaced in our minds?
What WERE we thinking?

I have to hear this song, Kate. Bring it when you come to play next.

Love,
D

Anonymous said...

I laughed out loud at the lines about BBQ Chicken! I told AK about it and she started singing it word for word because, you know, she's a Country Face. I like that song! And that's something, coming from a Ghetto Child. :)

-PuppDaddy @ Barking