Not a Good Wedding Song (Listen to the Lyrics)

This is a cool video. It’s a marriage proposal done as a single moving camera dance and lip sync routine.

I found this on Calvin’s Canadian Cave of Cool and knew that I had to reblog it for a few reasons.

1) It really is a cute video.
2) It’s amazing to see how energetic and involved the whole family is.
3) This is art.

4) I love how the phrase “dancing juice” becomes “dancing Jews.” What a hilarious pun. Hope it doesn’t offend anyone.

The song choice really disturbs me though. This isn’t the only wedding I’ve heard this song played at either. It really makes me wonder whether or not people listen to song lyrics at all.

“Marry You” by Bruno Mars is not a romantic song, and it’s not really appropriate for a wedding. Don’t people listen to lyrics of songs, ever?

This song basically says that marriage doesn’t mean anything, that it’s a dumb thing to do, and you can undo the whole thing tomorrow if it doesn’t work.

Let’s look closer at the lyrics, shall we?

“It’s a beautiful night, We’re looking for something dumb to do. Hey baby, I think I want to marry you.”

In other words, “We’re bored so let’s go do something – like get married.”

“Is it the look in your eyes or is it this dancing juice. Who cares?”

Or, “You look great and we’re both drunk, so let’s get married.”

“If we wake up and you wanna break up that’s cool. No I won’t blame you. It was fun girl.”

A marriage is about commitment and not just something to be done in the spur of a moment for fun. It means something. It is special and not frivolous.

Maybe I’m just a romantic. Maybe I’m over-reacting to people who chose to use this particular song as a wedding anthem. Or maybe, just maybe I am right and people are being lazy. Find an appropriate song. Listen to what it is actually saying. There are great songs you can use to mark your special occasion.

I think Bruno Mars has a lot of talent. This post is not meant to be disrespectful to him as an artist at all. It is meant for the casual listeners and wedding planners who think every song with the word wedding in it is a wedding song. Not even close.

Go look at wedding song lists online. Some of them are quite hilarious. Trust me, and if you need advice, mixes, or even a DJ for your special day, I’d be happy to help out.

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