Song of the Day #163: ‘My One and Only Love’ – Sting

stingI finish off this week’s theme with an obvious selection — our wedding song. Alex and I came across this version of the classic tune on the Leaving Las Vegas soundtrack. Not a very uplifting movie, to be sure, but the song is just wonderful.

We had our first dance to this song, and if we could do one thing differently at our wedding, we would have let other couples join in before the song was over. As it was, we got out there in the center of the dance floor and ambled around for what seemed like an eternity. Honestly, I half expected a significant number of guests would have left by the time we were finished.

How shocked we were to learn afterward that the song runs only three and a half minutes. That doesn’t seem like a long time until you spend it in the spotlight.

Alex… twelve years and two kids later, the very thought of you continues to make my heart sing.

The very thought of you makes
My heart sing
Like an April breeze
On the wings of spring
And you appear in all your splendour
My one and only love

The shadows fall
And spread their mystic charms
In the hush of night
While you’re in my arms
I feel your lips so warm and tender
My one and only love

The touch of your hand is like heaven
A heaven that I’ve never known
The blush on your cheek
Whenever I speak
Tells me that you are my own

You fill my eager heart with
Such desire
Every kiss you give
Sets my soul on fire
I give myself in sweet surrender
My one and only love

The blush on your cheek
Whenever I speak
Tells me that you are my own
You fill my eager heart with
Such desire
Every kiss you give
Sets my soul on fire
I give myself in sweet surrender
My one and only love

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4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #163: ‘My One and Only Love’ – Sting

  1. Alex says:

    Back at you. Thank you for this week. I wish I could express my feelings for you as beautifully as you have for me. Still, every time you write about us, I hope you know that I feel the same way. Eat your heart out, Rita Wilson.

  2. Amy says:

    🙂 Well-said, Alex.

    That 3 1/2 minutes gave me a chance to take my favorite photo of you both during your wedding dance, so I’m glad you didn’t have other couples join you on the floor; they would have blocked my view. This is a beautiful song and a special sentiment. But I still wish you’d featured Hootie”the dolphins make me cry” and the Blowfish at some point during this week ;-).

  3. Willie says:

    I am so moved by your sentiments of unabashed love. Thank you for sharing them with me and the rest of teh world!

  4. pegclifton says:

    what a wonderful week of love songs–I’m so happy we raised a romantic soul.

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