As you may remember from a previous Soundwave Wednesday post about Loch Lommond, I’ve recently written a scene where two protagonists are married at Gretna Green in Scotland after eloping.
Writing wedding scenes always gets me thinking about the kind of music I would want to have played at my own wedding reception. Having DJed dances hosted by various clubs in college as part of the school’s radio station, I often talk about wanting to DJ my own reception (a friend and fellow DJ has agreed to keep an eye on the playlist and man the equipment while I’m off dancing with my at-that-point-husband).
Among the many tracks I would love to have included is one by The Goo Goo Dolls titled Come To Me.
The song was featured briefly in a scene of The CW’s Reign following the wedding between Mary, Queen of Scots and Francis II of France.
While my newlyweds were not betrothed since childhood as Mary and Francis were, they have known each other since their teenage years and only just realized they had romantic feelings for each other after the groom’s short-lived engagement to another woman.
I think the thing I love most about this one is its simplicity. There’s a gentle innocence about its lyrics. There aren’t any grandiose declarations of love, nor any bold orchestrations. Overall, there’s just a sense of easiness to it, which in my mind is what a lasting relationship needs:
“I’ll be kind if you’ll be faithful
You be sweet and I’ll be grateful
Cover me with kisses dear
Lighten up the atmosphere
Keep me warm inside our bed
I got dreams of you all through my head…
Come to me my sweetest friend
Can you feel my heart again
I’ll take you back where you belong
And this will be our favorite song…”
On the whole, the song is fairly reminiscent of AHV’s protagonists and their relationship starting as their being close friends for years before realizing they’re meant to be something more than that. Slow-then-sudden progressions like this are one of my favorite things to witness in romantic fiction, and I am having so much fun writing one of my own.
Now that I’ve got them embarking on their life together, not knowing where it will take them but knowing they have each other’s back, it’s time to test their strength as a couple by making things a little difficult.
You can give Come To Me a listen via Spotify below!