November Wedding

About the song: Some friends of mine were getting married and asked me to write them a song for their wedding. Even better, they wanted it to be a surprise, so the first time they heard the song was during the actual ceremony. Talk about trust! I was really honored to be a part of such a magical day, and am very grateful for them for giving me the inspiration and reason to write this song. Plus, it was a kick-ass wedding party. Happy anniversary Jason and Rachael!

This song is on my album Coiled Like Springs, which you can listen to on Spotify.

Written by Erin Brown
Recorded at Studio M in Durham, NC by Thom Canova and Mark Simonsen
Erin: guitar, ukulele, tambourine, vocals
Mark Simonsen: additional guitar, organ
Thom Canova: bass

Copyright 2018 Erin Brown

Today the sun is shining and the breeze is lightly blowing
Or it’s not
It’s cold and snowing
Or it’s raining or it’s pouring or it’s dark
Or it’s the hottest that it’s ever been this time in November
But it doesn’t really matter because we are here together

Today my heart is pounding
And my chest is slightly aching
Like I’ve run too fast, I’m shaking like I’m nervously awaiting something
You’re just walking towards me with your arms stretched out for me
And you’re asking me to go with you
You know I’d go any place you lead me to

And I’m on my knee, would you be my best friend?
We’ll tie the knot together with our loose ends
Trust in what we’ve got
I don’t know where it will lead us
But I can’t see that it matters
When we’re together

Today we have a witness, it’s the bird up in the tree
A wedding aisle of dried leaves, and say our vows of wordless melodies
You tell me that you do
And I tell you I do too
And then you kiss me ‘neath the leafy arbor of the tree in the dying afternoon

I’m on my knee, would you be my best friend?
We’ll tie the knot together with our loose ends and
I forgot where we were going, but it doesn’t matter
If it gets cold then we’ll both just move a little closer
If it gets hot we’ll shed our coats
It storms we’ll seek some shelter
If it gets dark we’ll light a lantern
Bright, we’ll shade each other
Come what may, come what might, we’ll always come out stronger
Not, “Who are you?” or “Who am I?” but “Who are we together?”
But whatever. You know it doesn’t even matter
But whatever, you know it doesn’t even matter
When we’re together

Today we have a promise and it’s not the rings on our fingers
But the things that we whispered to each other before all the others came
That we would remain shelters through the elements and weather
Steady, confident, and centered to keep each others hearts safe
I’m gonna keep your heart safe

And I’m on my knee
Would you be my best friend?
We’ll tie the knot so we won’t have any loose ends
I believe in what we’re made of
And I don’t know where it will take us
But I can’t see that it matters
When we’re together

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