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Morning Peeps,

Hope you all had a good weekend.

We have a bit of a TUNE to share with you for today’s Independent Love Song. A beautiful and intelligent one at that.

Slow Show is a masterpiece of a love song by one of my favourite bands, The National. It is about spending time with the person you love, making them laugh, being yourself, enjoying your life together and the security their love gives you. It’s about how your relationship with them offers you escapism and trust. It’s where you feel safe and can be yourself.

“I wanna hurry home to you
Put on a slow dumb show for you
And crack you up.”

Frontman Matt Berninger said Slow Show is about….

….wanting to get out of some anxiety-filled public situation, where there’s a party of something and you just want to escape and be home, close the doors with someone that you really care about and just be stupid and laugh. Forgetting about social pretenses and how you have to act in public, you can just be a fool with this person, you know, ugly and awkward and silly and they won’t judge you.

“You know I dreamed about you
For 29 years before I saw you
You know I dreamed about you
I missed you for, for 29 years”

Gorgeous.

If you have a suggestion for an alternative first dance love song then we would love to hear it. Email us with your song choice and reasons why and we will get it live on the blog!

Big First Dance Love

Laura xxx

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