April 21, 2011

The Luckiest Linkup

This is a song I have cried over for a few years. I used to play it on the piano a lot, and sometimes just playing the music would have me welling up. Can you imagine that kind of love? Needless to say, Ben Folds is one of my favorite artists.

However, I guess it can also be a funny song- Millie laughs hysterically when I sing it to her. Of course, that's probably just my voice that's causing the laughs.

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"The Luckiest" by Ben Folds- full lyrics

I don't get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here

And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

What if I'd been born fifty years before you
In a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?

And in a white sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you

Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest


18 kind comments from you:

Gaile said...

This is SO beautiful! The piano really tugs at me, for sure. And I can see how the vocals alone could be hilarious to a baby; its kinda sing-song-y (I know that's not a real word) the way the notes go up and down. There's a song like that from church, and if I sing it my little Bobblehead gets all giggly.

Dani said...

Such a sweet song. I love Ben Folds for studying, and he's been severely neglected on my iTunes lately.
Also- glad you survived the monsoon weather, it was really scary out there for awhile!

Erinn said...

Ben folds is my favorite recording/live artist ever. I have loved him for about 8 years..i saw him in concert about 2 years ago and it was just amazing. This song is beautiful...Great choice :)

Dolli-Mama said...

Even the words make me cry. The first time I heard that song was at a wedding. Beautiful.

Ashley D. said...

What a beautiful song! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

Beth said...

Oh wow! Amazing song.

Amanda said...

Very Pretty- I had never heard it before- thanks for sharing.

Mrs. H said...

I love this song :) Mr. H and I have danced to this many a day. And there are actually TWO of my blog posts named the luckiest. Mr. H thinks it's written for him. He's a silly one!

And I can only imagine Millie. That is too cute!!!

Kaylee said...

This song always gets me all choked up. It's beautiful.

Keri said...

Love Ben Folds...great song. Thanks for posting!

-The Glamorous Army Wife

Amber Joy said...

WOW what a powerful song..
Thanks for sharing !!
Semper Fi, Amber joy

Samantha said...

So beautiful...I had cold chills run up my back.

Nicole Marie said...

I always look forward to your songs. And you did not disappoint. What a great song. I would love to be able to play this on the piano.

MrsMcDancer said...

This is one of my all time favorites. Ben Folds is awesome and the lyrics are just so fabulous. Great pick!

Alana said...

Great song! I would play it at my wedding, except I don't really want to sob uncontrollably. :)

Jenn said...

Beautiful! I am determined to learn how to play the piano.

Wife on the Roller Coaster said...

You have the coolest playlists!

Mary Nicole said...

This is one of my FAVORITE songs.. thank you for sharing.. ♥ SO SWEET!

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