Original Song: 8th Anniversary for Erika
So, here is how this happened.
Monday Night: I mention to my wife, Erika, that I'm thinking about playing some Call of Duty: United Offensive tomorrow night with the boys. She asks, "Are we doing anything tomorrow?" Instantly I get my sinking feeling in my gut. What have I forgotten now? Is tomorrow Valentine's day? No, that doesn't make sense.... this is June. Hrm. So, I go ahead and hang myself by asking, "What's tomorrow?" Yup. You guessed it. It was our 8th wedding anniversary.
Tuesday Afternoon: During an insanely busy day at work, I keep playing Ukulele between stabs of productivity at the keyboard. It's time for the hail Mary pass. It's time for an authentic anniversary love song for my baby doll. But, more than that, it's time to deliver it on our actual wedding anniversary. As you've seen in the past, I normally deliver these a day or so after the special event. Come hell or high water, that was not happening this time!
So, here it is. Four verses even! Of course, there isn't a bridge yet, but I can work on that down the road.
If you are interested in the chords and words (Hay, maybe your life is exactly like mine so you can re-use the song for your wife?):
F# C#7 F# A# B C#
8 years ago, we got joined, in holy matrimony
then I took the band and left you while we toured around Estonia
In those two weeks I knew that I needed to be near ya
wherever you are I'll follow you and make your "there" our "here"-a
C# fiddly part
7 years ago, we told just about everyone who'd listen
that the world was too damn full for us to put any more kids in
well it turns out that we that last part wrong
you need at least 4 voices to sing our family's song (maybe just 4, eh?)
D#min B F#
C# D#min B C#7
We got engaged for all time
or at least the rest of our lives
And I'd be lying if I didn't admit
that I think I got the better deal by more than a little bit
6 years ago we got ourselves a towheaded something special
I thank my lucky stars that we weren't being careful
I can't imagine our empty lives without that tiny babe
Sure we'd get more sleep, but we can do that in the grave
4 years ago, we decided to make our boy a brother
and even though they fuss and fight I know they love each other
who coulda guessed that ours hearts had holes inside
that our boys patched right up because they were exactly the right size