I am a hopeless romantic and not ashamed of it

Friday afternoon, I checked my Facebook and one of my friends had posted a link to this video:

Since Ben Folds is one of my favorite artists, I started checking out other videos of his West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) performances, as well as some of the old Ben Folds Five videos. He's such an amazing musician and songwriter. (I have to say that I am a total sucker for orchestra arrangements with popular musicians.)

I used to have The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner, but it was stolen out of my car several years ago and I actually "forgot" about him. Since I haven't followed his music for a while, I missed the song "The Luckiest" and after hearing it once, I was hooked. It is a beautiful song that encompasses how I feel about my husband better than I ever could.

The Luckiest

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 wide 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


This is a live performance Ben did as part of the tour with WASO mentioned above.

This song just makes me happy. See? Hopeless romantic; that's me and I doubt I'm gonna change (nor do I want to).