if you like pina coladas

9:01 AM Thursday, December 15, 2005

This song has always been this catchy tune I associate with beaches and fun times... and maybe, certain Hollywood movies.

While compiling songs i'd want to be played for my wedding, I included it among the ones I want to greet my guests with at the reception, as they arrive.

Then it occurred to me that it might not be a 'happy' and 'inspirational' song at all... so I LISTENED to what it's saying for the first time.

Now, it's one of the songs that inspire me.


There are two ways to look at the song.

One is that it's a SAD song... imagine reaching a point where you're cryng for help to have strangers rescue you from a life you're not happy with... imagine being in a relationship where you were not able to show who you really are, much less, know who your partner really is... imagine your partner actually throwing caution to the wind to 'escape'

Another is that it's a HOPEFUL song... or one that should remind a person to have faith in his chosen love... for it turns out that the love you've been looking for IS already the one you're already with, and IN the one you're already with... it's just really there... the passion you're seeking...

I know how often, marriages end up in this catatonic-like state where the people involved lose interest in expressing their love and individuality... everything gets boring as people stop acting on how they really feel... but the love, it's always just there...

Isn't it nice to know that who you chose to be a witness to your existence... who you chose to love and live for/with... IS the one?

And isn't right now the perfect time to show each other that you have chosen well?

But yeah, you have to communicate... and work together...

And we laughed for a moment, and I said, "I never knew"..

"That you liked Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain.
And the feel of the ocean, and the taste of champagne.
If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape.
You're the love that I've looked for, come with me, and escape."

click here for the song's lyrics and melody


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