By: Cadre Staff
We bring you some of our personal favourites in preparation for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!
“A soft breeze blows in an unexpected love”
“Marry Me Today” is a Chinese song originally, and it also has a English version. The romantic song presents the loving couple who will never separate, and will get married. The beautiful lyric “The smell of spring flowers takes away the bitter winter cold/ A soft breeze blows in an unexpected love/ The bird’s high song pulls our distance close./At this moment, I suddenly fall in love with you” makes us feel the Spring is coming in the snow days. The loving lyric “listen to me, hand in hand,come with me and create a happy life/ Yesterday is too late, tomorrow will be a shame, marry me today.” Give a promise to your lover. Happy Valentine’s day!
“You’re ready to break, I’m ready to bend”
This song is the more conventional of my two picks. ‘Valentine’s songs’ can either be referred to as such because of the song itself, or the experiences around it. While this song does deal with topics such as love, for me, this song is important for more personal reasons. I got to go to the concert where Paper Lions first unveiled this song as one of the first official dates with my girlfriend, and is a reminder that Valentine’s Day is supposed to help celebrate the people you love.
“Each one’s life, a novel no one else has read”
“When I give my heart, it will be completely”
This song first released in 1956 is one that’ll never grow old. It is one song I light a candle to after one of those days when I feel like I’ll never get a chance to love and be loved. Its lyrics reveal my ideals on love and life. It encourages me to keep hope alive and that although love requires work, it is definitely worth it. I’ll recommend it as a go-to song for daydreaming.
“In her eyes I’m prince charming, but to him I’m just some fellow”
“I’m booking myself a one-way flight; I gotta see the colour in your eyes”
There’s something about this song that will always capture for me all the blissful, excited feelings that come along with the experience of loving someone and having them love you back. No matter the kind of mood I’m in, this song will always make me want to jump and dance around in my room and sing at the top of my lungs and do all the other crazy things that love makes you do. Loving someone is about having fun with them and making memories and being each other’s best friend, and I think that song captures that. Love is never easy, but it can certainly be crazy.
“Daydreamer; Sitting on the sea; Soaking up the sun”
To me, this song is all about the awe that comes with finding someone amazing and the quiet contentment of finding someone who treats you the way you deserve to be treated. With its raw acoustics and plucky guitar riffs, it’s in stark contrast to the fast-paced tempo of my last pick and speaks to the quieter side of contentment that love brings.
“This is it, I’ve had enough”
Taylor Swift’s classic really hit home for me back in 2012. I found that I could really relate to the core theme of the lyrics, and I also tend to discuss my feelings/dance it out with woodland creatures in these kinds of situations. Woodland creatures are super understanding and easy to express myself to. I’d often just let them right into my house and play all of my assorted string instruments, which it would seem Swift-T and I clearly have in common. Additionally, we are never ever ever getting back together, look at me being all vague and such.