In the days of the cassette tape, and ‘high-speed dubbing,’ I was a mix tape master! I’d gather my favorite, most romantic songs and spit these things out like they were going out of style. The recipients were the woman…or should I say ‘girls’…in my life. I’ve long been a romantic, but I was rarely boyfriend material as a kid. Most often, I got the three dreaded words, “You’re too nice.” Girls don’t like nice guys, they like idiots. So, I spread my love songs far and wide, but never got as much as a “thank you,” that I can recall. Someday, I knew, somebody would appreciate my efforts. Enter my wife, Sybil.
So, what’s an MQD? It’s a Music Quote of the Day! Want to be a romantic without having to be a writer or a poet? I wooed my wife with this technique while she spent months at sea, working on a cruise ship. It came to be the one thing she looked forward to every day, which didn’t have to be a long, drawn out profession of my love. It was a stolen, yet thoughtful snippet of poetry that came directly from my most favorite selections of love songs. Try it, you’ll love it!
If you send your significant other an MQD every day for 30 days, they’ll be putty in your hands. And it doesn’t take a long time to plan. You don’t have to set aside time every day. Sit down one evening with YouTube or Pandora up and make a whole list of them at once. Then, just save the quotes to a Word file that you can pull from every day. It’ll come across as one of the most romantic things you’ve ever done. Be thoughtful, find the lyrics that move you and move him or her and you’ll connect in ways you’ve never connected before.
Here’s some ideas:
Oceans apart, day after day, and I slowly go insane.I hear your voice on the line, but it doesn’t stop the pain. If I see you next to never, how can we say forever? Wherever you go, whatever you do, I will be right here waiting for you. -Richard Marx
And take a minute to talk about the song as a whole if you want to. Tell your lover what the song itself means to you and why you like it. How does it speak to you? What do you like about the melody or the rhythm, in addition to just how the lyrics speak to you. Is there something special about this particular artist that moves you and if so, is this MQD just a hint of others to come from the same artist? How does this song relate to your relationship and what about it makes you think so fondly of your mate? Or not…keep it simple, let the words do the talking. It’s up to you. But however you spin in, I guarantee it’ll be one of the most romantic things you can give.
Lying beside you, here in the dark, feeling your heartbeat with mine. Softly you whisper, you’re so sincere, how could our love be so blind. We sailed on together, we drifted apart, and here you are, by my side. – Journey
Remember too, that some of the best, most romantic lyrics are not necessarily the choruses of the songs. There are some powerful lyrics hidden in the versus of your favorite songs, so do some digging.
We played the games that people play, We made mistakes along the way.
Somehow I know deep in my heart, you needed me. Cause I needed you so desperately.
We were too blind to see, but then, Most of all, I do love you. – Lionel Richie
Maybe I didn’t love you, quite as often as I could have. Maybe I didn’t treat you, quite as good as I should have. If I made you feel second best, girl I’m sorry, I was blind. You were always on my mind…you were always on my mind. – Willie Nelson
As you find songs you like, Google the song’s lyrics and simply cut and paste the stanzas you like into your master Word file and then pull from it each and every day. Send your loved one an email with the subject line “MQD” and they’ll be so excited to see what you came up with that day that helps express your love for them. There’s such an unending supply of good lyrics out there, that you will never run out of content. This could literally become a backbone of a good relationship and even something that gets a troubled relationship back on the right track. Don’t underestimate its power. Try it, you won’t regret it! Don’t be afraid to show your soft side and express your love in new and powerful ways.
Please share some of your most creative, romantic ideas. We could all use a little help finding ways to show our love for each other. You may think it’s simple and obvious, but that just might be exactly what another reader is looking for! Please comment below!
See how I proposed to my wife: My Marriage Proposal…doin’ it right!