Question of the Day

After yesterday's epic QotD about creepy "romantic" pop songs, I thought we'd do the flipside as suggested by Shaker LunaMichelle: What pop song(s) meant to be romantic do you find to be genuinely romantic instead of creepy?

I'm going to throw my vote to Travis' "Flowers in the Window," which is a lovely song about finding someone uniquely suited to you, someone whom you "help with the load" as you go through life together, and feeling happy that you're both content in your relationship. I really love this song, because there's no bullshit about rescuing each other or completing each other or living a perfect life. Nope, life is a slog, but it's better with a person who complements you (if that's your thing), and if you want flowers in the window, you've got to keep planting seeds.

[Lyrics here.]

I first heard this song after Iain sent me a copy of the single through the mail, when we still lived on different continents. It was the first song he ever sent me, and it means more to me with every passing year that I know him. He has always loved me in a way that makes me feel safe.

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