Another Parent Dance That Won’t Make Everyone Gag


Mark Erelli: “Same For Someone”

Here’s an off the beaten path song suggestion for a wedding reception parent dance. What’s refreshing about it is that it doesn’t give the suspicion that it was cynically written to be a parent dance perennial, unlike many songs which will remain nameless here.

The downside, which is perhaps subtle enough not to matter, is that since it wasn’t written to neatly fit the parent dance constraints there may be a line or two that don’t perfectly jive, i.e. one line in particular sounds like it is being sung by a man to his son. But as I said, it’s fairly subtle and probably would go unnoticed by most guests.

It’s also refreshingly realistic and un-sappy (“oh, it’s a hard world, my child”…”hearts will break, one will be yours”).

Rather than another insipid litany of platitudes this is a song of some actual substance. Bracing. Real. Like the kind of thing a parent would actually say.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Martin Hensel
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:04:48

    Insipid litany of platitudes……..dang, are you testing your readers ?


  2. Ed
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 11:15:23

    LOL…boring list of clichés.


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