Would like a FT song as a first wedding dance

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Would like a FT song as a first wedding dance

Post by blash8 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:30 pm

Frank,

My fiancee and I are big fans, and we're considering having our first dance at our wedding in October be "The Way I Tend To Be". I'm not sure what the meaning is behind the song, but to us, it means that we help each other past our weaknesses and hang-ups and bring out the best in each other. We're not sure if our band will be willing to learn it yet, but could you warn me if the song is actually about something horrible like infidelity or death or something? I don't need a deep analysis, but it would be helpful to know if we're way off the mark in our own interpretation. Excited to see you in Chicago on 10/6!

Thanks,
Brad

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Re: Would like a FT song as a first wedding dance

Post by smige2 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:38 pm

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Re: Would like a FT song as a first wedding dance

Post by JerseyGirl » Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:17 pm

smige2 wrote:It's about koalas. You're fine.
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Re: Would like a FT song as a first wedding dance

Post by skhmmxi » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:33 pm

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Re: Would like a FT song as a first wedding dance

Post by smige2 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:23 pm

In all seriousness, obviously the song appears on Tape Deck Heart which is about a messy breakup and does allude once or twice to infidelity. However, in Frank's book he says the song was written around the time of England Keep My Bones, meaning it probably doesn't relate to the same situations as the other, later songs on TDH. Ultimately it's about what the song means to you, the listener, and whether you feel comfortable using it.
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Re: Would like a FT song as a first wedding dance

Post by Sami » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:58 pm

blash8 wrote:Frank,

My fiancee and I are big fans, and we're considering having our first dance at our wedding in October be "The Way I Tend To Be". I'm not sure what meaning is behind the song, but to us, it means that we help each other past our weaknesses and hang-ups and bring out the best in each other. We're not sure if our band will be willing to learn it yet, but could you warn me if the song is actually about something horrible like infidelity or death or something? I don't need a deep analysis, but it would be helpful to know if we're way off the mark in our own interpretation. Excited to see you in Chicago on 10/6!

Thanks,
Brad
In my opinion I think you kinda just answered your own question. If it means that to you and your fiance then it means that to you guys. At least in my opinion. I for an example put myself in every of my favorite song and most of the time dont even care/want to know what the guy/girl really meant in that song. No offence to them of course (or especially to you Frank 8) )...
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Re: Would like a FT song as a first wedding dance

Post by DTM11 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:58 am

When me and my wife got married back in June we had The way I tend to be (the acoustic version from 3rd 3 years) as our first dance song then into 4 simple words to get people onto the dance floor. We also had Hits & Mrs playing while we signed the wedding register. Our top table was the Frank Turner stage and on the invitations our arty friend/head bridesmaid designed a stamp with the lyrics 'life is about love, last minutes and lost evenings'
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Re: Would like a FT song as a first wedding dance

Post by ShriekingViolet » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:44 am

DTM11 wrote:When me and my wife got married back in June we had The way I tend to be (the acoustic version from 3rd 3 years) as our first dance song then into 4 simple words to get people onto the dance floor. We also had Hits & Mrs playing while we signed the wedding register. Our top table was the Frank Turner stage and on the invitations our arty friend/head bridesmaid designed a stamp with the lyrics 'life is about love, last minutes and lost evenings'
That is seriously awesome! My wedding pre-dated knowing/loving Frank's music but if I was getting wed now, we'd totally have it in the mix. Congrats on your marriage!

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Re: Would like a FT song as a first wedding dance

Post by ToTheWest » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:39 pm

You can get a slightly more detailed answer to this by reading Frank's book _The Road Beneath My Feet_. I'm not telling what page, because the whole thing is damn good and you should all read it.

That said, if you've created your own positive meaning from it, then who's to say you shouldn't use it for your wedding?
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Re: Would like a FT song as a first wedding dance

Post by wedding101 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:48 pm

Franks music is awesome and wouldn;t mind having his playlist at my wedding. We are planning cool stuff and that being one of them.
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Re: Would like a FT song as a first wedding dance

Post by Bossman66 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:35 pm

This thread begs the question what would you have as your 1st wedding dance Frank, later this year?
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Re: Would like a FT song as a first wedding dance

Post by frank » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:22 pm

Ha, no way I'm allowed to reveal that ahead of time!
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