Hear This-Monument of Love

The incremental rise of chocolates and strawberries in the grocery store serve to remind us that V-day (and my birthday) is almost upon us.

In the cacophony of saccharine sentiments during this time, it’s nice to have reminders of a lasting love.  It’s one thing to see bright-eyed, twenty somethings profess their declarations of affection, but it’s another thing to hear the stories of love that has stood the test of time.

MuteMath has some amazing songs about lasting love on their cd Vitals. The two songs that stick out to me are Light Up* and Monument.

I love the lyrics and the melody of Light Up.  In the song, the author is making a petition that in relationships, you need to “stick it out” even if the sparks have faded. For me, this song reminds me that love is choice. Specifically, I like the following lines:

Sometimes we just have to walk through the fire (the fire)
Just to see once more what has never shined brighter (shined brighter)

Chorus
Don’t say enough, we’re not out of love
We just grew up having to find out that/Hearts go astray, sparks slip away
But I have to say, I still light up for you/For you, I still light up for you

Don’t let the tears undo the years/That got us here we traveled all this way (all this way)
And no matter how we sort it out/Know I’m for sure that you’re the one for me (the one for me)

*Since I’m loving the remix version of this song, I’m posting that here.

And Monument, specifically the video, chronicles a real-life narrative of a couple who embodies commitment. It’s a touching story and it is a reminder that lasting love is possible.

So, whether you are enjoying this season with a romantic someone or a platonic one, I hope that you are encouraged during this season and I hope that you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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