This song is incredibly special to me. It was the song my husband and I danced to on our wedding day, and it makes my heart melt every time I listen to it. Missy was born in Australia, and became a chart-topping success with her albums The Sound of White (2004), On a Clear Night (2007) and The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle (2012). What I love most about her is the strength and subdued softness in her voice. As you can see from the above video she is also absolutely amazing live.
Aside from Missy’s beautiful voice, I love what the song means to me: I always picture my husband’s outstretched hand in a sea of darkness when I listen it it. I think of being rescued during my saddest times through the coaxing of his gentle voice–always pushing me to be the best I can or just holding me when I need his embrace the most. My relationship with my husband started at a weird period in my life. I had just finally freed myself from a relationship that was emotionally draining. During that time, I felt completely unloved, discarded and tired of all the bullshit. It was the first time in my life when I realized how depressed I had become and how far down the rabbit hole I had fallen. It was time to find myself again–to find the happiness I had lost. My husband was my ray of sunshine–he walked in at the most perfect time. It felt a lot like fate when our eyes locked for the first time at some random island party on some random high school weekend. My life has never been the same since. We’ve been together through good times and bad and he’s always there to catch me if I fall. This is how love should feel–“love itself is what’s left over when being in love has burned away.” – Louis de Berniéres
I couldn’t picture a more perfect wedding song for us. And you definitely need some Missy in your life, too :)