Original Song: Kind of Amazing

This is a song I wrote with my wife Colleen for our friends Joe and Lauren. They got married in March, and didn’t have a song they really felt was “their” song for their first dance. When Joe told me this, I offered to write something for them if they couldn’t find a song.

Neither Joe nor I thought it was all that likely – the wedding was only a few months away, and I have written very little original music. Furthermore, I find writing a song about something so specific is usually much more difficult than when the topic is more open-ended.

Two weeks before the wedding, I felt like I had something I’d be willing to offer. I told Joe what I had, let him hear the tune and see a draft of the lyrics (not hear the final product). Joe then told Lauren “I’ve got the first dance song… it’s a surprise.” Amazingly, Lauren was OK with having no idea what their first dance would be.

The story is written from Joe’s perspective. It’s the story of them meeting, getting engaged, and then married. “Kind of Amazing” is a phrase Joe often said (as an extreme understatement) about Lauren, and it became a bit of an inside joke between Joe, Lauren, me and Colleen.
Kind Of Amazing (Acoustic) by pjboudrx

I’ll not forget / about you I barely knew more than a name
And then we met / from that moment on, I’d never be the same
I sang a lonely melody / I heard your perfect harmony
Right from the very start / you opened up your gentle heart
giving love unselfishly

Now I have the chance to tell the world: You’re the only one for me
You are some kind of amazing / Your love is all I need

With each sunrise / I find more and more it’s you I’m in awe of
my soul, it smiles / you are altogether beautiful, my love
I walk with you along the shore / The seagulls call, the waves, they roar
A message on the tide / how I ask you to be my bride
the day, it fades; our spirits soar

Here I am today to tell the world: You’re the only one for me
You are some kind of amazing / Your love is all I need

Today we make a promise until death do us part
a bond that’s stronger than the words that we say
Not long ago, together the journey we did start
Our life as one begins today

Here I am today to tell the world: You’re the only one for me
You are some kind of amazing / Your love is all I need
I’ll not forget / from this moment on, I’ll never be the same