“Bound” – a wedding song for a friend

My friend Mike was married a few months ago. He and his new bride had their reception for family and friends last weekend. Prior to that, Christine – the previously mentioned bride – contacted me and asked if I would play a song at their wedding. I offered to write them a song – she was thrilled and the challenge was on.

What I can say is that, in pictures together, I’ve never seen the type of smile on Mike’s face as I’ve seen in these pictures. Mike taught me to fight and is not prone to demonstrate such emotions. She’s turned him silly cute… good for her. And good for him!

The video below was taken by one of our childhood friends – thanks Frank. I’ll provide the lyrics below the video and true to form, you’ll see I make one small mistake. I seem to have this issue where I make at least one mistake the first time I perform any song live. It’s in my head now and always seems to happen regardless of how many times I’ve gone through the song. However, I made a lot of people cry – including Mike it seems – and for the right reasons…their hearts. So that’s good, right?

I plan to do a proper recording of the song to give to them as a gift, so look for that in a future post.

Bound

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VERSE 1
Here we stand, two people broken and
bound by grace, bound by hope, bound by love
And here we go, two travelers on this road
bound by grace, bound by hope, bound by love

CHORUS
And I cannot offer you a deeper sentiment
But I will sacrifice everything, there’s nothing I’ll hold back
Promises made every day, stripped of contingencies
Answer me, will you take this from me

VERSE 2
Make witness of this blessing that I don’t deserve
bound by grace, bound by hope, bound by love
And take this hand, a small warmth against a battering wind
bound by grace, bound by hope, bound by love

VERSE 3
Hold this day, the vows made come what may
bound by grace, bound by hope, bound by love
And make our home, regardless of where we may roam
bound by grace, bound by hope, bound by love

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