Recently, I switched the channel on the radio in my truck from the usual all-news station to a music station, and heard the song “All Of Me” by John Legend. (Hear it here.)
I really liked the lyrics, and was thinking warmly of my spouse as I was listening.
When I arrived at home, I was singing parts of it — “Cause all of me loves all of you” la la la…
My spouse heard me and said,
“you know that’s a straight song, don’t you?”
Well, yeah, I figured that out. But I thought the words were meaningful enough to reinforce how I feel about him, not thinking about the “straightness” of the tune being written by a man for his wife.
Then I looked at the YouTube video for the original song, and see how romantic and sweet it is, demonstrating the love by a man for a woman.
That’s nice, but perhaps not really what I am thinking when I think about my loving spouse.
So I looked for a version that would be more suitable for two guys, and saw one, however this video has been taken down by YouTube (Jan. 2017). But to tell you the truth, I did not like that one, either. Too gay.
Oh well, I’ll just hum the tune and think the words about my spouse,
Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I’m winning
Cause I give you all of me
And you give me all of you
Life is short: love your spouse.