Valentines day, the true meaning of love

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so Valentines is coming up, and I wonder where it all began. I mean now a days, its just a day where we get more candy, and Hallmark gets more money. And sure my boyfriends gets me things, and tells me he loves me, but really guys why does this day exists?
 

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fyi, we will be holding v-day/night chat :)
 
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roses for every women that joins! :biggrin:

night chat is 18+ :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1oU9_hy3mA
 
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Valentines day irks me for so many reasons! Grrrr :grumpy:!
 
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They instigated $5 cover charges for all of us who swang some plumbing. Talk about violations of equal rights!!!

Sheesh...
 
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Five Valentine's Day songs for us "other people":

Bitter Pills For Bitter Pills

On the other hand, at least I don't have to fork out $50 for flowers only to have the recipient be ticked off at the sparcity of roses in the arrangement.

Even though it missed the final cut, the Mountain Goat's "No Children" that was mentioned is awesome in a very dark, mentally unhealthy kind of way (but that's the best kind of way).
 
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Five Valentine's Day songs for us "other people":

Bitter Pills For Bitter Pills

On the other hand, at least I don't have to fork out $50 for flowers only to have the recipient be ticked off at the sparcity of roses in the arrangement.

(Even though it missed the final cut, the Mountain Goat's "No Children" that was mentioned is awesome in a very dark, mentally unhealthy kind of way.)

All songs look quite dark I couldn't listen to any for more than few seconds but the singers are really good. I particularly loved Laura Gibson (This is not end) and Elizabeth & the Catapult (Thank you for nothing).
 
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Even though it missed the final cut, the Mountain Goat's "No Children" that was mentioned is awesome in a very dark, mentally unhealthy kind of way (but that's the best kind of way).
That's one of my favorite songs. I've posted it in chat a few times and people sad it was uhm, *wrong*. It' honest. :tongue:
 
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Ah yes, singles awareness day
 
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The guy I was dating that I played "no children" for, introduced to me *69 love songs*. The magnetic fields changed my life forever.

For BobG, hope you like these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVEhNHIzJec&feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVEhNHIzJec



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQOrLamT0n4
 
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All songs look quite dark I couldn't listen to any for more than few seconds but the singers are really good. I particularly loved Laura Gibson (This is not end) and Elizabeth & the Catapult (Thank you for nothing).

I like the Avett Brothers. Somehow, these lyrics just strike something deep within me and brings a tear to my eye.

Park the old car
That I love the best
(The) inspections due and it won’t pass the test
It’s funny how I have to put it to rest
And how one day…I will join it

I miss every car I've ever owned (except that stupid deisel station wagon I owned for a while). I still remember how I left for a year in Alaska with the Mazda that I'd bought two years before for $50 sitting in the driveway - and how the ex sold it to a salvage yard for $40 the day after I was gone. I never even had to change the oil on that car - I just had to add a quart whenever I filled the gas tank.
 
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The guy I was dating that I played "no children" for, introduced to me *69 love songs*. The magnetic fields changed my life forever.

For BobG, hope you like these.

Actually, I have that CD set. Except my favorites are:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo8vW_0H_Kg

and:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkjXr9SrzQE
 
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Actually, I have that CD set. Except my favorites are:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo8vW_0H_Kg

and:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkjXr9SrzQE
Those are two favorites. I'm going crazy right now trying to find my volume 1 cd, what did I do with it?
 
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Personally preferred Peter Gabriel's version of Book of Love that they played in the Scrubs Finale.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiJGk3Rzbvs
 
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Even though it missed the final cut, the Mountain Goat's "No Children" that was mentioned is awesome in a very dark, mentally unhealthy kind of way (but that's the best kind of way).
Piano and guitar are nice, but I don't care for the lyrics.
 
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A different video with Peter Gabriel's version of the Book of Love. The old couples in the video remind me of my grand parents and now parents. I had good examples.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmnDXRJ7btE

Re: Book of Love - Love is never boring. Sometimes it's hard work, some times it's mundane, but mostly, it's simply wonderful.

In about 4 weeks, it will be the 30th anniversary of my first date with my wife.
 
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I don't like Peter Gabriels remake of the Book of Love. He makes it sound off tune, dull, and boring.
 
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I don't like Peter Gabriels remake of the Book of Love.

The one by the 'magnets' or who ever it is sounds really out of tune. I've heard drunken karaoke go down better.

EDIT: I like "A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton", but that's mainly because I can play it on the piano.
 
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The one by the 'magnets' or who ever it is sounds really out of tune.
LOL. I guess if you hadn't heard the real version first...

Stephin Merrit sings it with passion and his unmistakeable style and deep voice (he wrote it),Gabriel sings it like he's on drugs and falling asleep.

I liked the scrubs scenes, but they shouldn't have messed with the original song, talk about screwing something up.
 
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OMG, just listen to how it's supposed to sound. It's light and lilting. Gabriel makes it sound like a meth addict's dirge.

Book of love



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox6aHGmfxB8
 
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Ooh, listened to the Stephin Merrit one and it sounds very much like the first one here. Can't say I'm too impressed.

I'd actually say the opposite to you, in that I think this Stephin guy sounds like he's half out of it.

Ah well...
 
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I always get my wife a box of chocolates with nuts. She always lets me have a few.
 
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I always get my wife a box of chocolates with nuts. She always lets me have a few.
We have a lot of nuts here, I don't know that I'd let them in my home even if they had chocolates.
 
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Let's see. I dated this girl for a couple of years when she was only 17 years old. We never considered marriage but I have always considered her to be my valentine. Now she's 55 and we love spending time together. As a matter of fact, I visited her this morning and gave her a big box of chocolates.

She's such a good friend. That's what valentines day is for.
 
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Ooh BobG, what about this one? Unfortunately because their songs are meant to be tongue in cheek, most can't be posted here due to language. I feel sorry for the people that don't know or understand The Magnetic Fields intentions. They're not supposed to be a band to last, they're part of Stephin's musical adventure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr0YZzL8KCI&feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr0YZzL8KCI
 
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A thread about valentines and things people do, and you write "what about this one?" with a big picture of 69 underneath. :rofl:
 
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I proposed to my wife in a hand-made card that I created for Valentine's day. We were married exactly 2 weeks later in a private ceremony in our apartment. JoP was a common friend, and the other two participants were our closest friends. 4 people in jeans and T-s (the JoP wore a nice business skirt-suit) and a bottle of not-bad bubbly brought by my best man.

36 years this month - I think we're keeping each other.
 

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