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Sweet Disposition

To The Temper Trap:

This is probably my favorite song of all time.  It’s between this and Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah, but I’m pretty sure this one is winning, especially after what I will write.

My favorite music/band moment ever was when you guys came to Portland, and you played a free acoustic concert before your actual concert, sponsored by 94.7, at some guitar shop (sorry guitar shop, I don’t remember your name).  I stood in line for a while but only barely made it in to see you guys; I think they cut off the line shortly after me, but then I magically made it up near the front to see you guys up close.  I, and apparently everyone else, REALLY wanted to hear this song.  You guys played about 3 songs, but not this one.  You left, and we all stayed and demanded an encore, which I have never seen before or since in one of those situations.  I don’t think 94.7 had either, and I think you guys were surprised too.  You came back, and knew we wanted this song, but told us you hadn’t played it in a long time, and it would suck.  We all chanted, “WE DON’T CARE!”  So you agreed to play it for us, and you did mess up, but it was beautiful.  It’s one of the songs that literally takes my breath away, and it did then.  I think the imperfection of it made it even more personal, and I cried.  It was absolute perfection.

I knew that I needed this song to be part of my wedding, but nothing seemed like a good moment for it.  I needed it to be played loudly so that I could just lose myself in it, so I needed all the focus to be on it when it played, and there was no time that I could figure out that worked for that.  After worrying about it forever, I asked my husband if we could play it in the car when we drove off.  To me, that was the absolute perfect moment and setting for it, and it would just be me, my new husband, and Sweet Disposition.  He agreed.

Since weddings are pretty crazy, I totally forgot about my plan to play the song when we got in the car.  We got married in Oregon City though, which is about 30 minutes-ish from Portland, where we were headed for the night.  I suddenly remembered the song as we were getting close to Portland, and of course played it right away.  Nice and loud. It was actually perfect then, because the sun was setting, and driving into downtown is the prettiest part of that drive.  Sweet Disposition on loud, drowning out everything so the only thing you can feel is the song, as the sun is setting, driving into downtown Portland, just me and my new husband…that moment is my absolute favorite moment from the whole wedding, and I will cherish it forever.  I could not have asked for it to have been any better.

Thank you, a million times, for that song.  It still takes my breath away, every time I hear it, and I will never forget those absolutely amazing moments I had with it.

For the rest of you…

Sweet Disposition

Sweet disposition
Never too soon
Oh, reckless abandon
Like no one’s watching you

A moment of love
A dream
A laugh
A kiss
A cry
Our rights
Our wrongs
A moment of love
A dream
A laugh
A moment of love
A dream
A laugh

So stay there
‘Cause I’ll be coming over
While our blood’s still young
It’s so young, it runs
Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop to surrender

Songs of desperation
I played them for you

A moment of love
A dream
A laugh
A kiss
A cry
Our rights
Our wrongs
A moment of love
A dream
A laugh
A moment of love
A dream
A laugh

Stay there
‘Cause I’ll be coming over
While our blood’s still young
It’s so young, it runs
Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop to surrender

Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop to surrender

[repeating over the next verse ’til the end:]
A moment of love
A dream
A laugh
A kiss
A cry
Our rights
Our wrongs
A moment of love
A dream
A laugh
A moment of love
A dream
A laugh

Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop ’til it’s over
Won’t stop to surrender