This week I have chosen a song which has meant quite a lot to me for some time.
It's no secret that I really quite like Genesis. I want to do a full Tuneful Tuesday post dedicated to my special, sometimes secret, love for Genesis. But they're very personal to me, and along with the Beatles and Pink Floyd, really are the soundtrack to my childhood.
The song I have chosen today however has me quite emotional every time I hear it. For two main reasons.
Firstly, it reminds me of my dad. I'm sure I recall dad singing along to it as a kid (I'm sure mum and dad will contradict me on that). It was a song I really toyed with having as I walked 'down the aisle' (or rather, across the courtyard) on my wedding day. This was my plan, until I realised dad and I would be in tears by the time we got to the barn and so I dispensed with the idea. Something I sort of regret. The first verse in particular has me in tears.
Secondly, it was on the radio whilst I was in hospital. I was on the postnatal ward, and over night they had Magic or some similar radio station playing in the office. I was having my obs done at some point when I heard the strains of this drifting across the ward. I laughed, and had to explain to the midwife why. She didn't seem to understand, but hearing it faintly just comforted me so much.