My LDR Story in Songs

If you’ve been following my blog along, you already know my story. But here’s a different approach to it and this time, it already has a happy ending (or is it a happy beginning? 🙂 )

Song #1: Lean on Me by Glee Cast

Once upon a time, there was a boy and a girl who had been on-line friends for a very long time. One day, in Facebook Land, they bumped into each other and had become closer than ever. They found about each other’s heartaches and felt comfort from each other.

Lean on me when you’re not strong
I’ll be your friend. I’ll help you carry on

Commentary: It was 2010 and I was so addicted to Glee songs that basically, all songs from Season 1  remind me of how my hubby and I started our relationship. Everytime we talked on the phone, I felt how lonely he was and I was wishing I could hang out with him like a real friend. (I shared this before here.)

Song #2: Terrified by Katharine McPhee

As they talked to each other over the phone everyday, the girl  felt like she was falling for the guy. But it sounded impossible because they had never met in person yet. The girl became terrified of her feelings. She’s afraid to fall in love again after a failed relationship. 

And I’m in love and I’m terrified.
For the first time in the last time
In my only life.

Commentary: (I blogged about this before here. ) We started using Skype but I was afraid to show my face so I never turned-on my camera. I know, of course, it’s unfair for him but I was terrified he won’t like me once he sees me because I know I’m not attractive. What I did instead was I recorded a video  of myself singing “Terrified” with my guitar. He was so impressed that he showed the video to his family and friends and that’s also the same day he told me that he loves me for the first time.

SONG #3: hanging by a Moment by Lifehouse

The boy admitted that he loves the girl and asked if she could be his girlfriend. The girl told him her feelings but she’s not sure if she should be in a relationship with him because of the distance between them. He was waiting for her decision. She left him hanging for months.

I’m falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I’ve held on to
I’m standing here until you make me move
I’m hanging by a moment here with you

Commentary: During that time, he told me that this is his song for me.

SONG #4: Taking Chances by Glee Cast

One day, the girl’s cousin/bestfriend asked her about her feelings for the boy. She answered honestly. Then the cousin asked her, “Well, if you love him, what are you still waiting for?” That night, she told the boy that she’s ready to be in a commitment with him.

But, what do you say to taking chances,
What do you say to jumping off the edge?
Never knowing if there’s solid ground below
Or a hand to hold, or hell to pay
What do you say?

Commentary: I love this song so much. And this describes how I felt exactly during that time. I didn’t know him well yet. I was unsure of what the future will be for us. But I took the chance because I wanted to keep him.

SONG #5: Way Back Into Love by Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore

And their relationship started. It was so refreshing after the heartaches they both experienced from their past.

All I wanna do is find a way back into love.
I can’t make it through without a way back into love.
And if I open my heart again,
I guess I’m hoping you’ll be there for me in the end!

Commentary: I suggested this song to him and he liked it. It also fits our story during that time. 🙂

SONG #6: Under the Surface BY Marit Larsen

Sometimes, the girl couldn’t help but still feel jealous about the boy’s past. She knew how he loved her and how they were together physically. How could she beat that? The boy always reassured her that it’s all now in the past. 

Suddenly I’m back at the core
Thinking of her who had you before
Were you as good
As good as we are
Do you remember?
Did you love her the way you love me?
Is there a chance that there might be
Traces of her that you carry under the surface?

Commentary: He doesn’t really care about this song. But this was how I felt. Plus, I love Marit Larsen. 🙂

SONG #7: All My Only Dreams 

They planned to meet each other in person. However, a lot of bad things happened that hindered that plan. They just kept communicating through Skype and waited until the day they saw each other came. They boy visited the girl in the Philippines and they had the best time of their lives.

Every night I pray
I’ll have you here someday
I’ll count the stars tonight
And hope with all my might

And when I close my eyes
You’ll be right by my side
If I could only have one wish
You’d be the girl whose lips I’d kiss
All my only dreams

Commentary: This was his song for me. He likes the movie That Thing You Do and this song is part of its soundtrack. He likes this song so much that the he requested me to cover this song and I did.

SONG #8: That’s All by Adam Sandler/Michael Buble

After spending 16 days together, they needed to be apart again. The boy promised that he would come back and that he would marry her. It took another 2 years for them to be together again but this time, they would be together for good. 

I can only give you love that lasts forever,
And a promise to be near each time you call.
And the only heart I own
For you and you alone
That´s all,
That´s all.

Commentary: He also likes the movie The Wedding Singer and Adam Sandler sang this song in the film. One day, I caught him singing this song and he sounded great so I asked him to record himself. He didn’t want to. But then, after a couple of days, I got a surprised file from my Dropbox and it was a video of him singing this song for me. 🙂 This is the audio-only version of that recording. 🙂

SONG #9: I Choose You by Sara Bareilles 

The girl went to the US with the boy and they got married. After five years of being apart, here they are now. It’s just the beginning of a new great chapter.

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you

Commentary: Sara B. is my fave artist ever and this song is my hubby’s favorite from her.

SONG #10: Everything by Michael Buble

Isn’t it weird how these two found each other? Yep, it’s crazy. But they lived happily ever after, anyway. Let the new chapter begins!

And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times
It’s you, it’s you, you make me sing.
You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything.

Commentary: He likes this song, too. 🙂 He also told me that this is his song for me. 🙂 And this was played for our first dance on our wedding day. 🙂

And that’s our story. I hope you enjoyed listening to these songs!

What’s the soundtrack of your love life? Share it in the comments!

This post was in inspired by the prompt: Ten Songs from LDR Blogs.
Other Posts I Love with the Same Prompt:
Never Gonna Be Alone
Songs That Express My Feelings About LDR Love
Skyler and Paulina’s Infinite Playlist

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7 thoughts on “My LDR Story in Songs

  1. signorinamelrice says:

    Hi, Wannie! Thanks for the songs. Haha. I loved I Choose You. 🙂
    Nirelate mo talaga sa story nyo ha. 🙂
    You guys just bring smile on my face. 🙂 ❤

    From the Philippines with love,
    Mel ❤ ❤ ❤


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