Song with Questionable Lyrics?

So I'm looking for ceremony music (procrastinating from work) and I came across this BEAUTIFUL song that was used during the Smallville series finale. They actually use it during the wedding scene, but I read the lyrics and they're a little questionable to use as a wedding song? What do you ladies think? Would it be completely wrong to use this song as a processional?

Go take a listen and you'll see why I love this song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgf0Vlh_43w


 


And here are the lyrics



Car is parked, bags are packed, but what kind of heart doesn't look back
At the comfortable glow from the porch, the one I will still call yours?
All those words came undone and now I'm not the only one
Facing the ghosts that decide if the fire inside still burns

All I have, all I need, he's the air I would kill to breathe
Holds my love in his hands, still I'm searching for something
Out of breath, I am left hoping someday I'll breathe again
I'll breathe again

Open up next to you and my secrets become your truth
And the distance between that was sheltering me comes in full view
Hang my head, break my heart built from all I have torn apart
And my burden to bear is a love I can't carry anymore

All I have, all I need, he's the air I would kill to breathe
Holds my love in his hands, still I'm searching for something
Out of breath, I am left hoping someday I'll breathe again

Oh, It hurts to be here
I only wanted love from you
Yeah, it hurts to be here
What am I gonna do?

All I have, all I need, he's the air I would kill to breathe
Holds my love in his hands, still I'm searching
All I have, all I need, he's the air I would kill to breathe
Holds my love in his hands, and still I'm searching for something
Out of breath, I am left hoping someday I'll breathe again
I'll breathe again, I'll breathe again, 
I'll breathe again, I'll breathe again,
I'll breathe again, I'll breathe again

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 6:30 am
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chrissyrenaegray
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I see what you mean by questionable; it's a beautiful song, but the lyrics sound more fitting of a break-up rather than a coming together.

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 6:35 am
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Truthfully though, does anyone actually listen to the lyrics of the song? I mean, obviously I want a "YAY" kind of song, but it's just so pretty!

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 6:42 am
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You're right, it's beautiful. But I'm also questionning the lyrics and I have to agree with moore807 about the fact that the lyrics fit more a break-up song. But, is there anyway you could only use the music without the lyric for the processional?

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 6:43 am
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To be really honest, yes, I think people do listen to lyrics. I do. It's gorgeous, but bottom line I don't think it's wedding appropriate. Kind of sad.

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 6:48 am
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To be really honest, yes, I think people do listen to lyrics. I do. It's gorgeous, but bottom line I don't think it's wedding appropriate. Kind of sad.

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 6:48 am
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I could use audacity and remove the lyrics to see how it sounds. Why must this happen? Why can't pretty songs be happy, ESPECIALLY when you're using them in a wedding scene for show. 

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 6:54 am
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Okay, here are my five cents.


I listened to the song without watching the video or even actually reading the lyrics so I could just picture the song playing at a wedding. Because the topic is the lyrics, it was hard to shake that from my mind. I am not sure if I would have noticed them AS much if the song was just playing and I wasn't thinking as much about it.

That said, the line that really stood out was 
All I have, all I need, he's the air I would kill to breathe (pretty, a little agressive with "kill," but still pretty, so I am listening)
Holds my love in his hands, still I'm searching for something (that one is the kicker that made me feel like it was a song about settling for something in place of something else that you really want.)


I adore Sara Barreilles, so if you still love the song and don't think people are going to be very focused on lyrics, I would go with your gut and do what will make you happiest. I listen a lot to lyrics in songs, my FI couldn't tell you what his favorite song is about - so it might not be as glaring as you think it is.

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 7:04 am

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