Tom had heard of Lyrical Memories through a friend and called us to discuss potentially doing this for his wife as a surprise gift for their first anniversary. He wanted a unique gift she would always remember. Having an original song written and recorded for her with lyrics telling their love story seemed like a perfect way to not only convey his message, but do it in a very romantic way.
We scheduled his interview with the songwriter to have Tom talk about his wife, what makes her unique, and why he loves her. He helped by first forwarding his wedding vows to us as well as completing a questionnaire we provide which gets the client thinking in advance about important things to bring up with the songwriter.
After hearing and reading about Tom and Susie’s love story, the songwriter asked if there might be one statement that could sum up how he feels about spending the rest of his life with Susie. Tom replied, “I’ve always told her that no matter what happens the rest of our lives, I want to go through it with her holding hands.” The songwriter took that cue and created the song “Holding Hands”. You can hear the complete song on our website www.lyricalmemories.com in the Songwriters & Samples tab.
Tom threw a big party for his wife to celebrate their first anniversary of their marriage. He had the dance band he had hired learn “Holding Hands”. Tom introduced the song to his very surprised wife, asked her to the dance floor where they slow danced to this beautiful song. It was certainly an emotional moment. Several of Tom’s guy friends came up to him afterwards and said, “Dammit, Tom, you’ve now raised the bar so high that our wives are going to expect something as amazing as an original song!”
The lyric sheet/photo which was put on the inside of the CD cover: