Daily Archives: May 3, 2014

Radio XXXV, side A, track 4: “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)” by New Kids On The Block

NKOTB - I'll Be Loving You ForeverOh, New Kids On The Block, it just so happens that today is my wife’s birthday, and while I don’t know that she’s your biggest fan (that would SECRETLY probably be me), I couldn’t think of a better song that captures how I feel about her.  So it’s perfect timing, New Kids On The Block.  The only thing that would make it more perfect is if I could actually sing as well as you guys can, and then I could serenade her with this song.  And maybe I could try, but I think even if I got through the majority of it, that last “I’ll be loving only yooooooouuuuu” at the end in that crazy falsetto would surely burst at least one blood vessel in my brain, if not more, and I don’t know that driving me to the ER would be the best gift I could give her.

As a matter of fact, getting presents for her is kind of an issue with us, New Kids On The Block.  Before her, I always thought that I was pretty good with gifts for my lady loves.  I would go out of my way to find stuff that I thought they would really like or maybe even make stuff for them.  And they were always super happy and appreciative.

And then my wife and I started dating.

On our first Christmas, I got her the entire “Gilmore Girls” box set because she was always watching it and I thought now she could watch it whenever she wanted to.  Well, New Kids On The Block, she burst into tears because of that gift.  Not because of the thoughtfulness of it, but because she absolutely hated it.  Of course, that led to me looking back at all the gifts I’d given to other women, and for the rest of my life, I’ll always wonder if all of them were crying on the inside because of the gifts I got for them.  Well, it was a learning experience for me, New Kids On The Block.  My wife is very particular when it comes to presents.

Don’t get me wrong, NKOTB, she LOVES presents.  I’ve never seen someone so giddy about them.  When we registered for our wedding and we started getting presents in the mail from our generous friends and family, every time she went to the mailbox it was like watching a five-year-old come down the stairs at Christmas to discover Santa had been there.

But I don’t surprise her with gifts anymore, New Kids On The Block.  I actually don’t surprise her at all, but that’s a lesson I learned for another post.  What I do is go to our shared Pinterest board and see what she pinned on there and get that.  I’ve been pretty successful since we’ve employed that strategy.  Although I just realized yesterday that the thing I got for her for today is actually the wrong thing, so apparently I can’t even do that right.

Whatevs, New Kids On The Block.  The place I got her gift from has a stellar return policy, so she’ll be fine.  And when it comes down to it, considering how particular she is with stuff, the fact that she chose me out of all the other shlubs out there is a pretty big deal.

So thanks, New Kids On The Block, for a gift that neither of us had planned.

And happy birthday, sweetheart.

“I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)”

<awesome NKOTB jam>

Yeeeeeah

I’m not that kind’a guy
Who can take a broken heart
So don’t eeeever leeeeave

I don’t want ta see us part

The very thought of
Losing you meeeans
That everything
Would go down under

I’ll be loving you
Foreeveeeer

Just as looong as you want me to beeee

I’ll be loving you foreeeeveeeer

All this love’s for you
And meeee, yeeeah

(I’ll be loving you) I’ll be
(I’ll be loving you) Loving yooou
(The things you do) Yeeeah
It’s forever
(I’ll be loving you) I’ll be
(I’ll be loving you) Loving yoooooou

Yeeeeeeah

I count the blessings
That keep our love new

There’s one for me

And a million for you

There’s just so much
That I wanna saaay
But when I looook at yoooou

All my thoughts get in the way

I’ll be loving you
Foreveeeer

Just as looong as you want me to beeee

I’ll be loving you foreeeeveeeer

All this love’s for you
And meeee, yeeeah

We’ve come too far
To ever turn back now
This love will last forever
I can see it aaall nooow

I’ll be (I’ll be loving you)
Loving yoooooou
(The things you do) Yeeeah
It’s foreeeeveeeer
(I’ll be loving you) I’ll be
(I’ll be loving you) Lovin’ only you, giiiirl

Oh, girl

I’ll be loving only yooooooooooouuu
(I’ll be loving you)

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