I’m a big fan of Stuff Christians Like. So much so that I thought I’d totally rip off Jon Acuff (it’s cool though, he admittedly ripped off Stuff White People Like first so I don’t think he’ll mind) for this entry which I am going to call, “Stuff Male Christian Singer/Songwriters Like: Future Wife Songs Edition”.
“Why male Christian Singer/Songwriters?”, you may ask, “That’s oddly specific.”. Because I am one…sort of, in that I am a male, a Christian and a singer/songwriter. However, I don’t really write Christian-y songs aside from a couple of worship songs I’ve written for my church, but I can still relate to the subject matter.
Now that the probably unnecessarily explained semantics have been cleared up, let’s move on to the topic at hand; “Future Wife Songs”. For those of you who don’t know, a future wife song is a love song that a very sincere, but most likely a little adorably pathetic young male singer/songwriter writes for his future soul mate.
In the interest of full disclosure, I am totally guilty of this; both of writing the song and of being adorably pathetic on occasion.
Video proof to follow. You’re welcome.
This is not contained strictly to Christian music, but Christian male singer/songwriters are particularly…eager to create songs in this sub-genre. I’m not exactly sure why, but I think there’s a bit of a subconscious belief that if we play our “Future Wife Song” often enough and in enough venues it will act as some sort of spiritual mating call, drawing the future Mrs. Singer/Songwriter to us for the meetcute, stray ray of light hitting her just so, heavenly choirs singing MOMENT.
Because who else would respond to our song in such a way other than the girl whom God has obviously intended for us? Can’t you see? It all makes perfect sense! Plus, I heard it totally worked for Derek Webb.
Anyway, here is my contribution to the genre that I wrote about 5 years ago. And yes, I know it’s a little pitchy in places Dawg, but it was late, I was tired, this was like the 3rd or 4th take and the mic on my iPhone isn’t exactly an SM-58. I’ll post the lyrics in the comments.
Ladies, have you ever heard a future wife song and thought, “Oh. Em. Gee. He totally wrote that for me! I need to find a conveniently placed ray of light to stand in where he can see me better.”?
Is it true that guys with guitars are automatically 10 times hotter than their non-musical brethren?
Sooooo…anyone hearing any heavenly choirs?