I married my best friend - 4 years ago
I married my best friend - 4 years ago today

We had been dating exactly one year. I had to come up with the perfect gift for our special date that night. I was determined to write her a love song, but had only a lyric-less tune bouncing around in my head as I drove off to work that day. I was sub teaching at Spring Lake Park High School that day in a Social Studies class.

I remember like it was yesterday how the day shaped up. My only requirement that day was to hand out a worksheet assignment to each class and tell them to work quietly the entire hour. I remember pulling out a blank sheet of scratch paper for myself, telling each class I had 7 periods to write a love song to woo my love tonight. They oohed and awed, sighed and complied.

And over the course of the day the following song took shape which describes vividly the first couple times I spent one-on-one with Keri. The song’s punch line is based on an inside story we used to tell each other before saying goodnight on the phone. The story was about two angels — a blue one and a pink one — who fall so much in love that their two halos melt together to form sing copyone new halo that binds them together forever.

Here’s the song I wrote and recorded that day before our 7:00 date that evening. I only had time for one quick take for each instrument.  The vocals sound rough but sincere.  I tried playing it for Keri at our wedding reception with best man Peter holding the mic up to my mouth and Joy holding the music in front of me (see photo).  I was a nervous wreck.  What a day!  Enjoy video and lyrics below. 

ANGELS IN THE SKY

by Jeremy Berg

About eleven months ago

Spring hit the air, the warm wind blow

I saw her standing there

A tall blue-eyed girl, wind in her hair

she threw a smile at me

and nearly knocked me off my feet

she stole my heart away

and nothing’s been the same

since that day, yeah, yeah

my life’s been rearranged

since that day, yeah, yeah

everything has changed since May

 

We walked and talked

We ran and swam

We sat like children in the sand

I said, “Geez Luouis, my achin’ knees

Can someone call the doctor please?

‘Cause my heart’s a wreck 

My mind’s a mess, 

This girl’s three leagues above the rest

If she’s the one for me

Lord, show me a sign

Or take me please, please please

My heart can’t take the pain

So please don’t tease, tease, tease!”

 

You’re on my mind

All the time

You’re my fairy tale

My perfect rhyme

You make my day

You find a way

to bring heaven near

With the words you say

And I love you so

More than you know

But I can’t find the words to tell you so

So, so, so here we go…

 

She opened up to me

That windy day down on the beach

We sat real close

Stars in our eyes

Her fingers in my hair

I was mezmorized

Right then I had to know

Was this the one I’d been waiting for

for, for, for twenty long, long years?

 

You’re on my mind

All the time

You’re my fairy tale

My perfect rhyme

You make my day

You find a way

to bring heaven near

With the words you say

And I love you so

More than you know

But I can’t find the words to tell you so

So, so, so here we go…

 

About eleven months ago

Love hit the air

And my heart was stole

By an angel sent from God

She flew in quick

And robbed me blind

So if you see her walking by

With a glowing sparkle in her eye

You’ll know the reason why

She’s dreamin’ dreams of angels in the sky

Two halos into one, don’t ask why

That’s how it’s got to be for you and I

Two angels holding hands

You and I

Just waiting for our wings so we can fly

 

You’re on my mind

All the time

You’re my fairy tale

My perfect rhyme

You make my day

You find a way

to bring heaven near

With the words you say

And I love you so

More than you know

And I think I found the words to tell you so

So, so, so here we go!

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