Song – Angel
Lyric: “You’re in the arms of the angel. May you find some comfort here”
A beautiful lyric and a worthy contender no doubt. It’s arguably a perfect line for John to use while slow dancing in the middle of the wedding reception. Maybe she won’t catch on that the song is really about drug overdoses and suicides! Still though, if she even slightly recalls this from a number of ASPCA commercials he could really be in trouble so it’s certainly a risk.
Song – I Will Remember You
Lyric: “How clearly I first saw you smilin’ in the sun. Want to feel your warmth upon me. I want to be the one”
While “I Will Remember You” may be a ballad about love lost, this lyric could seal the deal for JB. Personally, I think I’d melt if someone said this to me.
Song – Adia
Lyric: “I pull you from your tower. I take away your pain. And show you all the beauty you possess. If you’d only let yourself believe”
An absolute banger of a song with complicated lyrics. These in particular are somewhat charming but maybe too mysterious. It kind of sounds like bullshit, but bullshit that John could probably pull off.
Song – Building A Mystery
Lyric: “You’re so beautiful, With an edge and charm. But so careful, When I’m in your arms”
So simple, yet so powerful. Sarah explained at a live performance in ’97, that the song is “basically about the fact that we all… have insecurities to hide, and we often do that by putting on a facade.” Assuming John did his homework on Sarah’s “poetry” this could be the one he used.
Song – Sweet Surrender
Lyric: “Are you an angel, am I already that gone? I only hope that I won’t disappoint you, When I’m down here on my knees. Sweet surrender. Is all that I have to give”
Sometimes showing your insecurities works. Letting your guard down is attractive to some people. Plus who doesn’t like to be called an angel?
During that 1997 performance, Sarah went on to say that “if we just be who we are, that’s usually the more attractive and beautiful thing” and no truer words have ever been spoken. Thus the poetry John Beckwith provided was from the Grammy Award winning “Building a Mystery”.