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Jessie likes moving, mystical folk music and David likes country and folk. So I wrote the song in a country songwriting style and am giving it an ethereal, folk glow during sound production in the hopes that both bride and groom are satisfied with the Melody.

The phrase “I used all the words they would let me” refers to a message David sent to Jessie while deployed with the Coast Guard that she quotes as the most romantic thing he has said to her. That’s where the beginning of the Melody started, and “My heart for you stretches around the world” was the next piece. I decided upon a sailing and oceanic theme because both David and Jessie love traveling so much, it speaks to their time apart, and to their desire to sail around the world. Thus, lines like “my compass,” “point me due West,” “when the winds come,” and “weathered though” made their way into the lyrics.

Another element that was evident in Jessie and David’s love that I wanted reflected in the song is their undying devotion to one another. I tried to demonstrate that in the lines, “Yours I remain,” “never left your grace,” “I’ll hold you closer to me,” and “never let you go.” Each verse represents a phase of their relationship. The first, their young romance and separation, the second, their adult love and proposal of marriage, and the third, their promising, binding future. The bridge is short, but highlights an important aspect of Jessie and David’s relationship and that is their relationship with God. It celebrates the divine orchestration (pun intended) of them coming together under the direction of Mystery (a sneaky name for God’s hand).

This song was a privilege for me to write and it was an honour to walk alongside Jessie and David as they prepare to be wed — to encourage them, to learn about their heart for each other, and to capture these moments in a Melody they will be able to cherish for a lifetime.

— Jessica Lindsay

Lyrics

Young, wild, and free
Haunting waves drew you closer to me
Scared to know your strength
Rowed away, but never left your grace

My heart for you stretches around the world
Mirror of my deepest part, made for my arms
Need you as my compass to point me due West
For an ache lies inside the space — here in my chest
I used all the words they would let me
Yours I remain

Led me through the trees
Settled in, I feel you closer to me
Match you breath for breath
The sky was glowing red, that moment when you said

My heart for you stretches around the world
Mirror of my deepest part, made for my arms
Need you as my compass to point me due West
For an ache lies inside the space — here in my chest
I used all the words they would let me
Yours I remain

You, me and Mystery
Occupy the search
We three, our history
His the final word

Sail the open sea
When the winds come, I hold you closer to me
Precious to my soul
Weathered though, I’ll never let you go

My heart for you stretches around the world
Mirror of my deepest part, made for my arms
Need you as my compass to point me due West
For an ache lies inside the space — here in my chest
I used all the words they would let me
Yours I remain
I remain
Yours

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