For a change of pace this Friday I have picked a less predictable first dance song, Here Comes Your Man by the Pixies. It’s non-traditional for sure: it’s fast paced, it’s edgy, and it’s really not about anything at all, least of all love. And yet, it’s perfect.
Here comes your man as the two dance haphazardly, maybe even awkwardly around the room. Here comes your man as they maybe, maybe break out into air guitar. Here comes your man, as the guests are filled with joy at watching two people just have fun, hold nothing back, and dance with abandon. Here comes your man.
It’s not a ballroom or banquet hall song and it’s not a song for a black tie wedding. It’s for beaches and backyards and art galleries. It’s for a couple with a sense of humor and a drumbeat of their own. Ideally this is the perfect song for two men to dance to (I imagine a lot more pointing in that dance version, you, no you!) but I think it could be just as fun to see some Betsy Brides enjoy it, too.