I’ve been thinking about the Bruno Mars song, “Marry You” (2010).
It’s a bouncy song with a 1960s dance bop flavor to it that begins with a little setting.
It’s a beautiful night
We’re looking for something dumb to do
I think I wanna marry you
So, the essence I take is that they’re bored, so they’re getting married, not for love or romance, or so you’ll have someone with you to cope with disappointment and strive to get ahead, but because there’s nothing better to do. There is a touch of romance because he later confesses that maybe it’s the look in her eyes. But, it could also be the dancing juice. So…you know….
Later, he sings that if they break up, that’s okay.
If we wake up and you wanna break up that’s cool
No, I won’t blame you
It was fun, girl
But, you know, why not, right? Just say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah. There are a lot of fun flash mobs out there around this song. Naturally, they involve someone asking someone else to marry them. I keep wondering if they plan to stay together, or was it just something fun to do?