They come, they come, to build a wall between us
We know they won't win...
Towards the end of Boyfriend's trip, we could not get away from this song. Every store we went in to or every time we got in the car, it seems like we heard a version of this song, which is fine because Crowded House is an iconic Australia band and we both love this song. I've come to think of it as "our" song.
Have I mentioned the fact that not everyone is excited about our engagement? It is a small faction and they are very vocal. There might be others who aren't excited by it (I'm not sure if this is true or not), but at least if those people exist they have chosen to accept it quietly and have publicly congratulated us. At 26 and 27 and nearly 5 years together, it's difficult for us to all of a sudden be finding out that there are people who don't support our relationship.
We have been told that these people don't see the "spark" between us. I guess I can see how they might not see it because Boyfriend and I aren't the type of couple to be hanging off of each other in public or kissing a lot (but then again Boyfriend used to think holding hands was too much PDA) and it's just not something either one of us is comfortable doing. When we are together and alone at our house, it's a different story; we are very affectionate. I feel the spark and I asked Boyfriend to be sure that he felt it, too, and he said he totally did. There are only two people in our relationship and we are both happy so I think that is all anyone needs to worry about. We have made a commitment to each other and I hope that eventually the doubters will see they were wrong.
Here is the original and PS 22 covering Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over"