Coffee in the Morning

I'll bring you coffee in the morning

Even if we're in a fight

Hold your hand when you are worried

Whisper it'll be alright

Fix whatever becomes broken

I'm not that handy but I'll try

We'll get old life will get boring

But I'll always bring you coffee in the morning

 

Was it really that long ago

When your eyes met mine, later we realized

This was more than just a fling

Something that's lasting longer than the spring time

Three months turned into years

Spent time away at college almost lost you to the beers

Always saying sorry please forgive me

I was young and dumb and naive

 

We grew up together

We've built our own lives

From not till forever

As long as there is a sunrise

 

I'll bring you coffee in the morning

Even if we're in a fight

Hold your hand when you are worried

Whisper it'll be alright

Fix whatever becomes broken

I'm not that handy but I'll try

We'll get old life will get boring

But I'll always bring you coffee in the morning

 

Some days will be harder to get through

Our kids will run around the house will feel more like a zoo

They'll be driving you crazy

You'll need to do a lot of praying

I'll make sure that every single week

We take some time for us and just escape reality

Won't stop dating cause we're married

Fall more in love with you it's scary

 

We grew up together

We've built our own live

From now till forever

As long as there is a sunrise

 

I'll bring you coffee in the morning

Even if we're in a fight

Hold your hand when you are worried

Whisper it'll be alright

Fix whatever becomes broken

I'm not that handy but I'll try

We'll get old life will get boring

But I'll always bring you coffee in the morning

 

Some mornings we'll wake up

And a smile will be hard to fake

But that won't get in the way of

The promise that I've made

 

Everyday....

 

I'll bring you coffee in the morning

Even if we're in a fight

Hold your hand when you are worried

Whisper it'll be alright

Fix whatever becomes broken

I'm not that handy but I'll try

We'll get old life will get boring

But I'll always bring you coffee in the morning

 
 

 

Jansen and I have been married a little over two weeks now and married life has been awesome! There is nothing better than waking up next to your best friend every single day. Sure, its only been two weeks so those of you who have been married for a while are probably rolling your eyes, but at this point in time, we are loving life. I'm not perfect and neither is she, but that is what's going to make the rest of our lives together so interesting! Lets get real, it would be extremely boring if I married someone who agreed with everything I said. 

A few month's before our wedding day, Jansen and I decided that we wanted to write our own vows. Naturally, the thought crossed my mind of whether or not I should sing my vows to her. Due to the fact that I sing songs for a living, I figured people would be expecting me to sing. Therefore, I sat down at the piano and began to write. 

Now, there's a line in the show "This Is Us" where one of the characters, Miguel, explained that every morning he would bring his wife coffee and then one day he just stopped. That was included in his explanation as to why he and his wife were getting a divorce. Obviously the whole divorce part didn't apply to our upcoming nuptials, but the idea of bringing my wife coffee in the morning was something that stuck in my mind. 

As many of you know, I AM A COFFEE CONNOISSEUR. I love everything about coffee. I'm not quite sure how this love of coffee developed, but I'm sure glad it did. Jansen was actually the first person to make me a cup of coffee, at least that's what she said it was. I couldn't tell if it was actually coffee because of how much cream and sugar she put in it, but nonetheless it was coffee! 

While I wasn't a huge fan at the time, I decided to give it another try in the library at college. This time I drank it black. From that day forward my life would never be the same. 

Due to my love of coffee and Miguel's explanation in "This Is Us", I had been trying for a while to write a song that somehow incorporated the phrase "coffee in the morning". As the song began to take form, I quickly realized that it didn't make much sense for me to use this song as my vows to Jansen. I wanted our vows to be very serious, honoring to God, and romantic. I ended up taking a more playful approach to the song, so It didn't feel like the proper time to sing it to her. So, I waited till after the father/daughter dance to serenade my beautiful bride. 

My performance got a few laughs and a nice applause at the end, but most importantly it put a smile on Jansen's face. Fortunately, someone in attendance caught the whole thing on tape and I included it below. I screwed up a few parts, but it was my wedding day and I was nervous and emotional!  

Although Miguel from "This Is Us" placed the idea for the song in my head, our story will be much different because I'll ALWAYS bring you coffee in the morning. 

Keep singing, 

Chris 

Proverbs 16:9

p.s. I had a NEW blend of coffee roasted and have it for sale in the "shop" section of my website. Swing by and grab a bag of the coffee that was inspired by "Coffee in the Morning"!