I recently met Jessica, and she told me about her blog Hashtag Hearts where she posts couples’ love stories. We agreed it would be fun if I wrote songs about some of the stories, and Virginia and Forrest’s definitely jumped out at me. Virginia sees their meeting as fate, and I can’t help but agree that a bunch of small things had to happen just right for them to ever meet. Everyone’s love story is like that, and that’s what makes love so special. I was thinking about how special this is, and this little song just plopped out of my head. The lyrics are built around the concept of fate, and I included small details from their story like the “hurdle” the heart jumps (because Virginia is a track and field athlete) and the metaphor about an island at sea (because they met at a beach). I hope you enjoy it, friends. Free downloads of this song are on my Bandcamp page here. If you like my work, please like my musicians page on Facebook and send me a message about it. Much, much love! — Kavalier
I don’t know who to thank for meeting you.
Lots of small moments added up to make us two.
Somehow it feels like it was always meant to be.
That’s why if you look up “fate” in the dictionary, you’ll see:
you and me.
We grew up thousands of miles apart,
each and every one a hurdle for the heart.
But some magic magnet pulled you to me.
I was just a tiny island in the sea,
prepared to live the long life of the lonely.
But of all the shores, you washed up on my beach.