Aside from the awkwardness of dancing to these words in front of your grandmother and maybe your boss, this song might not mean what you think it means. If you listen carefully to the words, you’ll find out that it’s actually a ballad about a woman who was unable to have a baby with the man that she loves, so she picked up some lonely man on a rainy evening and used him for his procreating abilities. Later in the song, she explains herself when he runs into her and recognizes her child as biologically his. Not a situation you want to mar your marriage, so probably better to leave this one out of your first-dance possibilities list.
If you are saying “I do,” then of course you plan on always loving your spouse. You will be vowing ‘til death do you part, after all. But that’s not actually what Whitney Houston was singing about. She’s actually leaving her man, telling him that she knows that she’ll just be in his way if she were to stick around. All she’s taking are bittersweet memories, but she wants him to know that she’ll always love him. This one is probably not the best choice for the happiest day of your life!
You might feel as though you want to watch every breath your beloved takes, because you love him or her that much. But actually, this song is pretty creepy. It’s about a jilted lover who now is vowing to stalk his ex, and she’ll never know he’s there. Marriage is a partnership and you should want to know the details of your new spouse’s life, but you don’t really need to watch every breath he or she takes, do you?