This Song Perfectly Captures Your Mixed Feelings On Modern Marriage

Okay, so maybe you don’t have mixed feelings on marriage like I do. But I’ve found that most of us want to get married (kind of?) and find love (which kind?) and have all the things we want (wait, which things?) but it’s hard because we feel too young to think about it (wait, my parents were married at this age, am I supposed to—) and we have debt and meager salaries and—well, you get the idea now, right? This saccharine song by Alvvays is romantic and heart wrenching, catchy and pragmatic all at once—like love in 2015 for a twenty-something, maybe. Play it while you read the lyrics and let me know if you feel the same feels I feel, okay? I can’t be the only one. Or I can be and I will be alone forever, whatever. Marry me!

You’ve expressed explicitly your contempt for matrimony
You’ve student loans to pay and will not risk the alimony
We spend our days locked in a room content inside a bubble
and in the night time we go out and scour the streets for trouble

Hey, hey, marry me, Archie
Hey, hey, marry me, Archie

During the summer take me sailing out on the Atlantic
I won’t set my sights on other seas, there is no need to panic
So honey take me by the hand and we can sign some papers
Forget the invitations floral arrangements and bread makers

Hey, hey, marry me, Archie
Hey, hey, marry me, Archie

Too late to go out, too young to stay in
They’re talking about us living in sin
Hey, hey, marry me, Archie
Hey, hey, marry me, Archie
Hey, hey, marry me, Archie
Hey, hey, A.R.C.H.I.E, hey TC mark

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