Here are 5 emotional songs for a mother and son's first dance at his wedding

Weddings are an emotional time and not just for the couple themselves but for their parents too. It's mom and dad who have to watch them take that tentative step into the unknown. It's the terrified parents that have to relinquish their hold and allow their little fledglings to take flight.

Guests talk, laugh, and gossip, they discuss the food, the dress, and the mementos. But some will also think back to their wedding day, maybe of people they have loved and lost. 

Tears tend to flow freely, especially when vows are written by the bride and groom themselves and speak of eternal love and longing. 

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Source: Pixabay

Source: Pixabay

Much fuss is made of the father/daughter dance at the wedding, but a young man who gets married leaves another special woman behind to start his life with someone new. 

His mother. His champion. She who would cross the desert barefoot to make sure his particular brand of cereal never runs out. 

Their dance speaks of new beginnings. The groom is no longer her little boy, but in her sadness lies her pride at the man he has become.

Source: Pixabay

Source: Pixabay

A few close friends and family may understand the significance of a particular song chosen. Perhaps it is something that speaks to the hardships she endured to raise her son properly. 

Perhaps it references some other trying time; the loss of a sibling or the other parent or some abuse that they overcame together through love, prayer, and mutual devotion.

The son must choose the song wisely, for this is his last significant chance to tell the most important woman in his life thus far everything she has meant to him and how much he appreciates her.

Here are our top 5 song suggestions for that special mother-son first dance:

5. "Simple Man" by Lynard Skynard

Memories of your mother will always include the useful advice she gave you while you were growing up. They are the kind of things you will find yourself saying to your own children someday. And the lyrics to this song go:

"Mama told me when I was young

Come sit beside me, my only son

And listen closely to what I say.

And if you do this

It'll help you some sunny day. 

Oh Yah! Oh, take your time... 

Don't live too fast,

Troubles will come and they will pass.

You'll find a woman, yea yea, you'll find love,

And don't forget son,

There is someone up above"

4. "A Song for Mama" by Boyz II Men

A song that shows the eternal bond between mother and son – who can forget these wholesome lyrics:

"You taught me everything

And everything you've given me

I always keep it inside

You're the driving force in my life, yeah

There isn't anything

Or anyone that I can be

And it just wouldn't feel right

If I didn't have you by my side"

3. "Because You Loved Me" by Céline Dion

Céline has a way of putting into words what many can't say, but we guarantee there won't be a dry eye in the room afterward. These lyrics will never age:

"You were my strength when I was weak

You were my voice when I couldn't speak

You were my eyes when I couldn't see

You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach

You gave me faith coz you believed

I'm everything I am

Because you loved me"

2. "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Ray Price

Bette Midler made it famous but this song has been sung so many times, and by so many people, all you have to do is find the version you love the best and just dance to it. The lyrics say everything you want to hear:

"It might have appeared to go unnoticed

But I've got it all here in my heart

I want you to know, 

I know the truth, of course I know it

I would be nothing without you

Did you ever know that you're my hero

You're everything I wish I could be

If could fly higher than an eagle

You are the wind beneath my wings"

1. "He Gets That From Me" - Reba McEntire

One of the most heartbreaking mother/son dances has to be between a duo who lost their significant other early and were forced to be each other's lifeboat during the storm. A song for mother and son, in honor of a dad who has passed. The lyrics depict the bond so well: 

"How he loves your old guitar

Yeah, he's taught himself to play

He melts my heart

Tells me he loves me every day

And cracks jokes at the perfect time

Makes me laugh when I want to cry

That boy is everything to me"

There are hundreds of songs to choose from in every genre, if you haven't found the one that speaks to you yet, keep looking. It is out there. 

And remember to hold your boy tight. He will be a groom hopefully just once, but he will be your son forever.

 

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