A surprisingly lovely song.
I was pleasantly surprised the first time I listened through this song. I admit I was a bit apathetic coming in, as the beginning is smooth and pensive, giving the illusion of dullness. I also admit to cringing at 1:05, as I thought the song was about to go somewhere rather ill planned and inept, but you proved yourself much more skilled than I would have given you credit for had I shut the song off then. Now I realize I probably sound pretty egotistical in saying that, but I mean to show how you managed to pull me from a completely uninterested despondence for the song to a rather keen interest. Suddenly everything was popping out, from the various, subtle, violin cords and drum beats to the inspirational wind instrument to gentle harp playing throughout the song.
There were a few strange notes at 2:50 to 3:40. However 3:20 to 3:40 is also my favorite part of the song. The slightly haphazard but freely flowing beat really gives an oddly liberating feeling. I really enjoyed it.
At 4:25, though, I was almost disappointed when it fell back to the original beat. Nothing against it, but I found everything but the intro and exit so much more appealing. Perhaps it was simply not my style or perhaps they contrasted the rest of the song; I'm not quite sure.
All I know is that I enjoyed this song, and I hope you plan on giving more gifts like this to your girlfriend in the future, for the selfish sake of my listening pleasure!