Summer Weddings

from Beau Woes and Other Problems of Modern Life

Everyone I know is getting married next summer
Living together just isn't enough I guess
Blushing 30 year old brides
Register their china pattern
And go shopping for that
Long white dress

Maybe she's becoming aware of her own mortality
The thought of having children
Doesn't seem so wrong
Maybe he's grown tired
Of looking for that perfect woman
When the perfect woman's been there all along
(All along, all along)

I've seen them walking down the aisle
The groom nervous
The bride all smiles
Both feel little foolish
After all these years
They think they know each other well
But looking in their eyes no one could tell
They're trying hard to cover up those
Age old fears

And I've stood there with the single women
When the bride throws the bouquet
Never really wanting it
I reach out anyway
Like I've been reaching
I've been searching
For something I can hold
Still young enough to think
There's lots of time before I am too old for all of this

And I've danced with the best man
And all the relatives
The music sounds so tinny
As I glide across the room
Oh it feels strange
To dance at weddings
Of those who swore they'd never marry
Buzz off now
On their honeymoon

Everyone I know is getting married next summer
Living together is no longer enough I guess
Blushing 35 year old brides
Register their silver
And go shopping for that
Long white dress

© Christine Lavin, Blendingwell Music (ASCAP)

updated: 8 years ago