"White Wedding" as written by and Billy Idol....
Hey little sister what have you done
Hey little sister who's the only one
Hey little sister who's your superman
Hey little sister who's the one you want
Hey little sister shot gun!

It's a nice day to start again
It's a nice day for a white wedding
It's a nice day to start again.

Hey little sister what have you done
Hey little sister who's the only one
I've been away for so long (so long)
I've been away for so long (so long)
I let you go for so long

It's a nice day to start again (come on)
It's a nice day for a white wedding
It's a nice day to start again.

(Pick it up)

Take me back home
There is nothin' fair in this world
There is nothin' safe in this world
And there's nothin' sure in this world
And there's nothin' pure in this world
Look for something left in this world
Start again
Come on

It's a nice day for a white wedding
It's a nice day to start again.
It's a nice day for a white wedding
It's a nice day to start again


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  • +5
    General CommentI apologize for my bluntness, but you are all idiots. No, the song is not about incest, or being "children under God", or any of that other shit yall said. Geeze he announced what it was about in an interview a long time ago. His sister got pregnant by a guy she wasnt married to and they had a "shotgun" wedding--they call it that because people try to get married really quickly so that no one will suspect they had sex out of wedlock, just maybe had a premature birth. He is her "superman" because hes her big brother and trying to protect her. It's sort-of his apology for not being there for her to help her learn how to face the real world now that shes grown up. GEEEZE yall incest? come on. fucking idiots. look it up if you don't believe me.
    wolfegirlon February 26, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General Commenti think you've mostly got it right, but i don't think he's literally talking about his sister. he's probably actually talking about an ex that he knows is in love with him, but is being forced into a marriage with somebody she doesn't really love because she accidentally got pregnant with him. she may have even cheated on him, hence the tone and the sarcastic "white wedding".
    dgkfhjlffjfjhlfhjaon March 17, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBilly Idol is a sick F***. Don't get me wrong, I love this song. But, definately think it's creepy. It is clearly about incest. Any other interpretation is attempt to protect yourself from the truth. It is a nasty truth, set to music. It is about him not liking the guy his sister is about to marry and then going into what he'd like to be doing again, with her. All imo of course.
    pcbhunteron August 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHa, I'm glad I'm not the only one who at least suspected incest.

    "Hey little sister who's the only one
    Hey little sister who's your superman"

    "I've been away for so long (so long)
    I let you go for so long"

    C'mon now. Sounds to me like they sort of messed around when they were little and then he left. Now he's back for her wedding to some dude and he's reminding of what they used to do.
    TTRon September 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentINCEST!!its a nice day to start again?hey little sitter ?who,s the only one who,s your superman?you people don,t even get it ,you don,t understand!
    shwaggmanon December 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI believe that this song IS talking about like a sisterly figure in his life,


    i was just recently explaining it to my sister to be exact lol

    but anyway, he says "Hey little sister what have you done?" and stuff like who's your only one.

    basically his "sister" got pregnant out of wedlock hence the SHOTGUN- shotgun wedding. and her "Superman" isn't fit to support her, he feels bad that he's been away for so long and that it's like it's his fault. he's saying that she should get married, but she can't have a WHITE WEDDING because she isn't a virgin anymore.





    so i believe that it's a song about premarital sex and thinking about the choices you make..... but idk. let me know what you think.
    modernguilton March 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningTo me, his "little sister" whoever she represents is a young girl who gets pregnant and has to have a shotgun wedding to right the 'wrong' for the family. billy is saying that he's been gone so long he couldn't help guide her or prevent it, but tells her that the world may not be fair but you can always start over, start again. The white wedding is a cover for the wedding of a young non-virgin pregnant girl to a man to save face. That's all in my opinion though. It's billy so who knows... i don't know anything about the drug references but to me this is the feeling i get from it.
    nnightengaleon October 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think just like the Beatles always claimed Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds wasn't about LSD, Billy Idol isn't going to spell it out either. Read the lyrics from the voice of her heroin addiction, which she had kicked, reeling her back in. "what's your vice and wish?" "It's a nice day to start again."
    whatdoiknowon November 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThe song is about Billy Idol's sister who got pregnant and his resentment over the loss of innocence. The shot-gun wedding mentioned in the song is a result of the pregnancy.
    chekmate1974on April 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhats this song about??? i dont fucking know.. but he says SHOTGUN! and thn he goes OWWWW!, hes such a badass. also in REBEL YELL, this songs better.
    justanotherkyddon July 12, 2002   Link

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