I wanna get married
yes, I need a spouse
I want a nice Leave it to Beaverish
golden retriever and a little white house
I wanna get married
I need to cook meals
I wanna pack you cute little lunches
for my Brady bunches
then read Danielle Steele
I wanna escape
this rat race I’ve created
I’m feelin’ enervated
I don’t care if I make it
I just want to bake a sugar cake for you
to take to work in the morn
and I’ll stay home cleaning the dishes
and keeping your wishes all warm
I wanna get married
that’s why I was born

I wanna partake in bake sales for the classroom
I wanna hear the sweet tune
of Sally’s little vroom-vroom
as she zooms around my broom
as I exhume the gloom
of my shallow life
I wanna be simple and honest and dimpled
‘cause I am your wife
I will never tarry
I’m not even torn
I wanna get married
that’s why I was born


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    General CommentI think she wants the simplicity of a house wife's excistence but while she lives this life of packing lunches, and cleaning, she'll know the shallowness of it and feel unhappy.
    kaleidoscope_on July 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i'm pretty sure this song is not about her desire of being a housewife. it sounds like shes parodying it and parlays the obligations of a housewife who lives to serve.

    Derr bitch, what a goddamn retard. i'm a fucking doctor.
    smartdoctoron August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentShe's being ironic.
    She's talking about how women and born into roles of mother and housewife.
    kickintheshinzon August 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a sarcastic song! She doesn't want to get married, and packing lunches and cleaning are the furthest things from her mind. She's making fun of other songs where women talk about their dreams of settling down with a man, but that's not what she wants. Like in the other songs on Get Away From Me, Nellie is attacking the establishment, but here she's laying the sarcasm on thick, so that the song could almost be mistaken for a quiet confession if it wasn't for ludicrous lines like "that's why I was born."
    ReginaSibilatrixon October 05, 2011   Link

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