"Wedding Song" as written by and Bob Dylan Dylan Bob....
I love you more than ever, more than time and more than love,
I love you more than money and more than the stars above,
Love you more than madness, more than waves upon the sea,
Love you more than life itself, you mean that much to me.

Ever since you walked right in, the circle's been complete,
I've said goodbye to haunted rooms and faces in the street,
To the courtyard of the jester which is hidden from the sun,
I love you more than ever and I haven't yet begun.

You breathed on me and made my life a richer one to live,
When I was deep in poverty you taught me how to give,
Dried the tears up from my dreams and pulled me from the hole,
Quenched my thirst and satisfied the burning in my soul.

You gave me babies one, two, three, what is more, you saved my life,
Eye for eye and tooth for tooth, your love cuts like a knife,
My thoughts of you don't ever rest, they'd kill me if I lie,
I'd sacrifice the world for you and watch my senses die.

The tune that is yours and mine to play upon this earth,
We'll play it out the best we know, whatever it is worth,
What's lost is lost, we can't regain what went down in the flood,
But happiness to me is you and I love you more than blood.

It's never been my duty to remake the world at large,
Nor is it my intention to sound a battle charge,
'Cause I love you more than all of that with a love that doesn't bend,
And if there is eternity I'd love you there again.

Oh, can't you see that you were born to stand by my side
And I was born to be with you, you were born to be my bride,
You're the other half of what I am, you're the missing piece
And I love you more than ever with that love that doesn't cease.

You turn the tide on me each day and teach my eyes to see,
Just bein' next to you is a natural thing for me
And I could never let you go, no matter what goes on,
'Cause I love you more than ever now that the past is gone.


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"Wedding Song" as written by Dylan Bob Bob Dylan

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    General CommentHmm, my perception of this one seems to differ a bit from most of the other posts here. It's certainly filled with a lot of loving sentiment, but the tone of the song itself and the way he sings it sound very longing, almost as though he's trying to convince the person it's directed toward of what he's saying. Lines like "Oh, can't you see that you were born to stand by my side" even sort of hint at this interpretation, and "What's lost is lost, we can't regain what went down in the flood" certainly suggests some "trouble in paradise", so to speak; It's the last song on the album before "Blood on the Tracks", and I think it's very much paving the way for the heartbreak, loss, and sorrow so thoroughly explored on that album, a stark contrast to the domestic bliss portrayed on the rest of "Planet Waves".

    Just my two cents.
    Thin_Paper_Wallson August 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAww, love. Wait, this came at the end of Dylan's marriage. On an album with songs like Dirge. After a seven-year disappearance from real music. Living with his family. Happily. Maybe not such a love song. And if you listen to what he's saying, he's pleading with his wife not to leave him. Like the Desire song, Sara. Welcome back to music, Bob. But it comes at a cost.
    FootOfPrideon October 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is singly the greatest and most eloquent love song ever written.
    onelokikittyon January 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat songg !! .. dylan is amazing
    aninaon October 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthopefully i play this song when i marry!!
    LITTLEREDWAGON4on February 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentepic love song.
    2worldon October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentepic love song.
    2worldon October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's so full of love it's amazing, it's purely about that one eternal subject. this is something i want to sing to somebody, sometime.
    ventilatorblueson April 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song, written from the heart.
    thrashgrunge4lifeon July 22, 2013   Link
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    General CommentA highlight of P.W. for sure. Dylan knows how to make the music fit the words and the music says "all's not well". It certainly expresses love magnanimously, but the tone of the tune confirms the malady occasionally hinted at in the lyrics. Thin_Paper_Walls has it nailed with "trouble in paradise".
    dallasolon November 10, 2015   Link

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