"Wedding Dress" as written by and Derek W. Webb....
If you could love me as a wife.
For my wedding gift your life.
Should that be all I ever need?
Is there more I'm looking for?
Should I read between the lines?
Look for blessings in the skies?
Make me handsome rich and white.
Is that really what you want?

'Cause I am a whore I do confess.
I put you on just like a wedding dress,
And I run down the aisle,
Run down the aisle.
I am a prodigal with no way home.
I put you on just like a ring of gold,
And I run down the aisle,
Run down the aisle, to you.

Could you love this bastard child?
No, I don't trust you to provide.
With one hand in a pot of gold
And the other in your side.
'Cause I am so easily satisfied.
With the call of a lover's soul as wild.
I would take a little cash
Over your very flesh and blood.

'Cause I am a whore I do confess.
I put you on just like a wedding dress,
And I run down the aisle,
Run down the aisle.
I am a prodigal with no way home.
I put you on just like a ring of gold
And I run down the aisle,
Run down the aisle, to you.

'Cause money cannot buy
A husbnd's jealous eye.,
When you have knowingly
Deceived his wife.

'Cause I am a whore I do confess.
I put you on just like a wedding dress,
And I run down the aisle,
Run down the aisle.
I am a prodigal with no way home.
I put you on just like a ring of gold,
And I run down the aisle,
Run down the aisle, to you.

'Cause I am a whore I do confess.
I put you on just like a wedding dress,
And I run down the aisle,
Run down the aisle.
I am a prodigal with no way home.
I put you on just like a ring of gold,
And I run down the aisle,
Run down the aisle, to you.


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"Wedding Dress" as written by Derek W. Webb

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  • +1
    General CommentBy saying that this song or much of Webb's music is about "the church" it ignores the most important and most uncomfortable aspect of his music... this song is about exposing our own personal sins for everyone to see instead of hiding behind a protective blanket of the collective church. We all casually admit that we are all sinners but we never really expose our sin. It is still kept safe in the back of our heads and we find new ways to hide our sin from everyone else or pretend that it really isn't that bad. In this song Webb is confessing that even though his life/career is focused on worship/praise and spreading the gospel he still lives an extremely selfish and adulterous life (towards God). Listen to the "Intro to Nobody Loves Me" on his "The House Show" album... very blunt but very true.

    This is, without a doubt, my favorite song ever.
    bugoffon December 31, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningThe whole impetus to this song though was Derek hearing Bruce Wilkinson talking to a bunch of book sellers at a christian book convention. Basically telling them that his book will show them how to unlock all the secret blessings that they have been missing because they don't pray his "prayer of jabez" all the time. Bruce had a "alter call" and Derek expected nobody to come because this guy was selling a bunch of...junk basically. But nearly 60% of the room wanted to come up and receive the "blessings" they were "missing". So on this basis Derek basically describes the church (and himself) as a whore (through the imagery found in Hosea) because we so easily sell ourselves for money (and to ideas) that are not biblical just to achieve what we think is happiness and joy (for instance the prayer of jabez). When its clear from the bible that all our blessings are unlocked the moment we trust in Jesus and there should be no need for any other source.
    reytimon March 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGod's view of marriage is so much more beautiful than our's. So often we view it as merely a legal contract, given by the state. God views it as a three part covenant between two people and him. This song is about how we are God's bride. We never treat that relationship with the respect we deserve. Webb is saying we "whore" ourselves out to other things when it is God that deserves our aderation.
    Songofainuon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttrue true. the church is Jesus's bride, and Derek claims that the church today is adulterous and selfish. great metaphors/imagery!
    less_than_threeon January 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first verse set symbolizes the church's covetous desires. We have received all that we ever need in the blood of Christ, in our freedom through Christ, but today's American church will literally read between the lines looking for those verses that say they will be prosperous with money, and they will be rich, when Jesus Christ preached contrary to that.

    The second verse is still about the church, the whole cd is about the church by the way, about how we don't have faith in God to provide what we need, but we look to the world to provide the things we want but don't need. The church is selfish and is greedy, but they say its God. They prefer the life of the world than the life given to us by Christ. They don't have faith that God will provide exactly what they need, but are ashamed because they think that that kind of life isn't worth living. Its a shame.

    The last little part about buying a husbands jealous love i think is a prophetic warning to those preachers and pastors who preach prosperity, deceiving the bride of Christ.

    The whole whore/son thing is just describing who the church is. We are whores, we are prodigals, but God makes us new and will care for us.
    missadrianaon March 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis reminds me of when i was talking to my roommate once. She said that she's a whore. she's a whore because Jesus is supposed to me the love of our lives -- he is supposed to be the only lover we have. No one else's love compares to his. But we're in such a world that lets material goods and people that take place in our hearts. We place our love in something/someone else's hands. We have all these idols that we worship and place above our faith at times.

    But Jesus still loves us no matter what and it's realizing that we have whored ourselves out to everything else to seek instant satisfaction when he greatest love and happiness that we can receive is through Christ.
    watch.the.skyon April 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits about the adulterous church, both you and me, if you call yourself part of the church.
    jwade1236on May 29, 2011   Link

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