"Wedding Song" as written by and Noel Stookey....
Driving from Cleveland to Boston, thought of turning left at Buffalo
And going to see a girl who was living up in Toronto
And who I knew when I was a kid
Lord knows what we all did

I believe she was my one chance to marry young
To have some dark-haired daughters and some guitar-pickin' sons
And try and realize my plan to raise a real fine bluegrass band

I had an awful long way to go, and I had been travellin' alone
What if I'd showed up and said, «Why don't you come on to the show?»
Things might be different now
But what if she'd said no?

I believe she was my one chance to marry young
To have a fiddlin' daughter and a banjo-pickin' son
And try and realize my plan to raise a real fine bluegrass band

I never picked up the telephone
I never saw the shores of Lake Ontario
I never dialed that area code
I never saw the shores of Lake Ontario

I believe she was my one chance to marry young
To have a dobro daughter and a mandolin-pickin' son
And try and realize my plan to raise a real fine bluegrass band

Seems I'm always on my way back home. What's that they say makes a house a home?
I got nothing waiting for me there except my big old piano
It's not a matter of things gone wrong, only things left undone

Ask not for whom the bells ring. They shall never ring for me


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    General Commenteither metaphorically or literally a song about choosing your roads and supposing what could have been. Since not all acoustic folk is sad (see Flight of The Conchords bussssinesss tiiime), it's a very purposely mellow song. It could just be my own experiences influencing me, but this song is resentful as hell. I can't stand thinking about the women and what-ifs in life.
    sleepstudent101on October 24, 2009   Link

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