"Marry Song" as written by and Creighton Barrett Rob Hampton....
I'll marry my lover in a place to admire
I don't have to even ask her I can look in her eyes
And thank God that I am forgiven
I thank all my friends
To say I've been truer or they forgotten

Weary my mind is to say the least
It's been awful hard to just stand on my feet
I think I'll slow down if I am able
I won't drown in the ocean
Or starve in my place at the table

Lucky ones are we all til it is over
Everyone near and far
When you smile the sun it peaks through the clouds
Never die for always be around and around and around

How is your sister and what of your brother
Extend hellos to your father and mother
What in the world would cause you any sorrow
Lighten your load
And see how I keeled the wheel barrow I borrowed

Lucky ones are we all til it is over
Everyone near and far
When you smile the sun it peaks through the clouds
Never die for always be around and around and around


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    General Commenthow is your sister and what of your brother
    Extend hellos to your father and mother
    What in the world would cause you any sorrow
    Lighten your load
    And see how I keeled the wheelbarrow I borrowed

    The keel is the principal structural member of a ship or hauling structure that runs lengthwise along the center line from bow to stern, to which the frames are attached. At least that makes sense to me from a lyric standpoint
    sbinatl692on January 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentme loves this song. but what of the wheel barrel he borrowed ?
    wilcokidon November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song.

    I'm pretty sure, though, that "Like tea in your loaf" is "Lighten your load"
    jorge1300on November 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's "Weary my mind is..." although one could marry one's mind, i suppose.
    seattledan74on November 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, it's "weary, my mind is." don't know exactly what word he uses but it's definitely not "like tea in your loaf" -- something like "lightening your load."
    kflorenceon December 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthow is your sister and what of your brother
    Extend hellos to your father and mother
    What in the world would cause you any sorrow
    Lighten your load
    And see how I keeled the wheelbarrow I borrowed

    The keel is the principal structural member of a ship or hauling structure that runs lengthwise along the center line from bow to stern, to which the frames are attached. At least that makes sense to me from a lyric standpoint
    sbinatl692on January 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti have no clue what any of band of horses' songs are about, but goddamnit are they awesome
    teedoff087on April 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics of this song have no great meanings, other than the one's so cheesily expressed. *sigh* two good songs on this album. - 'is there a ghost', and 'no one's gonna love you.'
    JSugarhigh5on September 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is simple yes, but the meaning is there.

    HE loves her and wants to marry her in some place he will admire that anyone would admire, he is forgiven of all sins in her eyes becasue of their love for one another. His friends also see him as a true man, but have they forgotten maybe a time of infidelity?

    Marriage is hard and busy and his mind is taking the toll, if he can slow down he will but he wont drown in the responsibility of it.

    Lucky he and his wife and possibly family and friends are for their love is so strong it makes those around him feel almost better about themselfs. He loves her so deeply that he cant have a bad day knowing she is around, and around and around. She will love forever in his eyes and in his heart.

    The last set is just small talk, asking how her family s, and letting her know that he would lighten her load by carrying a wheelbarrow more like a metaphor for letting her know he will always be there to support her.
    Mrchainsaw718on September 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentone of the best song I've heard in a while. Saw it live last night - I would definitely recommend it.

    I think the song is a cheer up song.

    As for the "tea loaf" line - look at it like this:
    What are you beating yourself up about? Lighten your load! you have too, because I destroyed your "wheel barrow" with my problems.

    get it?
    bbJakeon September 29, 2008   Link

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