"Black Wedding" as written by and Meg/frampton Frampton....
You,
Were unaware that diamonds came with debt.
Ironic sure, but that's the way it is,
Got my vows off the internet.
You,
Say crying weakens my immune system,
But don't forget that if you pray for me
I'll pray for you and cash flow too,
Why not?
I said, if you pray for me I
'll pray for you and cash flow too, why not?

It was a black wedding,
You could hear the organs not,
The violins or the words the pope was saying.
It was a black wedding,
You could hear the organs but,
No drunken story or real hallelujahs.
Some people swore they saw the devil,
While most prayed they wouldn't last a winter.
It was a black wedding,
With those blessings all around.

So,
You're finally viewing this at five foot six.
It's not all roses like your mama said,
We're not spoon fed anymore.
So you gonna tell
All our kids I was an accident?
Ironic true,
But that's the way you act when you're upset
So let's take this outside.

We see our mirrors from outside,
And he said we are only pride,
We stay hidden all our lives.

It was a black wedding,
You could hear the organs not,
The violins or the words the pope was saying.
It was a black wedding,
You could hear the organs but,
No drunken story or real hallelujahs.
Some people swore they saw the devil.
But most prayed they wouldn't last a winter.
It was a black wedding,
With those blessings all around.

What else is there to know when our bible's here?
What else is there to know when our bible's here?
There are no lies to find when the page is bare
What else is there to know when your tax is shared?

Outside,
We're seeing mirrors from outside
And he said we are only pride
We stay hidden all our lives

It was a black wedding,
You could heard the organs,play
Words the pope was saying
It was a black wedding, you could hear the organs but,
No drunken story or real hallelujahs.

The gravedigger said it's his cathedral
We drank holy water like the wedding supper
It was a black wedding,
With those blessings all around
(what else is there to know when you're bibles here?)
It was a black wedding,
With those blessings all around
(What else is there to know when you're tax is shared?)
It was a black wedding,
With those blessings all around


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"Black Wedding" as written by Dia Frampton Meg Frampton

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    General CommentDia explained the meaning on their Myspace:

    "Dear listeners, friends, and haters. Muah! I just wanted to write a quick note on "Black Wedding," and why it was written, and what I intended it to be. Most songs, I like the listener to decipher their own stories, ideas, and perceptions of what it "really means." So, whenever someone comes up to me at a show and asks, "Dia. I have been dying to know: What is "Roses" about?" Or..."What is -such and such-about?" I find the most appropriate answer, (as well as the answer that pisses all people off) to be: "You. It is all about you." And then walk away. But when I say that, it is very true.
    However, this song touches up on things that EVERYONE is very, well, touchy about. Religion. This song was not meant to offend, only to inspire. It was not meant to point fingers, only to provoke thought. This is not saying, "Your religion is bad. False. A figment of your imagination." No, not at all. I am not God. And I have no set religion, or in other words, I am spiritual, or agnostic. However, agnostic in turn usually means you are undecided, while I think, for the most part, I do have somewhat of solid ground underneath me, although, like many, I am still very curious about religions, love to learn about theology itself, etc. This song is praising religion, if you so wish it too. "Black Wedding" tips its hat at the firm Mormon believer. The reader of scriptures and Prayer book. The clean Virgin, the sweet Sunday Class. "Black Wedding" respects the avid reader of the best selling book of all time: The Bible. It appreciates the Catholic who believes with all their heart. The Christian that loves Jesus, and inspires to form a relationship with God and learn to be selfless, to love as Jesus loved others. However, "Black Wedding" Scorns the unknowledgeable church goer. In other words, it is not a fan of the child who is -insert whatever religion here- because his parents believe it and not himself. It does not look well upon the man who turns -insert religion here- simply because it is trendy, or because his girlfriend will not accept him as a decent human being because he is not what she deems is RIGHT. "Black Wedding" is heartbroken at the quick marriages only to satisfy infatuated sexual desire, and also laughs at the dependent son of God who repents just as avidly and quickly as he does the same sins, again, and again. And all in all, "Black Wedding" believes that God has better things to do, then make sure your sons baseball team wins. Hopefully, he doesn't care. I mean, I hope God enjoys basketball as much as I do, but I hope that is all that he does with it: enjoy. (Unless he is an awesome 3 point shooter, because that would rule my life).
    Anyways, Black wedding is about my thoughts on marriage, on love, religion, and my belief in ...long engagements. Haha. It was not meant to offend at all. But it is my true thoughts, and that is what I am here for. I have been called a "sell out" many times in my life, but only when I start to write what I do not feel strongly for, is when I will believe it to be true."
    xRachelxon January 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this about a couple who marry out of love.

    'What else is there to know when your tax is shared'
    This is one of the lines that made me think that they married out of love. Like it was convenient for them to marry to save on money.

    'Got my vows off the internet'

    This also suggests they didn't love each other, their vows did not come from the heart, it wasn't true.

    I don't know, I'm not very good at this!
    -x-frankie-x-on June 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry no song interpretation from me right now...
    but ZOMIGAW im so excited for the new CD!!!
    Christine With A Kon June 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about a couple that marries out of love of money. Basically, they're greedy that's why people think that they won't last "a winter" together.
    wordssoclearon August 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike everyone else said, it is about a couple that marries for reasons besides love.

    However for the line "Telling people stories of the devil" I hear "Some people slowly saw the devil". Meaning that they blamed to devil for the marriage.
    MuffinsRock74on August 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me, this song is about marrying out of lust or seflishness, for money or fame.

    and also how people are very closedminded, especially those of whom hold strict beliefs to their religion.
    AlecsPenon January 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me, this song is about marrying out of lust or seflishness, for money or fame.

    and also how people are very closedminded, especially those of whom hold strict beliefs to their religion.
    AlecsPenon January 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo this song is AMAZING!!!!

    It was written by Dia and she explains how it's about people the rush into things their not old enough for. Not just marriage but life.
    Cheyenneezyon January 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hear "we drank holy water" instead of "we drank what we wanted" but I still quite can't figure out the next part,something that starts with "like an evil..."..and I agree with Muffins on the change in the devil line, but I hear "some people swore they saw the devil" instead of "some people slowly saw the devil" I also think it could mean that since some people saw the devil it was just kind of telling them that this marriage was being done for the wrong reasons, not necessarily blaming him, but the reasons were more bad than good, and I also think it may be "we are what we cry" and then later cried as oppossed to tried
    saygoodbyetoamyon January 24, 2009   Link
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    General Comment..now im hearing dumb people swore they saw the devil (?)idk tho lol and we drank holy water like an evil s-super. hopefully they'll post the lyrics somewhere!
    saygoodbyetoamyon January 24, 2009   Link

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