"The wedding" as written by and Elvis Costello....
You follow the path that you meant to avoid
A matter of time till an echo unfolds
what the next step might bring
You take a look back while your heartbeat is raging
to the song you sing

When silence evolves into a deafening noise
When the blackening coat weaves a ceiling of darkness
When I speak the words that you wish me to say
When voices of sound come to life all around

I could never say these words to you
I could never doubt the way you do
I could never trace the steps for you
I could never live the way you do

Adrenaline pumping in every vein
I must go now and look for a new place to hide
You will chase me again I am certain of that
but be sure that the next time you will not succeed

When you're begging for shelter don't knock on my door
When you say that you changed you have done that before
When a tear in your eye - what a great alibi -
tries to weaken my senses, shatter all that I learned

I will never say these words to you
I will never doubt the way you do
I will never trace the steps for you
I will never live the way you do


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    General CommentI think Adrian wrote this song about those who say " Yes" to getting married but end up standing up the groom
    or just saying " No" when they are asked if they take the bride or groom to be .

    in some way the song I see is about the fear of commentiment that most forget they would be put up to.

    leaving behind the single lifestyle , the part of normal break ups and not through documents.

    so yea..its about the fears of getting married
    ladysadefairyon December 10, 2009   Link

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