"I Don't Want To Be A Bride" as written by Vanessa Carlton, Ari Bryan Ingber and Steve Osbourne....
I like your company got a fresh philosophy
Never knew such a gentleman
You can take me on a cheap vacation
I don't wanna have expectations 'cause you
Could be the end of me

I don't need a house on a hill
Swing on a tree, a grandfather clock
Porcelain for tea
A garden, with rose and jasmine

Gonna get drunk on a bottle of wine
No better way to pass the time
Forever by your side

But I don't wanna be a bride
Apologies to your mother
I wanna be your girl
And spend this life with you

But I don't wanna wear white
You know it's too late for that
But can we keep the ever after?
Could it be

Don't need no golden ring
It'd be no match for the love it brings
From London to Tennessee

We could catch a train to another life
On a whim, under the moonlight
I promise you, will you promise me?

Our last names on a wooden sign
Arm in arm, where the river starts to wind
Forever by your side

But I don't wanna be a bride
Apologies to each other
I wanna be your girl
And spend this life with you

But I don't wanna wear white
You know it's too late for that
But can we keep the ever after
Oh could it be just you and me

I, I, I we will live like kings
Under lavender skies, skies
We will live like kings
Under lavender skies, skies

Built a poem, we kept a rhyme
Wrapped our love in golden twine
We wrote, we wrote a legacy

Just you and me
Just you and me
Just like kings under lavender
Skies, skies
We will


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"I Don't Want to Be a Bride" as written by Steve Osbourne Ari Bryan Ingber

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  • +2
    General CommentI feel like this song is pretty self explanatory. She wants to be with this person and be happy, but she doesn't want to marry them.
    danielleHAYYon August 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentShe means that she loves this man enough to spend the rest of her life with him, but they don't have to have a wedding to prove it. She loves him and they will be together forever, but not because of jumping through traditional hoops.
    kaiticornon January 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the song posted above.
    Evilgranny606432on July 02, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationAt first when I saw the song title of "I Don't Want to be a Bride" I thought it was a song about her not wanting to get married; but after listening to it, I realized that's not what she meant at all. She's not ruling out the possibility of being this person's wife. In fact, she wants to spend the rest of her life with them.

    She just doesn't want to put on this giant show for people that will never understand the intimate workings of their relationship. She doesn't want to trivialize what they share by going along with society's perception of a blushing bride.

    As in the lyrics "But I don’t wanna wear white. Oh, you know it’s too late for that"

    Many people rush into marriage because they want the wedding, the ring, and their dream home; but if you truly love someone enough to be with them forever, you don't need all that to be happy. You simply need their presence and your mutual dedication to your love to make it through.

    This is represented well in the lyrics: "Don’t need no golden ring
    It’d be no match for the love it brings
    From London
    To Tennessee
    We could
    Catch a train to another life
    On a whim, under the moonlight
    I promise you
    Will you promise me?

    Our last names on a wooden sign
    Arm in arm, where the river starts to wind
    Forever by your side"

    I love this song. It's beautiful and meaningful on so many levels.
    erinstjo3on January 30, 2013   Link
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    General CommentTo me she only doesnt want to be a bride because she doesnt want to have expectantions. To her anything is fine as long he will be with her forever.
    SamCTAon May 04, 2014   Link

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