"White Wheeled Limousine" as written by and Bruce Hornsby....
She walked into town in a long white gown
And the band played on with no one around
And the rice was gone oh hours ago
And the white wheeled limousine's standing alone

Well they met at the club where the brasses blow
Where the wine did flow oh he moved so slow
But finally one night as the wind stood still
He got up the nerve and she said "I will"

The day did come and the groomsmen arrived
Came a little early to go over their lines
As they walked to the church on the cobblestones
Was heard in the bushes a moan and a groan

Well she walked into town in a long white gown
And the band played on with no one around
And the rice was gone oh hours ago
And the white wheeled limousine's standing alone

She didn't want to think that she lived a lie
There was always talk of a wandering eye
He'd come to the club and he'd look all around
It took a fair minded man not to wonder aloud

Well she walked into town in a long white gown
And the band played on with no one around
And the rice was gone oh hours ago
And the white wheeled limousine's standing alone

And the father of the bride is drinking so slow


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"White Wheeled Limousine" as written by Bruce Hornsby

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    My InterpretationI'd say this one's fairly straight forward, about a man cheating and getting caught before the wedding. Whether or not they get past the marriage ceremony, I'm not sure, but since the rice is gone one can assume that it had been thrown, but soon after, they separated. The guests left and the limo never came to use.

    Apart from the lyrics, this song itself is a masterpiece. The jazzy arrangements, especially the banjo riff and AMAZING triplets at 2:52, truly shows the skill of Hornsby and his band mates.
    LidoTRKon September 20, 2012   Link

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